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Old 02-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #706
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The Ritz Carlton is NOT on Bonnet Creek property. It's further away and is beside the JW Marriott Grand Lakes. The Hilton Bonnet Creek is attached to the Waldorf Astoria. They each have their own pool and amenities but when you stay at either one you have full access to both. They do share a WDW shuttle bus but it is NOT shared with WBC. The Hilton/Waldorf and WBC have nothing to do with one another.

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Whoops, sorry. I confuesed the Ritz Carlton with the Waldorf.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:45 AM   #707
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Well I received an e-mail from RCI today regarding the "shuttle fee" of $12 per day whether you use the shuttle or not. Looks like this will be our last stay at WBC I really don't care for places that decide to add in charges if you don't even plan to use the service. We rent a car and do not use the shuttle service. Oh well..

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:33 AM   #708
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ITA, Nancy.
I am trying HARD to find another property, that offers as much as WBC.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #709
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ITA, Nancy.
I am trying HARD to find another property, that offers as much as WBC.
I thought about trying to switch to Silver Lake as it is quite nice and close to Disney as well as other things, just not as large of a property. We enjoyed it during Thanksgiving.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #710
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Interesting about the fees. I was looking into WBC for our next trip. We'll be a family of five instead of four so our past deals of staying at a value won't work. I was looking into moderates then came across this thread and considered staying off site next time.

We drive to Disney and won't use a shuttle during our stay. By the time we pay per night for self parking, shuttle fee, and resort fee...plus paying to park our car at the parks each day...

It looks like we can come out cheaper staying in a mod resort with a room discount. I admit that's kinda disappointing as I'd gotten excited at the prospect of staying here.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:35 AM   #711
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Well I went on RCI to see what was available for our dates and there is Nada Nothing! Oh well will have to suck it up this time, but I plan on expressing my disappointment and that many people are discussing this fee on disboards.. I know I will stay elsewhere from now on.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #712
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Interesting about the fees. I was looking into WBC for our next trip. We'll be a family of five instead of four so our past deals of staying at a value won't work. I was looking into moderates then came across this thread and considered staying off site next time.

We drive to Disney and won't use a shuttle during our stay. By the time we pay per night for self parking, shuttle fee, and resort fee...plus paying to park our car at the parks each day...

It looks like we can come out cheaper staying in a mod resort with a room discount. I admit that's kinda disappointing as I'd gotten excited at the prospect of staying here.
Well you still won't have as much room. Or the ability to do laundry in your suite. Or multiple full baths. Lots of factors if it comes down to $20-$50 a night. I think the $12 a night equals one and a half breakfasts for kids at a moderate?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #713
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I was able to get 10 nights at WBC June 5-15th for $1095, this is for a 2 bdr. I am going to grab it as this is the best price I have seen
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #714
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Disneyfreak, that IS a grest desl, where did toy book that with?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #715
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We got this from Larry and Ruth Walburg at LaRu Resorts. I found them on My Resort Network. I figured it was a good deal. We have never stayed at WBC before. Have always stayed on property. But we have to get 2 rooms and we want to take a cruise in Dec, so this is a much better option for us right now. I hope we like it after staying on property 12 times! By the way, 2 rooms at All Star Music for the same dates with the promotion Disney is offering right now would be @ $2500!! We saving $1400
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:51 PM   #716
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Interesting about the fees. I was looking into WBC for our next trip. We'll be a family of five instead of four so our past deals of staying at a value won't work. I was looking into moderates then came across this thread and considered staying off site next time.

We drive to Disney and won't use a shuttle during our stay. By the time we pay per night for self parking, shuttle fee, and resort fee...plus paying to park our car at the parks each day...

It looks like we can come out cheaper staying in a mod resort with a room discount. I admit that's kinda disappointing as I'd gotten excited at the prospect of staying here.
There is no parking fee--yet!--at Bonnet Creek. There IS a parking fee at the Grand.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:00 AM   #717
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We got this from Larry and Ruth Walburg at LaRu Resorts. I found them on My Resort Network. I figured it was a good deal. We have never stayed at WBC before. Have always stayed on property. But we have to get 2 rooms and we want to take a cruise in Dec, so this is a much better option for us right now. I hope we like it after staying on property 12 times! By the way, 2 rooms at All Star Music for the same dates with the promotion Disney is offering right now would be @ $2500!! We saving $1400
THANKS, Disney Freak,
I found them on FB. Just requested quotes for 2 different dates.

I have always stayed onsite. I didn't even know about these lovely condo, villas and timeshares. I can't imagine how much money I have thrown away staying at Disney.
As lovely as it was, I love saving money, MORE.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #718
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I have a reservation for May at WBC for 6 nights. Some of those days we won't even be going to Disney, and we plan to use our own car and pay parking at Disney. Is the only fee I will have the $12 per day (plus $15 at Disney), or will they add another parking fee between now and then? If I call VS will they give me a bit of a discount to off-set this fee? I feel a bit duped, I made a reservation and the lady stated there were no additional fees, the shuttle was complimentary and the parking there free. I have not recieved an e-mail about the additional charges, but I am pretty sure they will be tacked on when I arrive!
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I feel a bit duped, I made a reservation and the lady stated there were no additional fees, the shuttle was complimentary and the parking there free. I have not recieved an e-mail about the additional charges, but I am pretty sure they will be tacked on when I arrive!
VS was duped as well. BC POA added the fee kind without much of a warning. It's collected by the resort at the resort and VS has no control. If they do give you a discount it will be directly from their pocket.
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I have a reservation for May at WBC for 6 nights. Some of those days we won't even be going to Disney, and we plan to use our own car and pay parking at Disney. Is the only fee I will have the $12 per day (plus $15 at Disney), or will they add another parking fee between now and then? If I call VS will they give me a bit of a discount to off-set this fee? I feel a bit duped, I made a reservation and the lady stated there were no additional fees, the shuttle was complimentary and the parking there free. I have not recieved an e-mail about the additional charges, but I am pretty sure they will be tacked on when I arrive!
I wouldn't feel duped since this seems to have just transpired. I think it will be a matter of how individual owners who rent will handle the situation for folks that made reservations prior to this announcement. I would call VS to verify how they are handling it. I hope this is the only fee. We will not use shuttles at all!
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