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Old 02-03-2013, 01:53 PM   #721
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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 only one fee....$12/day. Not parking, shuttle and resort. I sort of doubt that a mod would cost less than a WBC rental. I stayed last summer for 2 weeks through the 4th of July and only paid $120/night in a 2br.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #722
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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!

Ken from Vacation Upgrades is in the process of contacting all of his renters to refund the 12$ a night for the amount of nights you are staying. VS I have read is not doing anything for their renters. We were so happy with Ken and Denise and think they are just amazing now that they have contacted us and given us our refund. we leave soon for our first visit and cannot wait
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #723
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hi all

Seriously considering a stay here in a 2 BR. Got a great quote which ends up being cheaper than our family staying at ASM. We have adult kids (college and grad school) so one room hasn't cut it for us in a loooong time. We have been doing the 2 rooms at a value resort but it is getting too steep.

Some questions:
1) has anyone without a car gone to one of the water parks and, if so, how did you do transportation?
2) when is check out time? is it possible to get it extended if flight departs later in day?
3) any experience in the game room? tokens or quarters? just in case my son has the urge.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #724
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2) when is check out time? is it possible to get it extended if flight departs later in day?
3) any experience in the game room? tokens or quarters? just in case my son has the urge.


2) check out time = 10 am ... it is possible to get a one hour / late check out = 11 am

**if late check out requests are still available for that day**

There is a limit to number of guests granted late check out / per day

3) Change machine in Game Room dispenses = Tokens
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #725
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hi all

Seriously considering a stay here in a 2 BR. Got a great quote which ends up being cheaper than our family staying at ASM. We have adult kids (college and grad school) so one room hasn't cut it for us in a loooong time. We have been doing the 2 rooms at a value resort but it is getting too steep.

Some questions:
1) has anyone without a car gone to one of the water parks and, if so, how did you do transportation?
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Typhoon Lagoon is practically around the corner, but there is no transportation to either park.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #726
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2) check out time = 10 am ... it is possible to get a one hour / late check out = 11 am

**if late check out requests are still available for that day**

There is a limit to number of guests granted late check out / per day

3) Change machine in Game Room dispenses = Tokens
Thanks so much for the quick reply!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #727
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Typhoon Lagoon is practically around the corner, but there is no transportation to either park.
Thanks! I'm guessing a taxi won't cost too much and may be our only option.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #728
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Hi everyone. I have FINALLY made it through all the WBC posts. I got quotes from several places, and just booked a 1 BR Presidential through VS. So far they have been terrific to work with and Fabian has been very patient with me as we needed several quotes (Grandma could not decide if she wanted to come with us or not, our dates changed, etc.). They let us know about the new $12/day fee. We also feel like we got a good deal and are saving money (even with the fee) over what a Disney value would cost us.

Happy so far! Now we just need to wait for July!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #729
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Here now! No idea if our room is good or not!??

We are Tower 5, 9th floor and we can see woods & a parking lot. Any idea if we will be able to see fireworks from here?

ETA: yes!!! We were able to see Illuminations from Epcot!!! The kids were so excited
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #730
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Thanks! I'm guessing a taxi won't cost too much and may be our only option.
You could take a shuttle bus to one of the parks, and then use Disney's bus to the water park. It's a bit longer, but free.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #731
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LaRau just gave me a GREAT quote. 699 for 2nd week in JUly and 899r week after Xmas. 1 bedroom.

Both were for a week.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #732
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Ken from Vacation Upgrades is in the process of contacting all of his renters to refund the 12$ a night for the amount of nights you are staying. VS I have read is not doing anything for their renters. We were so happy with Ken and Denise and think they are just amazing now that they have contacted us and given us our refund. we leave soon for our first visit and cannot wait
How are the refunding something you havent paid yet ? The $12 fee is paid directly to the front desk on arrival. Just curious. My quotes from Vacation Upgrades have all been at least $300 to $400 higher than Vacation Strategy, so even if I have to pay the $12 a night fee myself Im still way ahead. Hope you have a great trip
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #733
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We are booked thru RCI in a 2 bedroom Sept 14-21. We are looking at flights now. We have the option of taking red eye on the 13th , arriving @ 6:15am on the 14th, or the other option is arriving on the 14th @ 5:15pm. It will save us about 70$ to do the red eye. Will WBC let us check in early? Or use the pool until we are ready to checkin? If we decide on the red ye, I was thinking we could get breakfast on the way from the airport, and stop at a grocery store. Do you think it would be worth it to do the red eye? We wouldn't make plans for that day, just lay around the pool since we would likely be tired.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #734
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I am researching a possible stay Aug 16-26 in a 2-bedroom. Got a quote for $1550 ($1670 with the new fee added in). This doesn't seem like a great deal to me. Am I wrong? Would I see a lower quote closer to August?
I would get a couple of quotes. Check Vacation Strategies. We booked 10 nights with them last September for just under $900 in a 2 bedroom. Also Ken is recommended on here for great rates. Not sure of his full company name.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #735
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Help!

Hello bonnet creek lovers. I am totally confused and trying to book our first disney trip. I have been looking into ofsite options for our family of 5 Me DH DD3 DS8 & DS10 considered POR since it is really the only onsite even close to affordable for us but it would be a squeeze. Seems like we can save a ton and gain a lot of space staying offsite even with a rental car.

So I was looking at SPM blue tree resorts. Fantasy World Resort and now Bonnett Creek.

What I am not understanding is on Booking.com i am getting a quote of 619 for our 5 nights in a 2br villa at bonnett creek...sounds great..
even the other two I am getting under 700
but if i look at their sites I am getting a MUCH higher # how can there be such a huge difference?
the spm blue tree site is telling me per night price of close to what the total is on hotel.com.
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