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Old 04-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #1351
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More people go to Disney from our area than anywhere in the country. That's why Disney sends characters to the Philly Thanksgiving parade over any other parade.

Regarding a security deposit, is it possible that the folks who book directly with the resort on cash are asked to provide one, while owners are not?
Makes sense as PA is one of the most densely populated states in the country. Just good business sense. I would love to visit that area someday.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #1352
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I haven't read this whole thread but I wanted to say that I just called to request a tower for our May 28th stay and I was told that they no longer take requests for views/towers unless you are the owner. This is a service/ammenity of being an owner. My in-laws are the owners so maybe I should have my mil call and see if she can request for us.

Has anyone else run into this? Maybe I missed it on here as I haven't read the entire thread.
I have not seen anything before on that policy or experienced it, but it wouldn't surprise me. There are many, many threads about people wanting to know how to make requests, how to get a fireworks view, etc. If all those people are calling the resort ahead of time, it is likely becoming an issue for the staff -- or at least they have noticed it and are looking for a way to create a benefit for Wyndham owners. They know that Bonnet Creek is popular with renters. Perhaps they think they can sell a few more timeshares with the benefit of "We'll take your requests."

Disney resorts have solved much of the "request-itis" by charging more for "fireworks views, water view, etc." At Bonnet Creek, the room you get is pretty much the luck of the draw -- and now it may be more "luck" than ever.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:23 AM   #1353
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I am hoping someone can help me with a few questions. 1st, what is the best way to book a stay at WBC? 2nd, who has the best deal? 3rd, how is the transportation to the parks?

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #1354
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I haven't read this whole thread but I wanted to say that I just called to request a tower for our May 28th stay and I was told that they no longer take requests for views/towers unless you are the owner. This is a service/ammenity of being an owner.
Woohoo! I'm going to call and hopefully make my request. Finally something after missing out on all the perks of staying onsite-(DP, EMH, free trasnport).
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #1355
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Poo! The only requests they take are from Gold, Platinum, or VIP owners. Thats it. I've been paying on this timeshare for TEN YEARS now. That stinks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #1356
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I have not seen anything before on that policy or experienced it, but it wouldn't surprise me. There are many, many threads about people wanting to know how to make requests, how to get a fireworks view, etc. If all those people are calling the resort ahead of time, it is likely becoming an issue for the staff -- or at least they have noticed it and are looking for a way to create a benefit for Wyndham owners. They know that Bonnet Creek is popular with renters. Perhaps they think they can sell a few more timeshares with the benefit of "We'll take your requests."

Disney resorts have solved much of the "request-itis" by charging more for "fireworks views, water view, etc." At Bonnet Creek, the room you get is pretty much the luck of the draw -- and now it may be more "luck" than ever.
Wyndham got on board with this at the newer resorts and charges more points for views and location.

BC might be responding from owner complaints, because initially requests were for owners only and more specifically VIP owners. In the case of renting from a VIP owner and getting them to make the request - it may work; however, VIP benefits do not convey to renters.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #1357
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More people go to Disney from our area than anywhere in the country. That's why Disney sends characters to the Philly Thanksgiving parade over any other parade.

Regarding a security deposit, is it possible that the folks who book directly with the resort on cash are asked to provide one, while owners are not?
That is so crazy! I wouldn't even have thought of that. Makes sense though!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #1358
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I just put down a deposit on a 2 bed deluxe for February 2014! It will be our first time staying off site. My parents are going to be with us, so we're looking forward to the space BC will afford us for a nice price, not to mention the amenities and freedom to not eat Disney food for every meal.

We'll be going during school vacation week, so I wanted to get on this early! I reserved through Vacation Strategy. They beat the other two quotes we got by $20 per night.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #1359
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Thanks. I assume since it's a timeshare condo there is no mousekeeping, sorry housekeeping that comes in and leaves more shampoo? So with 5 kids I better bring plenty of soap and shampoo!
According to the 1st post in this thread, refills of all supplies are available for free at the front desk. We haven't been yet, so I am not sure if that is outdated information.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #1360
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I just wanted to ask a quick pricing question and find out if this is a decent deal or not???

A 2BR Deluxe Villa at Bonnet Creek for 4 nights (arriving on a Thursday) in late January for a total of $576.

Thumbs up or down on the pricing?

THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #1361
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I just wanted to ask a quick pricing question and find out if this is a decent deal or not???

A 2BR Deluxe Villa at Bonnet Creek for 4 nights (arriving on a Thursday) in late January for a total of $576.

Thumbs up or down on the pricing?

THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Keep searching. That seems high. We only paid $89/night for low season. Not sure if its cheaper by the week though, as we were staying for 7 nights.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #1362
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I just wanted to ask a quick pricing question and find out if this is a decent deal or not???

A 2BR Deluxe Villa at Bonnet Creek for 4 nights (arriving on a Thursday) in late January for a total of $576.

Thumbs up or down on the pricing?

THANKS SO MUCH!!!
We're paying 120 a night for a 2 bdrm deluxe for the last week of August. Our dates go into Labor Day weekend. I'm not sure if that's high to be honest. 120 a night was the same quote for the same week last year as well so I was ok with it. I've seen people get lower but it seems to be at less popular times of year.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:56 PM   #1363
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I recommend checking ebay. I found ebay to be cheaper. Most of the people will check your specific dates if you don't see them posted. Just send them a message.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:45 PM   #1364
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Just.a quick post to see my time banner at 5 days and counting.


Edit - should be 5 days. Moved it back a couple. 2nd time at WBC. Can't wait!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:48 AM   #1365
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Just.a quick post to see my time banner at 5 days and counting.


Edit - should be 5 days. Moved it back a couple. 2nd time at WBC. Can't wait!!!
Looks like we'll be there about the same time. We are eight days out! It will be our first time at BC. I'm a little nervous though, because we booked through VS. I've emailed them twice in the last two weeks and can't get them to email me back. I just want to know I have a place to stay when we get down there. I called Bonnet Creek yesterday and they don't have us in the system.
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