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Old 04-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Good Alternates?

Any thoughts/feedback aprpeciated.... DH & I are getting "gifted"/renting a timeshare week from some friends. They own at Bonnet Creek ( I think, since that's where they always stay) But they said something about thier wyndham & rci points getting all changed around? We are meeting up with them to confirm/book our trip for this fall (Sept 21-28)
That's the only week DH can get from work & we already bought flights. I am seriously hoping we're not screwed here....
Our friends told us that we could pick anywhere on Disney in thge DVC resorts... so I asked over on the DVC board & they told me HIGHLY unlikely that it's even a possibility, never mind there even being any space.
With that being said, I looked more into BC & it seems REALLY nice. Especially since we are going to be traveling with a 20 mon old & will be spending lots of time at the pool.....
However, I am worried now that even there wont' be available.... so I started looking at other alternates... some of the Hilton Grand Vacations are nice (DH &I stayed at the one on Idrive in 09 & 10 and liked it) that will definately be our backup... I was just hoping to be a little closer to the
DH says I'm over thinking it and it will be great no matter where we stay... we definately need a 1 bedroom not a studio (DS will need a separate sleeping area, so much so that I am considering paying for the upgrade to a 2 bedrm) Anyway....
I guess I am asking outside of BC & the hilton & dvc properties, what would you recommend keeping in mind traveling with a toddler? (we will have a car and I know the area fairly well)
DH , ME & DS (1)
Huge WDW nuts, many, many trips...
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2009- "Disneymoon" 2 weeks!
2010- August (1st Anniversary)
2011- May & September
2013- September! DS's 1st WDW trip!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'd include Sheraton vistana and the other two Hilton's at parc soleil and sea world.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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I was very impressed with vistana on I drive and I also had a good experience at parkway international.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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At Silver Lake Resort in a one bedroom now..... Although I prefer WBC, I would return to SLR again for price and convenience to the park. It is right next to AK and easy to access road to Disney property via Sherberth (avoiding 192 and popping the Disney "bubble"). If you book through RCI, be sure to book Silver Lake Silver Points. This guarantees that you will get the 800, 900, or 1000 buildings that are newer and there is a zero entry pool right next to them. The condo is nice and kids have been comfortable on the pullout, no problem.
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