The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 3

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Disfan15, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. nancy155

    nancy155 DIS Veteran

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    When you check in at WBC they will give you a listing of grocery stores with driving directions. Right across the street from the Publix is a Walgreens. Very easy to get to.
     
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  3. wgeo

    wgeo That's the kind of day where you can't open your m

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    Does anyone know what time of day they are closing the water slides this month? I checked the activity sheet and it doesn't list the slides specifically.

    I'm trying to decide how to plan our arrival and if the kids will get a chance to use the slides we'll do that first, but if they're already closed we'll just head right over to DTD.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Malynda1010

    Malynda1010 Earning My Ears

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    Hello all!!

    I will be staying at Bonnet creek next year in July with my husband, children and my in-laws. We reserved a 3 bedroom Presidential suite. I'm really looking forward to staying in the Presidential suite, but I'm concerned with how high the floor is. I have a 1 year old and the high floor kind of scares me. She will never be left unattended, nor is she a rambunctious child. Am I over-reacting, or should I make a room change?? All opinions are welcome!! Please help!! :confused:
     
  5. blessedby3

    blessedby3 Actually Blessedby4 now, but cant change my userna

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    I think I remember reading (in one of these BC threads) that the slider doors are very heavy to move, making it hard for small children to open. I wouldnt worry...just keep the sliders locked and an eye on the small fry:)
     
  6. SJerseyMommy

    SJerseyMommy Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone! We leave one week from today for Bonnet Creek. It will be our first stay and we are REALLY excited.

    Quick question-I believe we will have access to both the gym at BC and also the gym at the Grand Orlando Hotel correct? Does anyone know the gym hours? I'm hoping I have time to get to the gym early and make it to rope drop at the parks.

    Thanks!
     
  7. wdwmom0f3

    wdwmom0f3 Thankful my embarrassing tag is gone!

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    Just had to pop in and say that I am so excited because my dad just bought in to the Wyndham Timeshare program. When they told me All I could think of was Bonnet Creek!! :rotfl:
     
  8. nancy155

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    CONGRATS!! That is awesome..:cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  9. wdwmom0f3

    wdwmom0f3 Thankful my embarrassing tag is gone!

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    That's what I told him!!! :lmao: I know he is thinking that we just have Disney on our mind. They plan to use it to travel around but I'm sure we can talk him into a Disney trip before to long. :rotfl: My mom is a HUGE Disney fan too!!;)
     
  10. Karlzmom

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    Ok, I'll display my ignorance. Is there more than 1 lazy river on property? We arrive a week from today and will be completely bummed out if the one, and only, lazy river is down for our stay. It was the feature that really sold me on trying the place. TIA!
     
  11. nancy155

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    There are two lazy river's. One behind the main building and one over by tower 4.
     
  12. carlbarry

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    Yes, there is another one, and for my money, better. It is by the themed area in the newer section.
     
  13. laborrn2

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    I'm pretty sure there are 2 lazy rivers.... 1 at the main bldg (down right now?) and 1 at Tower 5... :cool1:
     
  14. syk731

    syk731 Earning My Ears

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    Hi, I'm looking to know this too!

    Also, I'm renting through a friend who is a Wyndham owner. She sent me "pre-arrival" letters with a confirmation number on it. I just wanted to confirm that this is all I need to check-in.

    Thanks!
     
  15. saysay

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    We are going to WDW next month. I asked 2 people for quotes at WBC and both said nothing available....yet one of them on her web page showed availability in lastminute deals....however it was split. We are planning on going Friday to Tuesday and the availability showed was the week before through Saturday then another availability starting the Saturday of our trip for a week. Is our friday arrival messing up the ability to stay? We have stayed 4 previous times and I haven't ever arrived on a saturday.

    Oh and there is also availability through Hotwire or Expedia at twice the race we usually pay, so just wondering.

    Thanks for any insight you can give.

    Julie
     
  16. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    I'm not sure about this. I would be a little surprised if the timeshare guests had access, to be honest, but I think the pools are all fair game. I would call the direct line and see about hours:
    Phone: 407-238-3500
     
  17. JessB320

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    Yup, we just got back a couple weeks ago. You are welcome to use the gym, pools, even the activity center in the grand. Sorry I can't remember the hours!!
     
  18. snappy

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    The guy I rent from told me earlier this year that the days to start a reservation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I like the presidential units so he recommended Sunday as the best day to start a vacation. It must be far easier to secure a reservation on Sunday, but I think it depends on the unit configuration as well. Are you staying in a deluxe 2 bedroom? Those are the most prevalent units at WBC by far.

    Good luck in getting your reservation.
     
  19. snappy

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    I used to prefer the newer one as well. But the chairs were upgraded at the lazy river behind the main building a year or so ago. Also, the one behind building one seems to be larger and quieter to me, and the landscaping is more mature. I think kids would prefer the newer one due to the whole pirate theme, I thought the pirate theme structure blocked views of the lake and the sunset in the evening. However, I like the bar there just fine.

    On occasion they have had a musician playing a guitar near the lazy river behind building one. Not sure if that is still happening. It is a very short walk from this lazy river over to buildings 1, 4 and 5, farther walk to buildings 2 and 3.

    You obtain your pool towels from the main building or building 6, but we just check some out when we arrive and turn them in on departure day.
     
  20. Peggy5555

    Peggy5555 Earning My Ears

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    We are here now and staying in Building 5. The lazy river is great, and the pool is the easy entry. The main building pool is under construction, but I noticed that they are allowing some people in that lazy pool and the smaller pool.

    I must say that we love building 5. We arrived on Saturday around 10:00 hoping we could check in early, but we didn't get in our room till 4:00. Reason so long was I requested a certain type of room. I requested a high floor with a fireworks view. The registration desk told us to use the facilities while we waited, so we went got our swimsuits out of the car. There are lockers in the bathrooms by the main pool, and they gave us locks, so we enjoyed the lazy river, the pools etc. while we waited. Had a nice lunch there and received our room at 4:00. I must say the wait was well worth it! We are in room 1586, building 5. We are on the top floor and the view is fantastic. Yes, if we look down, we see the top of the garage, but when we sit and look out over the deck we see all of disney, with downtown Orlando in view also.

    It looks like we can almost touch the Epcot ball. It is much closer than the pictures look. We can see fireworks from Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with Epcot being so close!

    Building 5 is right out to the lazy river, and a really nice pool. Also a bar right there. The BC buses pick up right next to this building, just a short walk through the parking area.

    If you can, request room 1586 in Building 5. It's a 2 bedroom and on one side there is the housekeeping storage, so no noise beside us on that side and no one above since you are on the top floor. Also the elevators are fast!

    Loving our stay here and will be sure to come back again
     
  21. Bellamouse

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    Just returned Saturday from a week at WBC. It was our first visit. It was wonderful. We were in tower 4, 8th floor. Our view was of "Epcot" - but I put that in quotes because the 8th floor wasn't really high enough to see over the tops of the trees. So we saw trees really, for our view. But we spend most of our time at the parks, so the view wasn't absolutely critical to us.

    The room was fantastic. No ripped furniture, super clean, had absoutely everything we needed. Beds were pretty comfortable. The only thing I didn't like (and this is really minor) were the shower heads. That awful water saving spray that feels like needles coming down on you. And I also hate Florida water - it makes my hair and scalp smell and feel funny. But that's not WBC fault :teeth:

    We loved the property in general as well. Spent one of our days just using the pools/lazy rivers/bars. Just a gorgeous property. The pirate pool was the most fun - they had a disc jockey playing music and tons of activities for the kids - hula hoop contest, water balloon toss, etc. So fun. I think it was a salt water pool as well.

    We were able to use the lazy river at the main building even though the regular pool there is under construction.

    The pool near the mini golf course and pizza bar was the most boring. We didn't spend much time there. We liked the pool near building 5 the most - the one with the zero entry and lazy river. It was the most shaded and peaceful.

    We will definitely be back to this property. The proximity to everything and value just cannot be beat.
     
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