Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
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Does anyone have any more recent experiences or info?
We're thinking of staying here after sailing ...
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Does anyone have any more recent experiences or info?
We're thinking of staying here after sailing on the Dream in June, 2012. There will be 8 of us, so staying at a Disney resort is out of the question - especially after the $$$ of the cruise.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek is a terrific alternative to onsite. We are Wyndham point owners and thoroughly enjoy staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek. The only down side is you need to say no to the timeshare tour people at check-in and we take our phone off the hook in the room because of the timeshare sales staff calling.
You can find good rates through Wyndham owners - especially the VIP owners. One of them I hear about frequently is:
We booked through Vacation Upgrades, after reading about 500 posts (no joke) on "the other site" recommending them. We're going in 11 days - I'm so excited for the space and the laundry. Since we always rent a car, it's a no-brainer!
We've stayed there twice and are planning another trip for this November. The location is great and the extra space is priceless. I do miss just the idea of being "on property" but they do have Stacy on the tv so that helps. No matter how I crunch the numbers, it is hard to justify spending so much extra to stay in a Disney resort.
I stayed there march 2011. It was very nice. We used their shuttles without any issues. The worst is most of the time you were picked up or dropped off in middle of busy parking lot. Waiting in a parking space for a shuttle with more buses whizzing by you wasnt my idea of fun. We werent in our room much so annoying sales calls werent much of an issue. Wish they had more onsite food. I did miss staying at a disney resort. Nice resort but didnt have that "I'm on a disney vacation" feel. If i wasnt able to stay at a disney resort i would stay here again.
Hey all - just a quick update (I realized I never posted to this thread after our return). We had stayed onsite four times, used buses occasionally, had the dining plan, etc. So we weren't wedded to those things and were trying to be more fiscally responsible.
All I can say is "Holy Cow!" The WBC is phenomenal for off-site. $120/night for a huge 2-bedroom condo, watched the Epcot & MK fireworks from our gigantic balcony if we were in our room at night, 7 pools, and it was 5 minutes from Epcot, 3 minutes from HS, and 3 minute from DTD.
We've since recommended it to three other families, and they loved it, too (they all happened to be traveling with grandparents and extended family so got the bigger 3- or 4-bedroom condos). They used the shuttles and were pleased - though two traveled at pretty quiet times, and it might be more "interesting" with bigger crowds. We stopped at the Hess to stock up chips, bagels, juice, milk, etc. - just snacks and breakfast food. But one set of friends did the whole lasagna/grilling/leftovers thing and saved a ton by having dinners in the room. They had a toddler, so by the time he woke up from his nap, one adult would go swimming with him while another cooked, they ate, and were back in the parks by 5:30 or so. Not my thing, but that routine worked great for them!
Really, I can't say enough good things about WBC. And we didn't get a single sales pitch, either in person or on the phone - that's what I was really dreading.
wow...I've heard so many good things about BC! I especially like the comparison to OKW, as I LOVE staying there....but technically, I know BC is not "disney' but it is onsite, it's right next to Caribean beach resort!
I lovelovelove staying dvc type timeshares,and my only worry is I would 'miss' something by staying BC...which is probably silly based on all the good reviews!
Bonnet Creek has added a "shuttle access fee" to our stay, we made our reservations months ago, but the fee is for everyone staying after February 15th. 12.00 a day per unit, 84.00 for the week, 2 units, 168.00, that is more than our rental car. You pay whether you will use the shuttle or not.
The Home Owners Association created the fee instead of paying for the Free service from Maintenance fees, but the fee doesn't apply to deeded owners......hmmmm
Glad this thread was resurrected! We are considering 5 nights offsite prior to our 5 night stay at BLT, and had been thinking about BC - reassuring to hear so many positive things , though it will be really difficult to stay offsite We'll see . . .
We just checked into Bonnet Creek & here's the facts about the shuttles. Cost is not mandatory unless you use the service. Starting March 2 (tomorrow), shuttle tickets will be $5 per person round trip to Disney. Other attractions like Universal have higher prices. For March, pick up is at tower 6 or tower 1 & run about every half hour in the morning to the parks & then about every hour in the afternoon. Shuttles returning from the parks don't start until the afternoon & realy depends on the park. There are lots of shuttles from MK & Epcot with more often in the evening but only 3 from AK unless it's open late then there are 1 or 2 more depending on close time. Hollywood Studios is similar with 4 regular return times with 1 or 2 more added for later close. Shuttles to Downtown Disney only run in the evening. Hope this clears up some things.