The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 4

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by BarryS, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. michelepa

    michelepa DIS Veteran

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    I would check with VS about their current cancellation policy

    We booked awhile back with them for our recent spring break trip and I remember reading on DIS that VS changed their policy and there is no longer a 100% refund.

    We booked so long ago that we were under the old 100% policy but luckily we did not have to cancel. So even when that was the policy we didn't have to use it.
     
  2. WaterLinds

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    Looks like it's still 100% up to 60 days:
    According to their website.

    I did see their site now says they can't book until 10 months ahead, but they gave me a quote at 12 months, so maybe that's a change? Not sure.
     
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  4. michelepa

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    Yes the policy was changed since my booking. Policy WAS more than 20 days before first day ofvyour trip 100% refund.
     
  5. zebrastreyepz

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    Oh, I didnt' realize the Cantina had a buffet, too. Thanks!
     
  6. WaterLinds

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    Ah, gotcha. 20 day cancellation option would be nice, but fortunately I had seen the 60 before so was expecting that.
     
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  7. Biggen

    Biggen Earning My Ears

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    I was mistaken. I was thinking of the Tesoro Cove. It’s in the Hotel tower and they have the buffet.
     
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  8. crys1158

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    Anyone have the April activity calendar for bonnet creek?
     
  9. 1stDzneyMom

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    Didn’t know if everyone knew this....but the Walmart closest to DW delivers to BC!
    I just placed our order to be delivered next Saturday afternoon.
     
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  10. zebrastreyepz

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    This is still very helpful and I appreciate it.
     
  11. missingdisneymore

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    Just got home last weekend....here you go.
     
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  12. supedewoop

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    Looking at the activity schedule, has anyone done the trivia or Karaoke at any time? Are they for fun or do people get really serious? Is the trivia for teams?
    I really enjoy both, but can be pretty terrible and will likely be alone. If it's a good crowd, could still be fun, but could be disastrous if it's not.
     
  13. PrincessMamma4

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    Really???We always go to that Wal-Mart when we stay there but it's always an obstacle with all the kids and not wanting to miss out on any Disney or pool time. Thank you so much for this info!!!
     
  14. 1stDzneyMom

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    No problem!!
    I was going to take an Uber to just pick it up and then when I was checking out, there was a “delivery” tab! I was so excited!
     
  15. Biggen

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    Has anyone used Executive Rentals? I found them on Redweek renting WBC units. They don't allow cancellations so I'm a bit leery on using them. I already have a 2-bedroom WBC unit reserved for October (through Vacation Strategy) but I'm still shopping around for better deals. Executive is cheaper than VS but not enough to give up a cancellation policy.
     
  16. cdepauli

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    What is the best way, now, to go about renting a 4BR? I've always used Ken and Denise but they're not booking the summer in advance anymore, and seem to be done booking for this year (we had inquired about the end of this summer). We want to go next June again starting on either June 15 or June 22.
     
  17. WaterLinds

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    Another question as I get closer to actually booking this...has anyone done the drive from WBC to the convention centre area during a busy time? Google maps has given me various estimates around the 20 minute mark depending on when I check it, but I'm guessing that during peak spring break, rush hour, etc., it can be significantly longer? How about the drive from WBC to Universal?

    I'm pretty sure we will start our trip off at WBC for Disney next year, but am trying to decide where to stay for our second week. DH has a conference that week at the Hyatt beside the convention centre, and will probably uber from wherever we stay every day--he'd rather keep the drive to around 15 minutes most of the time so it isn't eating up so much of his time. (The Hyatt isn't currently showing rates for the week we want, but looking at their rates other times I doubt we will stay there that week.)

    It would be really nice to just keep WBC as a base for our whole trip, with young kids I don't love packing up and moving (and to have some flexibility as to what attractions we see when, rather than feeling like it needs to be all Disney week one and all non-Disney sights week two), but not at the expense of a miserable husband who spends that whole second week stuck in traffic.
     
  18. Biggen

    Biggen Earning My Ears

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    June '18? Have you checked eBay, Redweek, Vacation Strategy, VRBO, etc...? All are good places to get quotes from. I had been using WinpointVIP for years until the new Wyndham reservation system screwed everything up. Now I use VS for just about all reservations at WBC.

    Even with heavy traffic on I-4, it has never taken me longer than 30 minutes to drive from WBC to the convention center and that's worst case. Morning and Evening commutes will be worse. It seems like it takes longer to actually park and walk into the convention center that it does to drive to it. If have an appointment with a vendor at a trade show at the convention center, we just make sure to leave WBC an hour to 45 minutes before. That gives time to drive, park, walk, check-in, etc...
     
  19. BostonEd

    BostonEd I'd rather be skiing.

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    Weekly activity guide for April 15,2018. Weekly event schedule.

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  20. BostonEd

    BostonEd I'd rather be skiing.

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    I’m in what I think is a renovated 2 bedroom, tower 1. There are USB ports in the plug on the kitchen counter. There are also a couple ports at the base of the lamp in the 2nd bedroom (the b/r with two beds).
     
  21. WaterLinds

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    Thanks, that's good to know! Since he will likely uber there he won't have to worry as much about the parking time at least. I suspect he's not going to want to spend 1-2 hours of his day commuting while on quasi-vacation, though, so maybe we'll look for somewhere closer for that week. Something to discuss...
     

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