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Dvc-bonnet creek good alternative

elaine

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So, we are dvc lovers/snobs! We had old rci tpus to use up and needed a big space. So we booked BC but also booked a few nights in a dvc studio to use the pools and magic express (using old expiring dvc points).
Bottom line-great resort, loved it!
Pros: We booked a 2 BR at BC for annual fees of $600+ Rci trade fee. And no extra fees. We asked to not be called for marketing-no calls all week.
Loved the various pools scattered around the lake.
Major con: Very crowded on a holiday weekend, and zero pool chairs at 11 am anywhere. But I’ve been at dvc with the same. Pools were people soup. More so than I’ve ever seen anywhere. Likely due to high density towers.
Also-I observed zero rowdy people anywhere-just lots of families enjoying themselves. And we loooved the great location. So much better than any hgvc or Marriott. Multiple trips to other dvc resorts, wdw, Disney springs were all super quick.
Dvc or hgvc points still work better for us, as we can Canx and rebook without penalty. But for the price, BC was awesome!
 
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TheHolleys87

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We loved WBC too and will definitely look to book there when out of DVC points. But if we don’t have enough TPUs, Silver Lake works fine too.
 

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So, we are dvc lovers/snobs! We had old rci tpus to use up and needed a big space. So we booked BC but also booked a few nights in a dvc studio to use the pools and magic express (using old expiring dvc points).
Bottom line-great resort, loved it!
Pros: We booked a 2 BR at BC for annual fees of $600+ Rci trade fee. And no extra fees. We asked to not be called for marketing-no calls all week.
Loved the various pools scattered around the lake.
Major con: Very crowded on a holiday weekend, and zero pool chairs at 11 am anywhere. But I’ve been at dvc with the same. Pools were people soup. More so than I’ve ever seen anywhere. Likely due to high density towers.
Also-I observed zero rowdy people anywhere-just lots of families enjoying themselves. And we loooved the great location. So much better than any hgvc or Marriott. Multiple trips to other dvc resorts, wdw, Disney springs were all super quick.
Dvc or hgvc points still work better for us, as we can Canx and rebook without penalty. But for the price, BC was awesome!
I agree with everything. The only negative is that you need a car and will have to pay for Disney parking if you're not an AP holder.
 

rickandcindy23

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We also love Bonnet Creek. I see a bunch of January weeks on RCI currently and am tempted to book, but the Marriott resorts are still my favorites after Disney, and Disney in January is usually a piece of cake for RCI exchanges via Wyndham's portal.

It's just two of us, and of course our son and DIL get their own units with our granddaughter. The buses take forever sometimes but with social distancing, I didn't have to stand the last few times. That has been nice, but the buses don't come often enough.

So many options, so little vacation time! I am thinking three weeks in Orlando for January. Rick might balk at that.
 

Lisa P

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So great that you had a fun stay at CW Bonnet Creek, elaine! :thumbup: There's a lot to love at DVC resorts and at CWBC, pros & cons for each. Glad you were able to enjoy them both for their differences. :cheer: We do too.
 
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