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January @ Wyndham Bonnet Creek

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Getting Ready to hit the road to warm and sunny Orlando Florida


We are planning a January Snow Bird Vacation to Bonnet Creek Resort!!
We stayed at Bonnet Creek during the Christmas Holidays back in 2004
when there were only 2 buildings. Third building was under construction.
Now, after 4 years, I am sure that alot has changed! So, here are some

Questions:

Did the resort build a new & larger check-in area
or is the lobby area still in its orginal location

When will they take down their Holiday Decorations

Do they offer an Owners Lounge where we can invite
friends & family members over to spend an afternoon

Has the resort updated the first two buildings yet
Do all units have leather living room sofa & chairs

Do the units have the new deep plush mattresses
down/feather pillows, blankets or down comforters
Or regular style Mattresses with Plain Bedspreads

Which building & floor should we ask for
if we want a view of pool and fireworks

What are pool hours (any loud music)
Do they offer a shuttle to the parks

Do RCI exchangers get placed in certain buildings
like at Wyndham Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach SC
or can they ask to be placed in any building...

If anyone is staying at Bonnet Creek or nearby
and would like to meet up - during our stay
Feel free to send an email - pm - call us:

Marty @ Bonnet Creek Resort 1-407-238-3500
 

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Bonnet Creek Resort


Hi

from Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort near Disney World in warm Florida..
 

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Hope you are having a great time! Save some of that warm weather for us, when we come down to Florida at the end of the month.

Enjoy!

Dori
 

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Bonnet Creek Resort


Q:

Did the resort build a new & larger check-in area
or is the lobby area still in its orginal location

A:

Bonnet Creek has a new lobby and check in counter
The former check in desk is now the activities desk


Q:
When will they take down their Holiday Decorations

A:
As of Jan 6, There were decorations by the entrance
signs, a Christmas Tree in each building lobby and a
beautiful Christmas Tree in the main Lobby area
As of Jan 8, the decorations have been packed away


Q:
Do they offer an Owners Lounge where we can invite
friends & family members over to spend an afternoon

A:
There is an Owners Lounge with a Pool Table & TV
plus a courtyard with chairs and two pools areas
where friends/family can stop by and visit registered
guests. (Need to contact security at the front gate)
We meet up with some friends on Thurs. and gave
them a mini tour (lobby, activities bldg, pool, etc)
 

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Bonnet Creek Resort - Internet and Telephone Service


Complimentary Internet Access


There are 4 computers for owners and guests to use
along with two high speed black and white printers

You can access the internet from your suite/unit
for free (via ethernet cord connected to phone)
Our building does not offer a wireless connection
There is a narrow table to place your laptop on

There is a phone in the kitchen and master bedroom
with Free Local and 800 phone calls and Voice Mail
 
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Bonnet Creek - Lazy River - Pools - Hot Tubs


January 10th, 2009 - Saturday Morning

Sunny and fairly warm with Temps in 60`s

This morning we got up early and went to
the hot tubs near the lake and main pool

The first hot tub felt like a warm bath
It was just the two of us for awhile followed by a
family of three. It was very comfortable. Then we
went around to the lake side hot tub which was hot
Here you could see the beautiful lake and fountain

Afterwards, a dip in the huge pool
The pool was cooler, not heated but very nice

There were plenty of chaises, table and chairs
Great location to meet up with friends & family

Also, when you look up at the main building you can
see sales people up on the fourth floor of the main
building showing off the resort amenities
 

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Orlando Florida Full Moon


2009's Biggest, Brightest Full Moon Rises


The first full moon of 2009, (occurring tonight)
will be the largest and brightest of the year

This month's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon from Native
American folklore. The full moon's of each month are named.
January's is also known as the Old Moon and the Snow Moon.
 

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Bonnet Creek Resort is located through the Disney Arches


January 11, 2009 - Sunday - Temps in 70`s

Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Timeshare Update

When we arrived at the resort last Friday
Bill has just come down with a cold, so
we turned down the offer of doing the
owners update timeshare presentation

After a few calls at 9 AM each morning
I finally told them what I would accept
for our time and finally gave in and
scheduled our tour for Sunday morning.

Our salesperson was upfront and did a
good job explaining the Wyndham Points
System & answering all of our questions

We looked at the Penthouse Model & chatted
for a total of 2 hours. He made us a nice offer
with lots of perks. But, we simply turned down
the (deal) offer and was not pressured to buy.

Things we learned today:

Building Five has a first floor owners lounge & bathroom
Building Six will have 2-3-4 Bedroom Penthouse Suites
Wyndham is buiding a hotel named Wyndham Grande
between buildings 6 and 3. Hilton is building two hotels
adjacent to Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando
 
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The Past 10 days in Review

Disney

Went to Coronado Springs - Decorations were still up

Went to Port Orleans and Riverside
both resorts still had their holiday decorations up..

Took a ride on a Disney Pontoon Boat
from Port Orleans to Riverside & back

Went to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Missed the decorations

Went to Old Key West, Saratoga Springs and Wilderness Lodge

Drove over and looked at DVC Bay Lake Tower
(construction) at Disneys Contemporary Resort

Went to Sea World and rode the Tower Ride
 

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bonnet creek

We will be staying at the Bonnet Creek Jan. 21-27 and this will be our first time and I have a few questions if you wouldn't mind answering them- are the swimming pools heated? If so, are they warm enough to swim in when it's cool outside? Also, which building and floor should we request to be able to see the fireworks and are there any buildings that are quieter than others/ away from construction?
Thanks so much- hope you are enjoying your trip.
 

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We also have a question... How far along are they with their construction? Do they have the 3rd pool open yet? We (all 17 of us) are going in April and I'm looking forward to seeing the progress with the construction since we were last there in June 08. I can't wait to be there again; lucky you!! I hope Bill is feeling better and well enough to enjoy the vacation.
Sandra
 

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Bonnet Creek Pools

Pool Three is under construction
& will be located between tower
four and five. It doesn`t look
like it will be ready til summer..
 

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Bonnet Creek - Kissimmee - St Cloud

January 12, 2009

Took a drive to St. Cloud Florida to visit friends who
moved there from Maryland about twenty years ago

Traveled: Route 535 - Left on Route 192 (Roundtrip)

As we drove out Rt 192 we could see how much this
area has changed. With each mile we seen motels,
restuarants & businesses that where once there closed
Not many "new" stores, shopping centers or motels :(
 

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Bonnet Creek Kitchen - GE® Bisque color appliances


Kitchen


Breakfast Counter with 3 heavy (iron & fabric) bar stools

GE® 18.0 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker
GE® Four Burner Electric Stove and Full size oven
GE® Spacemaker Microwave with Glass Turntable Plate
GE® Dishwasher - Stainless Steel Double Sink - Disposal

Everything in the kitchen works great
and our meals have been delicious!

So far
we have made eggs & pancakes for breakfast,
subs and sandwiches for lunches and snacks,
baked bar-b-q chicken and smoked pork chops.

Brown kitchen cabinets - Brown counter tops - Tan color tile floor
 

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Dairy Queen - Banana Split Tuesday


January 13, 2009 - Tuesday


Today we went for a car ride and made a point to stop at our favorite
Dairy Queen on International Drive (near Wet & Wild) for Banana Splits

Delicious DQ soft serve covered in luscious strawberry, pineapple,
and chocolate toppings, with whipped topping & nestled between
a sweet banana.
 

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Wyndham Founder; Disney OKW & SSR; Marriott's Willow Ridge and Shadow Ridge,Grand Chateau; Val Chatelle; Hono Koa OF (3); SBR(LOTS), SDO a few; Grand Palms(selling); WKORV-OF ,Westin Desert Willow.
We went to Twistee Treat today, off Vineland and Palm Parkway, and the ice cream is so much better than Dairy Queen. I recommend it highly.

We are staying at the Hilton SeaWorld, 2 bedroom and really love this resort.
 

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Windermere Florida


Windermere is a town in Orange County,
Florida, in the United States


Windermere was established in 1889 and works hard to retain a small town feel. For instance, many local streets are dirt roads and street name signs are white concrete posts. Windermere has been the residence of professional golfer Tiger Woods since 1997 as well as other professional sports figures

Windermere's logo is based on that of the Town of Windermere, England

http://www.town.windermere.fl.us/townlogo.html
 

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Cold Front Hits Central Florida


January 15


Dinner and a Movie

Had an early Dinner at a Chinese Restaurant by Champions Gate
Used our new Florida SunPass (mini) on Toll Road 429 from
I-4 to Exit 8 - through Disney Arch to Bonnet Creek Resort
Watched The Pirates of the Carribbean on DVD

Just went out on our patio and noticed about 15 adults - kids
in the main pool - lazy river - hot tub. Its 9 PM & 50 degrees

Heard on the news that Amtrak has plans to build a
new Auto Train Passanger Station in Sanford Florida
 

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Little Lucky loves Bonnet Creek...

Little Lucky and his friends have been enjoying
their month long stay here at Bonnet Creek ...

They have been sitting on the living room "sleep sofa"
watching cartoons & Disney movies on big screen TV

We put one of the comforters w/ duvet cover on the sofa
It gives the sofa that extra clean and comfortable feeling

A DUVET cover is just a fancy name for a Comforter cover

Timeshare Tours are up and running this morning
(across from our building) kid(s) gets a balloon

We purchased a couple of Disney balloons from Publix
and placed Mickey & Minnie Balloons by our patio door
 

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Hi Marty,
In my next life I want to be little Lucky or one of her friends! They really have the life!!! Have a grand time :)
 

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Bonnet Creek Resort


January 17, 2009


Had pancakes for breakfast
Went to the Grand Floridian

Then back to Bonnet Creek for lunch on our patio
Made Baked Bar-B-Q chicken, (oven works great)
roasted potatoes, sugar snap peas, honey glazed carrot
and had two dark chocolate cordial cherries for desert

While we were enjoying our meal and taking in the sun
we discoved the sun was so hot it actually started to
melt one of our cherries. Temps were in the mid 60`s

After lunch we went to SeaWorld for awhile
rode the Tower Ride and seen Pets Ahoy!

Stopped by Marriott Cypress Harbor &
seen a two bedroom, two bath unit in
the building next to the check in lobby
 

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Holiday Weekend


January 18, 2009

Sunday - Bright and Sunny

The weather is windy but much warmer today especially in the sun
The pools are full and we can see the kids on the big yellow floats
going down the lazy river. (*not sure if the pools are hot or warm)

Picked up half pound Cheeseburgers with all the fixings from Fuddruckers
in Crossroads Shopping Center and came back and had a relaxing lunch

The holiday weekend has been busy with lots of families with kids
checking in here at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort near Disney World
 

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Free Balloons for Little Lucky and me

Last night when were in the lobby we picked up a couple of
free balloon`s - One was white with Wyndham on it and the
other was blue & white featuring Disney`s Cinderella Castle
and the words - Disney Parks - Where Dreams Come True
 

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Bonnet Creek


Jan 21, 2009


Its going to be one of the coldest nights in 8 years
here at Wyndham Bonnet Creek near Disney World
Temps will be in the mid 20`s overnight til morning

The ground crews have covered up all the tender
plants and flowers with white plastic and it looks
like a blanket of fresh fluffy snow on the ground!
 
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View from Our Bonnet Creek Suite


Birds Eye View from - Building Four - From Left to Right


Construction of Tower 6 - Wyndham Grande - Hilton Hotels
Gaylord Palms - Vacation Village at Parkway Rooftops (192)

Reunion & Champions Gate Hotel off I-4 in the distance
Pop Century with Bowling Pins - Caribbean Beach Resort

Animal Kingdom Lodge Roof & Everest Mountain - OLCC
MGM - Hollywood Studios Hat & Ears and Tower of Terror
Disneys - Dolpin and Swan Hotels toward the right
partial view of the entrance sign to the Boardwalk

Bonnet Creek has a great view of the Disney landscape
 
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