Beautiful resort, with lots of neat pools, good view and very nice location. Odd distribution of staff. There will be 5 or 6 people welcoming you in the lobby, but nobody answerd the front desk phone when my poor teenager on the first afternoon realized there was NO toilette paper anywhere in the unit. It was all going great until...cue the sinister music...I needed a parking pass. Thats when we fell into the rabbit hole, or Dr Evil's trapdoor to the alligator pit.
It started with a friendly lady at the front desk helping me get some discounted tickets, asking me about my kids and what they love to do. Nice right? To get the discounted tickets they asked that my wife and I go to a "nice breakast seminar that will be over at 9:15 or 9:30 and then we can take my 3 kids to Legoland". We were suspicious but felt "why not, we gotta eat and the kids can get up and get ready by 9:30 and we'll go then."
HA! It started with a friendly message that night on my phone to remind me..ok. Then at 7 am they CALLED MY ROOM to make sure I was awake for the seminar...ok now its getting weird and invasive...went downstairs to my "nice breakfast" and was assigned a personal manager to guide me through my morning. Nice guy, really, he was terrific, professional and knowledgable, like a smart friendly older neighbor. But his job was to take my wife and I into this creepy, televangelistic room where the smooth talking seminar leader ( think Bob Jones in Guyana) kept looking at my tag and using my name. Then he told me how I must feel guilty about how I work too much, my children must cry at night because Im never home and never take vacation. Then proceeded to tell me how Wyndom Club would "change my life."
"Today is the Day" was the title...he then went on to tell me about his poor mother's cancer, his lonely crying children, his father 's realization that Tennessee was just like Korea and his bad sex life because the kids slept in the same room on vacation. Wait..I said Tennessee was like Korea.
Anyway, while I ripped my gas station donut from its plastic bag ( that was the nice breakfast) my wife and I were able to survive the attempted brainwashing by joking about OUR version of the seminar entitled "THIS is the day to take your own life......( next slide).....into your hands"!
Ready to go get my kids who are ready to go by 9:30 right? Wrong. Now the quick tour, then into a room with "mangers who would like to talk w me briefly before i get my tickets."
My "guide" Mark was so good, and so helpful and smart that I actually, despite the creepy presentation, got me interested in what seems like a pretty good deal, with nice properties and good prices. We were going over the options, and he knew we were not going to do anything that day, but we were actually quite interested in the product. We would look it over when we got home and would have bought something that fit our needs...BUT NOOO! The Upper manager needed me to do it TODAY! When we said no it got grim. Mark seemed genuinely sorry for us, and by now its 10:45 and my kids are still waiting for us to go to Legoland..wait, wasnt the entire presentation about how I needed to spend more time w my kids on vacation? And we were sitting in a timeshare presentation while my hungry kide were sitting in the room covered in sunscreen waiting for us? "How ironic" as Alanis says. I finally lost it and said "i want to leave, now" ...one more manager, one more thing to sign off of before I get my tickets...wow. I paid for those tickets many times over w that one.....just BEWARE! Come to the property, have fun, but avoid "big brother Wyndham" at all costs.
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- Wyndham Bonnet Creek Hotel
- Wyndham Orlando
- Fairfield Orlando At Bonnet Creek Resort
- Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando
- Orlando Wyndham
- Fairfield Bonnet Creek
- Bonnett Creek Resort