Dad and Daughter at EPCOT with Mickey Ice Cream; Princess Aurora hat and jacket; Minnie Mouse shirt
  • On Feb 5, 2024
    Rachel from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've seen conflicting information on whether or not the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek is a good neighbor hotel- looks like it might have been in the past but not anymore? I do see that it is listed as a Gateway Hotel, what exactly does that mean?

    Hi there Rachel, and welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by to discuss your spring getaway to the Most Magical Place on Earth. March is one of my favorite months of the year in Florida, and my family and I always plan a spring break getaway around this time. The weather is usually fantastic and just what I need to get me through the end of Elsa's icy season back home.

    The Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek is a lovely property adjacent to the Walt Disney World Resort Area. Friends of mine stayed here recently and raved about the extensive pool area and lazy river ride. As a Walt Disney World Gateway Hotel, guests here receive shuttle transportation to the Walt Disney World theme parks and can purchase theme park tickets directly from the hotel. Gateway is a term used to describe the resort's location (close to the theme parks) and its partnership with Walt Disney World. Like some Good Neighbor Hotels, you can book a room or vacation package at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek on the Walt Disney World website.

    Are you wondering about other onsite perks like Early Theme Park Entry and pre-park opening Individual Lightning Lane purchase? In that case, those benefits do not extend to Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek guests. As Disney Springs Area Resorts, the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista and Wyndham Lake Buena Vista offer Early Theme Park Entry to their guests. Visitors staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, and Shades of Green Resort can select a 7 AM Individual Lightning Lane entry.

    I hope this helps clear up any confusion, Rachel. Please write back to us if there's anything else we can do before your adventure begins. You'll arrive just in time to enjoy the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. The topiaries, outdoor kitchens, and concert series make for an even more memorable visit to my favorite theme park. Have the best time, and we can't wait to welcome you "home" soon!

    Have a magical day,
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