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Old 04-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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We all love pixie dust! Tell about your upgrades!

Ok...we all know two things about upgrades:
1. Don't ever expect one.
2. Don't ever ask for one.
3. They are the result of powerful pixie dust

Still, I love to read about the upgrades others have received. So, please tell!

-Resort
-Upgraded from:
-Upgraded to:
-Special occasion (if any)


I'll start... we've been super lucky to get upgraded a few times!

-Resort Dolphin
-Upgraded from: Standard room
-Upgraded to: Balcony room with park view
-Special occasion (if any) We were upgraded 3 times. The first two weren't special occasions, and the last was our honeymoon.

-Resort AKV-Kidani
-Upgraded from: Standard View
-Upgraded to: Savannah View
-Special occasion (if any) A friend's bday (he was staying with us) and DS's first trip
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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Sounds fun! Remember, I didn't ask for any of my upgrades!
These are my most special upgrades:


Resort CR
-Upgraded from: Standard Concierge room on 14th floor
-Upgraded to:Presidential Suite
-Special occasion (if any)
Just us girls only trip!

Resort Poly
-Upgraded from:LV CL-2 rooms
-Upgraded to:2 bedroom Princess suite
-Special occasion (if any)Father's Day


Also received a Spectromagic/Wishes Dessert party for our entire family and some DIS friends on the Train platform at the Magic Kingdom.
Completely catered with staff from the GF and linens and all!


(I have to edit to add the above =dessert party cannot be booked.)

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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LittleLulu- those are great upgrades and the dessert party sounds amazing! Sounds like you travel with plenty of pixie dust
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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Check in with a smile, enthusiasm and excitement!
And yes, I've been blessed with alot of PD!
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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How did you get the dessert party?
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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Sounds fun! Remember, I didn't ask for any of my upgrades!
These are my most special upgrades:


Resort CR
-Upgraded from: Standard Concierge room on 14th floor
-Upgraded to:Presidential Suite
-Special occasion (if any)
Just us girls only trip!

Resort Poly
-Upgraded from:LV CL-2 rooms
-Upgraded to:2 bedroom Princess suite
-Special occasion (if any)Father's Day


How did you get those wonderful upgrades at the Poly?

Also received a Spectromagic/Wishes Dessert party for our entire family and some DIS friends on the Train platform at the Magic Kingdom.
Completely catered with staff from the GF and linens and all!


(I have to edit to add the above =dessert party cannot be booked.)
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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April 2010

Reserved: 2 nights Garden View CL at YC
Upgrade: 2 bedroom Commodore Suite
Reason: Daughter's birthday
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #8
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Resort: GF
upgraded from standard room to Sugarloaf
Occasion First visit

Resort GF
upgraded standard room to theme park view
Occasion Second visit?

Resort AKL
upgraded standard room to savannah view
occasion none

resort GF
upgraded Sugarloaf room to Sugarloaf parlor room
occasion anniversary
I'm not sure if this is a typical upgrade, but the room was definitely bigger than other Sugarloaf rooms we've stayed in.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #9
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Resort: Poly
Upgraded from: Garden View
Upgraded to: MKV in Tahiti
Special Occasion: Daughter's first visit. Also, they didn't have a room ready for us at 3pm, so it might have been a little luck.


Also, not a resort upgrade, but the coolest Disney-related upgrade: My wife and I, before we were married, headed down to WDW for a wedding. This was back before DME, so we had booked the Mears Shuttle to the resort. So, we head out to wait on the bus. After a few minutes, the Mears guy comes over to us and asks, "You guys are booked on the shuttle, right? Would you mind taking the limo over there instead? Same price, so it's all paid for. Just tip your driver."

That was a magical express.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #10
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Resort Dolphin
-Upgraded from: Standard Room
-Upgraded to: upgraded to room with Epcot View
-Special occasion (if any): 1st Anniversary

It was so completely unexpected and meant the world. Made the trip very special. It was in October in the off season but during Food and Wine. I wonder if the time of year thus how crowded the hotel is has anything to do with it? Thoughts?
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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Resort Dolphin
-Upgraded from: Standard Room
-Upgraded to: upgraded to room with Epcot View
-Special occasion (if any): 1st Anniversary

It was so completely unexpected and meant the world. Made the trip very special. It was in October in the off season but during Food and Wine. I wonder if the time of year thus how crowded the hotel is has anything to do with it? Thoughts?
I'm not sure...sometimes there are upgrades during crowded times because they overbooked lower level rooms. I guess you're more likely to get an upgrade during a busy time because they have to give you one and you're more likely in a slow time because they want to give you one.

I have a theory that Dolphin gives more upgrades than Swan...thats why we switched, haha. I like the Swan more. Also, the Swan doesn't have the views like the Dolphin does.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #12
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Resort: AKL
Upgraded From: Standard View
Upgraded To: Savannah View
Occasion: Nothing!

Resort: AKL
From: Pool View
To: Savannah View
Occasion: Nothing!

Resort: FQ
From: Standard View
To: Water View
Occasion: Nothing!

Resort Dolphin
From: Standard View
To: Epcot View
Occasion : Nothing!

Never asked for an upgrade. I never make room requests. I Disney!

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:06 PM   #13
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Never asked for an upgrade. I never make room requests. I Disney!

Kerri
I have that theory too about making room requests! I am so torn as to whether to make them on my next trip, but I've always lucked out with a great room, even if I don't get upgraded, without a request.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #14
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The best?

Dolphin
Standard room to exec suite.
Because I was SPG gold, they added on Club privileges after I arrived (back when they still had Club level).
Occasion-nothing



The only WDW resort upgrade

CSR
Standard view to water view
Occasion-nothing
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #15
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Resort: Grand Floridian
Standard room to CL Sugar Loaf (I think that was the name)
Our Honeymoon

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