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Old 04-17-2010, 05:58 PM   #61
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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 10-20-2010, 11:57 PM   #62
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I just LOVE reading about Disney magic. It really makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside reading about all the joy people have received at Disney.

My upgrade happened when DH agreed to spend the extra money to go from CSR to AKL.
Of course, I would love to get an upgrade too. Don't get me wrong. We are standard at AKL. Hoping all the celebrations we are velebrating will help, Disneymoom, DS first trip and DH's b-day!
But, if not, I'm just happy with my Disney vacay with my newly formed family!
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:19 AM   #63
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Resort
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-Upgraded to:
-Special occasion (if any)

Resort GF
-Upgraded from: garden view
-Upgraded to: sugar loaf
-Special occasion (if any): anniversary

Resort(s) Swan and Dolphin
Upgraded from: standard
-Upgraded to:Theme park views
-Special occasion: none and more times than I can count
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #64
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Our surprise upgrade-8/10 totally unexpected

I still get excited thinking about this....Our last trip 8/2010. ....

Animal Kingdom Villas

-Upgraded from:1 bedroom Savanna View at Kidani
-Upgraded to: 2 bedroom suite at Jambo (club level)
-Special occasion (if any) My Birthday

Can't say I missed the washer/dryer or full kitchen. Our view was of the Arusha(I think that's the name) Savannah, we saw Zebra, giraffes, you name it. I cried the morning of check out. The kids still talk about that
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:06 PM   #65
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Most of our stays our DVC..cant recall ever having a booked room/cat that wasnt great! Always book what you want...the rest is pixie dust
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:07 PM   #66
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We got an upgrade when we did a split stay 2 years ago. We had stayed at Beach Club for 3 days and then we were heading to Grand Floridian. We got to the Floridian and our room wasn't ready, but they said they were upgrading us to Lagoon View from Standard and my mom was THRILLED! We are heading to Polynesian Theme Park View on Sunday and would LOVE to be upgraded to CL and surprise my parents when they get there in the evening! (Kids and I will be there in the afternoon).
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:07 PM   #67
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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


I have never received an upgrade of any type. Do they just decide for no reason that they will give you something extra when you check in?
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:28 PM   #68
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Resort: Boardwalk
Upgraded to: Garden Suite
From: Standard view
No reason that I know of

Resort: Beach Club
Upraded to: CL lagoon view (front & center)
From: Water view
No reason that I know of
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #69
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We were booked at POR from Dec. 4th to the 13th, which happened to also be POP Warner, but being a family of 5 it was the best option for us. When the CM checking us in told me that they did not have a room available for the next nine nights and asked if we would mind a complimentary upgrade to Grand Floridian, I just stood there and cried! The trip was amazing and I can't wait to return!

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:12 PM   #70
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We were booked at POR from Dec. 4th to the 13th, which happened to also be POP Warner, but being a family of 5 it was the best option for us. When the CM checking us in told me that they did not have a room available for the next nine nights and asked if we would mind a complimentary upgrade to Grand Floridian, I just stood there and cried! The trip was amazing and I can't wait to return!

Trish
"Would you mind????" LOL...oh yes, I'm sure you really minded. That's awesome.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:14 PM   #71
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Resort: Polynesian.
Upgraded from: Garden View Club Level.
Upgraded to: Lagoon and CASTLE View Club Level.
No occasion.

I requested a specific room number just for fun...we had stayed in that room before and LOVED it.....low and behold we got there and that was our room.

Watching the fireworks over the castle, snug in my bed after a long day at the parks with the kids....now that was magical!
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:23 PM   #72
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"Would you mind????" LOL...oh yes, I'm sure you really minded. That's awesome.
That is exactly how he said it, almost afraid that I was going to be mad. I could not believe it and they even paid to transport us over to GF. The lady at GF that checked us in told me that we were one of two families that had been sent over that day. I still can't believe that we were one of them!

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #73
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Upgraded from GV at the Poly to Club Level..it was awesome. I think not putting in a ton of requests helps. Also treating CMs decently cant hurt either, even if they are "just" phone CMs.

I think people fixate too much on upgrades- there's a thread going on right now about those who haven't gotten one. Be careful not to post there-even if you were just trying to help- you'll be scolded.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:10 PM   #74
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-Resort AKL
-Upgraded from: Regular room
-Upgraded to: Savannah view room
-Special occasion (if any) DD's 4th birthday

I was so excited I cried a little Then again I cry at Disney commercials, so this isn't saying much
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #75
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We were booked at POR from Dec. 4th to the 13th, which happened to also be POP Warner, but being a family of 5 it was the best option for us. When the CM checking us in told me that they did not have a room available for the next nine nights and asked if we would mind a complimentary upgrade to Grand Floridian, I just stood there and cried! The trip was amazing and I can't wait to return!

Trish

I almost cried a little reading that! How AMAZING!!!
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