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Old 11-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #46
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My wife got the email and we went from POFQ to Poly, there was no way we were turning that down. Can't wait.
Awesome!! What are your dates? We're staying at POR, maybe we can score an upgrade, too!
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #47
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My wife got the email and we went from POFQ to Poly, there was no way we were turning that down. Can't wait.
Wow Im surprised they upgrade for free to the monerail resorts! Nice one!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #48
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Can I ask, when are your dates?
The dates are 12/26 thru 12/28, after that we walk across the street to SOG for the rest of our stay. I was stunned to get a monorail resort, and for the two nights after Christmas too.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #49
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after seeing this, I had to go through our emails and was hoping to get a free upgrade, but no such luck. we have 2 rooms at POP, the first value in a while, but where the kids wanted to stay....guess the next trip I will pick again, maybe even leave them home.....Congrats to all that have gotten the free upgrade....
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #50
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I apologize if I missed this, but what are her dates? We are staying at AoA LM from Dec 6-8. I called within an hour of receiving the "free upgrade" email (and about 5 times since), and have been told every time nothing is available at another resort. Even the moderates! Yikes!
My sister's there from November 28th through December 4th. I don't think I ever mentioned the dates.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #51
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I really hope that your sister can keep her original reservation for a LM room!!!

Something that caught my attention was that she is travelling alone....I'm just wondering why Disney would try to get a solo traveller to switch to a suite when I'm sure there are lots of larger families booked in a LM room that would be thrilled to switch to a suite for free. We are a family of 4 booked into a LM room and I'd jump at the chance for a free upgrade into one of the suites even if it is just for the extra room! I can totally understand why this would make no sense for a solo traveller. I'm sure with Disney it may just all be computer generated, who gets these free upgrade emails, so there may be no rhyme or reason as to who receives the email...just doesn't make any sense to me

I really hope your sister enjoys her stay in the LM seciton
It seemed nonsensical to me, too, to be offering a solo traveler a suite. Neither I nor my sister has any idea why she got the upgrade offer.

I know she'll love her stay in the LM room!

Thanks for posting and I'm sure things will work out well for you, too!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #52
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My wife got the email and we went from POFQ to Poly, there was no way we were turning that down. Can't wait.
What dates is your booking at POFQ? We are there 12/3 to 12/8
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #53
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I really hope that your sister can keep her original reservation for a LM room!!!

Something that caught my attention was that she is travelling alone....I'm just wondering why Disney would try to get a solo traveller to switch to a suite when I'm sure there are lots of larger families booked in a LM room that would be thrilled to switch to a suite for free. We are a family of 4 booked into a LM room and I'd jump at the chance for a free upgrade into one of the suites even if it is just for the extra room! I can totally understand why this would make no sense for a solo traveller. I'm sure with Disney it may just all be computer generated, who gets these free upgrade emails, so there may be no rhyme or reason as to who receives the email...just doesn't make any sense to me

I really hope your sister enjoys her stay in the LM seciton
When resorts are overbooked, they pay more attention to travel dates than party size. Probably was picked at random.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #54
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We also received the upgrade email. We are staying at POR and they offered AKL, OLd Key West, or Saratoga Springs. We are doing our first night room only and the rest of the week as a package with free dining. The offer was ONLY for the first night. I asked about the rest of the week and was told no, only the one night. We decided it just wasn't worth the trouble of moving for one night. The only thing I am now wondering about is the phone number in the email. It is different then the regular reservation number - I may call the number in the email and see if they might add the rest of the week....
I would hate that...I love getting settled in when I first get to a room and would never take an upgrade for a night. Although some people might like that it seems inconvenient to me.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #55
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what dates is your booking at pofq? We are there 12/3 to 12/8
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #56
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I checked the WDW site for your dates out of curiosity and only POR waterview shows up for moderates, but both SSR and OKW show as still available, so they must have had enough people take the offer that they no longer need to make room @ AOA LM for your dates - so those not wanting to be moved who are going those dates can breathe a sigh of relief.
I do like that they are dealing w/ overbooking ahead of time, far better to find people who would like an upgrade beforehand than confronting people after a long day of travel w/ the unexpected @ the front desk, IMO.
I actually was pretty disappointed I didn't get the upgrade . They told me to keep calling. Initially I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but after thinking about how crowded it probably will be I thought I'd rather get out of there!

I do agree with you though. They are handling this ahead of time which is great!

Also to the OP who was hoping to upgrade from Pop, they had specific resorts I was allowed to chose from, and Poly wasn't one of them. I even asked if I could pay a difference. I guess because the OP is coming from a moderate they got a better upgrade lol! One CM told me that I could only upgrade to moderate, and I had to read her the email that offered me OKW and SS.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #57
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My wife got the email and we went from POFQ to Poly, there was no way we were turning that down. Can't wait.
Wow, that is some upgrade. We just stayed at the Poly and it is amazing! Have a great trip.

For the OP if they are wanting to stay in their LM I would just leave it at that; I am sure that enough people will take advantage of the upgrade and she wont have to worry.
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Just wondering out loud if it is an overbooking problem or if they are maybe taking some rooms out of service to address the comfort (temperature) issue?

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #59
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We were received and used an upgrade code last year from a mod to a deluxe but it wasn't free there was a small charge. Just curious are these all for full price room only reservations, or does anyone have a package with free dining.
And I agree it depends on the resort I wouldn't upgrade just because of the category.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #60
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My theory was that since AoA is booked solid (at least for my dates) they are trying to open rooms up so they could book more new reservations, but yours is a good theory, too. I have heard that is is pretty stuffy in those rooms. Maybe when I call again today to try and get my "free upgrade" I will ask the CM!

Also, I booked mine for Room Only. We are staying at POR for the first part of our trip on FD, and I didn't get any offers for that reservation.
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