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Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #61
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I received the email 2 days ago...My dates are Nov 22-23 at Art of Animation and 23-27 at Pop for free dining. The upgrade I got was for the one night res. Were at Little Mermaid, but can upgrade to any of the family suites or Caribbean beach, Coronado Sp, or OKW. I would love to stay at OKW, but going for one night then have to move to Pop...nope! Moving from AoA to POP much easier. Plus I wanted to see AoA. I would love an upgrade to a fam suite but I call daily and there is no availability. I think they want me out for someone staying longer than a day...???

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:09 AM   #62
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To answer a question I saw, our reservation was room only, not a package, and I had just happened to look as I was on the phone and sure enough there were no more standard rooms available at POFQ for the dates that we were there. I have no doubt that that contributed to us getting the upgrade, but you won't hear me complain for a second.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:36 AM   #63
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I am starting to worry that the crowds during our stay (12/9-12/16) may be higher then we are used to. This is our 3rd trip in 4 years during that week. It is usually very small crowds, but with all the upgrades I am starting to wonder...
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #64
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Just booked a LM room at AoA from 12/29 - 12/31.... but I would never turn down a free upgrade, I will be checking my email daily!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #65
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I love hearing about people receiving and getting offered an upgrade.

We were booked at AoA LM room only for Easter week and just about a week ago, DH and I decided it was more than we should spend on a value resort (peak rates, no discount), so we committed to using MIL's RCI and booked Silver Lake/Silver Points for less than $500 for the whole week. I told him that just because we did that, they will offer upgrades for Easter time (assuming it is due to overbooking) and we will miss out on our only hope of a free upgrade We would have jumped on the opportunity to go back to OKW or visit SSR (even if they aren't as sought after as some other deluxes).

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #66
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We have a room only reservation and upgraded from LM to a LK suite. In the fine print of the email I got it said "no group rates or other discounts apply.". That could be why those with FD aren't being offered the upgrades. In Disney's eyes they're already receiving a discount with FD.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #67
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I had a guest who got this email and forwarded it to me, her travel agent, to follow up on. She sent it this morning and I followed up straight away and the only upgrade out of her choices was Saratoga Springs. All the moderates and AoA suites were booked according to Disney. They ended up deciding to take the upgrade because of the added space & the kitchen. I hope they love it because I know she was a little bummed not to be at AoA.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #68
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Last March the POR Royal Rooms were not going to be done on schedule so we got a free upgrade to the GF. We got a castle view as well. Trip of a lifetime.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #69
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Originally Posted by pmaurer74 View Post
Last March the POR Royal Rooms were not going to be done on schedule so we got a free upgrade to the GF. We got a castle view as well. Trip of a lifetime.

That is an awesome upgrade!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:48 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by mjrusso45 View Post
I would just ignore it. I don't think there's any danger of getting upgraded against your will.

As an aside., we were booked for LM as well for Dec 2012, and we DID take advantage of the offer, now we're booked in a suite.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #71
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OP here.

My sister just checked into AoA and she has the LM room that she reserved. She said the room is beautiful and just what she wanted.

The only downside is that both WiFi and 3G access in her room are sporadic, at best. I'd heard that that was a problem at some AoA locations.

Thanks again to all the posters on this thread.

I'll post again if I have any new info.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by vtownpatty View Post
I am starting to worry that the crowds during our stay (12/9-12/16) may be higher then we are used to. This is our 3rd trip in 4 years during that week. It is usually very small crowds, but with all the upgrades I am starting to wonder...
On the one hand, all December dates are becoming more popular. I don't think there will be any slow periods at Disney in 5 years. On the other hand, there must be lots of vacancy at deluxes & moderates if they are upgrading so many people.
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