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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 04-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #5
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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   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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   #9
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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   #10
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Resort: Grand Floridian
Standard room to CL Sugar Loaf (I think that was the name)
Our Honeymoon

I love to hear about pixie dust...keep the stories coming!
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:41 PM   #11
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-Resort: CR
-Upgraded from: Standard
-Upgraded to: CL Castle View 12th Floor
-Special occasion (if any): no special occasion

Had no idea we were being upgraded until we went to our room. I do not know why it happened but was so glad it did!
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:42 PM   #12
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Resort: Coronado Springs
Upgraded to: Yacht Club courtyard view
Occasion: Spring break.
SOG was booked, so we got an overflow rate at Coranado Springs. At check-in, we were asked if we would mind staying at the Yacht Club instead...heck no!
(heard when I got back that Marie Osmond and company showed up and needed a few rooms. )
However, now I am DYING to stay there at a time I can enjoy the pool, but can never justify $300 a night. Bummer!
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #13
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Resort -- Contemporary
-Upgraded from: Garden view
-Upgraded to: Tower room with view of castle
-Special occasion (if any) none -- it was our first ever stay on Disney property with our two boys

Resort -- Coronado Springs Resort
-Upgraded from: Standard view
-Upgraded to: Water view on six of eight stays (including a corner room on
last trip)
-Special occasion (if any) both of our 50th birthdays


Resort -- Coronado Springs Resort
-Upgraded from: Standard view
-Upgraded to: Junior Suite/waterview
-Special occasion (if any) 25th wedding anniversary
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:01 PM   #14
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Resort: Contemporary
Upgraded from: Atrium Club Standard room.
Upgraded to: Tower Club Standard room.

This upgraded happened in May 2000 and back then the Atrium Club was not a full time Club Level floor in terms of food offerings and total hours of service from the Cast Members the way it is today, so at the time this was a major upgrade and we were told about this at check-in.

Resort: Polynesian.
Upgraded from: Garden View Club Level.
Upgraded to: Lagoon View Club Level.

This upgrade hapened in December 2007 and we actually knew about it a few days before arriving, because WDW sent us a brand new room confirmation and when I viewed our reservation online it said the new room information. So when we checked in we didn't bring it up that we already knew and the Cast Member said we have been upgraded.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:04 PM   #15
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-Resort: WL
-Upgraded from: Standard view
-Upgraded to: CL
-Special occasion (if any): my birthday

-Resort: BC
-Upgraded from: Standard view
-Upgraded to: Water view
-Special occasion (if any): my birthday

-Resort: Poly
-Upgraded from: Standard view
-Upgraded to: CL
-Special occasion (if any): dd's birthday
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