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Old 08-09-2011, 03:05 PM   #136
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Resort: Grand Floridian
-Upgraded from: Standard Garden View
-Upgraded to: room with two balconies; one facing MK and one facing Poly
-Special occasion (if any): Honeymoon

We got married September 15, 2001. When we got there, the place was empty due to 9/11 (everyone had canceled their trips). When we arrived we asked if we could upgrade (we were willing to pay). The CM called someone and told us it would be an extra $75 a night. We said sure! Then she called someone again and told us that our upgrade would be complimentary! We even received champagne and roses the next day. I think we were upgraded because we were not looking for a handout plus they probably had the occupancy to do so considering 9/11 and all.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:25 PM   #137
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While this is a great thread, it doesn't really explain in depth how upgrades occur.

Upgrades happen if a resort is overbooked or there is a maintenance issue with a room and they have to relocate you to another category.

It doesn't have anything to do with being first-timers or the time of day you check-in, it is all a matter of luck. And CM's are not able to arbitrarily upgrades for no reason, there has to be some sort-of operational or booking issue in order to do so.

However, it is still nice to see some people's stories, but you must remember this only represents a fraction of the people that go to Disney every day that don't even post here. Disney fills rooms over and over again; I'll bet the chance of an upgrade is probably about 1% or less.
Well my ratio is about 50%
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #138
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My cousin and fifteen of her sorority sisters books four rooms at ASMu during spring break this year. She and seven others were moved to AKL with a pool view. The other eight girls were moved to CR.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #139
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Resort: Wilderness Lodge
Dates: Aug 1-7, 2011 (we just got back)
Original booking: Standard
Upgrade: Courtyard
Reason:???

We checked in, and the very lovely CM told us we had been upgraded to an awesome 5th floor courtyard view

We also had free dining which was amazing

Best vacation ever (besides my honeymoon in case she is reading this)
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:52 AM   #140
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My cousin and fifteen of her sorority sisters books four rooms at ASMu during spring break this year. She and seven others were moved to AKL with a pool view. The other eight girls were moved to CR.
Wow! That gives me hope. We have four rooms at POP...hoping for some Pixie Dust that would be awesome for our grandsons!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:35 PM   #141
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Resort: Polynesian
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Original booking: Standard
Upgrade: Magic Kingdom View (Tahiti)
Reason: Honeymoon
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #142
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Resort: Wilderness Lodge
Dates: Aug 1-7, 2011 (we just got back)
Original booking: Standard
Upgrade: Courtyard
Reason:???

We checked in, and the very lovely CM told us we had been upgraded to an awesome 5th floor courtyard view

We also had free dining which was amazing

Best vacation ever (besides my honeymoon in case she is reading this)


Congrats on the upgrade!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #143
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Resort: POR standard view
Upgraded to: Yacht Club
Occasion: none.

I couldn't believe it. POR was overbooked with a convention, so we were moved to YC. Then they mistakenly sent us to CL with a CM, so when they realized the mistake, they felt so bad to get our hopes up, they put us in a room facing the lake, right over the gazebo. Now that's what I call pixie dust! Unfortunately, we only booked 2 nights, but we made the best of it!
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:14 PM   #144
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Resort: Saratoga Springs
Dates: August 2011
Upgraded from: 2 bedroom villa
Upgraded to: 3 bedroom Grand Villa.
Reason: ?? Two engagements later in the trip, but they we never put on the ressie.

My mom asked if we could be upgraded to the treehouses and they told her it would be a downgrade. She was really confused. When the cast member said what we got upgraded to we were all shocked. The room was a palace. It was so nice to have so much space! We travel with eight people are we usually stay in two standard rooms.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #145
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We have been upgraded on both of our trips!

-Resort Wilderness Lodge
-Upgraded from: Standard View
-Upgraded to: Wood View
-Special occasion (if any) Mothers Day

-Resort Grand Floridian
-Upgraded from: Standard Garden View
-Upgraded to: Deluxe - with view of pool & fireworks!!
-Special occasion (if any) Mothers Day
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:09 AM   #146
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Great thread!! Congrats to all!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #147
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These upgrades sound AMAZING!! Now i am honestly thinking of switching my ressie back to a standard room at CBR (which would save another $300) for our Honeymoon and MAYBE we will get a sprinkle of Pixie Dust because we have never gotten an upgrade!
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #148
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Its so much fun to read these. We are excited to be staying at the Lodge for the first time, and already have a Courtyard view room, but hoping that maybe we'll get a little pixie dust to stay in a bear face room. My 5 year old would think it was fabulous that we were staying in a bear face. LOL!!

With our without an upgrade its going to be a magical trip if I can keep the secret for a few more days. Its killing me and my husband has insisted that I not tell her until we're driving through the gates at Disney. Dosen't he know how impossible that is. LOL!!

Congrats to you all and thanks for sharing your great stories.
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #149
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OP here. I forgot to add our June '10 trip upgrade:

-Resort: Wilderness Lodge
-Upgraded from: Standard View
-Upgraded to: Courtyard View
-Special occasion: None



I am so hoping this is our view when we check in next Friday. Cross your fingers!!!
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:44 AM   #150
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Resort: Saratoga Springs
Dates: August 2011
Upgraded from: Studio
Upgraded to: 1 Bedroom Villa
Reason: Birthday....I was on the ressie.
We also requested on the ressie Springs area.
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