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Old 09-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #151
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Just got back from a 6 night stay in WDW. 2 adults, no kids. Did a split stay at Poly for 3 nights and Beach Club for 3 nights. Checked-in online 10 days prior for both reservations. No celebrations or requests. 6th visit since January 2008.

We had 3 nights at Poly in a garden view room. No upgrade. We were in Rapa Nui, which worked great for us (Monorail access...and damn those rooms are huge).

Then, we had 3 nights at BC in a standard view room. We said that our anticipated arrival would be 8am; we got there around 9:15am. And this is where it got interesting...

We pulled up to the security hut, got our sheet of paper for the car, and parked the car (we were going to take luggage up later). We were met at the front door of the resort and taken to an elevator up to Club Level. A word was never said about being upgraded, and we never said anything.

So, we got 3 nights at BC in a Club Level standard view room. I would never pay for this out of pocket, but it was wonderful having free breakfast, free drinks (pop and alcohol) and random desserts at the end of the night, + will-call for MNSSHP without a line. Plus we could see Wishes and the edge of Illuminations from our balcony.

The best part?

We used annual pass discounts. I believe the room at BC was booked for $239 a night, and the room we got would've been $475 a night.

We ended up saving a good chunk of change since we had 2 breakfast reservations that we cancelled since we basically got free breakfast with the room.

The receipt we got at the end of the stay showed Standard View- Club Level @ $239 a night plus taxes.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #152
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Wilderness Lodge
no special occasions

2003 from std to CL
2005 from std to courtyard pool view
2006 from std to woods view
2007 from std to courtyard pool view
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:44 PM   #153
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Beach Club
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Upgrade to-2 bedroom suite Club Level
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #154
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We booked a standard room at POP and received and upgrade to an Old Key West Studio. We jumped at the upgrade!

When we opened the door to our room, it was a two bedroom villa!!!! I was unfamiliar with such a thing so I called the front desk to make sure we were in the right room. We were and loved it.

Disney knows what they are doing because, although we still book POP every trip, they had us hooked from that moment on.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #155
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upgrades

Back in 2004 at AKL we were upgraded from standard view to savannah view simply because I requested a room with bunkbeds and that was only one available. It was in August and just after a hurricane so parks were bare.

Last June 2011 we were upgraded from Contemporary Deluxe Garden room (has a king bed with queen sleeper) to Magic Kingdom view Atrium Club.

We told 14 yr old birthday boy due to him but later when I checked out area for next time I noticed that the deluxe "corner" was getting windows washed so ????

Not an upgrade but at Pop Century I told check -in I was glad to be back for 5th visit and she pulled out map and asked me where I wanted to be as long as in my own category(standard), I picked a room with view of lake
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #156
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Oh man... I hope this happens to me! What great stories!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #157
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we were booked @ pop standard room with free dining and we received an email for a free upgrade to saratoga in a 1 br villa!!! i called right away and switched everything over, my inlaws were traveling with us and they upgraded them also, it was awesome!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #158
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:42 PM   #159
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CR Gradne wing
Upgraded to VP suite 14th floor
no special requuest just some very power full Pixie Dust

Evere since I been in <3 with CL
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #160
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In 10 stays we have been upgraded once. In April 2011 we booked a standard in WL and were upgraded to a great Courtyard view. It was a great treat. No special occasions were listed on my reservation.

I've noticed on this thread and a previous "upgrade" thread that it seems like WL and AKL are generous with upgrades.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #161
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #162
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Feb this year - I had a normal standard view room booked at the BC. I get off the ME bus shortly before 3 pm and as I'm walking up to the entrance, a young lady CM with a clipboard approaches me and asks my name. I tell her, and she says, "Good news, Ms. So&So, you've been upgraded to Club Level!" Total shock! I think I was kind of choking up, talking with her as we went up the elevator. I had a standard view CL room, 5th floor overlooking the front entrance, and it was perfect; walk straight ahead from the CL lobby and I was the last room on the right before the bend in the hall, so I had no one on my right and no one across from me. I didn't take as much advantage of the CL as I could/should have, but loved being able to grab a diet Coke from the fridge when I came back for afternoon breaks.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #163
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Feb this year - I had a normal standard view room booked at the BC. I get off the ME bus shortly before 3 pm and as I'm walking up to the entrance, a young lady CM with a clipboard approaches me and asks my name. I tell her, and she says, "Good news, Ms. So&So, you've been upgraded to Club Level!" Total shock! I think I was kind of choking up, talking with her as we went up the elevator. I had a standard view CL room, 5th floor overlooking the front entrance, and it was perfect; walk straight ahead from the CL lobby and I was the last room on the right before the bend in the hall, so I had no one on my right and no one across from me. I didn't take as much advantage of the CL as I could/should have, but loved being able to grab a diet Coke from the fridge when I came back for afternoon breaks.
We were upgraded from a standard room at WL to CL. We were completely shocked but they did get us as we continue to book WL club every visit.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #164
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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.
We got married on the 14th! I was kinda hoping for an upgrade since occupancy was so low but didn't ask. We stayed at CBR and did have a nice courtyard view and they put us in Aruba (right? Where pirate rooms are now?) so we'd have more privacy. (I honestly would have been ok with less privacy and a shorter walk, but it was a nice gesture.).

We chose to drive rather than risk all the airline cancellations and we had planned on arriving the 16 anyway, so we had time. On the way we stopped in Daytona and looked for a hotel, not too cheesy. Well, we accidentally walked into a place that turned out to be upscale condos and they offered us a condo for just over 100.00 since they were empty and bored. Super nice place, 2 br, mini golf, lazy river. It was so nice of them. Must have cost more than that to have the room cleaned when we left.

Ooh... And got upgraded to concierge at Beaches last winter! That pixie dust must have caught a southbound breeze to Jamaica!
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:58 AM   #165
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I was booked with my 3DDs in CR garden wing, standard view- our first stay at a monorail resort- so excited!! A week before our travel date, I received a call from reservations that our resort was overbooked. . I thought it might be my husband playing a joke. Nope.... We were offered the Grand Floridian. I had always dreamed of the Poly. I asked, and he found us a lagoon view at the Poly!!!! We loved it!! And felt so spoiled!
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