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Old 04-09-2010, 10:27 PM   #16
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Resort: POLY
-standard view to view of MK castle
- occasion: tenth anniversary - didn't realize we were getting an upgrade until we arrived in the room. Unbelievable!

Resort: Beach Club
- standard view to best view there! full center view of bay from balcony - again did not know we were getting an upgrade until we arrived in the room
-occasion: I took my DS, DDIL, and DGD2 on their first trip to WDW - we were all dizzy with excitement

Resort: AKL
- standard view to savannah view - no special occasion.

I have been so incredibly lucky and received such Great pixie dust! Never asked for it. Have just been happy and excited to be there.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #17
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CONGRATS to everyone on their great upgrades!
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:58 PM   #18
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Resort: WL
Upgrade from: Standard
Upgrade to: Courtyard view
Reason: none

This is a 2-step upgrade. We originally were booked for courtyard and had an AP discount rate because no std. was avail. Then I rebooked down to a woods view when it became avail. Then I rebooked down to a std. view when it became avail. In the end, we ended up with the courtyard view and here it is:



and for those having an ahhhh moment looking at pics of WL, here's the view from the 3rd floor public balcony w/rocking chairs to sit and watch the ELP on the lake, just past the pool.

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:09 PM   #19
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Resort: Polynesian
Upgrade from: Garden View
Upgraded to: TPV
Special Occasion: DH's 50th birthday


Resort: Beach Club
Upgrade from: Standard View
Upgraded to: GV Club Level
Special Occasion: Grand Gathering - My Mom's 80th Birthday


Resort: Yacht Club
Upgrade from: Standard View
Upgraded to: GV Club Level

Of course now we're hooked on CL!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:24 PM   #20
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Resort: Coronado Springs
Upgrade from: standard room
Upgraded to:Water view
Special Occasion: DH's 39th birthday
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:42 PM   #21
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-Resort - Poly
-Upgraded from: Garden view
-Upgraded to: Hawaii (concierge)
-Special occasion (if any): none
Just my 8 yr old niece and me...so we maybe took less advantage of the options than others may have!

-Resort - GF
-Upgraded from: Garden View
-Upgraded to: Water View
-Special occasion (if any): none

In both cases, my only request was to be on the top floor. Love that Mickey Magic!
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:56 PM   #22
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Resort: Port Orleans Riverside
Booked: Standard View
Upgraded to: Water View
Reason/Celebrations: We were assigned a room, but when we went to the room it still had other people's luggage in there. I was glad it happened to us because we are honest and the people had left what looked like a good bit of cash laying on the table. We went back to the front desk and told them about the room being occupied. Apparently the family had extended their stay that morning, but it hadn't gotten updated in the computer system correctly. We were upgraded because of the confusion.

Resort: Polynesian
Booked: Garden View
Upgraded to: Garden View Concierge Level
Reason/Celebrations: We weren't celebrating anything, just happy to be at WDW. It was totally random.

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Never asked for an upgrade. I never make room requests. I Disney!
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.
We have that theory too! Not that people who request don't get pixie dust too, but I have wondered if maybe they work to give those that make requests exactly what they ask for and then the pixie dust goes to someone who didn't specify anything. We've always gotten great rooms and had a magical time!
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Resorts we have stayed at: Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, and Polynesian
I have also stayed at: All Star Music and Pop Century
Favorite Restaurants: Kona Cafe, Yak and Yeti, and T-Rex
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:27 AM   #23
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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!
Oh my goodness! I'm staying at CR next month and I would be in heaven if I received this upgrade! I know it's unlikely, but you never know. I just hope I didn't hurt my chances by making room requests

GREAT thread by the way! I hope I'll have something to add to it!
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:46 AM   #24
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Resort: CSR
Upgraded From: Standard View
Upgraded To: Water View-lake. Corner room (two windows!)
Occasion: Nothing noted on ressie. Mentioned it was kids's first visit during check-in.

My upgrade might not sound like much, but I was THRILLED!
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:43 AM   #25
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when you check in do they say you have been up graded or do you find out when you go to your room and it's nicer then you were expecting it to be? This is my 7th trip (staying on at WDW) I'm hoping it's lucky #7 for an up grade.
I will be on the plane 3 weeks from right now!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:21 AM   #26
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-Resort: BC/July 2009
-Upgraded from: Standard
-Upgraded to: Club Level/Water View

We didn't even make it to the front desk when we were pulled aside and told to wait a few minutes. We were then escorted up to CL where we learned we had been upgraded. It was an amazing suprise!
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #27
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when you check in do they say you have been up graded or do you find out when you go to your room and it's nicer then you were expecting it to be?
Some of both. We were told both times that we were upgraded, but I've heard many stories of people that didn't know until they walked into their room.
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Resorts we have stayed at: Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, and Polynesian
I have also stayed at: All Star Music and Pop Century
Favorite Restaurants: Kona Cafe, Yak and Yeti, and T-Rex
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:02 PM   #28
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Resort: WL
Upgraded From: Standard

Upgraded to: Courtyard

Occasion. We were celebrating our anniversary a month early.

We never request anything other than a quiet location.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:35 PM   #29
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This was 2 years ago for dh and I

Also it was a split stay, about 3 days each resort and we cashed in dh frequent fllyer miles with aa, so this whole trip was $89, yes $89 TOTAL!!

Resort: Polynesian (faxed request for 3rd floor Samoa garden view, telling them it was our anniversary
Upgrade : Concierge, Hawaii Bldg.
Event: Anniversary

Resort (Split Stay) Yacht Club (only booked standard view)
Upgrade: Concierge
Occasion : Anniversary (I did not tell them this, but assume they knew from the Polynesian)

So for 6 days we had concierge for a grand total of $89
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:00 PM   #30
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-Resort: Contemporary
-Upgraded from: Garden Wing
-Upgraded to: Tower, Bay Lake View
-Special occasion (if any): none

We were scheduled to spend one night at CR before moving to AKL. When we checked in at CR, they told us about the surprise upgrade! Pixie dust was all around that day and night, and we loved CR so much, DH called that night to find out if we could spend the rest of our week there instead of AKL. No luck, they were totally booked.

When he went downstairs to ask again the next morning (so I wouldn't know) they not only had been able to find us a room but it was the same room (no moving) AND they gave it to us at the AKL price!

That entire trip was full of pixie dust from dinner reservations coming open to interactions with characters to magical moments everywhere we looked. I'm almost afraid to stay at CR again because I don't think anything can ever top that romantic getaway!
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