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Old 03-31-2011, 09:02 AM   #91
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I LOVE reading all these wonderful reports of pixie dust magic!! It makes a girl hopeful that it can still happen to us. We're off to the World next month (March) and we're actually celebrating 2 big things on this trip----Our 10th anniversary AND my son's 6th birthday!!
My fingers are crossed and I'm not requesting anything special just in case. *wink* The good thing is that no matter if the pixie dust abounds or not, we'll still have a fantastic time.
I learned not to expect it....DH and I booked at the Poly for our 40th last Jan.
I booked a garden view, hoping that the occasion as well as the season (low) might generate a magical upgrade. Didn't happen...and yes, I was somewhat disappointed. Even the view in our garden view room could have been better.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:51 AM   #92
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Wow amazing thread.. Nothing like WDW pixie dust! In 13 trips no upgrade but thats ok, I guess that means once it hits it will be a big one! LOL

Honestly my family has been so fortunate with the way the economy has been to be ale to come to WDW, for birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries and this Sept special trip b/c DS17 will be graduating HS later that yr and has had a very bad 2011, between loosing his father, couin and aunt in the last couple months.

Last yr DH and I stayed Poly CL (thats what we booked) and I felt that was a huge blessing in itself..Only thing is we are hooked! We are taking the two teens later this yr..

Congrats everyone! Keep them coming its a lovely thread!
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #93
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This is our first trip to WDW, my dd's bday, and my & dh 10 year anniversary. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:37 AM   #94
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December 2006

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Upgraded from: Regular room
Upgraded to: Savannah view room
Special occasion: Honeymoon

It was an amazing experience and we instantly fell in love with AKL! We were also close to the elevators and the lobby, so we didn't have to walk far at all, which I hear is sometimes an issue there.

Two years ago we went to CBR and no upgrade, but I don't know how you would upgrade at a moderate or value except to get a better location. This year we're staying at Poly GV and I just want something convenient with my DD3. I requested balcony or patio so we have somewhere to sit while DD naps and I'll be happy with that!
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:41 AM   #95
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Stayed at the POLY 2006 myself,dh and 2 dd...booked a standard room.I did not ask for an upgrade(staying at a deluxe was good enough for me) but I think the happiness on my face when I checked in sold them b/c we recieved an upgrade to the Hawaii bldg which is club level!!! Took advatntage of everything they had to offer....and loved every minute of it!!!Staying at WL in Dec not expecting a upgrade..just hoping for that same " magical feeling" during this vacation.So excited!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #96
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It has made me feel so happy reading all these magical posts

-Resort: Wilderness Lodge
-Upgraded from: Standard View
-Upgraded to: Courtyard View (Bear Face!)
-Special occasion: My first visit and 5 year anniversary for me and DBF!

We didn't actually get upgraded when we were checking in - we were there for 2 weeks and after 1 week we were having such a magical time that we decided to splurge on MNSSHP and ask how much it would be to upgrade to a courtyard view. The CM was so nice and sorted it there and then for us and right at the end told us there would be no charge! So even though we did ask we were willing to pay.

150 days till we go back and I can't sleep with excitement already!
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #97
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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



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Old 04-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #98
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This such a lovely thread....I'm really enjoying reading these.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #99
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December 2010, BWV upgrade from standard view to pool view. No special occasion or request. We expected to be looking at the parking lot but were nicely surprised with a beautiful view from the 4th floor. (I'd post pictures but my back pack was stolen at the Orlando airport on the way home -camera and flip were in it - needless to say, magic over....)
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:23 AM   #100
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Reading these stories are great! I have been to Disney a lot and never received any upgrades but then again we always go with my parents and stay at CSR and they ask for a very specific area (right by one of the quiet pools). We are heading back next week and have convinced my parents to stay at BWV . We didn't request anything special since we don't know anything about the resort. I just called today to link the reservations and see if we could get adjoining rooms. I also told them we were celebrating my father's cancer just going into remission so hoping for some magical dust!
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #101
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Does anyone know if upgrades are given to time share rooms? We are using time share points to stay on Disney property next month (Saratoga Springs). It would be awesome to get an upgrade, if possible.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #102
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Reading these stories are great! I have been to Disney a lot and never received any upgrades but then again we always go with my parents and stay at CSR and they ask for a very specific area (right by one of the quiet pools). We are heading back next week and have convinced my parents to stay at BWV . We didn't request anything special since we don't know anything about the resort. I just called today to link the reservations and see if we could get adjoining rooms. I also told them we were celebrating my father's cancer just going into remission so hoping for some magical dust!
This is OT, but I just wanted to say, Congrats to your dad! My mom just went into cancer remission too and we are going to DW next month to celebrate. Cheers!
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #103
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bumping...hopefully to keep the upgrade stories coming!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #104
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Values?

LOL...think I saw 1 value room upgrade! Guess not much to upgrade to, other than a preferred location. Can you request a room in the Surf's Up building at ASSPorts? Not expecting an upgrade to a mod! So, figure I might as well make a request and hope that we get it...would like to request surf's up building, but not sure if you can "request" it given it is preffered and therefore carries a surcharge...No matter what, we are excited for my family's first visit!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:32 PM   #105
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honeymoon pixie dust!

on our may honeymoon we checked into the grand floridian after our amazing disney dream cruise and were upgraded from standard outer building to sugar loaf club level! this was my first time staying at a deluxe resort (11 other trips with values and mods) and it was the ultimate wedding present from disney! i started bawling at the check-in desk but i couldn't help it lol dreams do come true at disney!
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