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Old 07-28-2011, 01:45 AM   #106
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I was upgraded on my last two trips. I used online check in, and was totally surprised at check in on both occasions.

Resort: Poly
Upgraded from: Garden View
Upgraded to: Club Level, Garden View
Special Occasion: Anniversary
(DH loved this upgrade)

Resort: CSR
Upgraded from: King
Upgraded to: Junior Suite King
Special Occasion: None
(I liked having the extra bathroom in the mornings.)
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:46 AM   #107
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Upgrade in 2005

Resort: WL
Upgraded from: Standard view
Upgraded to: Courtyard
Special Occasion: First visit to WL and sisters birthday.

Let's just say this worked 'cause since thn we've went back to WL every visit
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:21 AM   #108
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Congrats on all the pixie dust!!! we are having our 1st ever onsite stay in 28 days at WL and have a standard room, keeping fingers crossed for a courtyard view like you folks here!
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #109
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Wow, I 've never had the pleasure of being upgraded, but am happy for all of you that have. I'll just be happy to have any kind of discount added to our package.Seeing how our economy is in the on the way down once again maybe Disney will show spread some pixie dust our way.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #110
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Congrats on all the pixie dust!!! we are having our 1st ever onsite stay in 28 days at WL and have a standard room, keeping fingers crossed for a courtyard view like you folks here!
Our first WL trip is in 4 days (first ever trip for DD4) and we have a standard room, too. I hope you get some dust!

If we are lucky enough to find some I will send some your way
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #111
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This was all in one trip at the Dolphin. We booked a standard room with a standard view and double beds.

3 upgrades:
Room #1 - Standard Room with Double Beds with Resort View (or Park View? We had a view of Tower of Terror, Hollywood Studios, and the pool)
Room #2 - Resort View with King Sized Bed
Room #3 - Resort View Premium Studio (I think? It's the closest thing on the website). It was twice as big as a standard room with a little wet bar and living room area, plus a king bed.

We didn't find out about our first upgrade until we reached the room. Opening the windows was a nice surprise! Then after the first night, we decided we wanted a king sized bed. I went to the lobby to ask what our options were to move to a room with a king bed, fully preparing to have to pay for it. She moved us, without any extra charge. After the second night, they upgraded us because the king-sized bed room (room #2) was not supposed to be occupied (they were doing fire-alarm testing).
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:59 PM   #112
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One of my friends went down with her daughter for the cheerleading competition one year and was supposed to stay at Pop.

Imagine her surprise when she got there to find that Pop had overbooked and was put in the Contemporary instead. She absolutely loved it. I would like that kind of upgrade myself sometime .
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #113
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Loved reading about all the upgrades!!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:58 AM   #114
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2002; booked at POR, standard room - upgraded to the Dolphin, waterview.

2009; booked at POR, standard room - with the 4/3 deal, able to upgrade to SSR studio, waterview room, with $100.00 savings.

2010; booked at POR, waterview room; requested Oak Manor, pool view; got Parterre Place, corner room, king bed, riverview!!! My favorite so far.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:12 AM   #115
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I love reading all the pixie dust stories. With the year its been, I am really hoping for some pixie dust being thrown my way! Congrats to all that have received upgrades in the past and who will in the future!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:25 AM   #116
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I was hoping to find a thread like this! Getting upgraded would be magical but I'm always just happy to be back home at WDW! We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary on this upcoming trip and I keep daydreaming that we get an upgrade...

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:05 AM   #117
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Resort Pop Century
upgraded to Old key west
during Easter

Super excited the Old Key West has the best Easter egg hunt!!
When did you find out? Whenyou tried to check in? When your documents came?
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:32 AM   #118
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In 2006-
Booked a savannah view room(room with a pull-out sofa) at AKL for 5 people
When checking in they mentioned that we had two connecting rooms and I politely told them that I only booked one and couldn't afford two rooms. They said they didn't have any more rooms like the one we booked so they gave us a connecting room for free. One room was two queens, the connecting had bunkbeds
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #119
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #120
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This is a great, great thread.

Who can't be happy for others who received the unexpected upgrades.

Congrats to all! It warms the heart reading about the reactions to the upgrades.
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