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Old 12-13-2012, 01:28 PM   #3346
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I see talk of upgrades, but am wondering if it's even POSSIBLE to get an upgrade from a standard/pool room to a villa. I am starting to figure out that DVC villas are a seperate entity than regular rooms, so I'm assuming it cannot happens. But I'd be willing to give up a good view for a bigger room (just can't afford it right now). I guess I just have wishful thinking, but if it's IMPOSSIBLE than I will quit my dreaming! LOL.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #3347
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I see talk of upgrades, but am wondering if it's even POSSIBLE to get an upgrade from a standard/pool room to a villa. I am starting to figure out that DVC villas are a seperate entity than regular rooms, so I'm assuming it cannot happens. But I'd be willing to give up a good view for a bigger room (just can't afford it right now). I guess I just have wishful thinking, but if it's IMPOSSIBLE than I will quit my dreaming! LOL.
....well, theoretically it is possible, but certainly not likely....DVC and rack rooms are two separate entities....
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:54 AM   #3348
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I see talk of upgrades, but am wondering if it's even POSSIBLE to get an upgrade from a standard/pool room to a villa. I am starting to figure out that DVC villas are a seperate entity than regular rooms, so I'm assuming it cannot happens. But I'd be willing to give up a good view for a bigger room (just can't afford it right now). I guess I just have wishful thinking, but if it's IMPOSSIBLE than I will quit my dreaming! LOL.
I asked this very question actually on a DVC thread and some people said they had been owners for 15 years and never had an upgrade so my hopes kind of dropped after that lol.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #3349
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Is that a DVC thing or something they do at all Disney properties? I've been going for years and never heard of that! (But now I want to be one :-) )
It is a Disney thing, not a DVC thing...
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #3350
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I didn't post all the time, but I loved being able to read what was going on with everyone. Have no idea anymore since the thread got split. I just can't keep up with two threads very well. I don't multi-task like I use to.
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Lol pole dancing cows loving it!
Keep talking that way and you might have one too...
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I asked this very question actually on a DVC thread and some people said they had been owners for 15 years and never had an upgrade so my hopes kind of dropped after that lol.
I have been DVC for many years and never got a upgrade.
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Conversely I'm not an owner and had my first stay in October and our standard view DVC studio became a savannah view DVC studio (waaaaaaaay down kudu trail). Its up to chance and I would always pay for what I want if it is important/you can!
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....and here, all this time I thought it was the allure of the ZD's....
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...she don't know betta... [ ]
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I have been DVC for many years and never got a upgrade.
...AKL has sum'pin' AGAINST cows....'specially pole-dancin' ones....
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...she don't know betta... [ ]
Well maybe we should tell her...
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I see talk of upgrades, but am wondering if it's even POSSIBLE to get an upgrade from a standard/pool room to a villa. I am starting to figure out that DVC villas are a seperate entity than regular rooms, so I'm assuming it cannot happens. But I'd be willing to give up a good view for a bigger room (just can't afford it right now). I guess I just have wishful thinking, but if it's IMPOSSIBLE than I will quit my dreaming! LOL.
As others said it is really unlikely. However, one affordable ways of staying in a DVC accommodation would be renting points from a DVC member. There is a rent/trade board here on the DIS (in the DVC section) and there are some "resellers" as well that broker deals between DVC members and people wanting to rent points.

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Conversely I'm not an owner and had my first stay in October and our standard view DVC studio became a savannah view DVC studio (waaaaaaaay down kudu trail). Its up to chance and I would always pay for what I want if it is important/you can!
Most likely that was a re-classified standard view studio. Some of the "bad" savanna views which have limited viewing are standard view despite the fact that the savanna can be seen from there. There is someone on the DVC boards who seems to keep a running list of those re-classified studios and all the way down Kudu trail sounds like one of these locations.

Actually, upgrading through DVC is really uncommon as the system works so that any given night more or less all rooms would be occupied (if all owners want to use their points they would be full all the time).
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