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Old 11-09-2012, 12:21 AM   #61
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Do people get upgraded from a mod to a deluxe resort at no charge ?
Yes, that has happened. It's very, very unusual, though, and only done if the resort you've booked happens to need the room you would have gotten, and they've got to move you, and there's nowhere to move you to at your original resort.

Folks, it's important to distinguish between things that can happen and things that are likely to happen. Is it possible that Disney may bump you to another resort? Yes. Is it likely? Absolutely not. Is it something you need to lose sleep over? Nope.

Keep in mind that thousands of people check into Disney resorts every single day of the year. Every day. Thousands. Are there huge masses of people being downgraded, or bumped to another resort every day? Nope. That's just not the case.

The things we're talking about in this thread are unusual events. They're not the normal guest experience. The very great majority of guests will get exactly the room category that they booked, in the resort that they booked.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #62
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Yes, that has happened. It's very, very unusual, though, and only done if the resort you've booked happens to need the room you would have gotten, and they've got to move you, and there's nowhere to move you to at your original resort.

Folks, it's important to distinguish between things that can happen and things that are likely to happen. Is it possible that Disney may bump you to another resort? Yes. Is it likely? Absolutely not. Is it something you need to lose sleep over? Nope.

Keep in mind that thousands of people check into Disney resorts every single day of the year. Every day. Thousands. Are there huge masses of people being downgraded, or bumped to another resort every day? Nope. That's just not the case.

The things we're talking about in this thread are unusual events. They're not the normal guest experience. The very great majority of guests will get exactly the room category that they booked, in the resort that they booked.
All of this is very true. I've been to Disney about 40 times, all staying onsite, and have never gotten an upgrade or downgrade. Disney is pretty much the only place my close friends and family vacation to and they have never gotten upgrades or downgrades, either. Today, for the very first time, I got an email offering a free upgrade from the Little Mermaid room I had booked at AoA in December.

It is something that is very rare, even though it seems like it happens all the time based on the number of posts on the DIS by people who received upgrades.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #63
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I'm reading AOA Mermaid guests are being upgraded to 1 bedroom villas. That's a leap from value to deluxe! SSR and OKW look amazing from the pictures I've seen. That whirlpool tub alone is enough to switch me over. I would snatch that up immediately! However, if it's a resort that just does not appeal to you, I can understand not wanting to accept it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:00 AM   #64
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Disney has so many choices. I'm sure if anyone is "unfortunate" enough to receive an upgrade, you can negotiate a bit. A few years back, we were given an upgrade to AKL from CBR. I have visited this resort for breakfast and it does not appeal to me or my wife AT ALL. We told the CM we were disappointed because we were looking forward to a beach theme. We asked if the Beach Club was available and were told that it was. Upgrade to Beach Club granted! It always pays to ask questions when you're in this position. The worst thing that can happen is that they could tell you "no".
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #65
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Although I like POR and PoFQ I would never NOT pick and upgrade at a deluxe,( even SSR if it is a theme similar to home). The room (1bdr) is insanely nicer then any of the mods...Soaking jacuzzi tubs, balconies, separate living and sleeping spaces etc. DVC owners pay a lot of points and $$$ to stay at those, so it is not even a comparison.I have stayed at every hotel on Dis property (except AoA and BC) and I will tell you, I will always pick any deluxe over a mod.
My thoughts exactly. They gave us a 1 bedroom villa at SSR for the price of the Little Mermaid room. I've checked out pictures and videos of SSR and it looks great to me!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #66
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I've slept on the SSR sofa without opening it. It's wide enough for one person when you remove the back cushions, and it was comfortable.
Me too! I am short but I am not tiny. I had no problem with the couch w/o opening it on 2 differant trips!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #67
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Oh good, something else for me to worry about from now until our check-in in......14 days!! Lol hope everyone on this thread gets the room/resort they booked!
Really don't worry about this. We have been to WDW about 50 times since 1991. And only one time at CBR was I told the resort was at 110% capacity. Which meant others were gonna be moved! I wanted an area I thought was a better location than they were giving me. Turns out the room I got was very close to the main building , pool and pool bar. Just what I wanted! Hope you have a great time!
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:17 AM   #68
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3 or 4 years ago we were booked at Pop and got an email offering to upgrade us to SSR or OKW. We decided on OKW. It just wasn't our cup of tea. We had a one bedroom suite that was over 900 sq ft. It was beautiful! But the grounds are so spread out and so far away from everything. And we missed having a food court. We usually stay at POFQ, but had wanted to try Pop just because we hadn't done a value in a long time and wanted to check it out. It didn't ruin our vacation, but we were sorry we switched.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:35 AM   #69
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another point.. the kitchen in the 1 bedroom at SSR doesn't do you much good if you didn't know about it ahead of time and have nothing to cook!

OR, you are flying down, and therefor not bringing stuff to cook.

OR, you really don't want to cook on vacation.

we have friends whoare owners at OKW, and have had the oppotunity to use their points for that resort or SSR. to us, they just look too much like apt complexes. we live in a townhouse complex and I agree with others, not enough like a vacation. I don't want a home away from home.
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