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Old 03-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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What's the chance?

We've booked a standard room for our trip next month. Do resorts do free upgrades like cruises do and if you ask, could a preferred room be possible?
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Sometimes an upgrade is available at a resort. They happen, but aren't frequent. Its best to just book and pay for the category you want.

At check-in, ask "How much would it cost to upgrade to ______". If its available sometimes they will give you a price, or it might be free.
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Where are you staying? At the value resorts, it seems the preferred rooms book up first, so odds of an upgrade (even a paid for one) would be very slim.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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According to the disney site, all their standard rooms are booked but there's preferred rooms available. Hmmm...we'll ask when we check in. We don't mind the standard room, we like walking the distance to take in the resort, but we'll still ask. Thanks.
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It's always possible. We have DVC so for one stay we booked a standard view at Kidani. When we checked in we were upgraded to a savannah view without us even asking. The woman at the desk was showing us the resort map where our room was going to be and said "enjoy - you have been upgraded to a savannah room". It was a nice surprise and better that the trip consisted of only me, my mother and my son (who was 3 at the time).
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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That's cool. Glad you got to upgrade....nice surprise. Maybe we'll have the same luck.
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Wishing you some

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Hello there...just thought to say that we received upgrades twice! Once at the Poly we were given a view of the castle (booked standard) and then at the Grand Floridian we were given a tower room with view of the fireworks every night (booked standard)...there the CM actually pointed out that we had a 2 level upgrade. I never actually asked for an upgrade but at the Poly I did request the CM to see if a different room was available as the first offering was too far for my mother...she did so without complaint and that was when we ended up with the view of the castle.
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