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Old 08-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #61
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I would go down to the desk explain your on your honeymoon & your being woken up at 4am by these trucks see if they can move you! Seriously!! Sending happy thoughts that pixie dust hits your honeymoon!

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I completely agree! Ask to speak to a manager, politely explain what you told us and ask if there are any available rooms in the same category. As others on here have said, it can't be fixed if they don't know there's an issue...don't wait till you get home!

Did they even have the celebration buttons for you? When we did our anniversary there, the buttons already had our names in them. If there wasn't even that, then I wonder if your honeymoon somehow wasn't noted on the reservation...

Congrats on your marriage!
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:33 PM   #62
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Wow... some of these stories have brought tears to my eyes. My DH and I have been going to WDW for over 25 years now. We weren't able to have kids, so it's just the two of us, but I never even knew such a thing went on.
We have never received an upgrade and usually just stay in a standard view moderate.

Perhaps the fact that we are flying from a long distance and usually don't arrive until later at night is the reason we have never been offered an upgrade. I'm sure the resort is full by then because there usually isn't even the greatest choice left in standard views by that time.

The pics and descriptions of some of these rooms are amazing!
Love hearing the stories of how the CM's make an upgrade a truly magical occassion.

We are heading to WDW again next month for our 25 wedding anniversary... can't wait!
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #63
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Love these stories!

I just love reading about guests getting upgraded. Of course, I always wish it were me, but alas, it never has been! And I agree with getting the room you want, not expecting an upgrade! We arrive at CR in 31 days, with a garden wing, garden view room and that will be just fine for my DD and I. I would love to have gotten the TPV CL, but couldn't justify the cost, especially since I splurged and upgraded to Deluxe Dining. We will have fun, no matter what, since it is the first time we have ever gone on a "girls only" vacation
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #64
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That's the same attitude we have Jacqui... let's face it, it's WDW... everything is a bonus after that!
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #65
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I used to work front desk at Pop. Most upgrades will be based on operational needs or because the resort has been overbooked.

One time I pulled up a reservation and it said "Don't check in!! Call back office!!" So I call the back and the told me to ask the guest if they wanted a free upgrade to AKL for the entire length of their stay!! Of course the guests were thrilled!!

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WOW!! Do you know why it said that? What would be the reason they would do that? Just curious.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #66
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Today we were checking in at Boardwalk and got upgraded to the vice presidential suite! By far the biggest surprise ever apparently there was a late cancelation. Best room ive ever seen or dreamed to have been in and an absolutely stunning view of the boardwalk and the lake!
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:31 PM   #67
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Congrats Yellosno... how wonderful!
Enjoy and have a great time
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:34 AM   #68
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Today we were checking in at Boardwalk and got upgraded to the vice presidential suite! By far the biggest surprise ever apparently there was a late cancelation. Best room ive ever seen or dreamed to have been in and an absolutely stunning view of the boardwalk and the lake!
Awesome! DH wanted me to ask if you were celebrating anything and how many in your party and how long are you staying... Lol

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #69
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Today we were checking in at Boardwalk and got upgraded to the vice presidential suite! By far the biggest surprise ever apparently there was a late cancelation. Best room ive ever seen or dreamed to have been in and an absolutely stunning view of the boardwalk and the lake!
Congrats!! Would love some pictures! Hope you have a wonderful time!!
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Awesome! DH wanted me to ask if you were celebrating anything and how many in your party and how long are you staying... Lol
7 Days and we had put we were celebrating a graduation. we were originally staying club level. and for everyone else we have been taking loads of pics!
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #71
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We just got back from a weeks stay at Port Orleans Riverside. We booked a standard room but when we checked in they said they had upgraded us to a Royal Room. It was quite a nice surprise as my husband and I were celebrating our 22nd anniversary!!!!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:31 AM   #72
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How fun these all sound!


Our second trip ever will be May 2014. We plan to stay at POR, and as we are a party of 5, as much as I would wish for pixie dust, I don't think there is anywhere they can upgrade us from the preferred room we plan to book.

But we don't care...we're at Disney, with our kids, for our 20th anniversary, on what will probably be our last big family vacation. (Our oldest starts university in fall 2014) that's magic enough for us!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #73
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Does anyone know if anyone has ever been upgraded at Bay Lake Towers?
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #74
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We were upgraded at the Beach Club on our second stay there. This was in 1994 and before we had kids. Upon check in, the cast member at the desk said "oh, we've upgraded you to a suite" We had booked a lagoon/pool view and ended up with a suite overlooking the water on one side and the quiet pool on the other.

We weren't celebrating anything, nor did I ask about an upgrade...at the time I didn't even know about upgrades. Needless to say, it was a nice surprise!
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #75
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Upgraded from a standard Poly room to a Club Level room in 2008 and upgraded from a standard room at WL to a courtyard view in 2012.
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