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Old 09-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #76
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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!
Good for you! That is great! Hubby and I will be heading to Boardwalk Thursday night for a Kid Free weekend! First one we've had in years! Secretly hoping for an upgrade!
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #77
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We spent 6 days at AKL in august. We booked standard view but were upgraded to savanna view !!! We were celebrating our anniversary so we were very excited. Headed to POP for our DD's sweet 16 the first week of December . Is it too much to wish for more pixie dust???
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #78
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These are fun stories.

Technically I got upgraded but I actually refused it. I had wanted to stay at the WL for a long time. Our plane was delayed and we ended up getting to the WL really late. At check in they said that they had a shortage of rooms due to a plumbing problem and they offered us a tower room at the Contempory Resort. Since that was my least favorite resort and I REALLY wanted to experience WL, I refused.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #79
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My first trip in 10 years I booked for AKL. I was already getting a value villa and BOOM when I got there... a savannah view! I also had free dining that week so it was just all around amazing.

This year WL gave me a room where I could see fireworks at MK.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:11 AM   #80
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Wow, these pixie dust upgrades are awesome! If we were ever upgraded to choose another resort, I would pick Poly ^_^

We've never had any upgrades like this ... at all. BUT last year we had a POR at a Royal Room (we did pay for) and we ended up getting a corner room! I think it was a handicap room cause it was very different and larger ^_^

That's about it. But hey, any stay on resort is an upgrade to me!
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #81
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I have already put this on a thread recently, but I'll put my upgrade in.
We were supposed to be in a Garden Cottage @ BWI for Oct. & I had been trying to change it because I heard it's more for Honeymooners & there was myself, DH, DD-14, & DS-17.
I got a call stating that our room that we were staying in was being renovated -they are taking out the sofa beds downstairs, so she asked me if it was ok that she put us in a 2 Bdrm suite @ BWI-SO EXCITED!!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:16 PM   #82
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I have already put this on a thread recently, but I'll put my upgrade in.
We were supposed to be in a Garden Cottage @ BWI for Oct. & I had been trying to change it because I heard it's more for Honeymooners & there was myself, DH, DD-14, & DS-17.
I got a call stating that our room that we were staying in was being renovated -they are taking out the sofa beds downstairs, so she asked me if it was ok that she put us in a 2 Bdrm suite @ BWI-SO EXCITED!!!!!!
WOW! How exciting. Happy for you
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #83
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WOW! How exciting. Happy for you
Thank you!! Soo excited!
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #84
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About 2 yrs ago, during the busy week of 4th of July, our family of 4 had 2 preferred connecting rooms booked at Pop. We checked in very early that morning and was told room was not ready, but we would get the test later on when it was. Well, the test never came. That afternoon, I went back up to the front desk to be told that the resort was booked SOLID with NO rooms available. The people who were in the rooms that were assigned to us had had a medical emergency that resulted to them being hospitalized. Due to this, they could not check out and Disney was not going to go into their room and remove their things. The front desk apologized over and over to us that there wasn't any rooms to put us in. They told us they were calling around to find somewhere to put us. So, after another hr, we were being told that they had 2 connecting rooms at the Beach Club for us PLUS they were giving us a $100 Disney gift card for our inconvienence! Our trip was planned on limited funds and this was really an unexpected blessing for us (even though I felt bad for the people who were in the hospital!) Of course this upgrade totally started my husband's love of the Beach Club and we have since stayed there many times!
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #85
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And also last month we were staying just 1 night at All Star Music in a standard room before checking in for a 6 night stay at POR. When we got there, we were told they had upgraded us to the family suite because there were a lot of tour groups there and they wanted to keep them together. We were really impressed with the Family Suite and would happily book and pay for hat in the future!
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #86
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The best surprise was when we checked in near midnight in Atlantic City for my birthday. We got an upgrade that was a 2 bedroom suite, with a happy birthday wish from the desk clerk. Our room was two rooms with a dash in-between, like 1102-1103. Inside that main door, was two more doors, one labeled 1102, the other 1103. (that's just an example, I forget the room numbers!) The first room had a dining room, kitchen, wetbar, living room, a huge bathroom, it had a hottub that could sleep 3 and two showers!! One stall one and one with a bathtub!
My favorite part of OP's post was that the hottub could sleep 3.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #87
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Back in October of 2008, my dad and stepmom did a spur-of-the-moment long weekend trip to WDW, and decided to stay at the Wilderness Lodge. As they were checking in, they were asked if it was a special occasion trip. When they said, "no", the CM said, "come on, there's nothing you can think of that you might be celebrating??" The CM was smiling and willing them to say so, so they said something (I don't remember what) and were immediately upgraded to the concierge level of WL!

They had such a lovely time, and considering that my stepmom's mother was seriously ill (and passed away a few weeks after they returned home), it was some well-needed pixie dust right before a rather sad Christmas.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #88
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We booked a reservation at POR one year. We loved POR the one time we stayed there in the past and were excited to return. When I checked in the CM said they overbooked and asked if she could move us to a different resort. When I asked where she replied to Old Key West. We had never stayed in a deluxe resort and were happy for the upgrade and to move to the studio room and try out a new resort. They called a cab, handed us $10 and we were on our way within 10 minutes. Had a great time at OKW that year.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #89
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Mine isn't a true upgrade, but it put a huge smile on my family's faces. Last November, we headed down to celebrate my 40th birthday. We are DVC members and booked a 2 bdrm. When we walked up to our room, I noticed that we were in a corner room off the lobby. The 2 bdrm we were assigned was not your typical 2 bdrm. It was gigantic. We had so much space! Our kids were blown away.
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My favorite part of OP's post was that the hottub could sleep 3.
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LOL! Well the worst part is that it was SO late we could not show it to anyone but my hubby!! It was midnight when we checked in and I called friends, but it was just too late and too far away. We had a whole extra hotel room and pull out sofas...and it was just us. Crazy! And the hot tub was VERY welcome!! LOL. I swear it was a mini pool!
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