We all love pixie dust! Tell about your upgrades!

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  1. Pink Mouse Ears

    Pink Mouse Ears Probably Planning

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    Ok...we all know two things about upgrades:
    1. Don't ever expect one.
    2. Don't ever ask for one.
    3. They are the result of powerful pixie dust :tinker:

    Still, I love to read about the upgrades others have received. So, please tell!

    -Resort
    -Upgraded from:
    -Upgraded to:
    -Special occasion (if any)


    I'll start... we've been super lucky to get upgraded a few times! :goodvibes

    -Resort Dolphin
    -Upgraded from: Standard room
    -Upgraded to: Balcony room with park view
    -Special occasion (if any) We were upgraded 3 times. The first two weren't special occasions, and the last was our honeymoon.

    -Resort AKV-Kidani
    -Upgraded from: Standard View
    -Upgraded to: Savannah View
    -Special occasion (if any) A friend's bday (he was staying with us) and DS's first trip
     
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  3. Little Lulu

    Little Lulu OK, I admit it~DVC is starting to look very attrac

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    Sounds fun! Remember, I didn't ask for any of my upgrades!
    These are my most special upgrades:


    Resort CR
    -Upgraded from: Standard Concierge room on 14th floor
    -Upgraded to:Presidential Suite
    -Special occasion (if any)
    Just us girls only trip!

    Resort Poly
    -Upgraded from:LV CL-2 rooms
    -Upgraded to:2 bedroom Princess suite
    -Special occasion (if any)Father's Day


    Also received a Spectromagic/Wishes Dessert party for our entire family and some DIS friends on the Train platform at the Magic Kingdom.
    Completely catered with staff from the GF and linens and all! :worship:
    :thumbsup2

    (I have to edit to add the above =dessert party cannot be booked.)
     
  4. Pink Mouse Ears

    Pink Mouse Ears Probably Planning

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    LittleLulu- those are great upgrades and the dessert party sounds amazing! Sounds like you travel with plenty of pixie dust :goodvibes
     
  5. Little Lulu

    Little Lulu OK, I admit it~DVC is starting to look very attrac

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    Check in with a smile, enthusiasm and excitement! :goodvibes
    And yes, I've been blessed with alot of PD!
     
  6. dizzy_gal

    dizzy_gal Earning My Ears

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    Resort Dolphin
    -Upgraded from: Standard Room
    -Upgraded to: upgraded to room with Epcot View
    -Special occasion (if any): 1st Anniversary

    It was so completely unexpected and meant the world. Made the trip very special. It was in October in the off season but during Food and Wine. I wonder if the time of year thus how crowded the hotel is has anything to do with it? Thoughts?
     
  7. Pink Mouse Ears

    Pink Mouse Ears Probably Planning

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    I'm not sure...sometimes there are upgrades during crowded times because they overbooked lower level rooms. I guess you're more likely to get an upgrade during a busy time because they have to give you one and you're more likely in a slow time because they want to give you one.

    I have a theory that Dolphin gives more upgrades than Swan...thats why we switched, haha. I like the Swan more. Also, the Swan doesn't have the views like the Dolphin does.
     
  8. kerri0616

    kerri0616 DIS Veteran

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    Resort: AKL
    Upgraded From: Standard View
    Upgraded To: Savannah View
    Occasion: Nothing!

    Resort: AKL
    From: Pool View
    To: Savannah View
    Occasion: Nothing!

    Resort: FQ
    From: Standard View
    To: Water View
    Occasion: Nothing!

    Resort Dolphin
    From: Standard View
    To: Epcot View
    Occasion : Nothing!

    Never asked for an upgrade. I never make room requests. I :love: Disney!

    Kerri
     
  9. Pink Mouse Ears

    Pink Mouse Ears Probably Planning

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    I have that theory too about making room requests! I am so torn as to whether to make them on my next trip, but I've always lucked out with a great room, even if I don't get upgraded, without a request.
     
  10. Poohlovr

    Poohlovr <font color=red>Still SSB's archrival!<br><font co

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    The best?

    Dolphin
    Standard room to exec suite.
    Because I was SPG gold, they added on Club privileges after I arrived (back when they still had Club level).
    Occasion-nothing



    The only WDW resort upgrade

    CSR
    Standard view to water view
    Occasion-nothing
     
  11. amy1976

    amy1976 Mouseketeer

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    Resort: Grand Floridian
    Standard room to CL Sugar Loaf (I think that was the name)
    Our Honeymoon

    I love to hear about pixie dust...keep the stories coming!
     
  12. Katie's Mom

    Katie's Mom Mouseketeer

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    -Resort: CR
    -Upgraded from: Standard
    -Upgraded to: CL Castle View 12th Floor
    -Special occasion (if any): no special occasion

    Had no idea we were being upgraded until we went to our room. I do not know why it happened but was so glad it did!
     
  13. iheartdisney

    iheartdisney DIS Veteran

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    Resort: Coronado Springs
    Upgraded to: Yacht Club courtyard view
    Occasion: Spring break.
    SOG was booked, so we got an overflow rate at Coranado Springs. At check-in, we were asked if we would mind staying at the Yacht Club instead...heck no!
    (heard when I got back that Marie Osmond and company showed up and needed a few rooms. )
    However, now I am DYING to stay there at a time I can enjoy the pool, but can never justify $300 a night. Bummer!
     
  14. KatMark

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    Resort -- Contemporary
    -Upgraded from: Garden view
    -Upgraded to: Tower room with view of castle
    -Special occasion (if any) none -- it was our first ever stay on Disney property with our two boys

    Resort -- Coronado Springs Resort
    -Upgraded from: Standard view
    -Upgraded to: Water view on six of eight stays (including a corner room on
    last trip)
    -Special occasion (if any) both of our 50th birthdays


    Resort -- Coronado Springs Resort
    -Upgraded from: Standard view
    -Upgraded to: Junior Suite/waterview
    -Special occasion (if any) 25th wedding anniversary
     
  15. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

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    Resort: Contemporary
    Upgraded from: Atrium Club Standard room.
    Upgraded to: Tower Club Standard room.

    This upgraded happened in May 2000 and back then the Atrium Club was not a full time Club Level floor in terms of food offerings and total hours of service from the Cast Members the way it is today, so at the time this was a major upgrade and we were told about this at check-in.

    Resort: Polynesian.
    Upgraded from: Garden View Club Level.
    Upgraded to: Lagoon View Club Level.

    This upgrade hapened in December 2007 and we actually knew about it a few days before arriving, because WDW sent us a brand new room confirmation and when I viewed our reservation online it said the new room information. So when we checked in we didn't bring it up that we already knew and the Cast Member said we have been upgraded.
     
  16. LittleStinkerbelle

    LittleStinkerbelle DIS Veteran

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    -Resort: WL
    -Upgraded from: Standard view
    -Upgraded to: CL
    -Special occasion (if any): my birthday

    -Resort: BC
    -Upgraded from: Standard view
    -Upgraded to: Water view
    -Special occasion (if any): my birthday

    -Resort: Poly
    -Upgraded from: Standard view
    -Upgraded to: CL
    -Special occasion (if any): dd's birthday
     
  17. Redbudlover

    Redbudlover DIS Veteran

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    Resort: POLY
    -standard view to view of MK castle
    - occasion: tenth anniversary - didn't realize we were getting an upgrade until we arrived in the room. Unbelievable!

    Resort: Beach Club
    - standard view to best view there! full center view of bay from balcony - again did not know we were getting an upgrade until we arrived in the room
    -occasion: I took my DS, DDIL, and DGD2 on their first trip to WDW - we were all dizzy with excitement

    Resort: AKL
    - standard view to savannah view - no special occasion.

    I have been so incredibly lucky and received such Great pixie dust! Never asked for it. Have just been happy and excited to be there.
     
  18. MODisneyfan

    MODisneyfan DIS Veteran

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    CONGRATS to everyone on their great upgrades!
     
  19. shocker

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    Only one to report

    Resort: WL
    Upgrade from: Standard
    Upgrade to: Courtyard view
    Reason: none

    This is a 2-step upgrade. We originally were booked for courtyard and had an AP discount rate because no std. was avail. Then I rebooked down to a woods view when it became avail. Then I rebooked down to a std. view when it became avail. In the end, we ended up with the courtyard view and here it is:

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    and for those having an ahhhh moment looking at pics of WL, here's the view from the 3rd floor public balcony w/rocking chairs to sit and watch the ELP on the lake, just past the pool.

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  20. DisneyMomx7

    DisneyMomx7 DIS Veteran

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    Resort: Polynesian
    Upgrade from: Garden View
    Upgraded to: TPV
    Special Occasion: DH's 50th birthday


    Resort: Beach Club
    Upgrade from: Standard View
    Upgraded to: GV Club Level
    Special Occasion: Grand Gathering - My Mom's 80th Birthday


    Resort: Yacht Club
    Upgrade from: Standard View
    Upgraded to: GV Club Level

    Of course now we're hooked on CL!
     
  21. dwsandy

    dwsandy DIS Veteran

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    Resort: Coronado Springs
    Upgrade from: standard room
    Upgraded to:Water view
    Special Occasion: DH's 39th birthday
     

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