• On Aug 4, 2019
    Jonathan from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I booked a garden view room for our upcoming stay in 2 weeks at the boardwalk inn. Wanted to surprise the family an upgrade to a club level room. Should I try before we leave or ask when we arrive? Any advice greatly appreciated. Jon

    Hi Jonathan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are Disney Vacation Club Members and we call Disney’s BoardWalk Villas our Home Resort! You are going to love the atmosphere, amenities, and location. Anytime we are home at Disney’s BoardWalk, we have to make time for at least one relaxing evening at the resort. Stop by for ice cream at Ample Hills Creamery, enjoy a drink at Abracadabar, walk the BoardWalk and enjoy the street performers, or take in a move-under-the-stars on the Village Green. Check out the Recreation Calendar on arrival for the most up-to-date entertainment schedule!

    If you’d like to treat your family to an upgraded Club Level Room, I would try to change your booking as soon as possible. Unlike some cruise lines where it is possible to book a same-day upgrade at a reduced rate, this is not the case with Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. There is no benefit to waiting until check-in. August is a very popular travel month with many schools still on summer vacation, and so many resorts book up. If you don’t see anything available, I would continue to check daily. Guests booking room-only reservations must cancel at least 5 days before check-in to receive a refund, so you may have more luck in the days leading up to your arrival.

    Sending you pixie dust for that lucky reservation!

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