Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 29, 2012
    Thomas from OK 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 room at the CR and as of right now could only afford the Garden Wing w/ a Garden View the 2nd week of Dec. and I was wondering what the chances are that we could upgrade to a tower room when we check in if, when we get there, we can afford it.

    Hello, Thomas,

    On our next WDW trip we, too, have booked the Contemporary Resort, so it is a great treat to be able answer your question.  However, I can only answer that being able to request an upgrade to a tower room upon check in is one of those things that could happen, but is never a certainty.  

    It does help that you are visiting during a quieter time, so that may increase the likelihood that the resort will not be filled to capacity. But, it is also a resort that often has convention crowds, so that could keep the capacity of the resort higher. You may want to start checking the WDW website regularly the month before your arrival to see what is still available at the Contemporary Resort by clicking on Price Your Vacation on the Walt Disney World homepage.  You can also call Disney directly at 407-W-DISNEY prior to your arrival to see about the possibility of an upgrade and the cost involved with doing so. 

    And you know, sometimes upgrades just happen; it has happened to us a few times, and it is an amazing surprise!  It isn't something you can rely upon or expect to happen; but if it does, it feels almost like winning the lottery.

    Thank you for the question; please let us know if we can help again. 
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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