• On Oct 19, 2009
    Tricia from NY 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.

    Doug, thanks for so much your help! I am soo excited about Nov trip... Staying at Poly standard room and was wondering if room upgrades ever happen? 10th Anniversary with 3 kids! Does online check in hurt my chances?


    Yes, room upgrades happen all the time!

    Never, EVER rely on them happening. All you do is set yourself up for disappointment. And as the most popular vacation destination on the planet, often you will find that Walt Disney World is full enough that there are simply no upgrade rooms available. But it can happen!

    Online check-in does not hurt your chances. In fact, I would expect it will help, as you are letting them know more about you, and giving them reasons to give you any available upgrades by including your preferences. I always recommend someone use the Online Check-In, as it speeds up your arrival day, and does not in any way hurt you.

    One little (unofficial) suggestion. Call the resort. Call at 10-days prior to arrival and tell them that you are coming for your 10th Anniversary, or whatever other special event is your cause for celebration. That might help too.

    The phone number for the Polynesian is 407-824-2000.
    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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