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  • On Jan 13, 2010
    Amy from SC 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.

    How do some folks get picked for free upgrades?

    Hi Amy,

    Free upgrades on your resort room are an amazingl way to start your Disney vacation. These upgrades can include larger rooms or preferred views and perhaps the "gold star" upgrade to the concierge level. In all honesty, the best way to receive an upgrade is a lot of faith, hope and pixie dust.

    To my knowledge there is no formula for how guests receive these upgrades. They could go to guests who visit Disney every month, and those who visit once in their life. They could go to a family on a budget plan, or a solo guest. You are welcome to ask at check-in but keep your expectations to a minimum. I often ask when I check in for the best available room they can give me and then hope for the best.

    In all my numerous visits, we have only received this special treat a few times. It is best to not expect an upgrade and therefore the surprise is even greater if it does happen.

    Good luck and remember no matter where your room is, have a magical time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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