• On Feb 24, 2017
    Latisha from MI 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.

    Hello Moms Panel! I am staying on my DVC points at Bay Lake Tower in a 2 BDR Villa with a Lake View. How likely would it be to "score" an upgrade to a Theme Park View and when is the best time to make this request?

    Hi Latisha, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to hEAR about your upcoming stay at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort! There is nothing not to love at this Resort - from the prime location just steps away from Magic Kingdom Park, the chic, elegant decor, and fantastic views of picturesque Bay Lake. The fact that you will be staying in a spacious 2 Bedroom Villa just kicks it up a notch. It sounds like a picture-perfect vacation to me!

    Due to all of its wonderful attributes, Bay Lake Tower is normally in high-demand among Disney Vacation Club Members. In fact, more often than not, all available Disney Vacation Club Villas at this Resort are fully booked well in advance. Therefore, I have to be honest and tell you that I believe it will be very difficult for you to receive a complimentary upgrade to a Theme Park View room unless you specifically booked that room category in advance. That said, cancellations and special circumstances do sometimes occur, and Walt Disney World Resort Guests have been known to sometimes be sprinkled with some extra pixie dust when checking into their Resorts. Therefore, you may wish to make a polite inquiry at the Front Desk at the time of check-in to see if by chance a Theme Park View upgrade may be possible.

    Regardless of which 2 Bedroom Villa you are assigned, I assure you that your family is in for a real treat with a stay at this Resort, and I wish you all the best for a wonderful upcoming vacation!


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Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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