EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 5, 2016
    William from IL 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.

    Recently saw a commercial for WDW were the family was given a room upgrade. Do these things really happen?

    Hi William,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your excellent question.

    Magical room upgrades at the Walt Disney World Resort do happen from time to time. However, they can be few and far between. My family and I have stayed at Disney Resort Hotels numerous times in all types of room categories, from Standard View Rooms to Club-Level Service Rooms. I can recall one particular instance, at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, when we were upgraded from a Standard View Room-Club Level to a 2-Bedroom Suite with Club Level Access! As you can imagine, it was an extraordinarily pixie-dusted occasion for our entire family and one we will never forget! However, that type of experience is quite an uncommon occurrence.

    If your heart is truly set on one particular Disney Resort Hotel, or a specific room type, my recommendation is to book it as soon as possible. Disney Resort Hotels are frequently booked to capacity, and thus upgrades are highly unlikely. That being said, it never hurts to ask nicely. My suggestion is to call Disney a few days prior to arrival, and have them note a room preference on your reservation. You can also fax the request directly to your Disney Resort Hotel. Once on-site, reiterate your desire for an upgrade to see if there is any possibility they can accommodate your request. The absolute worst-case scenario is that they cannot, and then you'll end up staying in the room you originally booked for your vacation.

    Wishing your family a most unforgettable visit filled with memories of a lifetime!

    Ritzy ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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