Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 1, 2015
    Timothy from AL 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 have been told that sometimes the resort you stay in will upgrade your room. I have been told in order to have a better chance of getting a room upgrade it is best to check in in person not online is this true? We are staying at the Contemporary.

    Hi Timothy,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel.  I've done a little research on room upgrades and the consensus is that you really never know when pixie dust will be showered over you for an upgrade.  Online check in minimizes your face to face time with the Cast Member at the front desk, so it's possible that at hotel check in, you'll have an opportunity to chat with the Cast Member about an upgrade.  Rooms are assigned by the hotel about 3-4 days ahead of time and the hotel tries to match guest requests with availability.  It's been likened to a very large puzzle and sometimes all the pieces fit.  If they don't, you may get an upgrade. My best advice; check in early, ask nicely and see what magic may happen.  

    Have a fabulous vacation!

    Be Magical,

    Leanne T. 
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Meet the Panelist: Leanne, Missouri

Walt Disney captured my heart as a little girl and has not let go since. As a parent and grandparent, I have been to the Walt Disney World Resort with children of all ages, and also as empty nesters. I would like to share my years of experience so that you are able to start your own tradition of Walt Disney World memories, just as I have. Learn More About Leanne

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