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    Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    I am trying to get a room Sept 22 to Sept 27 and just booking a standard room there. The question I had, has anyone been able to upgrade for free when you check to a savana or pool view with any luck. When I stayed at DL hotel in March I booked a reg view and was upgraded to a pool view for free then I tipped the girl at the counter. I just woneding if anyone has done it here though???? please help

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Uh...well Disney gives upgrades randomly and getting one is pure luck. I lucked out last week and got upgraded to a 1 br unit at the Saratoga from a studio. It was wicked nice...but asking, arguing and tipping won't help. So if you book a standard plan on a standard.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    ^^They didn't do that for me a few weeks ago and it was my B-Day!!!
    Must be the work of my Disney 'pals.'

    I used to always get upgraded for free at DAK Lodge without saying a word, but the past 18 months or so, they've gotten on to the fact that the smallest amount of rooms they have are standards, so there's almost always a pool or savannah view available. Rather than offer guests a little magical upgrade at check-in, they won't upgrade you at all UNLESS you pay for it now or unless they are overbooked.

    Bad show.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Oh, I thought maybe if I asked sweetly. Oh well, I guess I should say nothing and hope for the best! I do want to make sure that we get a king bed and non-smoking, that is more important than anything else.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    /\ That you can request ahead of time. Non-smoking they will guarentee...but the king v. full beds are still only "requests".

    ^^They didn't do that for me a few weeks ago and it was my B-Day!!!
    Must be the work of my Disney 'pals.'
    Say that again...you lost me.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    /\ That you can request ahead of time. Non-smoking they will guarentee...but the king v. full beds are still only "requests".
    Yeah, thanks...I have already requested both of those. I was just saying that getting those requests are more important than getting an upgrade, although it would be awful nice!!

    Any idea on the liklihood of getting my king bed request?

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

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    ^^They didn't do that for me a few weeks ago and it was my B-Day!!!
    Must be the work of my Disney 'pals.'

    <<Say that again...you lost me.>>

    I was referring to you getting an upgrade without asking. I didn't ask (they were available, that I know) but wasn't upgraded, even though my TA put a note on the ressie saying it was a B-Day trip.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Ah.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Btw happy belated birthday.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    i have never been upgraded. frankly unless the room type you signed up for is sold out, I doubt you will be unless you are willing to pay more.

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    Btw happy belated birthday.
    Thanks. My little sister threw me a B-Day Party Saturday ... only a few weeks late so I think your timing is perfect!

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    Re: Animal Kingdom Lodge Upgrades in Sep

    I was upgraded once at WL...and I still have no idea why (I was both surprised and happy about it...don't get me wrong...) Why do they upgrade some and not others?

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