[QUOTE=leslieh;1048477]In all of our trips (30+) we have received one noticeable upgrade: to a Magic Kingdom view room at the Poly. We were already booked into the Poly, so it wasn’t a resort change. I really don’t ever hear about resort upgrades at all anymore, sorry. As Soundgod said, a room upgrade wouldn’t be very noticeable at Pop. Enjoy the magic and don’t worry about the upgrade. You’ll have a fabulous time![/QUOTE]
Honestly, out of all of our trips, we did the same thing. We got a Park View at Poly. You know what, it sold us on Disney. I would not count on a resort upgrade, that has to be ridiculously rare. However, even asking people at the resorts, room upgrades are really rare.
I think we got a room upgrade because 1. It was our 10th wedding anniversary, which I noted in the system. 2. My 5 year old at the time asked the desk clerk “Will I be able to see the castle?” and 3. I felt HORRIBLE and asked her point blank “Okay ma’am, what would it cost for us to upgrade?”.
Yes, my daughter is spoiled, but they, being Disney, catered to my beautiful little girl.
Would I condone such a thing? Not really. I felt bad that we got it that way. But, it was a great trip and out of all the places we have stayed, I dream of the Poly still to this day. That is my version of heaven and the best vacation we have ever had.
Good luck, sorry about your issues. There doesn’t seem to be a magic answer for Disney, it is a tough question to answer.