Disney Overbooks Resort, Saves Guests From Being Stranded With Huge Upgrade

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Imagine booking a Value Resort at Walt Disney World, only to find out they overbooked you, and you do not actually have a room at the hotel you paid for?

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This may sound scary at first, but the solution is an incredible magic moment! It does not happen too often, but at times, Guests who end up at an overbooked hotel will be moved from the Resort they planned to stay at. This may sound like it would negatively impact a vacation, as the Guests were intending and likely wanted to stay at a specific Disney Resort, and now are being moved. The perk, however, is that the move is usually always an upgrade on the room! 

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kiera.stella (@kierastellatravel) recently posted a video of her finding out that her reservation at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort was canceled and swapped to a preferred room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Disney’s All-Star Sports is undergoing renovations and a lot of the rooms are still very dated, which means moving from a Value to a Moderate Resort, in this case, is a massive upgrade and would have cost this Guest hundreds of dollars extra if she booked Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort herself.

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Of course, Guests will never know if this upgrade will happen and should never expect it to, but if it does happen, it will likely dramatically improve your vacation! As we mentioned, Disney’s All-Star Sports is in the middle of a refurbishment which will leave the rooms looking like the other All-Star rooms, as well as Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Because of the construction, the Resort likely has less rooms available than they originally would have thought.

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While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

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If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on a real safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.

At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and now, Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire have returned. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

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At the moment, EPCOT is now celebrating the International Flower and Garden Festival, and tons of construction is going on! Spaceship Earth now has the new Beacon of Magic lights illuminating the sphere and Future World is on the road to completion. Club Cool and the new Creations Shop is open to Guests as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion! Plus, you can enjoy the stunning Harmonious show each evening! Soon Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open for Guests on May 27.

World Showcase will soon also be joined by World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery. The construction on these three lands has been ongoing, and now, we are beginning to see certain aspects of the theme park taking shape.

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Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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