I recently called at 11 months to get a BWV standard view. I was on the phone at 8:59, hitting the redial button to get in quickly, and I maybe had a CM on the line about a minute past nine. I asked for a BWV standard, and she said she had only preferred views, so I took it. then, about halfway through the conversation, she said that a standard view had opened and if we acted fast, I could nab it. We switched mid-ressie and I got the rare standard view room.
Incredible that I was struggling to get the right room at my own home resort that far in advance, but it was for a very busy time of year. And there apparently were plenty of preferred and Boardwalk views available to book that morning, if you feel like splurging.