[QUOTE=pixeemom;1086536]well because I am a nervous nelly, at first when i booked i did not ask for a preferred room, i figured i would just put the request in and wish upon a star that the request would work, but the more i think about it the more i don’t want to chance it esp. going with 4 young kids…so i called Disney and i was lucky enough that they still have availability in the preferred room area, so i added it on just an hour ago.[/QUOTE]
That’s the way to go. A request is just that, a request–it may or may not happen for you. By booking the room you want you should get it since you paid more for that room. I think that’s the way to go if the location is going to be a factor in enjoying your vacation. I think when you count on the request it’s less likely to happen, it seems like we always get lucky when we’re least expecting it.
When we stayed at Beach Club Villas in July we had the very last room in the building, we couldn’t have been farther from the lobby but it didn’t make a difference for us so it wasn’t a big deal. However, if we had four little ones it might make a difference.