Hi pas . Good to "see" you back. Hope things are going well . You are going to love the GF. The Poly is our favorite resort, but the GF runs a very close second for me as everything about it is wonderful . I think you made a good choice as the GF (IMO) is a great alternative to the Poly . Good to "see" you back. Glad things are settling down a little for you . Welcome back. Glad you had another amazing GF stay . Like k&a&c'smom said, requesting a particular building is a personal decision, but it is nice to have that option if there is a certain location you would like to be in. With that said, if you do make requests and are assigned a room that doesn't meet those requests, you can always ask if there is another room available. Disney can't guarantee anything, but they will try their best to accommodate you . You are correct that the GF isn't as spread out as it might seem (but I also don't think the Poly is all that spread out), so none of the outer buildings are too far from the main areas, IMO. With that said, my two favorite buildings for GV are Big Pine Key and Boca Chica. Both have pretty views of the courtyard pool and are very convenient to the main building, the beach pool, and Gasparillas .