Hi Sundancer - we requested a connecting room when we made our reservations and then called a week or so before and explained reasons for this and they were very accomodating. Make it clear that it is connecting room that you need and not adjoining. We were helping our daughter and husband w/caring for granddaughter on our last trip to WDW. For next trip we are planning there will be two granddaughters. The older would have just turned 5 and the other will be a 1 1/2. We made connecting rooms our priority request. Just let them know when you make your reservation the reasons you need the connecting room and follow-up with a call just before. We were advised not to make too many requests nor to call too often to become a nuisance.