I'm glad you were able to find room type/dates on Orbitz that might work out. The advance payment in full is the one major drawback of booking with Orbitz. If you can afford to pay up front, the overall savings (about 37.5% discount off of rack rate, right now, using their promo code, combined with Disney's current Spring offer) is really worthwhile. To make special room requests, you will have to call Orbitz, who will then contact Disney to place your requests. Just like Disney, any cancellations need to be made at least five days in advance.That is what confuses me. I found a great deal through the Orbiz site, (thank you Shoreward!), on a standard room at the BC for June. We are wanting to go in July though, but June could work. I just don't like paying it all upfront! I checked out the Disney site and there was no availability. I really want to book this! But I have never went outside of Disney as far as reservations go.
If you sign up with Orbitz for their Rewards program, you earn $$ on each reservation, which can be applied toward the cost of future travel.