OK I just got back from disney a few weeks ago and still don't understand how they decide what room you get. I know there is a water view. But I read about a perfered room. I was not offered that? We are bouncebacking to a new resort next year (stayed POR want to try CBR) and I keep reading it is big. My kids are little and I will have a stroller. We want to be near the food court and pool. Exactly how far away could we end up? What section should I request (although I don't think requests work very well I hope it might work this time). As a side note - I also don't understand why there is no priority given to when you book. To me it seems if you book a farther out you could have some hopes for a room you want as opposed to the person that booked the day before. I know they say they won't guarantee requests and they clearly don't as ours were completely ignored last time but I guess I will try again. At POR I booked 9 months out, requested AB with a choice of 3 buildings. Got Mansions no where near that area (we are 5 but our youngest is under 3), we actually paid for water view but you really could not see water but I guess we were sort of near a pool. We ended up moving but I don't want to have to do that again as it was really hard. My husband says don't waste the money on water view as we really weren't able to see water but I also don't want a view of the parking lot. Any advice on what to request at CBR? Should I pay for waterview? Is there some sort of preferred room? Or is it all just a roll of the dice anyway (which isn't so good because I am not the luckiest of people).