Pros/Cons? Prefer quiet.
Never stayed there, but typically a tower will be a bit quieter than a courtyard.
Tower has internal corridors Courtyard room doors open directly to the outside.
The Tower rooms feature indoor corridors while the Courtyard side has exterior walkways. With Tower rooms the only noise comes from rooms on either side and the occasional hallway runner/loud talker. The Courtyard rooms may be exposed to more noises from general traffic and fellow vacationers, especially with a pool view room as the pool noise could easily reach the doorway.
After doing the (fuzzy) math, it looks like we’d come out ahead or at least even staying at RPR and not having to purchase unlimited express passes for the three of us. Thanks for your help! If we ever go back in the “off-season”, we’ll go for Cabana Bay.