I wonder if it has to do with the location of this particular room
Seems like both sides of that hallway are potentially Savanna view, depending how far down you go. I would assume that since this one is pretty close to the lobby, and has a view really of the people pen, it qualifies as Standard
Here you can see that the highlighted rooms are standard. Near to the lobby they are even numbers. The other side of the hallway is odd numbered. Down the hallway to the left, the highlighted rooms are odd numbered (standard) and the other side (even) are savanna
So I don’t think it’s a hard and fast even/standard odd/savanna
Resort: Pop Century
Room Type: Standard room
Room Requested: ** see notes below
Method: TP request
Room Assigned: 6425-- Room request met
Notes: Stay May 13-16. I had two reservations–One with the summer discount for Saturday night, and the second for two nights with Visa discount. My TA had requested that we be able to stay in the same room. I had two trips on the tip board and made the same request for both. I did online check in as well.
Below is the specific text I used in the Notes section of the TP request.
*I don’t have a specific room request but I would love to have any room in building 4 or 5 of the 1960’s section to be close to the skyliner. If that isn’t available any room in Building 6 of the 1970’s section would be my next choice. I will be continuing my stay at Pop May 14-16 with reservation number XXX and would like to be able to stay in the same room. *
Any room on building 4, 5, or 6 would be perfect so that we could quickly access the skyliner. Being close to the skyliner and staying in the same room are my priorities.
That’s 8 out of 10 times I’ve stayed at Pop and had my request met. The two times the request wasn’t met were my first two trips and I just requested a specific room with only the TP text. After I started requesting buildings–since that’s all I’m really worried about–my request has been met each time.
I’ve had it multiple times at the Values where I was not put in my requested section but was told at the desk (I went to make sure my Magic Band was linked since one time it wasn’t even though MDE indicated it was - not to fuss about not getting my request) something along the lines of “I see you had requested this section, but there is a group taking up almost all the rooms and we figured you’d be happier not with them.”
Requests are always only requests - but sometimes there is a reason for them. Which is why I always put a priority and a short explanation - like top floor is almost always my top priority because I am a solo female. That way the assigner has an idea of why I’m requesting what I’m requesting. (Granted the solo female thing doesn’t always mean I get a closer room. My one time at POFQ I did get top floor, but rather than in a closer building which I’d requested, I was in the furthest building and was literally the furthest room in the building. It was an “upgrade” from standard to river view…but my theory is someone else was given that room and balked at the distance so whatever room I’d been assigned got given to them since my room number had not been texted/emailed yet and my arrival was after midnight.)
Resort: Art of Animation
Class of room booked: Little Mermaid Regular Room
Method used (e.g. fax request, note on reservation, on-line check-in, etc.): TP room request
Room requested: 7813 or any room in that wing of building 7.
Result: 3536 first floor Cars Suite.
Somehow we got magically upgraded to a Cars suite which was wonderful. Having the 2nd bathroom and ability to have some privacy with the ability to close the door to the bedroom was great despite only having 3 in the room. And even better was we got it at Little Mermaid prices. First floor was fine here and appreciated in the evenings after a long day in the parks. Room was ideally located for a relatively short walk to both the Skyliner and the buses and with a relatively short walk to both the laundry and food courts.
Given the upgrade, it is tough to evaluate the room finder request - my goal was close as possible to Skyliner and this was even closer so I guess it was a win…
It was a great upgrade. DS21 proclaimed it the best room we’ve stayed in at Disney and we’ve stayed Deluxe often. Not sure I’d go that far as a nice Deluxe view with a balcony can be pretty sweet, but it was an enjoyable enough stay that I’ll keep my eye out for AoA suite discounts going forward…
I know I have asked a similar question before, but I could not find it, so I apologize! I had a room request sent on 5/31 for arrival on 6/30. Yesterday I had to change our arrival date to 7/1. Resort reservation # did not change. Should I re-submit the room request, or will it be ok? Thanks!