there are alot of rooms here, not as many as riverside, but still alot. if you're not special requesting, there's usually one to be had right now, if you want it right now. you just have to tell them at check-in. for request, the bigger issue would be availability, then housekeeping. these days we've been requesting lower level, that's it. housekeeping was the excuse given for lack of immediate access on our most recent (oct/nov) stay. you can probably get the gist of what factors are involved in waiting for housekeeping, even still, we were given a specified time (less than 2 hours) to fill our "request" and at the end of the time it was ready. i might add the best room location (for our needs) that we've ever had. we had the foresight to bring our bathing suits in our carry-ons and changed in the poolside changing/bathrooms as we've been in this situation before. we spent the wait relaxing at the pool, no concerns about luggage since it was being brought via magical express. nice way to start the trip, but the point is, if you really needed the room now, ask, and likely they will find you one. arrival sleep, or settling in, may be a larger issue than location. if so make this point at check-in. these cast members try to accommodate your needs/wants 9 times out of 10, but only if you're specific, they don't always pick up a hinted desire, there is still a protocol that is supposed to be followed. so be specific if something matters to you, and i'm confident you'll score.