We are going to be staying at WL later this year during a crowded time (me, DS 21, DD 14). I originally decided on Courtyard View, and requesting view of Bay Lake. But then I saw Josh's Your First Visit note that since they cut down trees for construction, you can see the castle and fireworks on the Standard view side. We are going during an extremely busy time of year, so we will only have 1 night in MK, and other nights we will make early nights to go back to the resort and have dinner, relax, hang out by the pool, etc. So it would be cool to sit on our balcony and watch fireworks without the press of humanity on those nights (I know it's not the same as being in the park, we will do that too, but just a nice way to relax at our room on a night or two). We love water views too! And look forward to using the boat and pool, etc. So I guess we really couldn't go wrong either way. (I don't mind the price difference if we go with the Courtyard view.) I kind of know which way I'm leaning (the kids give me "either is fine with me" so they aren't much help ) I just wanted to get some "informed" thoughts on which to pick, in case there's something I haven't thought of. Anyone who has stayed at WL and had these views? What is the likelyhood of getting the view I want either way (and not an obstructed view)? If you were picking, which way wou you go, and why?