Early December has become my favorite time to visit WDW. I've been the first and the second week and crowds are pretty light weekdays, Saturdays are always crowded.
I also suggest you do MVMCP. I do MVMCP every Dec. trip. In 2004 and 2005 they kept it "snowing" on Main Street through the entire party. The special shows are worth seeing, it's fun to pop in and get free cookies and cocoa through the night, I always catch the 2nd parade because it's less crowded, in 2004 I rode Pirates totally alone and got very scared (boats in front and back were totally empty) and last Dec. a friend and I rode Splash 3 times in a row without getting off with logs in front and behind empty as well. It's just a very fun night. I've always been able to get in MK with my MVMCP ticket at 4 p.m. and I hit Pecos Bill's for something to eat while the park "closes" from 6 to 7 p.m. to prepare for the party.
The resorts are beautiful. I usually take a part of one or two days to visit them. Downtown Disney is lovely too. I'd definitely catch the nightly tree lighting ceremony at EPCOT one night as well as Holidays Around the World in World Showcase.
Weather is good too. In 2004 it was 46 degrees the first day but I found that made it even more festive for the holidays and it was 19 degrees when I flew out of Texas that a.m. The rest of the trip was swimming weather. In 2005 it was high 70's to 80's all but one drizzly/rainy day but it wasn't cold. In fact, that was MVMCP day for me. I wore a sweater to MVMCP and it was plenty warm enough, I never took the sweatshirt from around my waist.
And, it's value season rates at the resorts which is always nice. I've been in late Sept., early and late October but after one trip in Dec., I was hooked.
Have a magical trip!!! Let us know what you think of December.
~Jerry & Nancy~
Sept. 3 - Sunrise WEDDING Vow Renewal then Drive to WDW
Sept. 4-16, 2011 - WDW HONEYMOON:
Sept 4-9 - Pop Century
Sept. 10-16 - Caribbean Beach