Thanks to @kerrilux posting about all the lovely hotel upgrades she has investigated, I started digging for our December trip (12/3-12/11) too. Nothing is available for our entire 9 night stay except a $1250/night hospitality suite at CR ha! But I started thinking about doing a split stay & played with dates.
For $500 we can do the last 3 days/2 nights (12/9-12/11) of our trip at Beach Club. I think this sounds like a nice way to wind down before heading home. Here is my thought.
12/9- AK: check out of Pop, RD to early afternoon, pool @ BC, dinner @ EP and watch Epcot Forever (walk back- no bus wait!)
12/10- MK: RD to lunch; afternoon rest, MVMCP
12/11: sleep in, late breakfast (for my kids this is 9am lol) at TaF or Cape May, Epcot until early afternoon, pool until DME pickup
I also considered moving MVMCP up earlier in the trip so that we could do fantasmic or JBJB our last night & be able to walk back as well. But lounging by the pool sounds like a great way to get the kids to chill that day before the Christmas party.