We have been to WDW frequently and usually travel in May or October. Our family wants to visit WDW this December to attend MVMCP and see the parks and resorts decorated for the holidays. I was leaning toward December 3 - December 13. I just got the new book and decided to start reading in the DHS section, and frankly I am blown away by some of the commentary on pages 659-660 regarding the opening of SWGE.
We are very often one of the first cars in the WDW parking lots and one of the first groups at the tapstiles an hour or so before opening. The idea of pulling into the parking lot at, say, 7:00 A.M. for a 9 A.M. opening and finding the crowd already hours deep is somewhat concerning.
I’ve trusted Touring Plans and the Unofficial Guide since the mid-2000’s. I’ll be watching your suggestions faithfully and wonder if I should maybe discount a 2019 trip altogether and head back out to DLR for some Christmastime fun (though not quite as involved as MVMCP sadly.)