I've been reading on these threads about how great it is to go to WDW in early December due to low point schedules for DVC and low crowds in the parks. Well, the low point schedule is certainly true. Really a great deal since we are in a BWV standard view 1BR. But the park crowds....WOW!!! We arrived on Saturday 12/3 and there have been heavy crowds every day in the parks. Fortunately, we are more focused on enjoying the decorations and having a relaxing trip, but if we wanted to do a lot of attractions it would be challenging to say the least. I know things change, but we were looking forward to finally visiting WDW when the crowd levels would be down a bit. We have been reading on this board for about 10 years about the low crowds in early December. I think it's safe to say that there are very few low crowd times left on the annual calendar. Of course, the shorter park hours contribute to crowding a little too as there is less total park time for all the guests to enjoy the attractions. We haven't been to DAK yet, but the other three parks have been pretty crowded each day. Popular attractions (Soaring, Rock n Roller Coaster, Space Mountain) continue to have long stand by lines, and Fast Passes are gone fairly early in the day. Not complaining, mind you. We're having a great trip. But to those who expect walk-on attractions at this time of the year, be warned. Beyond that, the weather is fantastic and everything looks great. Candlelight Processional continues to be one of the most entertaining and moving experiences at WDW.