I'm going to consolidate several questions into this post because I am sure that those that can answer my first ? probably have good ideas regarding the others. #1 In booking resorts in a room only fashion and purchasing the park admission seperately do you lose early entry or whatever it is now called? Is early entry for package consumers only or is that a perk extended to all Disney resort guests? #2 Crowds pre-Christmas, Dec. 19 to 23? I'm getting conflicting information from books or at least vague enough that I am confused. Is this a very crowded time, as I understand Christmas Day and thereafter to be, or is the week prior a much slower time? #3 Never been to Florida in December... the kids want to swim (of course!). Is this possible? Are people swimming in the pools or is it too cool out? What of indoor pools, any Disney resorts have one or maybe some of the better off-property hotels? #4 Thinking of Port Orleans or Wilderness Lodge. I'm assuming WL is great at Christmas, how is the Port Orleans theming at this time of year? Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide. Appreciate it!