Help me... For myself, I know I will have a great time. I will be there December 17-27 staying Poly GVC. But for my friend and her family.... this is their first time at Disney. They will be there Dec 18-23rd. Poly GVC. I already accept that the parks will be packed. My commando DD will have our family up and on the monorail at 7:30 sharp and we will be ready to move to a quieter park as soon as the MK gets busy..... My friend has already said she is not sure if her family will get up early..... The thought of hitting the park dashing to get to Fantasyland (we'll have toddlers) is totally foreign to her... She wants to walk in and take in the ambience of the place. I understand. That's what I did the first time I walked into the MK. Stood at the end of Main Street and just stared at the castle..... Here's my thoughts.... We all have cellphones. She can get to the park when they get up. Experience the feelings of awe at seeing the icons. And then we can meet up during our ps, say Crystal Place at 1:00..... By that time, my DD will have satisfied her commando rides and will be ready to calm down and refuel. My friend will be ready to eat and have some controlled crowd time. My question.....will it be worth her money to go at such an extremely busy time? If she goes in knowing she'll not be able to do everything.... is not into thrill rides so if she misses Splash and Space she is not going to cry..... will her kids even get on the Fantasyland rides if she doesn't get there early? Will there be enough to do at the resort to make it worth her while? I've never stayed at the Poly.... are there children's programs other than the Neverland Club that she can do when the parks are packed? This is a HUGE investment for her. She is paying for all five in her party. Air, Poly GVC, meals, the whole thing. And she is going at this crazy time because that's when I'm going and I wanted her and her family to be there when my family is there.... Her family matches my family perfectly.... We are the same ages and everything... I know this is long.... but I guess I just need to know that I'm not leading her like a lamb into slaughter. That she'll have a nice time and won't kill me for having her waste about $4,000. Will it be a trip of a lifetime or am I doomed to giving her nightmares for years to come??? Oh, what to do, what to do????