After my first trip to AK in August of 2004 I thought I would never go again. The lines were long, the attractions were few, and the heat was unbearable. I literally thought I was going to die in the line for Tough to Be a Bug. Then we went in December of 2007 and I fell in love with the place. With lower crowds, more to do (Nemo, Everest), and beautiful weather, it was a whole different story. We stayed all day and marveled at how beautiful and unique it was, and we rode and saw everything. We even witnessed a huge tiger getting a root canal at the vet center. Amazing! We have gone back each subsequent time we've been in WDW... I still think the place can get brutal in the summer heat, and that definitely takes away from the fun...but I'm so glad we gave it another chance!