My family just booked a cruise on the Fantasy for Jan. 4 2014!! We chose that date because its the only time my brother who's in college will be able to go with us. We were planning on going to WDW after the cruise, but he has to be back at school the following day. So, our only other options would be to go to WDW before hand or go after without him. We are thinking of flying in on the 30th or 31st, renting a car and spending 4-5 days at Disney then driving to the port Sat. morning. We don't mind it being a little crowded (When is it not?) However, we went to WDW once in early January (I can't remember the exact date) and it was EXTREMELY crowded to the point where it wasn't that enjoyable. I would expect it to be busy during New Years Eve and Day, but shouldn't the crowds taper off after that? When do kids go back to school in FL? If anyone has traveled to WDW during this time, could you share your experience? What kind of activities/events do they have on New Year's Eve/Day?