I'm the poster who was asking about the best dates for an off-site trip. Well, I talked it over with DH and he is already pushing for an on-site trip. Why am I not surprised? He's also pushing for December because he will not have to use any of his vacation time. (His work closes for nearly two weeks over the holiday.) I've looked at our schedule and we are considering four days, three nights. Dec. 22-25, to be exact. So, now I have a couple more questions: 1. Is there a nearby, inexpensive, but clean hotel for the night of the 21st. We want to check in early on the 22nd and get the most value out of our days. 2. If I remember correctly, the fridge in the room is NOT for storing any of your own food/drinks? We are better off asking them to not provide the key and use a cooler/rent a fridge if we want a few cold items in our room? 3. Can I request two more chairs in my room? We like to have breakfast in our room; but I really, really do not like having to sit on the bed or stand to eat. Blah. 4. Where is the cheapest place to buy our four-day tickets? I'm not doing a package because it's considerably cheaper to book the room seperate with the SMSM rate. 5. Which restaurant would you suggest for a nice sit-down dinner on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Our kids are 11 and 14 and adventurous eaters, so nothing is automatically out. We've already done the Grinch breakfast once and are not really interested in breakfast. We've also eaten at Mythos before, but wouldn't mind going back. I know you normally do not need advance reservations, but will it make a difference since it's Christmas? 6. IOA opens at 8 a.m., that means on-site guests can get into WWoHP at 7 a.m. Correct? 7. Last question, is Three Broomsticks worth a wait? Or, is there a good time to go with the least wait. We're all big Potter fans and I'd love to check it out, but I'm guessing you can't just "tour" the inside since it's a restaurant. Thanks in advance for any help! I'm getting excited!!