I'd love some input from other Disney travelers on the ideal timing for our first family trip to WDW! Husband, me, our three kids who are 6, 8, 10. The original plan is/was to go over our kids' holiday break next year, traveling January 1-6, 2020. Craaaaazy busy, I know. The appeal of this timing is that nobody misses school or much work, it would be an amazing Christmas surprise gift for our kids, we'd get to see the parks done up for the holiday (our first few days, anyway), and just spending that quality time together during the holiday season. The weather then is also more likely to appeal to us - we live in the mountains and do not love heat! Cons here are the crowds (this one is BIG - I'm nervous after reading posts about how busy it is then!!), and that the price of WDW and airfare over the holidays is $$$$. We've also discussed going in mid-September of this year if we could find good accommodations. Definitely cheaper for WDW and plane tickets. We could leave on our oldest child's 11th birthday so that would be fun. Cons here are the heat (did I mention we do not like heat?!), and that the kids would miss 4-5 days of school and probably a football and soccer game, as well. A distant third choice the husband proposed last night is late January 2020. This one appeals to me the least because it means we have to wait even longer (not patient here, lol), it's in the middle of prime ski season (we love to ski), would probably force us to cancel an annual trip to CA to visit my parents in February (and a day at Disneyland!), and that the kids would miss school. Pros are lower prices and quieter parks, probably better pickings for accommodations too. Help me, please! I've thought about this so much it's given me a headache. Hopefully I do this poll thing right - newbie alert. Thanks!