Every year, someone mentions going to Disneyland for a Pixelmania-like meet. I'm thinking of going on my own and it looks like the week of Dec. 11 - 15 has relatively low predicted crowd levels. For a first-time visitor, five days is plenty of time to take in everything. If you've been there several times, like I have, four days is plenty of time. Plus, there is no extra-cost Christmas party to suck your wallet dry. The two parks are literally 300 feet apart, so park hopping is easy and fast. The three Disney hotels are all in the moderate to deluxe levels. The cheapest rate is at Paradise/Pixar Pier, $443 per night. While I'd love to stay on site someday, you can find much better deals (and shorter walks) at the Good Neighbor hotels on Harbor Boulevard. Anyone interested?