Orlando has a dynamic, bustling city out there beyond the theme parks, but let’s assume the only reasons you want to come to Florida are for selfies with Goofy and riding the Hulk coaster until you puke. What would keep you from doing so? Cost aside, most people would say the endless lines and seventh-circle-of-hell-level humidity -- neither of which exist in those magical days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re not afraid to pull the kids out of school for a few days, there’s no better time to go; it’s pretty much just you and Mickey in the parks.
The Mouse isn’t giving you any financial breaks just because it’s December, but stuff like rental cars and hotels are considerably cheaper. Hopper finds December flight prices to Orlando have some of the deepest discounts in the country. And you’ll also spend less on bottled water and bright yellow ponchos, since instead of the summer’s mid-90s temps and daily thunderstorms, the average December high is 73 degrees. Heck, you might even need to pack pants.