So I'm a twice a year DLR girl and besides my personal experience I've done some research and apparently the week BEFORE the week before Christmas is a great, non-busy time to go. My b-day is December 13 and I love going that week but last year we were there the weekend 12/18-12/20 and it was crazy busy. Any opinions? Also, I'm taking my neice for her first trip October 11-14, I'm thinking it'll be pretty slow (which is good with a 5 year old.) What I'm not sure about is whether it will be warm still or a little chilly. In Phoenix it will still be around 90 degrees so... my perspective is a little skewed. I'll take whatever advice you all got! Thanks!