Last year we went for the very first time during the late year Orlando festivities. You should go with small kids to mickey's bash. It is a super hoot, full of fun and the once upon a Christmas time parade! This will put your family in the mode, all the holiday wishes come true. This is a good time to get a Magic Kingdom Park ticket.
You will not have good memories with shooting some shots, so Bring your Camera for sure. We stayed a super hotel off the Sassagoula River Boat Marina and we did plenty of Boat Taxi boarding to get around. You should look at the water map when picking out Resort Winners to use the boats.
We got in one day at epoct and got to Sample some classic German Food. The food at all of the theme parks are super duper good.
Howdee-doo from Tampa, before Orlando at Disney and the home rental. We are going to the Magic Kingdom the first day after checking in to the rental. If you decide to stay here on your travel south, there are two bedrooms with a queen bed in each. I will sleep on one of the two couches in the living room.
That means you will be able to go to bed early after the fireworks show, as I know you two do, and shut the door for privacy. Each room at the Polynesian Village has TV with cable connections for viewing too. The bathroom is in a common area, easy to use with a nice shower tub combo.
Off site rentals are prime and I would sleep in the house, but you sure can sleep in the rv if that is what you like best. I really do not have any problems with your wonderful dogs, but was not sure if that would mess up the fixed up 1925 floors. Perhaps they are fine inside as well, but would let you decide after seeing.
Stopping here for the Disney Cruise ship experience might not fit into your plans, but you two are surely wanted and there is plenty of room inside or out! Tomorrow I am off to buy a stackable front loading washer and dryer combo in red! Fancy, fancy is the new buying trend. That is fantastic! I am very glad about that.