This cruise experience was on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. We had such a wonderful time earlier on the sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, that we wanted to enjoy a similar experience on the other side of the Caribbean.
So your park tickets and airline reservations were bought months in advance. Then you arrive at Disney World and realize that you should have paid more attention to the second word in "Florida usually has great weather."
The walk from the far end parking lot (we just followed the people directing traffic) to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is over a mile, then that distance again for your tired return at the end of the day.
We discovered that mid-late September is a perfect time to come to Pigeon Forge. The weather is perfect and the crowds are small(er). We saved money by taking advantage of the discount coupons available from our hotel.