We ate at Cinderella’s castle but it was lunch not breakfast. Pretty good food and very good layout for the Princesses. We did breakfast with Winnie the Pooh characters and it was a GREAT breakfast (but how can you mess up breakfast I guess). Another good meal with Characters was in the Beauty & the Beast castle…very cool ambiance and effects within the dining rooms of the castle. Easily the coolest setting of any of the meals that we went to.
Definitely get a meal plan…prices are crazy expensive with or without it but worse without it. Most of the food isn’t that much different than knock-off fast food…but the themed meals can be pretty good. If you don’t use your snacks for the day, they will accumulate. We had a lot of unused snacks from our party of 6 and we brought home a TON of Disney World themed gummy bears, rice krispy treats, etc back for relatives and family…and us.
We stayed at Port Orleans. Staying on-site is definitely worth it so you can take advantage of the extended park hours. I think each day one park will open a couple hours early and another will stay open a couple hours late for customers that stay on site. So…you get some time with less crowds to ride the popular rides at whichever park has the extended hours without as much of a wait.
One thing I wish we would have done different…we went hard and bell to bell every day trying to ride everything. Ended up miserable, grumpy and sore by the end of each day…and after day 2 the blisters on our feet had blisters. Schedule a day to hang out and re-energize at the resort. Port Orleans had a play area, pools and movie night in the park every night…and we took advantage of none of that because we were killing ourselves at the parks.
Be sure to download the Disney Park app they have too. The app gives you real-time updates on ride wait times so if your wanting to ride a certain ride on the other side of the park…you can check to see the wait time. If it’s 2 hours…you don’t waste time walking across the park. Then, you check later and it’s down to 45min…you take off! It’s pretty slick.
June will be miserable hot…we went in August once (never again) and November once (during Fall break)…November wins that one. But…in June (like when we went in August)…another idea would be to go to a park early…then maybe come back and hang at the resort pool when it’s hottest and most crowded in the parks…then go back to a park in the evening. Especially if you’re taking advantage of the extended hours.