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    Hi everyone, my family is making its first trip to WDW june 10-16th and we are staying @ the Port Orleans Riverside resort and were wondering is it better to have breakfest at the hotel or in the parks?? Any tips, for packing, parks, etc. please let me know I would be most greatful!
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    You should probably eat at your hotel Make sure you do that early before the crowds. It's just that usually breakfast in the parks will take you an hour to get seated and an hour to eat.
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    Make sure you go on Expedition Everest and the Safari in AK! those are really the only things worth going on unless you have little children.
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    Also, It's gonna be hot so you might want to invest in some misting fans at WalMart, because they are like Nine dollars cheaper than at the world
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    Also Make sure you ride Rock n Roller Coaster(MGM), the three mountains (MK),and watch Lion King show (AK), and Lights Motors Action (MGM).
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    Also,
    If you like a particular type of cuisine, see if that country is in world showcase at Epcot
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    Port Orleans is a beautiful resort. Take the boat to Downtown Disney - great ride! Go over to the French Quarter and get some beignets! YUMMY! The food court at PO is really good. Get the kids meal and save some $$$. If you are staying long and have to have a coffee or coke each morning, invest in a refill mug!

    I prefer to eat at the resort and not waste my park time!!!
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    Breakfast at Boatwrights would be good, they are at PO Riverside and have great food!
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    Go to Raglan Road at Downtown Disney, I heard it supposed to be good.
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    Hi

    We tend to eat breakfast before hitting the parks for the day. Usually just a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit. We grab this in the hotel before we leave and are at the parks for rope drop, that way we hit most of the major rides before the crowds. Since we eat early and light we have an early luch or dinner so again while most people are eating we can do other major attractions while most ppl are at dinner.

    I agree with the others with what attractions to ride but missed out is TOT at MGM, thats a must. Fast Pass Tower of Terror and ride Rock n Roller Coaster (maybe even twice) and your fast pass for TOT will be ready.

    If your there early enough, sometimes you can wait in the stand by line at TOT for 10 - 15 mins first then use your fast pass for a 2nd ride with no wait. It can be done but it will depend on the crowd that day.

    You need to be there early and head straight to the these attractions first. Since its your first trip i can understand that when you walk in you wil be looking everywhere and want to take it all in but you can head back to the start once you have ridden thsese 2.

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    Hey there,

    Great question! If you would like to do one park breakfast, you can get a Priority Seating for an hour earlier than the park opens, that way, you can walk to the restaurant through the park with no one else there, & by the time you're finished, the park is just opening.
    Other than that, I would say grab a bite to eat at the resort caf. I also reccommend bringing pop tarts or cereal with you & eat in the room while getting ready or at the bus stop. There are fridges in the room so you can buy some milk or OJ as well.

    As far as other tips:
    Be prepared to wait in lines for rides; I would definately invest in a spray bottle from Wal Mart; at the parks, if you ask for an ice water it's free. Nice cheap way to cool down.
    Plan your days but keep them flexible. You don't want to waste your day bouncing from one side of the park to the other. Make a good use of your fast passes.
    Oh yeah, have a great time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Mickey
    Hey there,

    Great question! If you would like to do one park breakfast, you can get a Priority Seating for an hour earlier than the park opens, that way, you can walk to the restaurant through the park with no one else there, & by the time you're finished, the park is just opening.
    Other than that, I would say grab a bite to eat at the resort caf. I also reccommend bringing pop tarts or cereal with you & eat in the room while getting ready or at the bus stop. There are fridges in the room so you can buy some milk or OJ as well.

    As far as other tips:
    Be prepared to wait in lines for rides; I would definately invest in a spray bottle from Wal Mart; at the parks, if you ask for an ice water it's free. Nice cheap way to cool down.
    Plan your days but keep them flexible. You don't want to waste your day bouncing from one side of the park to the other. Make a good use of your fast passes.
    Oh yeah, have a great time!
    If you have any other specific questions, we're all here!
    That's a REALLY good idea...hmm i have to see which days are early entry days for magic kingdom. oh and i am creating my family's itinerary to go in a certain order of lands and such hee hee
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    Yeah, the itinerary is great, just don't time everything really close, because if someone wants do to something not on there or do something more than once, it won't quite work out.
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    oh yeah and if u have priority seating, make sure you allow enough time for the disney transportation, which isn't always 'magically' fast.
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    Yeah, the itinerary is great, just don't time everything really close, because if someone wants do to something not on there or do something more than once, it won't quite work out.
    yeah i am just making a RD and then my family is going to overlook it and we will edit to add other things in. I am really excited for this trip not just for myself but for my 6 year old sister.
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