So we have booked our room and will be going to Disney World in January 2018.

Now I need to know the in's and out's of making this trip awesome.

We are staying at a deluxe resort and plan to do a Disney meal plan.

Talk to me about how to plan, what to plan and when to do it.

Ie: when can I make meal reservations? where should I make them to get the most bang for our buck? what perks do we get if any for staying onsite/deluxe resort? Big and little tips appreciated! I've heard a few things about doing breakfast at a certain place and you get into the park earlier and that you can get bottled waters from places for free if you have the deluxe meal plan??? true?

DD loves characters so I'm aiming to book as many character meals as possible.