You can't going to Disneyland without getting a picture on the tea cups. It is tradition that everyone needs to have, a cute, bright, happy photo that you will always treasure. Don't skip the tea cups, you'll regret it forever!
My daughters wanted a photo in front of the castle, my wife wanted a photo in front of the castle with no one photo bombing, and I wanted breakfast. So we booked an early breakfast at the Plaza Inn on Main Street U.S.A. Once we were done eating, we headed outside and had the castle to ourselves. We couldn't get to any of the attractions until the park actually opened, but the photo spot in front of the castle was absolutely perfect.