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Old 02-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #241
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My votes are
Chef Mickeys
Flame Tree
Ohara

That LILO dress is so cute! So talented! I might be sending you a PM again about something else. It's perfect and Maddie's looks like she loves it!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #242
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In the Character/Dinner Show Region

Chef Mickey


In the Counter Service Region

ABC Commissary


In the Table Service Region

'Ohana

And for your first dinner ADR, I think it's Be Our Guest
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #243
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I am loving the pictures of Maddie in her Ohana dress. She is the perfect model. And how cute is she doing the hula.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:48 AM   #244
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When I saw you were at 17 pages I went with the links! Your sagas sound like mine! Just this past week I had an interesting encounter with CMs...and it really made me question calling Disney directly and the responses you get! Your ADRs look great and I think your (well, I guess it was Maddie's!) to change to the Royal Rooms at POR was a wise move. We walked to AOA in October and when I saw the distance, I knew Little Mermaid rooms would not be found on my list!

Great job on the dress!! And love the shopping spree photos! Also love the game although I missed out on that reading links only...and so late!!
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what an adorable dress and model

Did you catch the Top Chef finale?
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Chef Mickeys
Flame Tree
Ohana

All on the agenda for our next trip!
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That dress is beyond adorable!! Seriously the cutest thing I've seen all day!
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Wow, tell Bryan that the bracket looks great! Very professional!

Now our first trip isn't until September, so I'm not sure if I'm really allowed to vote since I haven't actually been to any of the restaurants. But I would love to continue on with the fun so I'm going to anyway.... no problem if you don't want to count my votes! I'll vote based on what I've read in TRs, pics, menus, etc and most of all.... the ADRs that I'm hoping to get for our trip!

Chef Mickey

Flame Tree BBQ

Ohana

As for your Day One ADR, I think you'll want to start off your trip with some characters.... maybe some fun stepsisters. So my guess is for 1900 Park Fare.
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well, I haven't been playing the ADR game, but I just have to say: I can't believe anyone would choose ABC Commissary over our beloved Flame Tree! I would eat at flame tree even if the food wasn't scrumptious. all those cool tables to sit at further down in, by the lagoon with a view of everest!
Even if you aren't playing the ADR game, you can still vote in the Tournament of Food! I'll mark down a vote for Flame Tree for you!

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Yes, actually Adison has the BBB tee shirt, it's very cute. Last year we were doing BBB as a "once in a lifetime" kind of thing (haha...yeah, that plan always backfires!) and she had the Castle package, we bought the sparkly shoes, the purse & gloves set, and the pink glittered tee to commemorate it all.

Actually, that tee shirt sparked a debate in her pre-k class! lol It bought up the topic of princesses, and apparently (according to a bossy girl in her class) only one girl may declare each princess to be her favorite. Adison's favorite is Aurora, Bossy Girl's favorite is Aurora too. Adison was very upset that evening when she told me that SB can't be her favorite anymore because Bossy Girl likes her. I may have been wrong in doing so (probably should have explained the virtues of sharing favorites), but I told her that she could prove that she was the number one SB fan by bringing in a photo of them together...that'll show Bossy Girl!

Anyway, and yes I have seen the tutu once....on a picture of Honey Boo Boo! It is cute but I want to milk the princess loving years for all they are worth. I love the tutu for kids a little older though that are "too cool" to dress as a princess, but still want the magic of the BBB.
Too funny. We had a similar incident with a girl in Maddie's preschool class. Maddie wasn't allowed to wear Rapunzel shirts because she called the movie 'Rapunzel' not 'Tangled' and a true fan would know the name of the movie.

I told Maddie to tell mean girl that she's met Rapunzel and that Rapunzel said she could call it whatever she wants and wear the shirts with pride.
So, I guess I took a pass on the high road too.

I'm not crazy about the BBB tutu, but I do think we'll buy the T-shirt this time. Maddie would love to have it to wear to dance/gymnastics as a cover up.

It's always just this once isn't it?


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OH MY! That dress is too adorable on Maddie! It definitely is not "too much" and it's perfect (is there a such thing as "too much" at Disney??). Do you sew from patterns or make up as you go along? And if from patterns, do you buy the paper patterns at the store or get ideas online? I can sew...not as well as you, but I have the basics down, and I really should do it more often. I am embarrassed at the pile of unused fabric that I have accumulated, because I always have tons of ideas and then they never come to fruition! Was this style of dress fairly simple to accomplish?

Sometimes I use patterns, sometimes I don't. Most often I do a combination of both. I find arms and necklines to be easiest to do well with a paper pattern, but after that I draw what I want. I do use paper patterns. I only buy them when Joann's has them for $1 though.

This is one of the easiest dresses to make. It's very, very forgiving. It's actually just the top of a cheapo pattern I got a Joann's with the skirt drawn in straight lines. Couldn't be easier.

I have piles of fabric too. I never seem to get around to making all of the stuff I plan to. Luckily, our AG doll is benefiting from all of that fabric that I have stacked in the basement.


I have to think a bit to make my guess for your ADR and to vote, but I was wondering:

If we have not dined at either of the restaurant choices, should we not vote? That isn't an issue for me this round, but I could see it might happen...or should we vote just based on what we think we might like best?
I'd say vote for the one that you'd most like to try.

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I've actually never been to any of your first round matchups! Well, ABC Commissary YEARS ago, but I'll vote for Flame Tree over that - I've heard very good things about it!

Maddie's new dress is adorable!!
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Chef Mickey

Flame Tree

I haven't been to either Ohana or Tony's so I'll pass on that one.

My ADR guess is Be Our Guest. Just because you were probably too excited about trying that one to wait.

Maddie looks like she loves her Hawaiian dress!
Thanks! Doesn't look like we'll have any 1-16 upsets.

She's excited about the dress!


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That dress is amazing! My neice would flip out although she firmly believes Lilo is actually Dora on vacation. She's 3 going on 16 so correcting her would be pointless and result is meltdown!
Thank you! That is the funniest think I've ever heard. I think she's right on! It does look like Dora on vacation!

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Bryan did a great job on the Tournament of Food!

I think he did too!


Chef Mickey's is a must!

Flame Tree BBQ sounds good to me

Ohana is another must do!

And, I would think a more relaxing start of the trip with Liberty Tree Tavern would be nice (Please don't tell me I'm wrong because it's not in the MK )

I would think that BOG needs a BBB apointment prior to diner!

All the best, Karen
Thanks for voting and guessing Karen!

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Well last place is a good place to start!! So I have alot of redeeming to do. . . My guess for round 2 is Be Our Guest.
Tournament of food
Character/Dinner Show- Spirit of Aloha
Counter- Flame Tree BBQ
Table- Ohana
The "Lilo" dress is so cute and the model is super adorable! I really like your vintage look matching Mickey shirts!
There will be lots of opportunity to score more points!

Thank you so much!


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I just PM'd you about the dresses--you read my mind! I saw the picture before I read the words and though, "I HAVE TO CONVINCE HER TO MAKE THIS FOR MY GIRLS!!!" AHHHHH!

Here are my picks for the tournament so far:
In the Character/Dinner Show Region- Chef Mickey

In the Counter Service Region- Flame Tree

In the Table Service Region- "Ohana (duh!)

I'm still trying to figure out the other game, LOL!

Your votes have been noted.

In Round 2 we're just guessing which of the restaurants we'll be eating in on a particular day.


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That dress is super cute! Maddie is going to get lots of special attention from Lilo!

My votes are for:
Chef Mickeys
Flame Tree
Ohana (a must do for us!)

And for your dinner I'll say BOG (how could you wait!?)
Thank you! And thanks for playing and guessing!
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I am voting for
Chef Mickey's
Flame tree
O'hana

I think you will eat at Be Our Guest the first night.
Thank you for playing!

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I vote for

Chef mickeys
Ohana
Flame Tree BBQ (although we enjoy ABC Commisary rotfl so I don't know why it gets such a bad rep!)

Hmm this is a tough one. I'm gonna have to go with BOG!

that dress is totally adorable and Maddies photoshoot is awesome!
Thanks Courtney! And thanks for playing-your votes are noted.

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The Lilo dress is ADORABLE!!!

For the match ups, I'm voting for:

Chef Mickey's and 'Ohana. I really enjoyed Tony's when I went there, but 'Ohana is my absolute favorite. (I've never been to either counter service place.)

I think yall are going to Be Our Guest on the first day! Maybe.

By the way, Bryan, AWESOME job!
Thanks Marissa! and Thanks for playing and voting. Didn't he do great?

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LOVE the Lilo dress...and how adorable is Maddie doing the hula!?!

My guesses are Chef Mickey's, Flame Tree BBQ, and 'Ohana; and I'm thinking BoG for the first day!
Thank you! She's so excited about that dress!

Thanks for playing/voting! Results will be in on Thursday!

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I love Maddie's dress!! I really need to learn how to sew!

I will say Chef Mickey's, Flame Tree, and Ohana
My guess for your first dinner is Be Our Guest.
Thank you so much and thanks for playing and voting!

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My votes: Chef Mickey's, Flame Tree, and Ohana.


My dinner guess on day 1 is Ohana's.
Thank you for playing and guessing!

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Super quick post because I really should be in bed now...



In the Character/Dinner Show Region

Spirit of Aloha


In the Counter Service Region

Flame Tree BBQ


In the Table Service Region

'Ohana



Day One

Liberty Tree Tavern
Get some sleep girl, you have a baby!

Thanks for playing and voting Mel!

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First, the tournament of food:

Character/Dinner Show - Chef Mickey's
Table Service - 'Ohana
Counter Service - Flame Tree BBQ


As for your first Disney meal, I think dinner with the Tremaines would be an excellent and hilarious way to kick off a vacation. My vote is for 1900 Park Fare.
Thank you for playing! We have done 1900 PF as our first night's meal in the past...

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LOVE the 'Ohana dress!! TOO Cute. . .and Maddie's modeling skills are excellent too!

Ok, here are my votes:

Chef Mickey's
Flame Tree BBQ (MY FAVE!!)
'Ohana


And my guess for your first night dinner is Chef Mickeys. . .gotta get the trip kicked off with some characters!!
Thank you!

Thanks for playing and voting too!

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I seriously LOVE Maddie's dress. You are so talented. I would love to learn to sew, but it seems so intimidating. Great job!

My Tournament of Food Choices:

Chef Mickey
Flame Tree BBQ - My favorite!!!
'Ohana

ADR Game
1900 Park Fare
Don't be afraid to try to learn to sew! 3 years ago learning was my New Years Resolution. I bought Sewing for Dummies and made dress up clothes to learn. It's fun!

Thanks for playing and guessing!

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I love Maddies dress!!! Irish I could sew. I would love to make Ava dresses like these! I order stuff off Etsy for her all the time, do you have a shop or anything?

My votes are for
Chef Mickeys, bc I love CR and the fab characters!
Flame Tree BBQ, bc it's good lol though I don't mind ABC, a lot of people hate it!
'Ohana bc, it's 'Ohana!!!!!

The first day is tough, I want to say BoG but I think I'm gonna go with 1900 PF, eeekkkk!
Thanks for playing! and for guessing!

I sent you a PM (I hope it was you!). There is a chance that I'll open an Etsy shop eventually. If there's anything in particular that you're looking for let me know. I may be able to help!

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Hey there! I've been lurking through your previous trip reports, and i have decided to come out of the shadows! Sounds like you are going to have a great trip! We stayed in the POR princess rooms in oak manor, and i've gotta say we LOVED it! POR is my all time favorite resort! Maddie is sooo cute, especially in her hawaiian dress!

For the tournament of food, i would say:

Chef mickey's

Flame tree bbq ( i LOVED this place after we ate there on the last trip!)

Ohana

And for your first day's dinner, I'm gonna go with 1900 park fare! Great way to start off the trip, and i bet Maddy will find the tremaine sisters hilarious!

Thank you for de-lurking! I appreciate it, now don't be afraid to speak up okay?

Thanks for the positive review of POR-we're getting really excited about it!

And, thanks for playing!

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Hi ! i just found your PTR. I wanted to say that I received that same type of Pin that you did only for November! The CMs didn't know what the heck it was either. Luckily, I have a TA to call them 4 times in 2 days to figure it out. I even had to scan it to the TA because he hadn't seen one before. What a pain. In the end, I got the same answer that you did. No discount, just marketing. Oh well.
Thanks for joining in! What a hassle for nothing huh? I'm glad that you had a TA to jump through the hoops for you-it was awful.

I hope you'll stick around!

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Awww.....I know Reid would love some pirate gear! We truly do need to have our trips overlap at some point. Since we're just doing the cruise this year, that takes us out of the equation for this year. Y'all should all go down during Mardi Gras next year for Reid's bday extravaganza!



Thank you for saying you'll look for the Cpt. America jammies for me. I really hope they have them in the store. I'm crossing my fingers that you find them!

I think Reid will do ok with all the walking until the end of the day. He's already heavy to carry around. I can only imagine a year from now. That's what scares me about not bringing the stroller.



It would be fun! We really do need to plan that one of these years soon!!



In the character/dinner show category, I have to go with......

Chef Mickey's. Always reliable for us. Last time we did Spirit of Aloha is was just ok.

Counterservice......

Hands down Flame Tree BBQ. According to Ed, that is the only reason to even go to Animal Kingdom.

Table Service......

I have to go with 'Ohana. Now, we've never done Tony's but 'Ohana is just great for both breakfast & dinner so it has to beat out Tony's.

And as for the ADR for Day one, I'm going to go with Be Our Guest. I see that as being a special meal to start off the trip.
We have to overlap one of these days! Even if it's just for the moms.

You know I'm gonna try to get those PJs for you. Maybe not this week though as we're supposed to get even more snow tonight and tomorrow Maddie's school already cancelled for tomorrow and it hasn't even started!

Thanks for playing Amanda!
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My votes are
Chef Mickeys
Flame Tree
Ohara

That LILO dress is so cute! So talented! I might be sending you a PM again about something else. It's perfect and Maddie's looks like she loves it!
Thanks for playing along! I'll be in touch shortly about the something else

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In the Character/Dinner Show Region

Chef Mickey


In the Counter Service Region

ABC Commissary


In the Table Service Region

'Ohana

And for your first dinner ADR, I think it's Be Our Guest
Thanks for playing and voting! I hope it will be fun for everyone!

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I am loving the pictures of Maddie in her Ohana dress. She is the perfect model. And how cute is she doing the hula.
Thanks Kathy! I can't wait for her to wear it to meet Lilo!

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When I saw you were at 17 pages I went with the links! Your sagas sound like mine! Just this past week I had an interesting encounter with CMs...and it really made me question calling Disney directly and the responses you get! Your ADRs look great and I think your (well, I guess it was Maddie's!) to change to the Royal Rooms at POR was a wise move. We walked to AOA in October and when I saw the distance, I knew Little Mermaid rooms would not be found on my list!

Great job on the dress!! And love the shopping spree photos! Also love the game although I missed out on that reading links only...and so late!!
I don't blame you for using the links! Thanks for joining in! I still have to get caught up on your TRs

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what an adorable dress and model

Did you catch the Top Chef finale?
Thank you! I did! I was so excited that Kristen won! That was one of my favorite finales in a very long time

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Chef Mickeys
Flame Tree
Ohana

All on the agenda for our next trip!
Thanks for playing along! Great choices!

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That dress is beyond adorable!! Seriously the cutest thing I've seen all day!
Thank you! That's so sweet. Maddie will be thrilled.

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Wow, tell Bryan that the bracket looks great! Very professional!

Now our first trip isn't until September, so I'm not sure if I'm really allowed to vote since I haven't actually been to any of the restaurants. But I would love to continue on with the fun so I'm going to anyway.... no problem if you don't want to count my votes! I'll vote based on what I've read in TRs, pics, menus, etc and most of all.... the ADRs that I'm hoping to get for our trip!

Chef Mickey

Flame Tree BBQ

Ohana

As for your Day One ADR, I think you'll want to start off your trip with some characters.... maybe some fun stepsisters. So my guess is for 1900 Park Fare.
I think you should vote on where you'd like to eat. And since I'm making the rules here-your votes totally count.

Thanks for the kind words. We're pretty competitive around here-that may or may not have been Bryan's first attempt at bracketology.
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So sorry I've been MIA everyone. Last week I was under the weather, and the sewing projects are piling up! It's a lot of fun though and I'm excited to help some of you out with cool Disney outfits!

I'm going to close the voting on this round of the Tournament of Food tomorrow night, and at that time we'll start voting on the 2-15 match-ups.

Guesses for the Guess my ADR game can be submitted until next week. At that time I'll let you in on our first day's plans!

Have a great Tuesday everyone! We'll be hunkered down at home since we're expected to get another foot of snow tonight. Isn't is March?
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Have a great Tuesday everyone! We'll be hunkered down at home since we're expected to get another foot of snow tonight. Isn't is March?
I'll gladly take your foot of snow. We're expected to get 2 - 5 inches of snow with some ice to go with it.
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March often gets the worse snow storms. You think winter is over, and than BAM! Biggest snowfall of the year.
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PHEW!! Im not too late - work has been keeping me away from the DIS lately and I wanted to get my votes in since maybe I have half a chance of winning the gold!!



In the Character/Dinner Show Region

Chef Mickey

In the Counter Service Region

ABC Commissary

In the Table Service Region

'Ohana

and...my submission for "Guess what ADR we're having the first night we're at MK" is.....

Be Our Guest!!
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