Now Bring Me That Horizon ~ It Begins P115

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by TarzansKat, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

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    Yes, let's!

    I think these look fabulous. The times are good, and it seems things (mostly) worked out the way you wanted them to. Even though Chef's is later than you had hoped, you're right it will give you more time to sleep in and take a leisurely stroll over there.

    I'll encourage you to keep trying for O'Hanas also. You never know...

    I think going into Sci-Fi will be a nice break at 12:30. We were bakin' hot at DHS, and that place was a nice break. The milkshakes probably helped too. ;)
     
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  3. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    Oh TK I feel your pain. My window opened this morning....can you believe The Plaza was booked solid for dinner? The Plaza!
     
  4. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    We've gone during free dining for several years now. :goodvibes

    I really did get everything we wanted, pretty much. I can't complain.

    Now that I've had twenty four hours to relax about it, I can't complain. :thumbsup2

    Hot HOLY TEA, BATMAN!!!!

    I'm so excited!!!! :yay: I'll post some more down where Jen responded.

    You know what, I'm not worried about it. I honestly believe it's the new online system and the ability that people have to book multiple ADRs around the same time. Not a criticism, it was something I was doing in the morning until I could work out a good schedule. When I was done, I cancelled the extraneous ones. If people are holding onto those, that could create a limited availability.

    For example, in the am, there was nothing for a party of seven at the Brown Derby, except at 500pm. When Mom and I went on later in the day, I had my pick of two other times. You know?

    I seriously can't believe it!

    Just so you all know, a little tidbit about my son. Now, I will be over the dang moon to meet you all. But my four year old suffers from stranger anxiety. We're never sure if it's going to happen, it depends on his mood, and the adult. For example, when he met Tink for the first time, he took to her immediately. But sometimes, even at family gatherings, with people he knows, he's very, very shy.

    I guess my long convoluted point is, I'll come to you. :lmao: Although I'll be happy to do introductions all around. Perhaps we could even chat a little before tea if you're done with your pedis. Sitting in the GF lobby and meeting would be quite nice!

    I don't have my heart set on it, but it would be nice. :thumbsup2

    :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

    You make me laugh, hon. But the premise of your advice is good. People will change their plans, and with the online system, I'm sure it will pay to be persistent.

    You're right. I did get pretty much everything. I just felt so weird yesterday between lack of sleep and not knowing if what I was picking as a substitue was good, not knowing if times were good. I should have called my mother, but I didn't want to wake her.

    You're right, DHS can get real hot. It will be a nice break.

    The Plaza???? Seriously????

    And hey. :scratchin If your booking window opened today, does that mean I get to met you? ;)
     
  5. 2xcited2sleep

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    TK (& Heidi too)- keep checking back. We've had some good luck with that. People seem to be changing things all the time. I was thinking that TK's party size had something to do with it but if Heidi is having trouble too...? :confused3 That weekend of 10/3 is the first weekend of Food and Wine so maybe that is the issue? I hope it doesn't mean the crowds will be bad! :scared1:

    Can't wait to see you at tea!

    Looking forward to seeing your t shirt results.

    And hurrah for your mom understanding the importance of O'Hana! :)
     
  6. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    Save a chair for me in the GF lobby :)


    Seriously who would have thunk it? ....but I guess that means that I will have the counter service restaurants to myself.....Pecos Bill's topping bar here I come!!!!

    Yes it does....

    I think part of it for me was that my window opens up for a mid week vacation. So everyone that is getting there the 10 days prior can book for the beginning of my window before I can...thankfully I only wanted 2 ADR's.

    There aren't many "tables" in the system for parties of 1 or 2 so that doesn't help either. I think 3-4 people is the magic number for ADR's.

    From what I have read about years past is that the parks aren't busy, it's just that everyone that is there is staying on property and eating sitting down meals. The cheaper basic rooms are slim pickin's right now.....I know that first hand....I'm at All Star Music :scared1: (I actually don't care that much)
     
  7. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Will do!

    Counter service places can be busier, but honestly, since you're by yourself, I don't think you'll have any issues. You always have the option of eating at off times as well.

    I think 3-4 is as well, because I had no issue for my trip last year. And I actually had a 4 person ressie for Ohana's for this trip, and I cancelled it. Yes, I regret it. It was a weird morning. :lmao:

    But, I agree with you. Everyone else who has the 10 day window must have booked up Chef Mickey's and Ohana's for my first two days before I even had a chance.
     
  8. Charleston Princess

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    After reading your post, I think I am going to hate the new online system and what it is doing to the availability of reservations! :headache:

    I am glad that with a bit of tweaking you were able to get quite a few of the ones that you wanted. I do hope you are able to get Ohana's at some point as well! :goodvibes
     
  9. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    See, I really thought it was party size as well, but you're right, with Heidi having trouble? :confused3

    I'll keep checking back though! And I can't wait to meet you, too. :goodvibes

    The benefit of it is that I'm able to check multiple times a day to see if Ohana's opens up, which would be such a pain if I were calling. So it has its good points.

    I'm so glad we got more liveable times as well.
     
  10. ILuvCrush

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    I had a tougher time getting the ADRs I wanted on my solo trip than i ever did with the family:confused3

    I think that 'table for one' has a rather small availablity!!

    TK I understand about your DS... mine was the same way. Of course now he's 14.... but in many ways he's still the same little boy and still goes out of his way to avoid people he doesn't know/know well ..... it's the sole reason I regret not putting him in daycare 1-2 days a week. He was home with me or DH all the time and we even only saw family on major holidays because we were out of state. I think he had a natural tendancy toward being introverted...and we made it worse:sad2: by not 'socializing' him more when he was little. By the time kindergarten rolled around he had a real hard time getting acclimated. He does much better now... but still will chose to hang out alone in his room for weeks at a time...rather than with a friend:confused3


    Paula
     
  11. jmamom

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    TK, you are not alone in your ADR angst. I got to have IPO make my ADR's and even they couldn't get everything when I wanted it. It was a long day of switching things around and emailing back and forth. I was still switching things the next day. BUT, in the end, we got everything we really wanted, just took a little flexibility on my part (not my best trait).
    I say keep trying for 'Ohana - I know I had lots of double bookings that I ended up canceling.
    Aren't you glad its over??:faint:
     
  12. If U Had Wings

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    That is just crazy! :eek: I don't think I've ever heard of the Plaza booking up that fast.
     
  13. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    That frustrates me, on your behalf. Solo dining shouldn't be difficult, but I guess what we're finding right now is that everyone's having a tough time booking! Weird. :confused3

    Oh, thank you for being so understanding! And don't worry about how you raised him, my goodness. We all do the best we can. I'm hard on myself, though, I should take my own advice. But what you're talking about right now is one of the reasons I really felt my son needed to be in this preschool 2 days a week and with my parents one. He still gets family time, home time, and structured school time with his friends. I'm hoping I'm giving him a good balance, and it's definitely making my life a lot saner in the process.

    And something nice, too. I'm actually enjoying my Wednesdays with my mom more. :goodvibes

    Yes, I'm so not used to having to be flexible, and my high strung OCD planner has a mini hissy. :lmao:

    I am SO glad it's over. Last night I went to bed at nine thirty and slept SOLID until this morning. I haven't had that in weeks. It was nice. :cloud9:
     
  14. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    I think sometimes your party size has a great deal to do with everything--it was always hard to get reservations for a party of 5. When I walk into most restaurants, I see lots of tables for 4.
     
  15. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Otherwise known as TK releases her cooped up inner artist and has lots of fun with color. :lmao: I felt like a kid in a candy store making these. There's a round one and a round two, but here's the whole grouping first.

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    There are three from round one, in which we didn't really saturate the shirts with dye, and there's quite a bit of white left. Also, you'll note that my tank is 100% cotton, and DH and DS' shirts are a poly blend, and the colors on their shirts is less vibrant because of that. I highly recommend if you're going to do this, spring for an all cotton shirt. They're easy enough to find. Now, on DS and my tank, the Mickey heads didn't come out so great. So I went back in with bleach and a paint brush and tried to outline them. What I didn't realize is that you only really need a little bit of bleach, and so we got some interesting effects.

    Here's the front and back of DS' first shirt.
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    And here's what it looked like after I redefined the Mickey head. I've sent these images to my mom, and this is is her favorite shirt of the whole bunch. I think it's adorable, and DS LOVES it! Both of them actually, which is great.
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    Not perfect, but not too shabby, right? I can't tell you how much my inner perfectionist is dying a little inside with these shirts. :lmao: See, I love the tie dye, the vibrant color, the messiness of it all. But I wanted those Mickey heads to be perfect. They're not. And such is life.

    Here's my first shirt front and back.
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    And after I redefined the Mickey head. A little too much, but hey, it's a learning process. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.
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    Here's DH's. He's opted to leave his alone, and I'm not pushing. Even though it kills me. It's his shirt. :lmao:
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    Now after we had this set, we had leftover dye. And it needs to be used up within two weeks. Yeah. That didn't last long. :rolleyes1 I grabbed the only other white tank I had and an old 100% cotton undershirt of DS' and went to town.

    Here's the results of round two.

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    I really feel like I need to get at this, but I'm looking for one of those bleach pens. I find a Tide to Go pen at Walmart, but I don't think that's going to cut it. It doesn't say bleach on it. I really want the fine point, I'm afraid if I try to go at this with a paint brush it'll be way too much white. I'm not sure. Maybe I'll try. If I'm brave. :rolleyes1

    And here's DS' shirt.
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    I love, love, love the saturation of color on this one. On both mine and his in the secound round. The key to this level of color is using a lot of dye. Basically, when you squeeze it, you make sure you get it into the folds, and you want the dye to be literally dripping off of the shirt. Now, I have no idea why the Mickey heads on both my tanks have white blotches. I dyed them both thoroughly. I don't know if it's the fabric, or the way I'm rinsing them at the end, or maybe even when they are in the washing machine. :confused3 I'll definitely be posting these on the tie dye thread though, and see if anyone can give me any suggestions. If any of you are even considering this, that's a very supportive and fun group over there, I highly recommend taking a look at it. I posted the link not to long ago, I think. :thumbsup2

    So there you have it.

    Upon which, Mom said...you can make me one of those if I can find a white t-shirt I like. :eek: I so did this :yay: but I kept it cool. On the down low. I'm excited! More dye! More shirts! More matching.

    I know I could get my FIL to wear one. Next I just have to wear down Nana and my dad.

    Yeah.

    Ri-ight. ;)

    And on as side note...now I really feel like we belong at Pop Century. :thumbsup2
     
  16. MRYPPNS

    MRYPPNS Practically Prefect in Every Way

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    Very Cool. I have a Clorox bleach pen...I'll be right over with it (hehe)
     
  17. Charleston Princess

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    Oh, what a great set of shirts! You are going to be so cute in your headless shots on the TR! :laughing:
     
  18. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thanks!

    Oh, yeah! :lmao: Forget that whole night time routine with the kiddos, just hop on down. :thumbsup2

    Thanks, hon. I totally was thinking too...man...I didn't take any headless shots of me modeling these!
     
  19. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    Those are the best tie dye shirts I have ever seen!
     
  20. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    :eek:

    :love:

    BLESS YOU!!!!

    My goodness, I was not expecting that wonderful compliment. Perhaps I'm being too hard on myself. :confused3
     
  21. creativeamanda

    creativeamanda <font color=darkorchid>One slithering around on me

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    Anything with a Mickey Head shape on it, in my opinion, looks Tigger-ific!
     

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