We spent our third and last day at Disney so this post is fairly picture heavy. Despite it not being the day I had hoped, we still made the best of a bad situation and there were definitely even some positives thrown in there too. Sadly it was mostly a bust though!
Having always planned to spent Sunday in Disney, we didn’t have a lot of choice, even when we woke up and it was throwing it down with rain. This was our last day of the trip and if we didn’t go that day, we wouldn’t go at all – but it made me sad that we hadn’t just gone the day before and enjoyed the glorious sunshine! Despite all that, the girls were sure they wanted to dress up and I figured I may as well Disney Bound, even though what I’d wanted to wear had ended up a bit messed up.
After getting into the park, we headed straight for the Studios. I wanted a FP for Ratatouille and I knew it was best to get that first. After grabbing our FP (to come back at 1pm), Chris and Megan went on the Studio Tram Tour while Lily and I went on Hollywood Tower Hotel. After we were done, we met back up and made our way over to the Disneyland park. Here we wandered around, taking pictures of the Spring features and also the obligatory “in front of the castle” picture.
We ducked in to see Maleficent and keep out of the rain but luckily it eased a little again and we took a visit to the Sword in the Stone. However by this point my feet were soaked and so were Lily’s, so we decided to head back to the car, via a shop to buy wellies for Lily and I we could all get changed and be more comfortable. Lily swapped to her wellies and I put on my trainers and also changed my jeans. We sat for a while to warm up and then headed back to the park in time to catch Disney Magic on Parade.
I realised while watching the Parade, this was probably one of my favourite things about visiting a Disney Park. Thought we had caught Goofy’s Garden Party and Minnie’s Spring Train, the full parades are definitely the best. The highlight by far was when Rapunzel realised Megan was wearing a Rapunzel style dress and totally freaked out. I know it was also one of Megan’s favourite parts too.
After the parade was finished (around 6pm), we had arranged to meet my mum and sister, in order to go to Planet Hollywood for dinner. We had purchased set meals in advance so it made the whole process really simple and it was nice to get warm and just relax. Dinner was really great and everyone was so nice to the girls and especially complimenting the dresses they were wearing. By the time we were done though, none of us were really in the mood for more. It was still raining and according to the forecast it was set to rain the rest of the day. The fireworks weren’t until 10pm ish and by now it was only about 7.30pm. We didn’t really know whether to stay or go and although I love the final show, I just knew I would be making everyone miserable to wait around.
My mum and Pippa headed back to the car and said they would stay there if we decided to stay, so Chris, the girls and I went and did some shopping. Afterwards we decided that we really didn’t have the energy to stay and so Chris and Lily headed back to the car while Megan and I just popped to one more shop to grab some earrings she wanted. By about 8pm we were back at the car and heading back to the accommodation.
For the most part the day had felt like a let down and despite getting an annual pass out of the day and also the queues being short, I had felt miserable with wet shoes, we’d had yet another visit where we couldn’t take our coats off and we hadn’t made it to the fireworks at the end!