Disneyland – Day 3
Last day at Disneyland – kind of sad really. We managed to do everything we wanted such as getting around to all of the rides we have been avoiding due to the 40+ minute wait-times. Today we used our Magic Morning pass, which lets you in one hour earlier than the park opening time. We turned up at 7am (yes, this meant a 5am start to get ready, have breaky and walk to Disneyland from our hotel) to be told that Magic Morning starts at 8am on weekdays! Bummer… Anyway, there were still a few hundred people there for Magic Morning but the wait times were still insignificant. We got about 6 or 7 rides in by 8:30am – pretty good. More autographs and pictures today along with lots of rides. A fun day on all accounts. We had Bert from Mary Poppins (not the original of course) come over and chat to us as we were taking a breather on a park bench in Main Street. He was so nice to talk to. He spoke to us about some caricatures we had done of Lil & Jem. He said he was a pretty good drawerer himself (being in character!). However, 20 minutes after the chat ended, he came back when Annie Lil & Jem went to the bathroom and gave us some hand-drawn pictures of Mickey and Donald for Lil & Jem which were fantastic. This was above and beyond and is a special gift. All of these little things add to the magic of Disneyland. As the day was coming to a close, we went back to California Adventure park for one last ride. The girls had seen the Grizzly River run a few days ago and really wanted a go. It is where you get in to a large round raft that has 6 seats in it and you are sent through some windy rapids and down a huge drop! AWESOME fun! The memories of this place will last a very long time!