Our second day in Anaheim started a little later than the first so we could try to sleep off some of the exhaustion from day 1. I woke up Sunday morning so stiff I could hardly touch my toes! After a little morning yoga and breakfast we made our way back to the park.
Day 2: California Adventure
This day was hotter than the one before, if you can believe it. This was both good and bad – we were practically melting our faces off, but the lines were short. We immediately picked up a fast pass for the Radiator Springs Racers before ducking into It’s Tough to be a Bug in Bug’s Land which was a really fun 4D video in glorious air conditioning. Bug’s Land was really cute; Disney did a great job in this park making all the areas feel like you were actually in the movies. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Bug’s Land (aside from watching the movie a second time when the heat got to be too much) because it was geared towards a much younger crowd.
We spent the day meandering through the park, trying not to pass out from heat exhaustion, and riding rides when they weren’t broken down. I think the heat played a major role in the ride functionality because throughout the day at least 3 rides we tried to go on were closed (California Screamin’ was stopped with people at the top of the first hill!) and they cancelled the last Frozen show due to technical difficulties. Luckily we were able to see the last Frozen show and go on all of the rides later in the day. In fact, Radiator Springs Racers had just opened back up as our fast pass time came.
Speaking of Radiator Springs….Disney knocked it out of the park with Cars Land; it was so cool during the day and at night! It really felt like you were somewhere in Arizona along Route 66.
It seemed like there were fewer rides in California Adventure, and the fast passes sold out fast! We used fast passes for Frozen, Radiator Springs Racers, and Soarin’ over the World but even though we got the passes in the morning, our ride times weren’t until late in the day. Ride break down for day 2:
- It’s tough to be a bug – really cute and fun 4D ride; bonus: air conditioning!
- Radiator Springs Racers – get the fast pass, and get the fast pass again if you can
- Soarin’ Over the World – definitely worth seeing
- Monsters, Inc
- Tower of Terror – we loved this; there was no wait all day so we rode it three times
- California Screamin’
- Goofy’s Sky School – I think I still have bruises from this one
- The Little Mermaid
- Toy Story Midway Mania
We caught part of the Pixar parade when we came out of the Frozen show (which is so popular you really need a fast pass to see) and then walked around a little while the crowds were low.
The park closed earlier than Disneyland (9pm vs. midnight), which was good for us since we still had to drive back to L.A. We watched the World of Color water show and headed out. It was a really great weekend for sure.
The last morning in L.A. was uneventful since we both had to work, but you could see the Hollywood sign from our room. Squint really hard and look at the hills in the picture 🙂 Just kidding, you can’t see it from the picture, but trust me, it was there!
And, of course, no trip to L.A. would be complete without a trip to Sprinkles. I picked up some goodies to take back to Matt and a pupcake for Snickers.
Until next time, California.