When I made the itinerary for this trip, I took outfits into account because, well because that’s just who I am. I love dressing people up, and I love taking pictures of the clothes I’ve made and the outfits I’ve put together.
So if Day 1 was meant for rides, parades, and exploring every inch of the park, Day 2 was meant for Disneybounding, watching shows, and picture taking. And well, that’s exactly what we did.
* If you’re just tuning in now, I’ll link Day 1 right here.
We started off the day with breakfast at the World of Color Restaurant in our hotel. It really lives up to its name. It truly is a vibrant space made even more beautiful by the sight of Disney characters walking around and greeting you as you eat. Donald was particularly upset that Donald waffles aren’t a thing yet.
Then we got on the Disneyland shuttle an hour before park opening to hang out and take pictures on Main Street.
If you look behind me, you’ll see the lines forming in front of the castle.
Once the rope dropped, we headed straight for the castle in our Disneybounds.
For my Alice, I made her a denim pinafore and black cotton and velvet Minnie ears, which I paired with a white bishop sleeve top. She also put white stockings and black Mary Janes on to complete the look.
For my Jane, I put her in a yellow shirt dress that I converted from a yellow maxi, a purple cravat, Jane themed Minnie ears, and again, white stockings with brown boots.
And for my own Disneybound, I went in Belle’s Celebration Dress from the live action movie. I made a two layer chiffon skirt with hand-stitched floral appliques and sequins, that i paired with an off shoulder bell sleeve top and blush pink plimsoles. I also added baby’s breath buds to my Belle themed Minnie Ears.
After we got our photos taken, we hung out at Fantasyland and explored the Fantasy Gardens.
We even caught up with our dear old pal Tink and got a good helping of Pixie dust.
Then we went for a delicious lunch at the palace.
And spent the rest of the day catching shows like Mickey’s Philharmagic, Mickey’s Wondrous Book, The Festival of the Lion King, and the Symphonic Band. There was a lot of crying, a lot of dancing, a lot of singing, and a lot of laughing. Disney magic at its best.
And before we changed out of our Disneybounds, we visited our respective homes.
Alice showed us around the Mad Hatter’s teacups.
Jane toured us through Tarzan’s treehouse and demonstrated how the monkeys took her boot once.
And I took them back to the palace to introduce them to Mrs. Potts and the gang, in a new Belle bound.
Late in the afternoon, when we had finished all the rides and shows we wanted to see, we changed back into ourselves and hung out at Main Street with our Disney treats. This was probably my favourite moment of all the magical moments we had on this trip. Hanging out, eating, talking, and watching memories being made in the Happiest Place on Earth.
Since we had a bit of time left, we repeated the rides we really liked, then went to Clopin’s Festival of Foods for a sumptuous dinner overlooking the beautiful lights of Disneyland.
We closed the day with another helping of the Paint the Night Parade.
And after, as we walked down Main Street for the last time, Beauty and the Beast started to play not in farewell, but in “See ya real soon”. We couldn’t help but cry. It was a beautiful way to end our first trip to Disneyland together.
When we got back to our hotel, we put on our explorers robes and watched Disney movies before bed. Though a little tired, and a little sad, we were plenty thankful, and we knew we still had another day to look forward to in the Disney resorts.
Day 3 was going to be hotel hopping day after all! And we were ready.
“We didn’t even realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.” — Winnie The Pooh
And yes you guessed it, Day 3 is coming up tomorrow!