As if the grey skies weren't enough to dampen the Bank Holiday spirit, there was extra misery for holidaymakers heading to the Legoland theme park in Windsor - when they arrived to find it closed due to a power cut.
According to a report in the Guardian
, the attraction, which brings in 1.3 million visitors a year, suffered a power cut shortly before its 10am opening time on Sunday.
A message was posted on the Legoland Windsor Facebook page
saying a power failure had forced the park's closure, and that anyone with pre-booked tickets could use them at Chessington World of Adventures, around 30 miles away.
The site was soon flooded with comments from tourists who had spent hours "sitting in traffic" to get there.
The news caps off what can only be described as a miserable May Bank Holiday, with temperatures dropping lower than the Arctic this weekend.
The mercury fell as low as 6.2C yesterday, and weather experts predict there will be more downpours next week.
Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwhite told the Mirror
: "There was a taste of winter over the weekend and Monday rain sets the scene for a wet week with the chance of the April monsoon returning."
We're not the only ones who love theme parks - see a host of stars hitting roller coasters here:
- Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton
Parents-to-be Alex and Chantelle were spotted at <a href="http://www.universalorlando.com">Universal Orlando Resort</a> in Florida during Halloween, where they were presumably fitting in a bit of fun before they get to grips with parenthood. </p>
- Elle MacPherson
Australian supermodel and yummy mummy Elle MacPherson and her son, Aurelius, encounter mysterious Egyptian guards at the entrance to the Revenge of the Mummy attraction at <a href="http://www.universalorlando.com/Theme-Parks/Universal-Studios-Florida.aspx">Universal Studios</a> in Florida.</p>
- Christina Aquilera
Christina Aguilera checked out the <a href="http://www.the-dungeons.co.uk/london/en/index.htm">London Dungeon</a> recently - and ended up with her head in the stocks - when she was in town to perform at the Michael Jackson tribute concert. </p>
- Jason Bateman
American actor and <em>Horrible Bosses</em> star, Jason Bateman, checks out the action at <a href="http://california.legoland.com/">Legoland California</a>.</p>
- Justin Bieber
Teen pop star, Justin Bieber, gets up close and personal with an unusual fan at <a href="http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego">SeaWorld</a> in San Diego.</p>
- David Hasselhoff
David ('The Hoff') Hasselhoff gets down to some serious fun at the one and only <a href="http://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/">Blackpool Pleasure Beach</a>, home to Nickelodeon Land.</p>
- Hilary Swank
Oscar-winning actress and Hollywood A-lister, Hilary Swank, visits <a href="http://california.legoland.com/">Legoland</a> in California with Sam, seven-year-old son of her boyfriend, John Campisi.</p>
- Patrick Dempsey
American actor and father of three, Patrick Dempsey, strikes a pose at <a href="http://california.legoland.com/">Legoland</a> in California. McDreamy. </p>
- Snoop Dogg
American rapper, Snoop Dogg, hangs out with a friend at <a href="http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego">SeaWorld</a> in San Diego.</p>
- Mark Wahlberg
A-list actor and father of four, Mark Wahlberg, holds on for dear life on a rollercoaster at <a href="http://california.legoland.com/">Legoland</a> in California.</p>