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Disney Turns Into a Ghost Town, No More Wait Times

Disneyland California hurricane hurricane Hilary
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Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Disneyland is nestled in the heart of imagination and wonder, Disneyland stands as a testament to the power of dreams turned into reality. Walt Disney himself created this iconic theme park, which has captured the hearts of generations, offering a place where fantasy and reality intertwine in a seamless dance of enchantment.

Disneyland Closing Early Due to Hurricane Hilary

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Disneyland is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. Each Disney park has different attractions, meet and greets, and shows that Disney guests can experience. Disneyland Park is known for iconic attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Next door, Disney’s California Adventure Park features thrilling attractions such as Incredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, Soarin’ Around the World, Goofy’s Sky School, Guardians of the Galaxy– Mission BREAKOUT!, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. 

But Disneyland Resort is not merely about rides. It’s about immersion. It’s about meeting beloved characters who spring from the pages of storybooks and silver screens. From Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, and Elsa, these characters become real in the eyes of guests, offering hugs, autographs, and shared magical moments that last a lifetime.

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While guests heading to Disney World are used to checking the weather during this time of the year due to hurricane season. So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively calm for Disney World. Disneyland guests should watch the weather for hurricane season in the Pacific. Hurricane Hilary was heading straight for Disneyland.  Since this hurricane was heading for Disneyland on August 20, the park decided to close early to prepare for this storm. The state of California also saw a major earthquake strike before the hurricane.

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While Disneyland is still standing strong, guests have been wondering what it was like for those who came to the parks on August 21. In a social media post, guests have commented on the wait times and how most attractions are just walk-ons. Disneyland has not issued a closure or delay to the park with the storm happening.

During certain times of the year, Disney Parks may look like s ghost town due to it not being a busier time of the year or like this terrible storm coming.

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About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.