Disneyland Closure Extended Due To Unprecedented Weather

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A view of Pixar Pier at night, overlooking the lake. You can see Pixar Pal-A-Round and Incredicoaster.

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A Disneyland closure has been extended unexpectedly due to inclement weather from the unprecedented Tropical Storm Hilary.

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The entire Disneyland Resort was forced to close early over the weekend due to Hurricane Hilary. While nothing at the resort was damaged, all features of the parks were shut off from Guests, something that does not happen often at all. Hurricane Hilary also caused other parks and resorts in the area to close, such as SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Disney California Adventure is home to some of Disneyland’s most popular and most thrilling attractions, such as Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Avengers Campus and The Incredicoaster. However, one of the coolest parts about this theme park is Cars Land, an entire area dedicated to Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise.

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Lightning McQueen, Mater, Doc, Sally, Luigi, and Guido are all present here, allowing Guests to fully immerse themselves in Radiator Springs. The highlight of this land is, of course, Radiator Springs Racers, a thrilling ride that pits Guests against each either in a fantastically-fun race. The ride is very similar to Test Track at EPCOT in Walt Disney World, with Guests hopping into realistic car-themed ride vehicles with real wheels and tires.

This ride closed on August 18 for routine maintenance and general refurbishments. Unfortunately, this closure has been extended, but just by one day. The reason for this extension is due to inclement weather, presumably what’s left behind by Tropical Storm Hilary:

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Hurricane Hilary is the first tropical storm to hit California in over 80 years.

Guests will find a ton of things to do and enjoy at the Disneyland Resort, which is home to two incredible theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Disneyland Park is where Guests can find some of the most iconic theme park attractions in the world, like “it’s a small world,” Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, and Matterhorn Bobsleds. Pre-2023, Guests could also find Splash Mountain at this park.

Splash Mountain was, of course, closed to make way for a brand-new attraction based on Disney’s 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog, a property that is vastly underrepresented at the Disney theme parks.

This new ride, called Tiana’s Byou Adventure, will feature the titular Princess Tiana as she takes Guests on an entirely new adventure. Tiana’s BayouAdvneture is expected to open sometime in 2024 at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

What’s your favorite ride or attraction at the Disneyland Resort? Let us know!

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