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Does Disneyland close for weather?

Last Updated: 10th May, 2020

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While Disneyland remains open during the rain, some parks such as Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have closed for the day because of the inclement weather this week. But with a little bit of planning and preparation, a rainy day at Disneyland can be nearly as fun as a sun-filled day at the park.

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Keeping this in consideration, does Disneyland ever close for weather?

Inclement weather may also affect entertainment—including shows and parades—in both parks. All outdoor attractions will close when lightning is observed in the area. We regularly update our Disneyland Resort Rules to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Furthermore, is Disneyland less crowded during rain? Visiting Disneyland in the rain is one of the best decisions you can make to have a less crowded day in the park. On one of the best days we ever had at Disneyland, it rained in the morning and then got sunny in the afternoon. When it rains at Disneyland, the crowds tend to be low…and that's just how I like them!

Also to know, does Disneyland close on rainy days?

Yes, rain will close or cancel several attractions in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, potentially including the outdoor roller coasters, parades and the fireworks. But that leaves dozens of other attractions ready and waiting for wet visitors to enjoy.

What rides are closed at Disneyland?

Disneyland Ride Refurbishments

  • "it's a small world" Holiday. CLOSED Jan. 7-17, 2020.
  • Mark Twain Riverboat. CLOSED Jan. 7-31, 2020.
  • Snow White's Scary Adventures. CLOSED Jan. 7, 2020 - TBD.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday. CLOSED Jan. 21, 2020 - TBD.
  • King Arthur Carrousel. CLOSED Jan. 21, 2020 - TBD.
  • Sailing Ship Columbia. CLOSED Feb.

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Does Disney cancel parades for rain?

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