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NEW: Disney is Closing Two Theme Parks for Weather

NEW: Disney is Closing Two Theme Parks for Weather

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We have a weather update for you regarding two Disney theme parks.

Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. That’s half the year! Typically, the bulk of hurricanes hit during the months of August, September, and October. September is considered peak hurricane season in Florida.

In the past, Disney World has only closed a handful of times due to hurricane activity in the area. These include:

  • 1999: Hurricane Floyd
  • 2004: Hurricane Charley
  • 2004: Hurricane Frances
  • 2004 Hurricane Jeanne
  • 2016: Hurricane Matthew
  • 2017: Hurricane Irma
  • 2022: Hurricane Ian
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For travelers headed on vacation, it is important to be prepared and stay aware of weather conditions. This includes packing extra items like battery chargers, medications, and baby supplies. It may also be wise to turn on all weather alerts and keep a close eye on severe weather patterns right before and during your vacation.

Read more tips about handling hurricanes at Disney in this post.

Hurricane Hillary

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Usually when we talk about hurricanes we talk about Disney World. However, Hurricane Hillary is coming right for Southern California. This will affect Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

As a result, Disney is taking several precautions – including closure. Here is their full message:

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Hilary and making adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service.

Disneyland Resort theme parks will close early tomorrow, Sunday Aug. 20, with Disney California Adventure Park closing at 9 p.m. and Disneyland Park closing at 10 p.m. The Downtown Disney District will close at 11 p.m.

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Our resort hotels will remain open to serve our guests staying with us on property. 

You can find the latest information about park hours, entertainment offerings and other impacts at Please continue to check back on our website for any updates.

Disneyland Resort theme parks will close early on Sunday, August 20.

Are you visiting Disneyland this weekend? What are your plans for riding out Hurricane Hillary? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with someone who is visiting.

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Brenda Keller

Saturday 19th of August 2023

We were in Disney World in 2005 for Hurricane Wilma. It closed then too but never gets mentioned.

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