Both Disneyland Resort theme parks will close early on August 20 due to Hurricane Hilary, which is set to make landfall in Southern California soon.
Disneyland Resort Closing Early for Hurricane Hilary
Disneyland will close at 10:00 p.m., Disney California Adventure will close at 9:00 p.m., and Downtown Disney District will close at 11:00 p.m. They would usually close at 12:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m., and 1:00 a.m. respectively.
Here is Disneyland Resort’s announcement:
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.
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 Disneyland.com. Please continue to check back on our website for any updates.
Along with the early closures, several entertainment options are also set to be canceled for the day — Magic Happens Parade, Queenie and the Jambalaya Jazz Band, World of Color — ONE, the Dapper Dans, and the Disneyland Band, among several others. Wondrous Journeys is still expected to have a projections-only performance.
On Saturday, Hurricane Hilary weakened from a Category 4 with maximum wind speeds of 145 mph down to a Category 2 with 110 mph winds. It is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. There will likely be significant flooding and power outages through Monday.
A tropical storm has not made landfall in Southern California since September 25, 1939. No hurricane has ever made landfall in the State of California during recorded history.