Tropical Storm Hilary hits Disneyland, California Adventure

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close early Sunday as Tropical Storm Hilary continues to sweep through Southern California.

Disneyland’s website says park operators are “closely monitoring Hurricane Hilary and making adjustments based on the latest information from the National Weather Service.” Disneyland is scheduled to close two hours earlier, at 10 p.m., and California Adventure is scheduled to close an hour earlier, at 9 p.m

Downtown Disney, the shopping and dining destination adjacent to the theme parks, will also end the evening early, at 11pm. The website states that Disney resort hotels in Anaheim “remain open to serve our guests staying with us on property.”

The Times reported Sunday afternoon that Disneyland was open during the storm, operating rides with wait times as short as five minutes.

Disneyland and California Adventure aren’t the only SoCal theme parks affected by Hilary, which began as a hurricane and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia were both closed on Sunday due to “unfavorable weather conditions”. The Knott’s Berry Farm website informs customers that tickets previously purchased for Sunday are valid for any other day through December 31st.

Universal Studios and neighboring Universal CityWalk in Universal City both remained open to the public Sunday and were expected to maintain their regular hours. An automated message on the theme park’s hotline assures callers that operators are continuing to “monitor Hurricane Hilary” and that “the safety of our guests and team members is our top priority.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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