In the wake of Hurricane Hilary, both Disneyland Resort theme parks are slated for early closure. The hurricane is anticipated to hit Southern California imminently.
Early Closing Times For Disneyland Resort – August 21st, 2023
Disneyland Park will be closing its doors at 10:00 p.m., ahead of its usual midnight shutdown. Disney California Adventure will shut down an hour earlier than its typical 10:00 p.m. closure, at 9:00 p.m. Downtown Disney District will also be closing early, at 11:00 p.m. instead of 1:00 a.m.
Hurricane Hilary was recently downgraded from a Category 4 storm, boasting maximum wind speeds of 145 mph, to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph. The storm is projected to hit land either late Saturday night or in the early hours of Sunday morning, likely as a tropical storm. Potential significant flooding and power outages are predicted to last through Monday.
This event marks a rare occurrence for Southern California, which has not experienced a landfall from a tropical storm since September 25, 1939. Moreover, no hurricane has ever made landfall in the state of California throughout recorded history.
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