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Does Disneyland Close When it Rains? | Easily Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over whether Disneyland closes when it rains, and what happens to rides and shows when it rains.

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Does Disneyland Close When it Rains?

Disneyland remains open when it rains. If it is a light shower, outdoor rides will remain open but if the rain begins to pick up and/or thunderstorms are on the horizon, outdoor rides will temporarily close. However, indoor rides and shows will continue to operate.

disneyland group of guests outdoors

They outdoor rides will open back up when the weather is suitable to resume operations.

Outdoor rides that could be affected include:

Perks of Going on a Rainy Day

If you don't mind getting wet, lines will be minimal as most visitors will clear out of the park almost immediately. 

This leads to incredibly short lines, and you'll easily be able to ride the same ride back to back.

disneyland indoor rides

Cons of Going on a Rainy Day

The downside however is that if thunderstorms begin forming, you're risking having to pause or possibly even end your trip.

Preparing For the Rain

We've made a checklist of items to have and do in case of the rain:

  • Bring a Poncho
  • Download the Disneyland app
  • Know What the Indoor Rides are, and Ride These Tides When it Rains
  • Watch a Show Inside
  • Mobile Food and Beverages
  • See Attraction Wait Times
  • Use Live GPS-Enabled Maps

The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

poncho for rain

If you bring an umbrella, you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day. You can purchase ponchos on Amazon ahead of time, or at the park.

The Disneyland app is extremely handy as it provides live wait times, an interactive map of the park, allows you to pre-order food, and even save your car's location in the app.

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