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  • On Dec 5, 2023
    Lawren from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip to Disneyland in CA December 22nd 2023 if it is raining or starts raining after we get to the park are the rides still open if not do we get to come back on another day. I live in Nevada and I’m so worried about it raining on us.

    Hey there Lawren,

    Welcome to planDisney - I'm so glad you stopped by with your question!

    First, I'm excited to hear that your visit to the Disneyland Resort will be here in a little over a week from when I'm answering your question - how exciting!

    Second, I can definitely understand your nervousness at the potential for rain during your visit. However, in all sincerity, some of my absolute best memories visiting the Happiest Place on Earth are on rainy days - including a trip last December with all of my planDisney pals.

    To directly address your question, in the case of inclement weather, most attractions and indoor shows will still continue to operate as normal. There are lots of ways to stay dry and still enjoy your trip since a very large portion of attractions are indoors at the parks. Having said that, if the rain were to get severe enough, there is a list of attractions that could potentially temporarily close during the inclement weather that you can see on the rainy day FAQ page.

    As I mentioned, it rained extremely hard on a visit I took last year with my planDisney pals and to be completely honest - we had an absolute blast. My recommendation would be to purchase a really good poncho (or two) that can fit over a backpack or bag if you plan to bring one to the park. Next, make sure to also have a rain jacket or weather-resistant jacket on under the poncho and maybe even a hat. 

    Finally, the most important part in my opinion is to have weather-resistant shoes, rain boots, or an open shoe of some kind and some extra pairs of socks - if you plan to wear them. In my experience, having dry feet is what can make or break the experience.

    What I've found on my rainy day visits is that the crowds are typically significantly lighter, which can make it easier to experience attractions and there are lots of opportunities to take a break and dry off with all the indoor locations around the resort.

    I'll also add that if you're just not feeling up to braving the rain (which I also totally get!) and you decide to plan your trip for a different time then you can change your theme park reservations quickly and easily from the My Plans hub.

    Thanks for your question, Lawren, and have a fun visit!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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