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These Eerie Photos Show Disneyland Deserted Due To A Massive Rain Storm

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If you’ve been paying attention to social media lately you noticed that any L.A.-based folks you follow have been lamenting the rainy weather lately. According to the L.A. Times, the rain that flooded the city over the weekend was the biggest storm to hit in years, and it showed.

So much so, that Disney Land closed early. That’s right. The happiest place on Earth had to close its doors due to lack of attendance proving that the best time to go to Disneyland is when a storm hits (just in case you’re in the middle of planning a trip).

The company posted an official statement to Twitter letting people know that the park would be closing at 8 p.m. instead of the normal 11 p.m closing time.

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According to an article in the L.A. Times, wait times for rides were at an all-time low. And based on images shared on Instagram, you can see the park looked pretty deserted.

All's rainy on the western front. #Disneyland #GoldenHorseshoe #abc7eyewitness

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And flooded in some areas.

Frontier Land got a little too much rain today

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It’s not often that we get to see a wet, rainy Disneyland.

The reported wait time for Hyperspace Mountain was just 30 minutes, shortened from the normal two-hour wait, and only 10 minutes for Space Mountain. Not bad, hey?

While the wait times were severely shortened, items that were in high demand at the gift shops were $10 ponchos and $65 light saber umbrellas (on a side note, you can get your own light saber umbrella for MUCH less on Amazon). Because, surprisingly, as L.A. Times points out, some folks did not come prepared for the rain.

Others, however, had their strollers covered in the plastic ponchos and were more than ready to face the rainy day in the theme park, some online photos reveal.

So, seems as though if you’re not afraid of getting a little wet, a trip to Disneyland in the rain could be just the kind of thing you need to avoid crowds, wait times, and, well, a hot California day.

Raise your hand if Disneyland in the rain is starting to sound pretty good right about now. Yeah, same here.

[h/t: Hello Giggles]

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