Disney Park Ride Extends Closure Reportedly Due to Hurricane Hilary

disneyland radiator springs closure
Credit: Disney

One classic Disney Park ride has extended its closure due to refurbishment due to the effects of Hurricane Hilary in Southern California.

Every Disney fan knows the pain of their favorite Disney Park ride being shut down—whether temporarily for some TLC and refurbishment or more permanently, as in the case of the iconic Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain’s permanent retheme to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure was one that fans were very vocally upset about as well, accusing Disney of “pandering to woke audiences” when the company announced its closure.

Now, one other fan-favorite attraction that has been closed for a while will be extending its closure by one day.

Cars Land, Disneyland

Cars Land, Disneyland Resort, Southern California / Credit: Disney

How Long Will Radiator Springs Be Closed in Disneyland?

The Disneyland attraction, located in Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort, closed earlier this summer for refurbishment, as reported by Disney Dining. The attraction closed almost a week ago, on August 18, and was initially set to reopen on August 27.

However, as we recently found out, journalist Scott Gustin took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share that the closure would be extended by one day, and the attraction would now open on Monday, August 28.

Gustin reported that the closure was extended by a day due to “weather.” This could be referencing Hurricane Hilary, which swept through the southern coast of the Golden State earlier this week in a surprising and shocking turn of events.

Did Hurricane Hilary Affect Disneyland?

While the hurricane did hit both theme parks in Disneyland—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park—it was downgraded to a tropical storm before impact. As a consequence, both the Disney Parks were safe from extensive damage.

Read More: What Happens When a Hurricane Actually Hits DisneyLAND?

However, it’s entirely possible that needing to deal with what became Tropical Storm Hilary eventually resulted in the delay of refurbishment processes for Radiator Springs Racers.

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort

Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort / Credit: Disney

Related: Disney Park Shockingly Flooded Day After Hurricane

Radiator Springs Racers is Disneyland’s Cars-themed attraction wherein guests can, according to the Disneyland website,

Kick the fun into overdrive as you buckle up for a road race featuring familiar car-acters, fantastic scenery and “wheel” thrills. 

Tour Ornament Valley and arrive in Radiator Springs—the cutest little town in Carburetor County—where the movie Cars springs to life. 

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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