Rainy season start closes several Southern California theme parks

January 9, 2018, 11:25 AM · The rainy season (such as it is) has started in Southern California, and the inclement weather has closed several of the area's theme parks for the day.

Legoland California is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this time of the year, but the other local parks were scheduled for daily operation. However, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, and SeaWorld San Diego all announced via social media that they will be closed today due to the rain and expected winds.

Magic Mountain last week started what it said would be its first year of everyday operation, instead of closing on weekdays during the school year as it had in the past. But we had predicted that there was little chance that the park actually would be open for all 365 days this year, as it had advertised, given the history of local parks closing in the rain.

If you are planning a visit to one of these parks on a day with rain in the forecast, check their Twitter feed before you go: Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland California, SeaWorld San Diego.

The Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood stay open in the rain and are open today, though we expect to see light crowds at those parks — especially now that refurbishment season has begun at Disneyland and many attractions are closed, along with the Disneyland parades. That makes rainy days are excellent time to visit, for fans who don't mind exchanging long wait times for getting wet.

Here's our advice for visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in the rain:

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