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A Blizzard Of People Shuts Down Disneyland

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Disneyland was forced to temporarily shut its gates due to larger than normal crowds at both parks, perhaps in part because of the stranding of West Coast visitors during the East's brush with blizzardom.

"Disney stopped visitors from entering both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure after the parks filled to capacity Tuesday," reports the OC Register. "It was the second day in a row for restrictions at Disneyland, which was stuffed by 10 a.m — just two hours after the park opened. Disney California Adventure’s gates were closed shortly before 1 p.m." Estimated capacity is thought to be about 75,000 to 80,000 people.

A Disney representative assured those with advance tickets and premium annual passes that they could still gain entrance to the parks, however at 10 a.m. the reported wait for Space Mountain was about 80 minutes. Said Mousewait app founder Kelly Johns, the wait last year at this time was 25 minutes.