Social media was all abuzz on Wednesday, Mar. 1 after snow-like participation started to fall during the day at Disneyland, and we have the videos to prove it.
Let It Snow
While snow in SoCal, and Disneyland, is extremely rare, it has happened in Anaheim before. Snowfall was recorded in 1882, in 1949, and again in 1987, though like this week, not enough to actually play in or make snowpeople.
However, according to LA’s NBC4 meteorologist David Biggar, the white stuff that fell at Disneyland isn’t actually snow. He says it is “graupel and possibly some small hail” from a thunderstorm earlier in afternoon.
What is graupel, if not snow? I looked it up, and graupel are soft, small pellets formed when supercooled water droplets – typically at a temperature below 32F – freeze onto a snow crystal, according to the NOAA.
At any rate, it was a shocking occurrence and Guests and cast members alike pulled out their phones to document it all.
From the Disney Parks TikTok:
@disneyparks Wait… It’s snowing at Disneyland!? ❄️✨ #Disneyland #DisneyCastLife #SnowingAtDisneyland #Anaheim #DisneyParks #Snow #Snowday ♬ original sound – Disney Parks
It also snowed/graupeled over at the Disney Studios in Burbank, about 36 miles north of Disneyland:
If you were at Disneyland March 1, did you experience this weather event? What would you think if it happened while you were there? Let us know in comments.