Grad Nite at Disneyland is a rite of passage that goes back to 1961. Walt Disney wanted to give Southern California High School seniors a safe environment to party with their peers after they graduate. So he shut the park down to all but new grads who could spend the night with their friends at the Happiest Place on Earth. There’s been a few tweaks through the generations, but the Grad Nite at Disney tradition continues.
Here’s some of our favorite images of Disney Grad Nite.