Disneyland Grad Nite

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Disneyland Grad Nite has been a tradition for local schools since Disneyland opened its gates in 1955. Today, Disneyland Resort offers an official Grad Nite on select nights in May and June.

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This article will walk you through the Disneyland Grad Nite registration process, along with DIY Grad Nite celebrations for groups or families looking to celebrate with their graduate.

Disneyland Grad Nite 2019 Details

Mickey ears graduate cap, class of 2018
Mickey ears graduate cap

Official Disneyland Grad Nites are handled by third party, Disney Youth Programs. On select nights in May and June, local graduates attend Disneyland and California Adventure Parks on one day.

Disneyland Grad Nite
Mickey and Minnie graduation day.

2019 Grad Nite dates are May 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31 and June 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 14. 

Want to celebrate another night? Keep reading for more info.  

Grad Nite Admission includes one of the following options:

  • Admission to California Adventure Park from 8:00pm to 2:00am (closing to regular park guests at 9:00pm)
  • Admission to California Adventure Park from opening to 2:00am (closing to regular park guests at 9:00pm)
  • Full One-day park hopper ticket, arrive anytime during normal park hours

Participants should know:

  • Arrive as a group and check in at the designated Grad Nite security entrance
  • Private California Adventure Park experience with dance parties from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Grad Nite GOODNITE, an exclusive showing of World of Color just for Seniors
  • Private Cars Land access with fellow graduates
Minnie Mouse graduate headband, class of 2018
Minnie Mouse graduate headband

Disneyland Grad Nite 2019 Registration

Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.

Grad Nite reservations for Disneyland Resort’s official Grad Nites are closed for 2018. Keep reading for a DIY Grad Nite option.

Disneyland Grad Nite 2019 registration opens the first week of September 2018. Registration closes in February or when the event is sold out, whichever comes first.

Registration must be made by a high school teacher, school administrator, parent of the PTSA board, third party travel planner, or other high school appointed adult representative. All registrations are subject to review and can be declined.

Disneyland Grad Nite 2019 Tickets

Just Graduated button Disneyland
Just Graduated!

Official Grad Nite tickets grant one-day admission to both parks on the same day. Guests may park hop between Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park.

Prices for 2018 official Grad Nite start at around $79 per student with a minimum group of 20 high school seniors and two chaperones over age 25. Additional chaperone tickets may be purchased, but may not be used by children or other family members.

If your high school missed the official Disneyland Grad Nite ticket window, I suggest purchasing discount tickets through our partner at Get Away Today which will save you a considerable amount off of regular park admission.

Bonus Tip: If you’re booking hotels for your group, use promo code HAPPIEST10 for extra savings on hotel and ticket packages when staying two nights or more.

Groups of 15 or more from qualified non-profit organizations may be eligible for a group discount through Disney at (714) 781-4565.

Disneyland Grad Nite 2019 DIY

Taking your graduate or a small group to Disneyland to celebrate? Check out “what’s happening now” for help choosing the best days possible. Get discount tickets through our partner at Get Away Today and save on hotel booking packages with promo code Happiest10.

Don’t forget to pick out some awesome Disney graduate merchandise to surprise your graduate with a trip to Disneyland.


Will you be attending Grad Nite at Disneyland? Tell us about it!

Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.

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