What are Disneyland Grad Nites?
- Grad Nite is the Disney name for special nighttime events held for graduating high school seniors at the Disneyland Resort.
- There are three different Grad Nite ticket packages and some visit both parks all day long.
- The official Grad Nite events are held inside Disney California Adventure Park after regular park closing.
When are Disneyland Grad Nites?
- May: 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 28 & 31
- June: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 14
Should I go to the Disneyland Resort during Disneyland Grad Nites if we're not attending?
How do I get tickets to Disneyland Grad Nite?
- You must have a group with a minimum of 20 graduating seniors (students) and two chaperones. Chaperones must be 25 years or older and each group must get approval from the school's administration.
- Each group member must purchase the same type of Grad Nite ticket option. Our team is happy to go over each of those options when you call in.
- Each school may only submit one group for Grad Nite attendance so make sure everyone who wants to attend is involved in the process.
Do I have to book a Disneyland Grad Nite as part of a senior trip?
What are some tips for navigating Grad Nite on a regular vacation?
- Download the Disneyland App. Here you'll have wait times, Fastpass availability, restaurant reservations, Character meet and greet info, show times and so much more. You'll love having everything at your fingertips. It makes planning your trip a breeze. With real time information, you can also easily shift gears if necessary.
- Disney Genie+. Use this system to make the most of your time at Disneyland. Make sure you get return times for your favorite attractions like Space Mountain, Soarin' Around the World, Toy Story Midway Mania, Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT and more.
- Rider Swap. This is one tip that the graduating seniors likely won’t be using. If you have smaller kids who can't ride, ask the Cast Member outside each ride for a Rider Swap pass before you get in line. It will allow someone in your group to stay back with anyone who can't ride. Then, once your group has ridden, the person who stayed back can ride without the long standby wait time.
- Single Rider. Guests ages 7 and up can take advantage of the Single Rider Lines available at select attractions. You can go in an often much shorter line and fill in any open spots. You won't sit next to your party, but you may end up in the same car, just a different row. You may see some high school graduates using this trick, but since they are typically traveling all together in large groups, most seniors will probably want to ride with their friends as one large group.
- Character Dining. Making Character Dining reservations is one of our top recommendations whether you're visiting during a Disney Grad Nite at Disneyland or not. It's the best way to meet the characters because they come to you. There are various options at Disneyland for Character Dining and they each have their own perks. Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and we always recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.
- Get a 5th Day Free Ticket. By getting the longest length of ticket possible, which happens to be five days, you'll have the most flexibility. If you or your kids start to feel overwhelmed, you can leave during the peak of the day for a quick recharge back at your hotel. We think the 5-day Park Hopper is the best ticket ever!
- Early Entry. A huge perk of staying onsite at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels is it allows you access into certain areas of Disneyland or California Adventure 30 minutes before it opens to the public. We recommend using your Early Entry each morning to ride the most popular attractions with the lowest wait times.