Disney recently announced that 2011 will be the last year that Disney Grad Nite takes place. Yes, that's right, the long tradition that many of us looked forward to as seniors has come to an end.
According to the Disney Parks Official Blog, the reason behind doing away with Disney Grad Nite is due to the fact that more and more people are visiting Disney in the springtime. Whether or not this is true, I don't know. As times change and teens' interests change, could it be that more high school Seniors prefer to go to the other parks' graduation celebrations such as neighboring Universal's Grad Bash? Then that would be the real reason why Disney is doing away with Grad Nite. But who knows!
In the announcement that was made on March 9th, Disney said that "...we’ll be offering students the flexibility to visit and celebrate their achievements here at the parks when they want to. In Florida, school groups can continue the tradition with a special one-day, one-park ticket for $55 valid anytime of the year." Full details can be found here.
As a result of this announcement I decided to dig through my pictures from senior year and find my Disney Grad Nite pictures. I'm glad I was able to enjoy it...it really was a night I will never forget!