Introducing the First-Ever Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion

Hayley Silva

by , Disneyland Resort Public Relations

It’s time to relive the “good-ol’ days” and celebrate a party for the decades at the first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion! Debuting on select nights this June at Disney California Adventure park, you can join in a reunion party filled with dancing, fun and plenty of nostalgia from graduation classes of the last six decades.

From good times to even better dance moves, this separately ticketed Disneyland After Dark event gives you after-hours access to Disney California Adventure after the park closes to day guests, with the opportunity to experience special offerings* not typically available during the day. Enjoy delicious cafeteria-inspired dishes, special character experiences, entertainment, photo opportunities and some favorite attractions (with shorter wait times!) for four hours of fun. Also included with your ticket, you’ll have three additional hours pre-party to mix-in at Disney California Adventure park!

In addition to these special offerings, you’ll receive a commemorative credential and guide as well as unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass** digital photos you take during the party.

Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion will be offered on June 23, 28, and 30, 2022. Tickets will go on sale on, beginning April 28, 2022, no earlier than noon PT.

Here are some of the details for what you can expect at Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion.

  • Enjoy sightings of beloved Disney characters throughout the evening with a few favorites proudly wearing their cap and gown
  • March-along pep-rally style with some favorite Disney friends
  • Dance through the decades to hits of today and yesterday
  • Retro photo opportunities
  • Unique, cafeteria-inspired food and beverage offerings
  • Special after-hours access to most of the park’s attractions
  • Party attire encouraged. Don’t forget to show your school spirit! (Please read the Disneyland Resort Attire Guidelines).

Visit for additional details. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. A limited quantity of tickets for each event will be available, so be sure to snag tickets as soon as they go on sale! 

*Certain attractions, experiences, and offerings will not be available during the events. Please check the event’s webpage for updated information. Available experiences, attractions, and offerings may be modified and limited in availability, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. No refunds given for any changes or cancellations whether due to inclement weather or otherwise.

**Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy found at Online registration required.

The number of tickets available for each event are limited, and event tickets are valid only for the specific event date and hours. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. Tickets must be purchased online and are not available on the day of the event. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date, and no discounts apply. Tickets not required for guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for commercial use. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at for restrictions. Offer, event and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice. Visit for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort, including the latest updates on required face coverings.


  • Very disappointed. They will not offer any compensation, discounts or credits for those with existing reservations. Our once in a lifetime visit is now being closed early. Tickets are insanely expensive as is but with no opportunity to reschedule, I’m simply out of luck. Thanks Disney! Great way to anger more customers while you are already getting terrible press.

  • I am incredibly disappointed. I called customer service and there is nothing they will do to accommodate. Disney – you are already in hot water – why anger more customers?

  • For those complaining are the type of people who see a deadly car crash on the freeway and complaini it made them late for their dinner.

    Grad night helps promote and prevent teenagers from doing irrational activities.

    But go on and complain your 3 year old will miss out on the fireworks they are sleeping through.

  • I hate to be one of those people but for how much money we spent on our upcoming vacation, it doesn’t feel very good to have our time cut short. We checked the grad night schedule before we made our reservation to make sure we were avoiding it, and then today, we are told that we will not be able to be in the park either evening that we had reserved. Please consider this the next time you schedule something like this and consider compensating those of us who feel a little cheated.

  • Oh wow. I didn’t go to my gradnite in 1997. I didn’t work and it was too pricey to ask my parents.

  • Ugh…I just bought my family (6 people) 1 day park hopper tickets for 6/28. Purchased on 4/22. There was no mention when purchasing these tickets less than a week ago that one of the parks would be closing early. I’m so disappointed that we won’t be able to enjoy California Adventure that evening.

  • Disappointed with disney. I have reservations for those dates.

  • Very disappointed and angry. I have plans with my children and you just ruined my family’s vacation at disney.

  • Completely disappointed with who ever makes these decisions. Are you compensating all your customers who will lose out on all the activities and rides because you are closing early. Are you serious. My kids were super excited. 😠😠😠

  • I have very disappointed that you just posted about gradnites and it so happend to affect my ticket reservation. Why will my family miss out on world of color because just now you decide to host this event. This will definitely be my only trip I ever made. My kids were so excited, I’ve been seeing so many posts about the shows. Are you offering customers ant type of compensation for missing out of all the activities we have paid when we purchase our tickets.

  • I also agree that it’s wrong to announce grad nite after some people have already purchased ticket invance this should have been disclosed before the registration date became available very dissappinted.

  • Wow, this is very inconsiderate for Disney to drop GN 2 months before. People booked months, sometimes a year in advance to go to the parks. Only to have some of their dates be cut short in hours. Shame on you Disneyland. Shame on you.

  • My actual gradnight kind of sucked…my HS boyfriend spent the whole night trying to find the girl he really loved (even though she was with another guy). He was my 1st love and it broke my heart. We finally found her and our other friends and he spent most of the night trying to cheer her up since she and her bf weren’t getting along. On the busride home, I woke up when we got close to home and saw him stroking her hair while she slept in the seat in front of us. I would give anything to re-do this night…with my now husband who is soooo much better! Just not sure we can afford it right now. But cool idea!

  • I was at Grad Nite for 1989 and 1991!

  • I was there for Grad Nite 1969. It was a nite I have always remembered. This is exciting and I’m going to do my best to get tickets for this. Way to go Disney!

  • So what time does California Adventure close for those of us out-of-towners who have already purchased/reserved a park visit on those dates?

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