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  • [Question] Any other MC'ers spend Grad Nite at DL?

    Ok, way back in 1974 I traveled to Anaheim on a bus. The usual 5-hour trip took at least 6 to 6 1/2 from the central valley where I lived. There were 6 buses from my high school - Fred C. Beyer High - and we spent the night at Disneyland for our Grad Nite.

    Olivia Newton John was the headliner on the Tomorrowland Stage. I bypassed her show and went to see Skiles and Henderson instead. They were awesome. I was wearing a polyester pant suit. I still have the stuffed Dumbo elephant I bought that night.

    Who else who didn't live close to Anaheim got to go to Disneyland for their high school grad night? Any fun stories?
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    Class of '94 here. Came from Dos Pueblos HS north of Santa Barbara, so only about 2-1/2 hours or so, not as far, but I had a great time. One of the last times I actually really hung out with many of those high school friends.

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    • #3
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      I chose not to go, because back in the day the wanted us to wear formals...ummm no..it's disneyland not a formal event. Besides I would got o DL at least once a year back then so it wasn't a big deal.

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        I've been to 12 grad nites over the course of two years.

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        • #5
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          My school didn't have it there.

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            Originally posted by mrfantasmic View Post
            I've been to 12 grad nites over the course of two years.
            How did you get to go into 12 grad nites? I thought only high school senior get to go.

            Or maybe you might be a faculty or someone who works at Disneyland.

            I have only been to grad nite once and that was in 2005. I want to go there again. How would I go about doing that?
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              We came from Manhattan Beach, Mira Costa High School, so it was only about an hour drive. 1979 and people were lighting up everywhere, Pirates, people mover, haunted mansion, all night long. I bought a huge graduation Winnie the Pooh, I have no idea what happened to it.

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                class of '09 baby!! it wasn't the best time cause it was super busy, my friend's friend doesn't like me, my other friend was being way too clingy with her boyfriend (and i knew it wasn't going to last, he was looking to get laid) so i ended up having to hang out with my friend's boyfriend's friend, who was really a nice guy.

                if i had better friends then i probably would have had an awesome time, but i did get a graduation cap with mickey ears on them! i love it sooo much! then the day after that was the high school state track meet at my school hahahaha, i wished i worked that meet, but i would have fell asleep

                oh yeah grad nite is no longer formal, i went in jeans, t-shirt, and my torned up vans. and a sweater too cause it was like 65 degrees! brrr...
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                • #9
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                  I'll be going this June. I'm so excited!!

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                  • #10
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                    I worked this years Grad Nite as a minor security over by its a small world all the nights. It was alot fun.. Alot of not so smart people aswell.

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                      i was in the class of 06. Grad night was amazing minus the ride from the central valley down south. Our student council had poor planning and we got stuck eating at the house of blues =(. It was hectic waiting for them to open the park to let the seniors in. We got escorted in early thankfully=D. When we got in they had tomorrowland roped off until the actual park open time.

                      It was quite uneventful because we wanted to get space mountain done and over with before like the hour wait lines started. After they unroped the area it was like a stampede of people running for space mountain. Guess what happens?

                      I see this guy fall and take like 5 people behind him down with him it was quite hilarious. Of course everyone around them kinda stopped but by the time we got to space mountain they told us it as down and it'll be down for an hour. We were all bummed. Other then that it was just another day in the park minus the little siblings. It was also funny watching people crash from exhaustion when it was getting close to the morning.

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                        As far as I know, my school does a four day senior trip, but not grad nite.
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                        • #13
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                          I would have enjoyed Grad Nite at DL but my School went to Boomers while every other School in the District went to DL. That night must have been a blast.

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                            Class of 09! From Carson High School its about 20 minutes away with no traffic. I remembered waiting for the chaperones to let us out of the bus and walk the tram route. Which I didn't min because I walked the tram route before during the 2007 CHOC Walk. When I got in, I immediatley went to the Trains to take it to NOS where I found a rockin ROA. I was bummed at that because I was hoping a Fantasmic! show would go on. Indy wasn't that bad of a line. I pretty much stayed on the westside of the park.

                            I was hoping to be the last rider on Indy before I headed back to the bus, but the ride already shut down as I was going in so I left.


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                              niiiice, i wish my friends were smarter though, they all wanted to go on space mountain. as well as half the people that night. we ended up waiting an hour and a half for that ride, so by the time we got out of there, it was 2 am already
                              Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
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                              • #16
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                                i also went in 74. we took 3 buses up from Spring Valley, CA (san diego county) I seriously dont remember too much, because i was so tired! i remember being confused from lack of sleep. i do remember crying in a gift shop because i couldn't find my friends LOL. oh how times have changed for me.
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                                  Class of '03 and it was a great time! My husband (then boyfriend) was '02 and his class didn't do Grad Nite at DL, so it was really fun for both of us to experience Grad Nite for the first time together. Our school was in LA, so not a long trip at all. It really was one big fun party that night, and the friends we spent our time with, sadly, we've not seen since high school. There was a dress code that night that DL attempted to inforce - basically nothing with holes and not just plain t-shirts. I bought a Grad Nite hoodie that I still have. We did the Blast Off! program where we got to go to DCA for dinner and rides before DL. We were the first school there so DCA was ours for the taking, and it really made getting into DL easy - we just breezed past all of the kids waiting to be screened by security and we'd already done the check earlier that evening. I think nearly my entire school was camped out by the gates at the end of the night, sleeping on benches and curbs, waiting to be let back to the busses. We were so tired since we went on our graduation day!


                                  Hubby and I went as chaperones for our high school three years later. Holy crap, such a different experience! Maybe it was because we weren't celebrating our graduation, but it was an entirely different feel and the busload of kids we were responsible for were punks. Don't think there was a dress code this year. Seemed very sponsored by corporations (esp. Honda).


                                  I actually wish they did enforce and heighten dress codes for Grad Nite. I think being made to dress up makes a trigger go off in your brain telling you that this is a special event to be cherished and remembered (end of my 2 cents).
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                                    Re: Any other MC'ers spend Grad Nite at DL?

                                    Originally posted by The Forbidden Eye View Post
                                    Class of 09! From Carson High School its about 20 minutes away with no traffic. I remembered waiting for the chaperones to let us out of the bus and walk the tram route. Which I didn't min because I walked the tram route before during the 2007 CHOC Walk. When I got in, I immediatley went to the Trains to take it to NOS where I found a rockin ROA. I was bummed at that because I was hoping a Fantasmic! show would go on. Indy wasn't that bad of a line. I pretty much stayed on the westside of the park.

                                    I was hoping to be the last rider on Indy before I headed back to the bus, but the ride already shut down as I was going in so I left.
                                    o___O haha, you went to Carson High? OoOooO I'm a freshman there. I hope my class goes, 2013. Grad Nite looks amazing and insane.
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                                      Originally posted by asianbma View Post
                                      I have only been to grad nite once and that was in 2005.
                                      Class of '05, woot!

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                                        Re: Any other MC'ers spend Grad Nite at DL?

                                        Originally posted by HiddenMickeyBook View Post
                                        Ok, way back in 1974 I traveled to Anaheim on a bus. The usual 5-hour trip took at least 6 to 6 1/2 from the central valley where I lived. There were 6 buses from my high school - Fred C. Beyer High - and we spent the night at Disneyland for our Grad Nite.

                                        Olivia Newton John was the headliner on the Tomorrowland Stage. I bypassed her show and went to see Skiles and Henderson instead. They were awesome. I was wearing a polyester pant suit. I still have the stuffed Dumbo elephant I bought that night.

                                        Who else who didn't live close to Anaheim got to go to Disneyland for their high school grad night? Any fun stories?

                                        Class of 1980. Wore a polyester suit, al la John Travolta, and we boogied to the sounds of Kool and the Gang, and KC and the Sunshine Band. AWESOME night of music, but we were very tired the next day. I had a 45 minute drive back home AFTER I got off the bus and it was brutal.

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