Disneyland Grad Nites 2023

Disneyland Grad Nites is a special ticketed event to celebrate recent graduating high school students that's been a Disney tradition snce the 1960s.
Graduates can enjoy special food items, photo ops, a dance party plus their own World of Color show to celebrate their graduation with Disney.
Keep reading to find out more about Disneyland Grad Nites including ticket prices, dates and how to plan for the Grad Nite crowds if your vacation falls on one of these dates.

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Disneyland Grad Nite 2023 DatesGrad Nite Disneyland

Disneyland Grad Nite 2023 Dates will take place on these following dates in May and June:
  • May 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 30 & 31, 2023
  • June 2, 4, 7, 9, 14 & 16, 2023

Grad Nite Disneyland 2023 Ticket Price

There are three Grad Nite ticket options that guests can choose from including:

Ticket Option 1: Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure Park

After-hours admission to the Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure beginning at 9:00PM
 
Ticket Prices:
Weekday Dates (Tues-Thurs): $99 per person
Weekend Dates (Fri/Sun): $104 per person

Ticket Option 2: Full-Day Disney California Adventure Ticket, Plus Admission to Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure

Enjoy a full day at Disney California Adventure Park, plus admission to Disneyland Resort Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure Park beginning at 9:00PM
 
Ticket Prices:
Weekday Dates (Tues-Thurs): $129 per person
Weekend Dates (Fri/Sun): $134 per person

Ticket Option 3: Full-Day Park Hopper Ticket, Plus Admission to Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure

Grads can access both Disneyland Resort theme parks on the same day during normal operating hours, plus admission to Disneyland Resort Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure beginning at 9:00PM.
 
Ticket Prices:
Weekday Dates (Tues-Thurs): $199 per person
Weekend Dates (Fri/Sun): $219 per person
Tickets for Disneyland Grad Nites will sell out so it's crucial to get your tickets ASAP if you want to attend! This event is extremely popular for graduating students every year. You can purchase tickets for Disneyland Grad Nites on their website here.

Disneyland Grad Nites EntertainmentGrad Nites

The celebration takes place in California Adventure and includes a live DJ with a dance party in the park that begins at 9PM and goes until 2AM.

Party attendees are also treated to a special World of Color show called Grad Nite GOODNITE which is shown during each event. Guests can also expect to experience plenty of special characters, themed treats and dining and special merchandise for the event.

Disneyland Grad Nite Guidelines

Disneyland still requires students to adhere to their dress code and behavior guidelines. You can find these guidelines on the Disneyland website under “Field Trips.” Chaperones must be over the age of 25 and there must be one chaperone per 10 students. For every 20 student tickets purchased, the school will receive one complimentary chaperone ticket of the same option.

Disneyland Grad Nite Crowds

If you're not attending Disneyland Grad Nites and these celebrations happen to concede with your vacation, often many guests are left wondering: how will this affect my trip?

The biggest impact this will have on your trip is the early closing of California Adventure at 9PM on the days at Grad Nites is held so that is something to take note of. Plan on staying late at California Adventure on the days Grad Nites is not being held so you can experience the park later in the evening when it stays open until its usual closing time of 10PM. Disney will still show World of Color to regular park guests on the evening of Grad Nites at 8PM so don't worry- you will still get to experience that on even on regular park nights!

You will see a slight increase of crowds in the parks on the days that Grad Nites is taking place but it's not nearly as bad as some guests expect it to be. We have been in the parks during Grad Nite event days and only noticed a small increase in park crowds which was more noticeable in the evenings. As long as you're following our morning strategy for Disneyland and California Adventure, you should be able to still get plenty done.

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