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No More "Grad Nights"

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  1. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Common sense is so rare, should be a Super Power.

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    Disney World pulls plug on Grad Nite
    1:56 p.m. EST, March 9, 2011

    This spring will see the last Grad Nite celebrations at Magic Kingdom, it was announced on the Disney Parks Blog on Wednesday.

    Disney World says the increase in theme park attendance in the spring has made scheduling the after-hours, separate-ticket event for high school seniors, increasingly difficult. As an alternative, Disney will offer Florida school groups a special one-day, one-park ticket for $55 that's valid any time during the year.

    Live performances have been a hallmark of the event, which dates back to the 1970s. Musical acts have included Britney Spears, Miami Sound Machine, Katy Perry, Oingo Boingo, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Paramore and Boys Like Girls. Set for the 2011 and final version of Grad Nite are Taio Cruz, 3OH!3 and Pauly D from "Jersey Shore."
     
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  3. anthony2k7

    anthony2k7 DIS Veteran

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    strange decision... why not just host it at one of the other parks? :confused3
     
  4. loganpaulsmom

    loganpaulsmom DIS Veteran

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    I am going to be there during that week.. and avoiding MK on the weekend.. and just so you know.. Pauly D had to cancel he will be in Italy filming another season of Jersey Shore!
     
  5. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    It's another case of Universal wanting it more.
     
  6. Disco

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    They're probably expecting increased crowds next year due to the DCA rebuild and a hopefully improving economy. Only so much room in DL and a gangbuster year would probably make them rethink some things...
     
  7. DC7800

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    I'm not sure how much of an effect a redone Disney California Adventure will really have on the Magic Kingdom in Florida...

    :)
     
  8. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    And they still plan to hold Grad Nights at DL in the future as well...
     
  9. Disco

    Disco Hail Eris!

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    LOL, I have DL on the brain. Planning a trip and was trying to avoid the grad nights.
     
  10. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    Now if they would only get rid of Night of Oy!
     
  11. Oglet

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    yes!
     
  12. Padrepride

    Padrepride The Ultimate Padre Fan

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    I am glad they are scaling back on grad nights. Earlier closing times, albeit not in a peak period, are a hindrance to guests who are not local, regular visitors. Also, from what I have heard from recent grad night attendees here in DL, it is usually very packed and ridden with behavior problems. Although that may appeal to teenagers, I wouldn't find it very entertaining.
     
  13. Oglet

    Oglet DIS Veteran

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    Yep, and let me tell you they are not much fun to work at either.
     
  14. mitros

    mitros <font color=red>I'm not nuts, I just appear to be<

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    Yea, a lot of problems with unsupervised teenagers over the years. Glad to see it go. At least during normal times in the parks, the "problem" kids are spread out over a larger area, and not as noticeable..............except during cheerleader times.:confused3
     
  15. yitbos96bb

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    Well that's good news... saving America's youth from the stupidity of the Jersey Shore cast members. I've heard meeting one in person kills the same number of brain cells as a few nights of drinking.
     
  16. WDW_lover_in_SC

    WDW_lover_in_SC DIS Veteran

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    Why Night of Joy? If it's because you aren't religious thats shallow and immature. I'm not Gay but I don't have a problem with Gay Days. If you have a legitimate reason then sorry for jumping to conclusions.
     
  17. anthony2k7

    anthony2k7 DIS Veteran

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    maybe disney will realise from this how many normal guests avoid wdw at these times now?

    I know disney make a lot from pop warner etc, but is it really enough to cover the dip in hotel occupancy and park attendance from regular guests with so many avoiding those times of year?:confused3
     
  18. Oglet

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    Couldn't agree more with that statement.

    Give me Brazilian tour groups any day over working one of those nights.

    I bet more kids are conceived at Nights of Joy than in the whole of NYC on New Years Eve.
     

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