I thought it was less crowded, most people went to dance. Ditto with when I worked there the dark rides were "dead". Small World is only open every other grad night, because it takes more to run it because people are inside.Also here is a list of what was open last years grad nights:
If you go to Blast off:
King Triton's Carousel
Alice in Wonderland
BL Astro Blasters
King Arthur's Carrousel
Hony, I shrunk the audience
Winnie the Pooh
*Space Mountain will be
** Pirates was but its down this year
*** Monsters Inc wasn't built yet so IDK
You get little fire works 3 times on main street.
Last edited by karebear286; 03-14-2006 at 04:59 PM.
My school has been going the whole time I've been here so I assume they'll be doing it next year. But like you said, it's only one night and you go there and back in less than 24 hours. I'd rather just go with my family for 3 or 4 days. I remember a while back my sister got to go because she was part of the musical thing (back when I lived in Washington, I guess they fly you in from all over the place). Getting out of school to go to Disneyland is the greatest idea ever.
Is there any reason why a school is put on the "banned list"? Kids messing around I would assume?
Some Grad Nites are more crowded than others. It's in the way the schools are scheduled. We've had GN's with attendance as low as 9,000 and it goes up from there usually to no more than 20-25,000. So it really never gets that crowded with dance venues taking away from the ride lines. Keep in mind 25,000 is a far cry from the approx. 70,000 capacity of the park.
As far as the rides go not all the same rides are open for all the GN's. On light nites with only 9,000 in the park you'll probably find Small World closed. Last year it was closed for the first couple of GN's because of the light attedance. As GN season progresses they usually become more crowded with the local schools. The Jungle Cruise was another ride not open all GN's. In short it basically goes with the attendance that's expected.
I'm dating myself, but when I went (back in 1980) to Grad Night a lot of people
were dancing (KC and the Sandance Kids! :-) and dark rides in FL were pretty
empty, but the place overall was pretty full (about as packed as a mid-week
summer day; not super packed.... I would say 25K like 10-8 says is about right).
But the long bus ride was really tough (esp. the ride back!)
Nice to hear that things haven't changed all that much!
If you're going, Hope that you all have a great time! esp. w/ RockIt Mountain!
We've caught kids drunk, throwing up out side the gates...their grad nights ended there. Everyone probably knows why Tom Sawyers Island isn't up for grad nights. Things I heard Smoking, drinking...... something else that I can't mention. But it has to do with why small world gets people stationed inside when it does go up.