Grad Nites at Disneyland

'06 Seniors Rock it at Rock it Mountain, Disneyland Resort's Grad Nite

Space Mountain transforms into Rock it Mountain in celebration of the Class of 2006

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Spring 2006) – The high school class of 2006 will rock it as the new, enhanced Space Mountain transforms into “Rock it Mountain” for this year’s Grad Nite celebrations at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California.

Beginning on May 11, 2006, graduates nation-wide will gather to celebrate the road ahead at Disneyland Resort’s Grad Nite presented by Honda. From the stroke of midnight until the sun comes up at 6 a.m., Disneyland is the graduates’ park-after-dark with live music, hot attractions and memories to last a lifetime. This year, in celebration of the Disneyland Resort’s 50th anniversary, the Class of 2006 will be treated to an all-new, re-imagineered Space Mountain. Set exclusively for graduating seniors, Space Mountain transforms into “Rock it Mountain” with a new rockin’ soundtrack. Plus, awesome light effects will turn the classic Space Mountain into an out-of-this-world sensory blast!

Grad Nite at the Disneyland Resort is a private event only for graduating seniors and will be held the nights of May 11, 18, 25 and June 1, 8, 14, 15 and 22. To be a part of Grad Nite, individual high schools contact the Disneyland Resort to sign-up their graduating classes.

The Class of 2006 will enjoy a unique experience, quite different from the daily Disneyland park environment. The night rocks with its own unique brand of Disney entertainment, dance parties, themed nightclubs and deejays from Southern California's most popular radio stations. From Tomorrowland to Adventureland, grads can party to Top 40 hits from KIIS FM 102.7, the Latin grooves of Super Estrella 107.1 and the best in hip hop from Power 106.

With Disneyland park all to themselves, seniors can hang out with all their high school friends one last time while they enjoy exclusive, unlimited access to world-class theme park attractions. Fun and thrills include conquering the Indiana Jones™ Adventure, speeding down the slopes on the Matterhorn Bobsleds, defeating the Evil Emperor Zurg in the newly-opened “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” and posing for photos with Disney Characters along Main Street, U.S.A. Capping the evening is "Grad Nite Explosion," a new pyrotechnic laser light show set to the best tunes of 2006, created specially for Disneyland Grad Nite.

Seniors can get the party started two hours early at Grad Nite "Blast Off" in Disney's California Adventure park. This pre-party is two hours of white-knuckle excitement starting at 10 p.m., where seniors can launch from zero to 55 miles per hour on the California Screamin' rollercoaster, blast up 180 feet in two seconds on the Maliboomer or drop into the creepy fifth dimension on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. For an extra shot of fun, the pre-party can also take place at ESPN Zone in the Downtown Disney District, where interactive sports games get the grads revved up with non-stop action.

As the Class of 2006 celebrates one of its biggest moments, the Disneyland Resort celebrates the remaining months of its “golden ear” 50th anniversary. It is the biggest celebration in Disneyland Resort history, making it the place to be for Grad Nite 2006.

Grads can check out the party that awaits them at The Web site features videos, downloadable computer screensavers, wallpapers and all the event details, both in English and in Spanish. Grad Nite tickets can be purchased by contacting the high school’s Grad Nite Chairperson.

For more information, schools may call the Disneyland Resort Grad Nite office at 800-232-7980.

To read about Walt Disney World's Grad Nites, click HERE.