DISNEYLAND® RESORT GRAD NITE POLICIES & EXPECTATIONS
Prepared by the 2021 Disneyland® Resort Grad Nite Team
In a tradition that dates back to 1961, Grad Nite at the Disneyland® Resort (the “Resort”) has been a rite of passage for millions of graduating high school seniors. Disney’s goal is to create an environment that is enjoyable for everyone including, without limitation, all Resort Guests and Disney Cast Members. The Resort expects chaperones and school administrators to strictly enforce Grad Nite behavior expectations and policies. With each school’s cooperation, we can carry on the legacy of Grad Nite at the Resort as the magical and memorable experience that it is today.
It is the school’s responsibility to ensure that all students and chaperones attending Grad Nite (each an “Attendee” and, collectively, “Attendees”) arrive at the Resort sober and without any drugs, alcohol, or other prohibited items in their possession. We expect schools to conduct thorough bag checks and Attendee screenings before allowing Attendees to board buses for Grad Nite. Similar to the security screening process for all Resort guests, Attendees should expect bag checks and magnetometer screenings at the Resort’s backstage screening area.
In conjunction with the Anaheim Police Department, we will also be conducting screenings for banned substances.
Screenings will include bag searches and the use of drug-sniffing canines. If bag searches and/or the drug-sniffing canines indicate the presence of marijuana (or any of its derivatives including marijuana enriched products) or any illegal narcotics/substance, we will ask the subject Attendee for permission to conduct additional screening.
If any banned substances are found on the bus or in the possession of an Attendee, the matter will be turned over to the Anaheim Police Department for further action. If Schools/Attendees violate this policy, the school may be banned from future Grad Nite events.
Attending Grad Nite is not a right, it’s a privilege.
All students attending Grad Nite must be graduating high school seniors that are in good standing with their school. Each Attendee attending Grad Nite is responsible for his/her own ticket throughout the duration of the visit. Tickets are not transferable and will not be replaced if expired, lost, damaged or stolen. Attendees will also receive an event wristband upon arrival to the Grad Nite screening location. As a reminder, all students must arrive together with their school in buses, large vans or chaperone-driven vehicles.
Children of Attendees will not be allowed to attend regular theme park hours or the Grad Nite private event using any type of Grad Nite ticket package (i.e., paid student, paid chaperone or complimentary chaperone ticket). If an Attendee is seen with a child during the private party, they will be asked to leave immediately. Please leave all children at home
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all Grad Nite attendees and other park guests, please respect the following rules.
Excessive celebratory behaviors that can be interpreted by other guests as intimidating and/or disruptive are prohibited at the Disneyland® Resort and during the Grad Nite event:
- Groups walking and/or running in locked arms (this can appear threatening to other guests and is also a safety concern in impacted areas).
- Group chanting of any kind including yelling at high volumes in attraction queues.
The following behaviors and activities are not tolerated at the Disneyland® Resort:
- Inappropriate touching or physical aggression of any kind.
- Failure to comply with a request of a Disney Cast Member (Disney Cast Members are trained to direct Resort guests for optimal safety and help guests comply with the Resort’s standards of conduct).
- Inappropriate language (including profanity) and disruptive or offensive behavior.
- Disrespectful demeanor toward other theme park guests, Disney Cast Members or other law enforcement officials.
- For your safety and that of others, please refrain from running.
- Theft or vandalism.
- Line jumping/cutting in attraction queues.
- Failure to comply with attraction safety rules.
- The distribution of printed or recorded materials of any kind.
- Photography, videotaping or recording of any kind for commercial purposes.
- Feeding, petting, touching, harassing or harming any wildlife in the theme park, including birds
The following items are prohibited for all Grad Nite attendees (students & chaperones):
- Alcoholic beverages and any illegal narcotics/substances.
- Marijuana (or any of its derivatives including marijuana enriched products), even if it has been legally prescribed to the student or chaperone.
- Self-defense or restraining devices (e.g., pepper spray, mace).
- Glass containers of any size or type including perfume/cologne bottles and reusable water bottles.
- All outside food and liquids including factory-sealed water bottles.
- Firearms, ammunition or weapons of any kind, or objects or toys that appear to be firearms or weapons.
- Fireworks or other similarly explosive and/or flammable objects.
- Laser pointers or other items deemed potentially harmful or disruptive including Bluetooth speakers.
- Smoking, vaping and electronic cigarettes.
- Selfie sticks and hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices.
- Suitcases, bags, coolers or backpacks, with or without wheels, that are larger than 24” long x 15” wide x 18” high.
- Musical instruments.
- Large tripods or monopod stands and professional photography equipment and lighting.
- Recreational devices such as drones, remote control toys, skateboards, scooters, inline skates and shoes with built-in wheels.
If a chaperone should witness inappropriate student behavior, we ask that the chaperone notify a Disney Cast Member immediately. If a student should witness inappropriate chaperone behavior, we ask that the student notify a Disney Cast Member immediately. If a student or chaperone is ejected from the Resort or Grad Nite, it is the responsibility of the school official(s) to dismiss the student or chaperone from the Resort premises.
We ask that all prescription and over-the-counter medication for students be in original pharmacy container or original labeled container and carried in by a chaperone from the school through the Resort security screening area. Medication may be given back to the student after clearing the security screening process. Any medication needing refrigeration may be stored at Disney California Adventure® Park First Aid.
Be Safe and Make Good Choices
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