This Day in Disney History- May 8

May 8, 2011

At 4:30 am, Kelsey Czako, Samantha Ogden, Kirk Moore, and James Moore become the last four guests to leave the Magic Kingdom during Walt Disney World’s very last Grad Nite. The final attraction to run at Grad Nite 2011 is Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

A yearly event since 1972, this after- hours event was tailored to high school seniors.  It began the previous evening at 10PM. 2011 became the last year there would be a Grad Nite, as Walt Disney World made the decision to retire this event.