After nearly four decades of offering the Magic Kingdom to high school seniors for an all-night celebratory bash, Walt Disney World in Orlando announced that Grad Nite would end in 2011.
For many Floridians, the annual event was a rite of passage that fell in line with high school traditions like senior prom and graduation. We talked to one principal who has attended for all of his 15 years as an administrator. He didn't want to believe the news.
Here's our story with more details.
Several high school juniors who we talked to consoled themselves with a fallback plan: Universal Orlando's similar event, Grad Bash, will go on.