Disney Parks Blog reported earlier today that this will be the last day for Grad Nite festivites at the Walt Disney World Resort.

This will mark the end of a 40-year tradition for graduating high school seniors celebrating in the park.
The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA has done Grad Nite celebrations for 50 years now and will still continue to do so beyond this year.

Here’s the schedule for both parks for this year.

Walt Disney World Resort 2011 Event Dates:
4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7

Disneyland Resort 2011 Event Dates:
5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/8, 6/9, 6/16

Walt Disney World decided to end the Grad Nite celebrations because more and more leisure guests are visiting the park in the Springtime which makes it hard for them to schedule special events in the months of April and May.

The resort still wants grads to celebrate at the park and will be offering a special single day, one-park ticket for $55 which will be good on any day of the year.  Additionally, school groups that want to plan their celebration visit together can contact Disney Youth Programs to arrange a customized experience.

Here’s a clip from Grad Nite to give you a look at what it’s all about.