SeaWorld to host Grad Nite after-hours events for Orlando-area students


The calm before the Grad Nite storm … - PHOTO COURTESY SEAWORLD/FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy SeaWorld/Facebook
  • The calm before the Grad Nite storm …
SeaWorld Orlando has announced a couple of after-hours Grad Nite events set for April and May of this year for Central Florida middle and high school students. What could go wrong?

On April 23 (high school) and May 7 (middle school), groups of students from local schools will be let loose on the grounds of SeaWorld for an all-night shindig featuring live entertainment, "DJ party zones," animal encounters and access to a number of the park's coasters and thrill rides.

This will be SeaWorld's first foray into hosting school-sanctioned Grad Nite getdowns in years. Disney World pulled the plug on their Grad Nites back in 2011, and Universal Orlando made the decision to postpone their own "Grad Bash" until 2022.

Safety measures — and a dress code — will be in place during these Nites. Good luck trying to corral teenagers, though.

Busch Gardens Tampa will also be hosting Grad Nite events in April.

Possibly unrelated thought: Now might be an opportune time to hustle up and get theme park employees vaccinated!

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