Wednesday, August 20, 2014


I was looking through some old photo albums, and I couldn't believe what I found.  It was the ticket from my 1977 visit to Disneyland and "Grad Nite"!
Disneyland Grad Nite 1977 Ticket
ABOUT 37 YEARS AGO!  I took my "Girlfriend" to that event.  Now we've been married nearly 36 years!

   I honestly don't remember too much about that night.  I know that we went with one of my best friends and his date.  We met up with some of our High School friends there at Disneyland and had a great time.  The one thing that I remember pretty clearly is riding Space Mountain!

   You see, I was TERRIFIED of roller coasters in those days, but with my cute girlfriend and all of our friends pushing me, I finally gave in and got in line.  Maybe THAT is why I don't remember much from that night?  Maybe everything was just a blur after surviving Space Mountain?  I don't know.  But I guess I picked the right girl (or she picked me), because here we are 37 years later and we are STILL Disney nuts!

   Did you notice the price on the ticket... 9 BUCKS!  I think the Grad Nite tickets are $75 these days.

The back of the ticket had the "rules" in 1977

   Check out the back of the ticket.  I wore a suit?  Anyone that knows me, knows that I only wear a suit to a wedding, funeral, or when I'm working a boxing event as an official, that's about it.  Ahhh... the things we do for love!

   They don't offer Grad Nite at Walt Disney World in Orlando any longer.  They still have it at Disneyland though.

Ed & Dan ready to head to Grad Nite 1977 at Disneyland

I do remember buying my "Girlfriend" a Winnie the Pooh Graduation plush bear.  And I do remember getting into line at Space Mountain with my heart pounding all the way through.  It was a great night!