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Grad Nites returning to Walt Disney World

Annual event for high school seniors to return in 2017

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – South Florida high school seniors will soon be able to experience the annual rite of passage that so many before them have celebrated

Grad Nite at Walt Disney World!

Disney announced on Thursday that Grad Nites will be returning in 2017.

Grad Nite H2O allows high school seniors into Typhoon Lagoon water park after hours on Friday nights in April 2017.

Along with the park's attractions, the event will include characters, DJ dance parties and food and unlimited drinks, according to the park's website.

Tickets cost $55 plus tax and must be booked through a participating school. Students can also purchase a discounted Walt Disney World theme park ticket with their Grad Nite purchase.

The event runs from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Grad Nites were previously held at Magic Kingdom and were discontinued in 2011.