Friday night I had the opportunity to be a chaperone for our school's trip to Disney's Grad Night. This is the third year I've managed to get myself invited (as I have not been the senior class sponsor yet), and it's one of my favorite end-of-the-year things to do. I LOVE going to Disney, but it's so stinkin' expensive that our family never really does.
Therefore, I willingly sacrifice a night of sleep for the chance to visit the Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately, our bus driver somehow heard Animal Kingdom, so it took us a little longer to get there!! Thankfully, the bus unloaded right outside Space Mountain, so we had immediate access into the park.
I'm also totally willing to ignore the fact that they blast hip-hop music all night long. (Actually, since it's not mutated Disney songs, that may be an advantage!)
Furthermore, it's dark (cause it's overnight), so no chance of sunburn or heatstroke. The lines (except for Space Mountain - that one is always at least an hour!) are not too terribly bad, since a lot of the students are busy at the street parties and/or concerts.
This year's nifty chaperone perk was an all-night fast pass onto several of the main rides. (That does mean I rode Space Mountain twice!)
Besides, where else can you get a picture of yourself with Mickey in his cap & gown? (I'm the one in the blue; the other is one of my coworkers.)