Orlando Florida’s Gay Disney Celebration is not a single event. It is a total gay and lesbian vacation experience! It’s comprised of multiple events staged at world famous attractions, gay and lesbian clubs, and unique venues secured for the purpose of creating a gay and lesbian atmosphere at Orlando’s greatest theme parks and …
Great Gay Disney
The annual event is back!
Orlando Florida’s Gay Disney Celebration is not a single event. It is a total gay and lesbian vacation experience! It’s comprised of multiple events staged at world famous attractions, gay and lesbian clubs, and unique venues secured for the purpose of creating a gay and lesbian atmosphere at Orlando’s greatest theme parks and at multiple parties occurring during this long weekend. There are young, old, all races and beliefs, parents, gay AA groups, and every other section of our community attending Gay Days each year.
Gay Disney attracts over 150,000 celebrants from across the nation and around the globe!
There are many different organizations involved in this event. Read below for details.
Since its inception in 1991, Gay Days has survived both criticism and indifference and has emerged as not just a survivor, but a winner. It’s been attacked by the American Family Association, it’s been besieged by undercover photographers attempting to covertly capture images of sexual misconduct in one of the favorite family playgrounds, it’s endured the dire prophecies of Pat Robertson, and it has suffered the indignity of signs at Disney entrances “warning” others of the presence of large numbers of gay and lesbian visitors. And for many years, it was pretty much ignored by the press and Orlando’s hotel/motel industry. Today, most of the controversy and apathy have disappeared. The protesters and the warning signs at the Magic Kingdom entrance have been replaced by smiling cast members welcoming Gay Days visitors with unscheduled entertainment at the Castle Forecourt, expanded park operating hours, and a fireworks display usually reserved for the peak summer season and holidays. Hotels and motels all over Orlando are signing the “Gay Days Friendly Pledge” and requests for interviews center around economic impact and entertainment value rather than conflict and comets from hell.
This year, the host hotel is Doubletree By Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. The events include daily pool parties with hot deejays, the 14th Annual Gay Days Expo (which is one of the world’s largest Gay & Lesbian Travel, Entertainment & Business Expos), a huge comedy show featuring Bruce Vilanch and Julie Goldman and much more! Visit GayDayS.com for more information.
Mark Baker started his career as an art director for television commercials. He went to one of Jeffrey Sanker’s parties and he thought that he too could get in the business of throwing parties. Although his first party didn’t go as well as he expected he regrouped and came back strong. Mark started throwing parties in 1999 at Gay Disney and as we all know they became super successful. His events are basically big dance parties that put some of the top DJs in the world at the helm of the turntables. In 2005, he sold his Gay Disney parties to Johnny Chisholm and after Johnny filed bankruptcy in 2009, Mark decided to come back and give the party “circuit” scene what they wanted. This year, he brings us Wonder World 2012 from May 31 to June 4. He has put together a line-up of parties including his famous pool parties and night time parties. The roster of entertainers Mark put together this year for his events include Alan T, Roland Belmares, Dani Toro, Seth Cooper, Power Infiniti, Jay McCracken and Dave & Gerardo.
The host hotel is Buena Vista Palace.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to MarkBakerEvents.com
One Magical Weekend
One Magical Weekend, which takes place May 31 through June 3, features the legendary RipTide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark. This sure-to-be sold out event attracts around 6,000 people at the 52-acre world class waterpark. One Magical Weekend also includes Drink Around the World at Retro T at Epcot! For tickets and information, visit OneMagicalWeekend.com
Orlando’s popular Parliament House is known for bringing big names during Gay Days weekend. This year, they will not disappoint as they will have Sonique entertaining on Friday, June 1, Chaka Khan on Saturday, June 2 and Mya on Sunday, June 3. Of course, the best way to enjoy this exciting annual event is to stay at P-house! For more information, visit ParliamentHouse.com
Girls in Wonderland
Girls in Wonderland is your ultimate resource for everything you need to know about this year’s Gay Disney at Orlando’s Disney World Resort! This year the event takes place May 31 to June 3 and they’ve have joined forces with The Dinah, Booty Bar, PhishPhest Entertainment, Lesbian Lush, Cherry Grrl and promotional partners around the country to present a new event line up that promises something for everyone including Live Women’s Music, spectacular dance parties, celebrities, more pool parties, comedy show, TWO Women’s Host Hotels, theme parks and thousands of women from around the country and the world celebrating Gay Disney Orlando in a benefit for National Center for Lesbian Rights.
May 29 to June 4
Wonder World 2012
May 31 to June 4
One Magical Weekend
May 31 to June 3
Girls In Wonderland
May 31 to June 1
Parliament House/Gay Days
June 1 through June 3