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Gay Disney Returns to Orlando June 2 – 6

Covid 19 took away one of our favorite annual weekends, Gay Disney. Now for the first time since 2019, the weekend returns with all the promoters on fire producing bigger and better events and many new hotels. Whether you are going to GaydayS, One Magical Weekend, Girls in Wonderland, Tidal Wave Bears, or a combination of them, check out all the info below:


GaydayS changed hotels and now calls the Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center their official hotel. The resort features dining, and outdoor pool complex, and fitness Center and well over 600 rooms and is located at 6516 International Drive, just 1.8 miles from Universal Orlando and 4.2 miles from SeaWorld.

The rooms are decorated with a subtle tropical theme and all feature TVs, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have pool views and pull-out sofas. There’s a 24-hour business center and meeting space for up to 1,400 people. Other amenities include a lagoon-style pool, a poolside bar & grill restaurant and a laid-back cafe. The resort fee covers shuttles to the major theme parks, Wi-Fi, and access to the fitness center and parking.

Rooms must be booked for a minimum of three nights and included Friday and Saturday. Rooms include 2 pool passes for each day booked.  There is a fee for additional guests over 2. Party pool view rooms face the Gay Days party pool and will be loud during party hours.  Pool bands represent a $80 value per band per day/night.

All Gaydays events take place at the Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center,where parking is free:

GayDayS Welcome & Information Booth

Stop by the Official Host Hotel and pick up your FREE Official GayDayS 2022 Welcome Bag! While you’re there, their team of ambassadors are eager to assist you in answering any questions you may have. 

GayDayS Ticket & Merchandise Center

The Ticket & Merchandise Center is the one-stop location to pick up or purchase Official GayDayS event tickets, pool party bands, and exclusive merchandise including the “#RedShirtDays” Official GayDayS 2022 Red Shirt!

GayDayS Expo

Experience one of the largest Gay & Lesbian Expos in the world featuring of businesses from all over the world! Showcasing a variety of goods and services. Over 20,000 attendees, over 100 booths, giveaways, AND free prize raffles. 

GayDayS Adult 18+ Expo

Enjoy a selection of Adult Vendors that are part of one the largest LGBT Vendor Expos in the World!

Daytime Pool Parties (11am to 5pm)

Experience one of the many reasons guests from all over the world love their pool parties! Lay out in the Florida sun, grab an ice-cold beverage, and enjoy the variety of live entertainment and DJ’s. Advance $25; At Door $35.

Evening Pool Parties (5pm to 2am)

Experience the same thing you did during the day, just with it being dark and the lights making the party even better. Advance $35; At the door $45 

Gay DayS 2022 DJ lineup


10a-4p: DJ John Stuurm

4p-9p: DJ Lu-S

9p-2a: DJ Steve Sidewalk


10a-4p: DJ Mike Sklarz

4p-9p: DJ Chris Adams

9p-2a: DJ Lu-S


10a-4p: DJ Chris Adams

4p-9p: DJ Aracely

9p-2a: DJ Randy Bettis


10a-4p: DJ Mike Sklarz

4p-9p: DJ Randy Bettis

9p-2a: DJ Aracely

Taste of GaydayS (Thursday June 2; 6 – 9pm; 21+ event)

One of the tastiest annual events returns! Enjoy samplings from local restaurants, exciting beverages, and live entertainment! Note: This is not intended to be a dinner, just light bites and drinks. $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

Boots, Bears & Beers Social (Friday, June 3; 9 – 11pm; 21 and over event)
Take a break from the pools and meet your Mr. GayDayS Leather 2022 competitors and judges! Enjoy some free beer and tailgate games. Donations, in any amount, at the door to benefit the Leather Archives & Museum. Sponsored by Crew Health.

Drag Queen Bingo (Friday, June 3; 7 – 9pm)
Family friendly event Drag Bingo. Join all the fun of bingo with a twist!  All the fun of bingo and all of the fun of a Drag Show mixed together. $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

XXX Porn Bingo (Saturday, June 4; 5 – 6:30pm)
See what happens when O-69 is called! $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

7th Annual Miss Gaydays Pageant (Finale Sat June 4; 5-7pm)

Honoring Twila Holiday, Miss GayDayS 2019. What was in the past ONE phenomenal evening of drag-tacular entertainment has transformed into 3 DAYS of competition where the Miss GayDayS contestants will be showing off their talents throughout various events during the week! The final performance and crowning will take place tonight at the Pool Party stage in front of the guests to help decide who will take the crown!

GayDayS Puppy Mosh (Sunday, June 5; 2pm – 4pm)
Join the other puppies in an indoor puppy mosh presented by The Florida Puppy Contest.  Human pups will romp, wrestle, and play.  Your tail will wag for sure! Come jump in the balls or just run around the yard! For more information check out the Facebook event or email Leather@GayDays.com. Admission $10.

Mr. GayDayS Leather Competition (Sunday, June 5; 5-7pm)

The Fourth annual MR GayDayS Leather Competition will feature the traditional categories such as Pecs and Personality, Formal Leather, Jocks, and much more! This competition promises a night of handsome men, skin, and entertainment that you will talk about for a long time ahead. $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Gaydays.com.


After moving to the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort in 2019 to great reviews, One Magical weekend is back there and invites you to join them for their amazing weekend of events. The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, complete with 2 resort-style pools, spacious fitness center, complimentary wifi, a fabulous restaurant and much more.

The Sheraton Lake Buena Vista is Sold out (next year, book your rooms earlier), but there is great news as OMW has an overflow hotel – The Crown Plaza, which is an easy walk from the Sheraton and the daily Therapy Pool Parties, Cadabra After Hours Parties, WIG, and the Gay Biz Expo! Book your room now at the Crowne Plaza – one of the official host hotels of One Magical Weekend and the Pride Cup Athletes, as they are going fast. If you book your room there (3 night minimum) through the link on the OMW website you will receive 2 Therapy Pool Party Wristbands for Friday, Saturday and Sunday pool parties ($210 value). Bring your confirmation from the Crown Paza to the gay Biz Expo (11am to 6pm Fri and Sat; and 11am to 4pm on Sun) at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista after you check in to receive your passes.

Riptide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark (Friday, June 3; 8pm – 2am)

For one night, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark becomes entirely yours for one of the parties of the year! OMW’s signature event once again washes ashore Disney’s entire 52-acre fantasy water park.  6,000 party animals clad in little more than a bathing suit dancing to the beats of International DJs Edgar and Oscar  Velazquez.  Don’t miss the amazing water rides or just chill out inside this sprawling theme park. Along with the other thrilling rides, also catch the latest 2 additional rides  – BACK FOR 2022 – and open until closing all night – Board Miss Adventure Falls treasure raft and hit the high seas for crazy fun during the longest ride in the history of the Disney water parks! Also, this year the Crush “n” Gusher water-coaster will remain open all night. It’s no wonder Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark is known around the world. Imagine you’ve been washed ashore a giant hidden lagoon where you encounter a massive six-foot wave pool and giant water slides. All around you lies the strewn debris of abandoned fishing ships. Explore isolated alcoves with your friends – or a special new friend. Also don’t miss the special performance by RuPaul’s Drag Races superstar Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor, proudly presented by Bliss Health.

Red Volume V Varsity (Saturday, June 4; 8pm – 1am)

RED takes place at House Of Blues at Disney Springs and stars DJ/Producer Paulo with heart thumping sound and euphoric visuals, grab your friends and join them for the game! Don’t miss 2 SPECIAL performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Finalist, BOSCO presented by 26 Health! Dress code: Show your RED Athletic Spirit #GearUp 

Wig (Sunday, June 5; 9pm – 1am)
Get ready to strike a POSE and let your inner diva run WILD! Join them at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort for a closing Sunday T-Dance party not-to-be-missed! Whether you prefer a short bob, or a full blow out, rock your favorite wig and join us on the dancefloor with the sounds of International DJ and Producer Twisted Dee! Heels & harnesses are not necessary, but they are more than welcome at the 2nd Annual WIG party!  Wig will feature special performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, Angeria Paris VanMichaels presented by 26 Health. Just added is a performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race All-star “ALL WINNERs” Season 7, Trinity the Tuck! Presented by BLISS Health, and a performance by RuPauls’s Drag Race Season 3 performer and owner of Fantasy Girls at Future Atlanta, Phoenix, which is also presented by BLISS Health.

Therapy Pool Parties (12pm – 7/8pm)

The parties taking place daily alongside – and in – the two sprawling pools at Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort bring the concept of “pool party” to a whole new level. Whether just soaking in the rays and the man-filled landscape; dancing to the sounds of world-class DJs; or enjoying the refreshing drinks and light items from the Pool Bar & Grill, being surrounded by all your current (and new) friends is the kind of physical therapy you’ll only find at One Magical Weekend.

FRIDAY, June 3

DJ Joe Ross

DJ Edil Hernandez

Saturday, June 4

DJ Cindel

DJ Sinna-G

SUNDAY, June 5

DJ Deanne

DJ Scott Robert

Cadabra After hours (2am – 8am)

The Magic continues into the late hours as One Magical Weekend presents a series of After-hours Dance Parties that they call CADABRA at the host hotel, Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort.  This is Magic and Mystery, a sensual musical journey! CADABRA presents a world class dance extravaganza with a DJ line-up of only the very best. Welcome to CADABRA…the fifth year of the ONLY Afterhours to be held in Orlando during One Magical Weekend. CADABRA nights are 21+.

Friday, June 3

DJ Nina Flowers

DJ Obra Primitiva

Saturday June 4

DJ Abel

Sunday, June 5

DJ Alex Ramos

DJ Bio Zounds

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Onemagicalweekend.com.

Girls In Wonderland

Girls in Wonderland is your ULTIMATE resource for women to create a magical weekend from parties to their exclusive women’s resort (Grand Orlando Resort At Celebration – 2900 Parkway Boulevard, Kissimmee), to Kindred Pride’s Red Shirt Day! So hop on board for a weekend that promises something for everyone including Live Women’s Music, spectacular dance parties, Celebrities, Pool Parties, Comedy Show, theme parks and thousands of women from around the country and the world celebrating in grand style. All events including their resort are 21 and over.

Bud Light Welcomes you to Happy Hour (Thursday June 4; 6 – 8pm)
Mix and mingle with new friends at their host hotels new lobby Bar. Live music by Mad Transit. Free Bud Light on draft for Girls In Wonderland attendees until it runs out, so get there early! Free for GIW host hotel guests.

Traffic Jam – GIW Opening Party (Thursday June 4; 9:30pm – 2am)
This party takes place at Elixir (9 W Washington st) and features DJ Nel and a special live performance. Red means taken; yellow means approach with caution; and green means GO FOR IT! Sexy go-go girls work the traffic all night long.  

Pool Parties

Get ‘wet’ at their pool party of the weekend at their Host Hotel. Indulge in the scenery, relax, swim, eat, drink, and dance at their dual pools while dancing to your favorite DJs making waves.

Friday, June 3 (noon to 5pm)

DJ Delux

DJ Citizen Jane

Saturday, June 4 (11am to 5pm)



Sunday, June 5 (11am to 7pm…extended hours)

DJ Pat Pat

DJ Dlux

DJ Zehno

DJ Lady Snack Daddy 

After Hours Parties  (Host Hotel 2am to 5am)

Sat AM June 4 – After Hours, Afterglow 

The party continues with DJ Nela who will throw down house, indie beats and more in the Bud Light Disco for a late night social.

Sunday Am June 5, After Hours, GIRL – The Afterparty 

One of the biggest and best lesbian party in the country, Girl The Party, takes over GIW after hours for a night of debauchery featuring DJ Dlux and DJ. Zehno throwing down house and indie beats in the Bud Light Disco.​

Out for Laughs Comedy Show (Friday June 3; 7:30 – 9:30pm)

Join GIW at the host hotel for an evening of laughs featuring opening comedian Lee Cohen and headliner Emma Willmann.

Climax (Friday June 3; 9pm – 2am)

GIW brings the sexy Latin vibe to this packed party at Cuba Libre (9101 International Drive). Latin Patio with guest DJ PAT PAT spinning salsa, merengue, and reggaeton hits while DJ Citizen Jane and DJ Tatiana get the party started on the main floor with top 40 and house beats. Go-Go’s galore lead by Ivy Les Vixen and her sexy Vixens get ready for a wild night as the ladies take over one of the hippest venues at Pointe Orlando! In addition, Nohemy will be performing live.  21+​

GIW Signature Event (Saturday June 4; 10pm – 2am)

GIW weekend’s hottest ticket takes place at Pirate’s Adventure (6400 Carrier Dr.) DJ’s  Zehno and Citizen Jane will be playing house and break beats. Eye candy on the boxes all night. 21+​

Last Chance Party (Sunday June 5; 10pm – 2am)
Say goodbye to another amazing Wonderland in their Bud Light Disco with beats by
DJ Zehno and DJ Lady Snack Daddy at the host hotel.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Girlsinwonderland.com.

Tidal Wave

Tidal Wave Bears are so excited for the return of their inclusive party for Bears, Cubs. Chubs, Chasers & their admirers! They are pleased to announce that The B Resort and Spa is this year’s home for Tidal Wave! The resort houses 394 rooms, a 5,000 SF outdoor courtyard with a pool table, ping pong, cornhole, lawn, chess/checkers, connect four and giant Jenga. The courtyard will be converted each night of the event to a dance area with lighting and incredible sound. The 300+ seat restaurant/bar and the updated rooms will all round out your Tidal Wave experience. (Please note that the host hotel, The B Resort and Spa, will require a 4-night minimum stay).

Thursday, June 2nd

11am – 7pm – Registration
11am – 7pm – Vendors – Ballrooms
1:30pm – 2pm – Opening Ceremony – Pool
3pm – 7pm – Tea Dance – Courtyard
8pm – 11pm – Bearaoke expression
9pm – 2am – Dance  – Courtyard

Friday, June 3rd

11am – 7pm – Registration
11am – 7pm – Vendors – Ballrooms
11am – 2pm – Relax Max – Pool
3pm – 7pm – Tea Dance – Courtyard
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Dirty Bingo
8pm – 11pm – Bearaoke expression
8pm – 2am – Riptide – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark
9pm – 2am – Dance  – Courtyard


11am – 7pm – Registration
11am – 7pm – Vendors – Ballrooms
11am – 2pm – Relax Max – Pool
3pm – 7pm – Tea Dance – Courtyard
8pm – 11pm – Bearaoke expression
8pm – 8:30 pm – Cabaret Seating – Grand Ballroom
8:30 pm – 10 pm – Cabaret Show – Grand Ballroom
9pm – 2am – Dance  – Courtyard

Sunday, June 5th

11am – 2pm – Registration

11am – 2pm – Vendors – Ballrooms
11am – 2pm – Church In Session – Pool
3pm – 7pm – Tea Dance – Pool
7pm – 1am – Closing Dance – Courtyard

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Tidalwaveparty.com.

While in Orlando for gay Disney, don’t forget to stop by all your local bars, restaurants, Nightclubs and establishments as many of them are also celebrating with fabulous events for gay Disney!

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