Gay Days Disney Shows the Best of Anaheim
They call it "The Happiest Place on Earth," and when you throw in an estimated 30,000 LGBT visitors for Gay Days, it easily becomes the gayest place on Earth. Although millions visit Anaheim every year for the theme park, many are surprised to discover the wide array of cultural events, dining, shopping and pristine beaches the area boasts.
A sea of red shirts spanned Disneyland on the weekend of Oct. 5-7, as LGBT visitors queued up to ride Space Mountain or to enjoy a Grizzly River ride down the rapids in Critter Country. As is Disney's tradition, the park was decorated to reflect the upcoming holiday, with Halloween décor and a wide variety of merchandise from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Gay Days Disney began in 1998 with about 2,500 guests, and large-scale organized protests that have been absent for the past several years. Although the event isn't officially sanctioned by Disney, said Gay Days Anaheim Producer Eddie Shapiro, the park cooperates with organizers with events like a morning "gay cruise" on the Mark Twain Riverboat, a photo op in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle and special lunch events for gay families, lesbians and bears.
Disney World Gay Days® with One Magical Weekend
There is no better way to spend your weekend than with tens of thousands of LGBTs (lesbian, gay, , bisexual and transgender) at Disney World Gay Days® with One Magical Weekend. The excitement begins with Riptide 2013 at Disney’s Typhoon LagoonWaterpark and continues with Drink Around the World and Retro-T at Epcot©.
Take a splash on Friday, May 31, 2013, where your adventure-filled Disney World Gay Days' weekend begins at Typhoon Lagoon®. Surf a tidal wave of fun while dancing the night away from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an exclusive, private party “manned” by international DJ, Manny Lehman. Manny will be bringing the house down with his LA sound for all you gorgeous men and women in attendance - let's get physical!
SNAPQPON AND ONE MAGICALWEEKEND RAISE $1,200.00 FOR HIV/AIDS CHARITY
Monies raised in just 24 hours using new LGBT online auction site
Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – One Magical Weekend, producers of the world famous Riptide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark and Retro T-Dance events during Gay Orlando weekend, are proud to announce that they were able to raise and donate over $1,200.00 to Broward House, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization.
To accomplish this, One Magical Weekend donated a Private Cabana from their RipTide 2012 event to the charity, then using SnapQpon’s new LGBT auction site, Snap-Bids.com, they were able to raffle the cabana off. In the end the raffle raised the money in just 24 hours.
ONE MAGICALWEEKEND 2013
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ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND'S GAYDAYS RETURN FOR THE 5TH YEAR TO DISNEY’S TYPHOOON LAGOON WATERPARK AND EPCOT©
The Premier events during GayDays® in Orlando
August 17, 2012 – Orlando, FL – The boys at Let’s Go Play, producers of One Magical Weekend, announce two of the premier events during the Disney World Gay days' Weekend RipTide at Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark and Drink Around the World and Retro-T Dance at Disney’s EPCOT© for the 5th year. The world class events return on May 31st, 2013, with a “more is more” attitude.
“By having two major events on the Disney property, One Magical Weekend, continues to offer unparalleled, world class venues where people travel from all over the world to attend Disneyworld Gaydays.
Where we used to just have our Riptide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark event, we now have the Sunday, Drink around the World and Retro T-Dance at Disney’s EPCOT©…both GayDays' events were huge successes and sell-outs last year.
“We are very excited to be bringing back the Magic that has been expected from Disneyworld Gaydays Weekend for the past 22 years."
We expect to announce an amazing international DJ to spin at Riptide at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark for our fabulous gay days trip in the next couple of weeks.
Orlando’s One Magical Weekend Lives Up to Its Name
When was the last time you wished upon a star and made all your dreams come true? There’s only one place on the planet where all your storybook fantasies come true, where you can live forever like Peter Pan or steal a kiss from Prince Charming. For one weekend out of the Circuit season every gay boy and girl descends on Orlando for "One Magical Weekend," introducing Disney’s Magic Kingdom to a whole new world.
It’s become an annual tradition that started easily enough with a fashionably red shirt. Twenty years ago, 3,000 members of Central Florida’s LGBT community decided it was time to make their presence known and paraded into Disney World, "the happiest place on earth." Since then, over 150,000 gay men, lesbians, along with their families and friends have returned to the Orlando theme parks. Along the way, promoters sensed an opening and, one by one, created parties and went over the top and then some. The result: the most celebrated Circuit events of the year.