Gay Days 2013 - The Official Unofficial Thread ;)

Discussion in 'Gay and Lesbian at Disney' started by chwgmjay, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. wdwprince

    wdwprince Earning My Ears

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    Hi Everyone,

    You do know that Saratoga Springs has great rates for Gay Days right?
     
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  3. Aaronbox

    Aaronbox Tall & Smiling in Key West

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    Two years ago, we joined a meet-up at the Country Bear Jamboree. It was a fun campy pre-show waiting to get into the theater. I want to do it again, but I didn't see it listed. What time is the meet-up this year?
     
  4. wcpamotm

    wcpamotm It's never too late to have a happy childhood

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    This tends to happen around Noon to 1 or 2pm. Definitely worth doing, especially for those of us who like bears of all kinds.
     
  5. Brrrendon

    Brrrendon Earning My Ears

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    Do we have any newbies attending this year? Where is everybody staying? Is anybody else staying at the Boardwalk?
     
  6. future84

    future84 Earning My Ears

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    I'm new!

    I'll be staying at the Best Western in DTD
     
  7. lego606

    lego606 Mouseketeer

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    I'm new too, but I'll be on the College Program in Anaheim during their Gay Days.
     
  8. Sphyrna

    Sphyrna DIS Veteran

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    I'm booked! I decided to go with POFQ this time. The group rate was too good to pass up on, even better than the AP rate.
     
  9. sab53085

    sab53085 Mouseketeer

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    The BF and I will be attending this year and staying at the Yacht Club. So excited!
     
  10. disney4rfamily

    disney4rfamily Mouseketeer

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    There's a group rate? How did you get it? And I thought my passholder rate for POR was decent.
     
  11. Brrrendon

    Brrrendon Earning My Ears

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    Some members of the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wdwfd/) are travel agents and secured a group discount on select resorts. POFQ was one of the resorts and the discount is better than what Disney offered.
     
  12. Brrrendon

    Brrrendon Earning My Ears

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  13. cmhguy

    cmhguy Mouseketeer

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    Not on FB - any other way to take advantage of the group rates?
     
  14. Brrrendon

    Brrrendon Earning My Ears

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    disney4rfamily Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the info on the group rate. I think I will probably stick with my current reservation - but I finally did request to join the Facebook group tonight!
     
  17. WindyCityKid

    WindyCityKid (It really is windy)

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    Hey! I will be arriving at WDW for my DCP on May 20th, right before Gay Days and really looking foward to having a good time!~ I'll probably be working at some of the parks (or training) but just wanted to say Hi! My role is Lifeguard and hopefully ill be at TL or BB! If theres any "must dos" of gay days please let me know! Also any CRUCIAL things i should know to bring/prepare for it?!? I'll probably be busy most of the days like i said working there and training but i definitely dont want to miss out on all the FABULOUS FUN hahaah :banana: Another question, is gay days all ages or more of a 'mature' crowd?(i dont disciminate, my ex was 20 yrs older than me, just curious) it doesnt matter really i just want to know what to expect!!!! Would be nice to network with some other gays, and explore the gay orlando scene in my first week down there! :dance3:(i dont plan on leaving FL after my DCP)

    Also looked up the FB and not much ionteraction or posts...:confused3
     
  18. chwgmjay

    chwgmjay I think your giraffe is being towed.

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    Did you actually join the group? It's pretty well locked-down/members only. :)
     
  19. Sphyrna

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    Thanks Brrrendon for posting the links!

    WCK: Maybe you'll be working TL when we do the group afternoon at TL! Gay Days really is age agnostic. You'll see all age ranges there. It all depends on what you like. At the parks you do tend to see an older crowd, but not super old. I think the real young ones have been focusing on the parties and they don't end up making it to the parks or at least not until later.

    As for what not to miss, that also depends on your interests. I don't do the parties or events at the hotels, so I can't comment on them. I just go for the parks. Regarding the parks, Saturday at MK is the big day. For me the must do's would be Country Bear Jamboree. It starts around noon and goes to about 2. Never seen lines for CBJ so long! And seeing the room packed with bears singing along and hooting and hollering is a site that shouldn't be missed! The other must do is the 3:00 parade. I get a spot near where it starts on Main Street. Once the end of the parade passes we get behind it and walk along behind the parade as it continues on down Main Street and to the hub. It's awesome to turn around and look to see the sea of red shirts following behind the parade. They stop us when it crosses the bridge but after it's all clear open it back up again, but the huge group tends to break up by that point. But we just grab new people as we go and bring them into the sea of red.

    The FB group will pick up as it gets closer. Not much interaction needed at this point. Really only people posting about their plans and what they're booking at this point. There's also a FB page, http://www.facebook.com/WDWFriends, which has all the events on it.
     
  20. WindyCityKid

    WindyCityKid (It really is windy)

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    Thank you, this answered my question!

    i may have just liked the page... i cant get FB on my work computer and when i searched it on my phone i could only find the page to 'like'.
     
  21. dano4

    dano4 It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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    This will be the second year my partner and I attend. Both of us are really excited! We're staying at Bay Lake Tower for the first time. We'll be there from May 24th thru June 3rd. Can't wait! Anyone else going to Riptide? We had a blast there last year!
     

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