Question about PDA at Gay Days- Read first post please!

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by aaylasecura, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. aaylasecura

    aaylasecura Mouseketeer

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    Note: I am not posting this thread to be offensive in any way. I am a person who favors people to make their own choices, whether it be straight, bi, or gay. :hippie:

    I just wish to know, from other people's experiences, how bad is the public displays of affection (PDA) at Gay Days. We book our trip unbeknownst to this. Now, I don't have a problem with people's sexuality, but I do have a problem with the unnecessary PDA at the parks.

    Can anyone tell me if it is bad?
     
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  3. Bob P

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    If you have a problem with PDAs just be sure you don't go to WDW during lovebug season....
     
  4. aaylasecura

    aaylasecura Mouseketeer

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    We're already booked for when Gay Days is scheduled. I just wanted to know if the PDA is worse than usual (other than valentine's day).
     
  5. soonerfan2008

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    I've found that teenage couples hang all over each other far more than anyone else, gay, straight or otherwise.

    Really, the gay community is friendly and fun from what I've experienced.
     
  6. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

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    I wouldn't expect there to be any more PDA than you would find on a daily basis at WDW. Just because we're gay, and these are special days for us, doesn't mean we engage in more PDA than any other couple.

    Also, who's to say how many gay couples are in the park on a regular day? Yes, there are more gays in WDW on Gay Days, but we've always been around.

    If it's something that really concerns you, you can just schedule your park days for the parks that aren't hosting Gay Days.
     
  7. aaylasecura

    aaylasecura Mouseketeer

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    Just pointing out again- not trying to be offensive.

    yukiphnk- I have read some reports (that were probably biased anyways) that said there was more PDA. I'm just trying to confirm or disprove facts. You make a good point, there are is always PDA in the parks.

    soonerfan2008- They are friendly, right! I do know some gay people and they're so nice. Other people are nice too!

    Believe it or not, when I go to Disney, I rarely see PDA anyways. I don't know what I was concerned about! I guess just curious.
     
  8. webbmom

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    We were there last year during Gay Day/SWW. Honestly we were so into SWW we did not notice anything. If you are concerned I would just avoid MK on Saturday. Actually Sunday morning during breakfast we had a good laugh with the table next to us which happend to be 4 men. Just go with it.
     
  9. aaylasecura

    aaylasecura Mouseketeer

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    Alrighty!
     
  10. ophelia2002

    ophelia2002 Earning My Ears

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    When we went during Gay Days, we saw no PDAs.
     
  11. KY*Figment

    KY*Figment DIS Veteran

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    When I was probably 10 years old they had gay day at Kings Island. That was early 80's. It wasn't a big deal then for me so I doubt anything will phase my kids. PDA is typically worse when it's the redneck that's had too much to drink starts feeling up his girlfriend w/ too few clothes on. I get tired of seeing T&A, put some clothes on.
     
  12. webbmom

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    Well put.
     
  13. MissMet

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    I've never been but from reading this article on wdwinfo.com, Saturdays seems to be the day to avoid the parks if you don't want to see pda.

    By Pete Werner
    DIS Founder/Webmaster

    Authors Note: This article pertains mainly to the Saturday event during Gay Days. The rest of the week is fairly benign. My suggestion to those who wish to avoid the event is to avoid the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of June. During the week, a different theme park is featured for the "Gay Days" event. If you wish to avoid the crowds, I suggest that you avoid the scheduled park for that day.

    The Gay Days schedule for 2010:
    Thu, June 3 - Animal Kingdom
    Fri, June 4 - Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Sat, June 5 - Magic Kingdom
    Sun, June 6 - Epcot
    “Go get a room”.

    That’s exactly what I feel like yelling this time every year as Gay Days descend upon Orlando. I know that during the first week in June, unsuspecting families and otherwise good and reasonable people will, at times, be confronted with images and events they would probably rather not see or experience on their family vacation. These people paid to visit Disney World, but during the first week in June, it looks a lot more like South Beach.

    For the record, I’m a 42 year old gay man living in Orlando. I’ve been to Gay Days before, and thought it was a little bit over the top, but always bit my lip – especially here on the site. This year though, it just seems completely out of control, and I wanted to get this off my chest...


    You can read the rest of the article here: http://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-gay-days.htm
     
  14. lblume91

    lblume91 It's magic wrapped up in pixie dust!

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    Our trips have overlapped Gay Days two different years. The 1st we didn't even realize it until after we were back & someone asked if we noticed. The 2nd year, we knew what was going on & still didn't really see anything. An occasional couple holding hands was about it. As PPs said, teenagers making out, pawing each other is the more prevalent PDA. I was even on the lookout for higher crowd levels & just didn't see it. Go & enjoy your vacation. :lovestruc
     
  15. Lori1960

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    I wa there June 1997 for Gay day It was only one day and the gays were showing alot more affection towards each other than other people.
     
  16. Mysteria

    Mysteria I guess the tag fairies wings were clipped.

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    So sad for the other people. Looks like "the gays" did a better job of showing love and affection than "the breeders" did.
     
  17. BabyGirl09

    BabyGirl09 Earning My Ears

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    :rotfl2::rotfl2: Maybe I'm a crazy liberal...but unless people are going to get naked, I think a kiss here or there (gay or straight) is pretty adorable :)
     
  18. lilonstitch12008

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    I went last year during gay days and I dsnt notice anymore PDA than a straight couple. Some of the gay couples had really great shirts on that were really entertainig to read in the lines! I was actually disappointed we were missing Gay Days this year! Have a great time!
     
  19. PebblesMK

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    My thoughts on the whole subject, is that if you go to Disney with the intent of having fun and enjoying your family, you're probably not going to notice anything. However, if you go knowing the parks are going to be filled with gay people and you're afraid of PDA, your radar is going to be going off every time you see somebody holding hands or hugging. When we went, I don't remember any act of PDA-but again, I wasn't looking for it. Go and have fun with your family and focus attention on them and it will be a wonderful trip. Oh heck, even if you do see some hugs or kisses, you'll be surrounded by loving people which is better than those crazies who are more apt to draw attention to themselves.
     
  20. DisGirl23

    DisGirl23 Is it time to go to Disney World yet?!

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    We found ourselves at Magic Kingdom during Gay Days one year and had no issues with anything. Just a ton of fun loving people having a blast.
    As other posters have mentioned, I'd had more experiences with barely clothed girls being groped by their men than any other PDA. Oh, except those darn lovebugs! ;)
     
  21. Chloesmom

    Chloesmom Mother to Princess Chloe

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    So true... we have only been to WDW during Gay Days once.. no problems at all although we have gay friends and DD doesnt blink an eye at say two men holding hands. Our only trouble was at Rainforest Cafe at DTD with THREE women who frankly made me unable to eat. They were having serious PDA to say the least and I am thankful DD was seated so it was not all visible. I did complain to management who I could tell was terrified of how to handle the situation so instead of telling them to keep it down he gave us our meal free... which was good because it was barely edible anyway and we have not been back since...and have no desire.
    In the parks tho... not a problem.. It is a tad more crowded on the days when they organizers have decided to go to a certain park so I found out what park it was that day and we avoided it for the most part.
     

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