From: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
To: Monday, June 5, 2023
Relive the magic – in the Magic Kingdom 2023
If you want to rub shoulders with international film icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck then this is the weekend for you, Gay days is a weekend of pool and dance parties.More than 170,000 participants have attended Disney Gay Days in recent year. Gay Days at Disney is a remarkably well-organized and comprehensive event, and its appeal spans ages, tastes, and styles.
Parties take place at some of Disney’s most iconic attractions. The host hotel is the Avanti Palms Resort. This is where most of the daily activities take place.
The Host Hotel always fills up fast and there are some very nice hotel options nearby if you are looking for an upgraded experience.
Hotels close to the Host Hotel
- Drury Inn & Suites Orlando – 3 Star, great location and breakfast plus a fully equipped gym with a wonderful rating.
- Universal’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort – 4 Star, highly recommended with amazing views and great in-room amenities.
- Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel – 4 Star, Free shuttle service to resorts, great pool and state of the art gym.
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – 3 Star, Great location, nice pools with a lazy river and excellent food court.
Gay Days 2023 Schedule
Awaiting the full schedule for 2023. The following is last years list of events. Use it as a guide:
Each day, different rides will be available for you to enjoy as part of the Red Days celebrations. Different signature events also take place across the weekend.
- 9am – 9pm – Gay Days Welcome Information Booth
- 10am – 7pm – Ticket Merchandise Center
- 11am – 7pm – Gay Days 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.
- 11am – 7pm – Adult 18+ Expo
Enjoy a selection of Adult Vendors that are part of one the largest LGBT Vendor Expos in the World!
- 11am – 5pm – Daytime Pool Party
Experience one of the many reasons guests from all over the world love our pool parties! Lay out in the Florida sun, grab an ice cold beverage, and enjoy the variety of live entertainment with world class DJ’s.
- 5pm – 2am – Evening Pool Party
Dance the night away at the pool party as the mood changes once the lights go down.
- Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom | 9AM – 9PM
Encounter the magic of nature with animals, adventurers, and entertainment! Animal Kingdom celebrates all living things as a zoological theme park covering over 580 acres! Check out the Rivers of Light and Pandora: The World of Avatar. Go on a safari, learn more about exotic animals in the wild, meet characters, and ride high-speed thrills!
- SeaWorld | 9AM – 6PM
SeaWorld often tops the list of things to do in Orlando! From the live shows to free concerts, up-close animal encounters to inspiring animals, you’ll find something for everyone! Even the roller coasters have been designed to be as fun to watch fly by as they are to ride- though anyone who’s braved Mako may beg to differ! It’s hard not to leave inspired by these incredible animals and their human connections!
- Taste of GayDays
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.
- Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios | 9AM – 9PM
It’s time to experience being a STAR! Check out the all new Toy Story Land; ride Slinky Dog Dash or Alien Saucer Swirl! Maybe Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?!? Don’t miss Star Wars Launch Bay or classic attractions like Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage and The Tower of Terror!
- Islands of Adventure | 9AM – 9PM
Experience a park full of thrills and ways to cool down! Ride the all new Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, or even visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
- Boots, Bears & Beers Social
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.
- Drag Queen Bingo
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.
- Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom | 9AM – 9PM
From Thunder Mountain to Space Mountain Disney’s Magic Kingdom continues to thrill guests old and young! Come enjoy multiple new attractions and shows: Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, and The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The spell-binding finale is the firework show Happily Ever After!!
- Universal Studios Florida | 9AM – 9PM
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your favorite movies at Universal Studios! You can battle alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D, visit Springfield to experience the Simpsons Ride, and join Gru and his Minions at Minion Mayhem! Unforgettable magical experiences await you at Diagon Alley!
- GayDays Puppy Mosh
Join the other puppies in an indoor puppy mosh presented by The Florida Puppy Contest. Our human pups will romp, wrestle, and play. Your tail will wag for sure! Come jump in the balls or just run around the yard!
- XXX Porn Bingo
See what happens when O-69 is called!!
- Walt Disney World’s EPCOT | 9AM – 9PM
Enjoy the exciting rides of Future World; Test Track and Mission: Space, or the re-imagined Soarin’! Or maybe go drinking around the world, stopping in each country of the World Showcase!
- Discovery Cove | 7:15AM – 5:30PM
Get your wetsuit ready… and dive into paradise! Enjoy a more intimate resort style experience as you interact with dolphins, snorkel with rays, or feed exotic birds! Or take it easy and grab some food or swim by the tropical river! A relaxing day and memories you’ll never forget!
Where to stay in Gay Orlando?
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
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Most of the gay bars are in Downtown so we have chosen Hotels close to all the gay bars in this area that have high reviews on booking.com our hotel partner . But please note that none of the gay bars are in walking distance of each other so you will need a car or a taxi.
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Grand Bohemian Hotel
4 Star, Luxury
Grand Bohemian towers over the Arts District in Orlando and has a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of the city. It offers luxurious accommodation and 2 fine dining restaurants. The guest rooms have lush velvet drapes and deeply toned Java wood. They come with a 37” flat-screen television
3 Star, Great Location
Located in the Orlando city centre, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. The Amway Center, a sporting and concert arena, is located 5 minutes’ drive from the property. A cable TV, small refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities are featured in all Orlando Aloft rooms.
3 Star, Great Value
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet, outdoor pool, and rooms with free WiFi are featured. A flat-screen cable TV, desk, and private bathroom are standard in every Downtown Orlando Comfort Suites room. A microwave, small refrigerator, and wardrobe are also provided.
Courtyard by Marriott
3 Star, Location
All guest rooms are non-smoking guestrooms and feature a cable TV, microwave, and small refrigerator. Some rooms also include a spa bath. With free in-room wireless internet access, on-site laundry facilities, and a fitness centre.Vending machines are also offered for added convenience.
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DoubleTree by Hilton
4 Star, Great Pool
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free theme park shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 742 shared rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet,
Cabana Bay Beach
3 Star, Lots Of Fun
This smoke-free resort features 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 poolside bars. Free WiFi in public areas and a free theme park shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 2200 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs
3 Star, Readers Choice
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All rooms provide a refrigerators & microwaves
3 Star, Modern Classic
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, a front-desk safe, and free breakfast are onsite. Rooms offer free WiFi.