The Disneyland Gay Days organizers recently gave an update. Gays Days originally set for Oct. Gay Days is still hoppening though! Hop back in a few days for the new dates and hop over to our Disneyland Reopening post for the latest news and status for Disneyland. It draws crowds annually, about the first Saturday in October.
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Gay Days Orlando at Disney World
From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland. Although neither Walt Disney World nor any of the parks or tourism organizations in greater Orlando actually produce this event, they do sanction and support this week-long series of social gatherings at the area's various theme parks and hotels as well as both circuit-style parties and concerts along with more laid-back revelry at countless venues throughout the region. More than , participants have attended Disney Gay Days in past years.
Orlando Gay Days 2020 at Disney World
Walt Disney might have been horrified. Self-appointed guardians of the "family values" label definitely would have been horrified. But there was no fear -- or even a hint of irony -- on the part of the video crew stationed in the forecourt of Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom, their camera trained on a well-toned man wearing cut-off shorts, a red T-shirt and, dangling from his neck, rainbow-colored beads.
One of the busiest days of the year, and we never waited longer than 20 minutes! During the summer each year is when an annual festival known as Gay Days takes place in Orlando. Disney theme park visits are part of the festival, but Gay Days is not a Disney-run event, so there are no special events or merchandise on property. The event is simply a way for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered LGBT individuals, along with their families and friends, to show support for one another and their community.