Gay Disney / One Magical Weekend in Orlando 2015

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    Dec 10, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    Just booked a room at the host hotel so it looks like I'm going next year after having skipped the last few. I figure, if nothing more, it'll be motivation to get in better shape for the pool parties! LOL

    Any other Realjockers going next year? Could be fun to have a group meetup!
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    Dec 10, 2014 12:55 PM GMT
    Watch your wallet. It's a ripoff. Gaydays is nothing more than a way to separate you from your cash. You would be better of going on a real vacation.
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    Dec 10, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    CLTMike46 saidWatch your wallet. It's a ripoff. Gaydays is nothing more than a way to separate you from your cash. You would be better of going on a real vacation.

    What is a "real" vacation? Is it only "unreal" if done to attract gays? Does the same visit to Orlando become more real at other times of the year? Some people enjoy theme parks for their own sake, makes a fine vacation for them. And I'm not aware of any particular ripoffs targeting gays.

    BTW, it's the City of Orlando that promotes & hosts Gay Days, not Disney World. But DW has become a popular destination for gays, who flood the parks with red T-shirts. Yet despite acknowledging what the city is doing and putting out the welcome mat for gay visitors, I believe Disney itself still doesn't actively promote Gay Days as one of their own official events.
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    Dec 10, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
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    CLTMike46 saidWatch your wallet. It's a ripoff. Gaydays is nothing more than a way to separate you from your cash. You would be better of going on a real vacation.

    What is a "real" vacation? Is it only "unreal" if done to attract gays? Does the same visit to Orlando become more real at other times of the year? Some people enjoy theme parks for their own sake, makes a fine vacation for them. And I'm not aware of any particular ripoffs targeting gays.

    BTW, it's the City of Orlando that promotes & hosts Gay Days, not Disney World. But DW has become a popular destination for gays, who flood the parks with red T-shirts. Yet despite acknowledging what the city is doing and putting out the welcome mat for gay visitors, I believe Disney itself still doesn't actively promote Gay Days as one of their own official events.


    I kinda agree... aren't... all... "come and take your vacation here"-related stuff "a way to separate you from your cash"?
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    Dec 10, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    CLTMike46 saidWatch your wallet. It's a ripoff. Gaydays is nothing more than a way to separate you from your cash. You would be better of going on a real vacation.

    What is a "real" vacation? Is it only "unreal" if done to attract gays? Does the same visit to Orlando become more real at other times of the year? Some people enjoy theme parks for their own sake, makes a fine vacation for them. And I'm not aware of any particular ripoffs targeting gays.

    BTW, it's the City of Orlando that promotes & hosts Gay Days, not Disney World. But DW has become a popular destination for gays, who flood the parks with red T-shirts. Yet despite acknowledging what the city is doing and putting out the welcome mat for gay visitors, I believe Disney itself still doesn't actively promote Gay Days as one of their own official events.

    I kinda agree... aren't... all... "come and take your vacation here"-related stuff "a way to separate you from your cash"?

    Yes, that's their business. It's also the business of retailers, supermarkets, car dealerships, home realtors, banks, stockbrokers, insurance companies, the medical industry, etc, etc.

    Profit is the cornerstone of capitalism. Businesses don't operate for charity. OUR job is to be savvy consumers, which I'm pretty good at doing.

    Orlando Gay Days is a happy, accepting gay atmosphere. I think that can be a good reason to attend. And no, I've never felt I was being ripped off (or no more than these mega theme parks usually do throughout the year). Being a discriminating & restrained consumer goes a long way towards extending your wallet's buying power.
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    Dec 10, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    Drug fueled bareback sex parties at the world's happiest place on earth.
    Sounds like you're living the life.
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    Dec 10, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    I think that this event can be as wholesome and family friendly or decadent as one wants. Some folks spend time at the theme parks and some go to the after hours parties. It's not all drugs and sex although I agree there is some of that.

    I'm also not clear as to how it is a ripoff more than any other type of entertainment.
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    Dec 10, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    Speaking as someone who lives near Orlando...

    Can I just say what a shit-hole it is? I've been to lots of cities around the world...and none annoy me as much as Orlando does. It's the biggest 'artificial' city in the world. (I guess it depends if you count celebration...)

    I mean for being such a major tourist destination, you think they would have built better infrastructure, or attracted better culture, or gotten decent restaurants....

    Sorry, my rant is over, fricken Orlando! (Apparently it is also ranked as the worst city for pedestrians due to the high death rate...)
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    Dec 11, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    ^^ I take it you've never been to Las Vegas. You haven't seen "artificial" until you've been to the Strip.
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    Dec 11, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    Erik101 said^^ I take it you've never been to Las Vegas. You haven't seen "artificial" until you've been to the Strip.


    Las Vegas is bad, but at least it is the original sin city!
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    Dec 11, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    I just looked at the website and I'm surprised that the host hotel is in Sea World instead of the Hotel Royal Plaza area near the Disney Marketplace.
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    Dec 13, 2014 11:01 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidI just looked at the website and I'm surprised that the host hotel is in Sea World instead of the Hotel Royal Plaza area near the Disney Marketplace.


    There are actually two main promoters. The one I booked through, One Magical Weekend, has the host hotel on Disney Property and is putting on the parties that take place at the Disney Parks. http://www.onemagicalweekend.com/

    The other promoter is the one that is hosting pool parties at the hotel near Sea World. http://gaydays.com/Orlando/Featured/

    I went with the One Magical Weekend host hotel because it is on Disney Property and there are shuttles to the events so no need to worry about driving or getting a cab.