Ok GayDays Orlando 2010. Who is coming and what are you doing?

  • silverfox

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    May 08, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    I always like to know who is coming to O-town and what events look like winners. This year will be kind of different....not as organized.

    But....

    I WILL be at Typhoon Lagoon Friday
    I WILL be at the Magic Kingdom on Saturday (first time and I have lived here for 18 years)
    I WILL be at the Parliament House on Saturday night for Taylor Dayne.

    Anyone else making their way to Orlando first weekend in June?
  • funguys

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    May 09, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    Wouldn't miss it! Staying at the host hotel and doing Magic Kingdom on Saturday for sure. Have done the Beach Ball before but not sure if I'm doing it this year or not.
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    May 09, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    We are spending the week at the Wilderness Lodge. May 30-June 4. Florida residence discount 45% off!! Woo Hoo!! This will be our 3rd week at Disney in the past 8 months since getting a season's pass. We have lived here since 2000 but until recently have not stayed on Disney property. Usually just day trips. We decided to change that last Thanksgiving and we are hooked.

    We are doing the Animal Kingdom on Thursday for Gay Days. We might be leaving to come home that Friday.

    Would love to see Taylor Dayne. When I first came out she is the first artist I really connected with during my sneaks to the gay bars. Wow! That was a lifetime ago!! Love her!!

    Have fun Silver!! icon_wink.gif
  • silverfox

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    May 09, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    Bear321 saidWe are spending the week at the Wilderness Lodge. May 30-June 4. Florida residence discount 45% off!! Woo Hoo!! This will be our 3rd week at Disney in the past 8 months since getting a season's pass. We have lived here since 2000 but until recently have not stayed on Disney property. Usually just day trips. We decided to change that last Thanksgiving and we are hooked.

    We are doing the Animal Kingdom on Thursday for Gay Days. We might be leaving to come home that Friday.

    Would love to see Taylor Dayne. When I first came out she is the first artist I really connected with during my sneaks to the gay bars. Wow! That was a lifetime ago!! Love her!!

    Have fun Silver!! icon_wink.gif


    Note From the Op:
    Bear...that is so funny you mention the seasons pass because I was actually thinking about getting one before Gay Days. 45% off at the Wilderness Lodge for us residents? I didn't know that either!
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    May 09, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    Ill be there. Staying with friends at the Doubletree. They said were definitely going to the party at typhoon lagoon but not sure what the rest of the plans are yet.
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    May 09, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Man, you just reminded me - I need to book a room! icon_eek.gif

    Plan to be there for at least a day or two. Thinking about going to the pool parties but might have to swing by the Magic Kingdom on Saturday!

    BTW, as an FYI to anyone going to the Friday party at Typhoon Lagoon, as strange as it seems it can FEEL cold in Florida at night even in June if you keep getting in and out of the water. I know I'm not the only one that wound up feeling really cold at that party. You might want to take a sweatshirt or dry change of clothes for once you are done with the water slides, wave pool, etc.
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    May 09, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    I think there is a group of 12 of us going, Typhoon on Friday and not sure about the rest but we will be there all weekend
  • silverfox

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    May 09, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    sashaman said
    BTW, as an FYI to anyone going to the Friday party at Typhoon Lagoon, as strange as it seems it can FEEL cold in Florida at night even in June if you keep getting in and out of the water. I know I'm not the only one that wound up feeling really cold at that party. You might want to take a sweatshirt or dry change of clothes for once you are done with the water slides, wave pool, etc.



    Note from the Op:

    GREAT suggestion Sasha. I take it for granted that everyone knows this. It can get a bit nippy. There are lockers there (that usually get sold out pretty early) so you can store your stuff there, or....basically find a place around the park- like under a lounge chair and put your things like a towel, sweatshirt there. I do this most years and have never had a problem....of course I don't leave anything of value there. Another good idea is to get something to wear around you neck (like a small waterproof plastic tube) that you can put anything of value. Think about what you want on your feet as well. You can definitely go barefoot, but I am going to get a pair of those form fitting water shoes. Regular flip flops are cool but you will taking them on and off if you go on the rides and they can be a hassle.
    Plus, do you really want to wear them dancing in the sand?
  • leojock1985

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    May 09, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    Going for the first time with a bunch of friends.. getting a house down there.. umm Thursday we are going to the kick off party.. friday I think the whole lagoon thing.. Sat I think MGM is having a big event.. and sunday gonna be chillin at the house all day BBQin by the pool drinkin with the boys.. it's gonna be a relaxing Sunday.. then leaving monday!!!

    Should be a blast!!! Can't wait!!!

    I could be a bit off on the MGM event.. since this is my first year there and i'm going with people who've been doing this for the last few years I'm gonna just go with the flow and they know where all the hot spots are!!

  • 8Always_Hard8

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    May 09, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I am trying to!!!!

    But I dont know a lot of people going icon_sad.gif

    I know forsure if I did go I would be attending

    RAIN nightclub on Friday its going to be a blast!!!
  • silverfox

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    May 09, 2010 6:48 PM GMT

    I could be a bit off on the MGM event.. since this is my first year there and i'm going with people who've been doing this for the last few years I'm gonna just go with the flow and they know where all the hot spots are!!


    Note from the Op:
    Actually, the party on Saturday night has moved to Universal Studios..
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  • leojock1985

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    May 09, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    silverfox1 said
    I could be a bit off on the MGM event.. since this is my first year there and i'm going with people who've been doing this for the last few years I'm gonna just go with the flow and they know where all the hot spots are!!


    Note from the Op:
    Actually, the party on Saturday night has moved to Universal Studios..
    .


    Thanks for the info i'll forward it to my friends!!!
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    May 09, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    silverfox1 said


    Note From the Op:
    Bear...that is so funny you mention the seasons pass because I was actually thinking about getting one before Gay Days. 45% off at the Wilderness Lodge for us residents? I didn't know that either!



    I am not sure what the % off is for Florida residence now. We booked our rooms the second week of February when we returned from the first week of February at The Boardwalk Inn. We had such a great time we went right online and booked for the first week of June.

    It was sooooooo cold the second week of February here in Florida but we had a blast. We even watched a little of the Super Bowl at the ESPN Sports Bar on the Boardwalk. It was packed!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 09, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    I just checked the website:

    http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/

    It shows 30-35% savings on selected packages. Sorry guys, this site is for Florida Resident Special Offers only.
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    May 29, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    My partner and I will be there for sure Friday and Saturday and then heading back to Tampa on Sunday. We have a frienf that will be joining us so we are still trying to work out exactly what we'll be doing but it looks like

    Joan Rivers at the Hard Rock on Friday night

    Disney and/or one of the water parks Saturday

    the Stratosphere party on Saturday night

    maybe the pool party Sunday before heading back

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    May 29, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    Yup!! icon_biggrin.gif I'm going Thursday-Monday, staying at the Holiday Inn host hotel for the Mark Baker events. DEFINITELY doing typhoon lagoon, and also bought tickets for Stratosphere on Saturday @ Universal and Fasscination at Hard Rock on Sunday night.
  • jrs1

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    May 29, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    BostonVball saidYup!! icon_biggrin.gif I'm going Thursday-Monday, staying at the Holiday Inn host hotel for the Mark Baker events. DEFINITELY doing typhoon lagoon, and also bought tickets for Stratosphere on Saturday @ Universal and Fasscination at Hard Rock on Sunday night.

    betch ...
  • silverfox

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    Jun 04, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Note from the Op:

    Wow this is going to be an interesting Friday night here. Joan Rivers at the Hard Rock vs. Typhoon Lagoon. Well, I can see Joan on the Red Carpet (on TV of course) so how can I pass on Typhoon Lagoon? So much fun. If you see me say hi. I'll be the one dancing and going via inner tube "up the lazy river" over and over..... love it! icon_biggrin.gif

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