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.