2018 Gay Days @ the Walt Disney World Resort

Mr. J

XII Forever
Joined
Mar 25, 2018
Is there a place here or on the facebook group that some people are placing general itineraries either for the 'scheduled' days or other parts? (For a pair of _purely_ hypothetical examples: Wednesday 30: AK in morning, then Blizzard Beach, Dinner at Contemporary, then Monorail Crawl... Saturday 2: MK Day: Going to have early breakfast @ Be Our Guest, Lunch @ Skipper Canteen, Dinner @ Crystal Palace, doing the park counterclockwise from morning to dinner, then using after dinner to revisit Tomorrowland spots and basically riding Haunted Mansion as many times as possible from 11 to Midnight)

Asking for a friend. *cough*
 

FarCityGuy

Get ready, Orlando! We're coming back again!
Joined
May 31, 2015
Hmm...big news! Gay Days, Inc. is not only moving their host hotel in 2019, but they are changing the dates of all of their events and activities to mid-August. I guess I am a traditionalist, in that I still think of the first Saturday in June as being the big day at MK. Plus, my work schedule will not allow me to take a vacation for a few days in mid-August. Hopefully, One Magical Weekend will continue to hold their events around the first weekend in June.
Here is a link to a news story that covers the big changes planned for 2019:
http://www.watermarkonline.com/2018/04/24/gaydays-moves-dates-host-hotel-for-2019-event/#more-158522
 

EDCCFO

Definitely Donald!
Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Hmm...big news! Gay Days, Inc. is not only moving their host hotel in 2019, but they are changing the dates of all of their events and activities to mid-August. I guess I am a traditionalist, in that I still think of the first Saturday in June as being the big day at MK. Plus, my work schedule will not allow me to take a vacation for a few days in mid-August. Hopefully, One Magical Weekend will continue to hold their events around the first weekend in June.
Here is a link to a news story that covers the big changes planned for 2019:
http://www.watermarkonline.com/2018/04/24/gaydays-moves-dates-host-hotel-for-2019-event/#more-158522
This is definitely disappointing news. I know for Dano & I, we will continue to do OMW. See ya real soon and I am so happy your side kick is joining us again this year.:yay:
 
  • EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Answer to last week's question: Ed was sporting his Red pants for the 6/1/16 Monorail Crawl. (Hey Far City Guy.....I know you knew this:smooth:).
    This week's question: Dano's 4th Annual Gay Days Monorail Crawl was held 5/31/17. It was a record crowd. How many Crawlers attended?
    Stay tuned for the answer next week.
    Just 5 weeks from tonight for yet another Crawl! Hope to see ya there.
     

    FarCityGuy

    Get ready, Orlando! We're coming back again!
    Joined
    May 31, 2015
    Answer to last week's question: Ed was sporting his Red pants for the 6/1/16 Monorail Crawl. (Hey Far City Guy.....I know you knew this:smooth:).
    This week's question: Dano's 4th Annual Gay Days Monorail Crawl was held 5/31/17. It was a record crowd. How many Crawlers attended?
    Stay tuned for the answer next week.
    Just 5 weeks from tonight for yet another Crawl! Hope to see ya there.
    Red??? LOL! They sure did look pink. Now, maybe they had been washed numerous times and had slightly faded. Or, they were supposed to be the very light-colored "coral red." They were bright, and they sure did look pink. Hehehehe....(wonders if Ed has ever worn those pants since the 2016 monorail crawl.)
     

    Chuck S

    DVC Co-Moderator
    Moderator
    Joined
    Feb 6, 2000
    Interesting quote from the change article... " Alexander-Manley admits that while diehard traditionalists will be upset over the move he does not feel that will be the response from the majority of attendees."

    They seem quite smug.

    Guess what, I'm sticking with June...the weather is cooler than August, the DVC Points are cheaper, some youngsters are still in school, so fewer public meltdowns by exhausted kids...just a much more enjoyable time in the parks overall. It seems they want to change the focus away from Disney, I guess they don't realize for many of us sharing a fun day and the atmosphere at Disney with like minded people IS the main draw for many of us.
     

    Mr. J

    XII Forever
    Joined
    Mar 25, 2018
    Just completed my Pre-Monorail Crawl plans. Love Maya Grill (and the flight!) at my hotel: Coronado!


    Trickiest element of planning: Trying to coordinate with group activities to meet people, but also coordinating a couple of tours and a dinner at Yachtsman!
     
  • EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Red??? LOL! They sure did look pink. Now, maybe they had been washed numerous times and had slightly faded. Or, they were supposed to be the very light-colored "coral red." They were bright, and they sure did look pink. Hehehehe....(wonders if Ed has ever worn those pants since the 2016 monorail crawl.)
    LOL Far City Guy......I will have to be sure to put those ones in the closet for a while....
     

    FarCityGuy

    Get ready, Orlando! We're coming back again!
    Joined
    May 31, 2015
    Only 30 days to go until the monorail crawl!!!
    If you are planning to attend gay days at WDW solo/by yourself, this is a great way to meet up with some awesome new friends who you may enjoy running into and maybe even hanging out with during the rest of the week. This group includes all ages, all sizes, and just a fun bunch to get to know.
    If you are partnered, married, or attending with other friends, this is a great way to meet up with other partnered, married, and those attending with friends.
    No tickets needed! No fast passes required! The only expense is whatever you choose to spend on food and beverages.
    You will discover that this group represents many different states and foreign countries, too.
    Mark the date for Wednesday evening, May 30th! You will find the complete schedule if you scroll back...to page #3, I think. Maybe as we approach moving to a page #7, Dan can re-post the itinerary again.
    It should be a "must do" on your list of events to attend this year!
     

    EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Only 30 days to go until the monorail crawl!!!
    If you are planning to attend gay days at WDW solo/by yourself, this is a great way to meet up with some awesome new friends who you may enjoy running into and maybe even hanging out with during the rest of the week. This group includes all ages, all sizes, and just a fun bunch to get to know.
    If you are partnered, married, or attending with other friends, this is a great way to meet up with other partnered, married, and those attending with friends.
    No tickets needed! No fast passes required! The only expense is whatever you choose to spend on food and beverages.
    You will discover that this group represents many different states and foreign countries, too.
    Mark the date for Wednesday evening, May 30th! You will find the complete schedule if you scroll back...to page #3, I think. Maybe as we approach moving to a page #7, Dan can re-post the itinerary again.
    It should be a "must do" on your list of events to attend this year!
    Hey there Far City Guy.......I just put it on my list.....so I guess I will see you there.....and I'll be ready for an adult beverage or 2.....:drinking:
     

    EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Answer to last week's question: 40
    This week's question: There was a record bar tab by one Crawler at the 2015 Crawl at one of the monorail stops. How much was it:
    A. $0 to $100
    B. $100 to $150
    C. $150 to $200
    D. $200+
    Answer will be posted next Wednesday.

    Just 4 weeks from tonight will be Dano's 5th Annual Gay Day Monorail Crawl. Hope to see you there!
     
  • ThorOdinson

    Anxiously awaiting the next trip
    Joined
    Apr 6, 2018
    DP and I will be there 06/02-06/08, with DS3 and DD5 in tow. Looks like we’ll miss most of the fun :(. If you see two guys struggling with exhausted, but cute, kids - say hi!
     

    Mboucher74

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    May 4, 2015
    Where are you staying? Are you going to Riptide? What’s your favorite place to eat on property? Doing any of the pool parties? Magic Bands will be shipping soon if you’re staying on property. Can’t wait too!
    Carribean Beach. I do not do riptide. There are way too many good places to eat on property. I can't book a trip without eating at 50's Prime Time. I just got my magic band today!
     

    dano4

    It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
    Joined
    Apr 26, 2012
    Carribean Beach. I do not do riptide. There are way too many good places to eat on property. I can't book a trip without eating at 50's Prime Time. I just got my magic band today!
    A group of us are eating lunch at 50's Prime Time Café on Friday, June 1st.
     

    EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Answer to last week's question: D. A Crawler bought a round of shots and drinks for all crawlers and the tab was $218. A fun time was had by all for sure.
    This week's question: What is Dan's favorite adult beverage? And which attraction did he not fair well on at DAK Thursday morning because of his favorite beverage?
     

    FarCityGuy

    Get ready, Orlando! We're coming back again!
    Joined
    May 31, 2015
    Answer to last week's question: D. A Crawler bought a round of shots and drinks for all crawlers and the tab was $218. A fun time was had by all for sure.
    This week's question: What is Dan's favorite adult beverage? And which attraction did he not fair well on at DAK Thursday morning because of his favorite beverage?
    Hmmm. Too much vodka and cranberry? Couldn't keep up with the kids in The Boneyard at Dinoland?
    LOL! It's a Small World could be a bit much with a hangover.
     

    EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Hmmm. Too much vodka and cranberry? Couldn't keep up with the kids in The Boneyard at Dinoland?
    LOL! It's a Small World could be a bit much with a hangover.
    LOL Far City Guy......But wrong on all fronts....try again...:hyper2:
     

    jeanigor

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 4, 2008
    Just thought I would drop in and say hello. I booked a quickie weekend trip for this year's festivities (my cruising addiction has gobbled up most of my vacation time).
    The last time I was to GayDayS was 2001 and it seems like ages ago.
     

    EDCCFO

    Definitely Donald!
    Joined
    Feb 23, 2015
    Just thought I would drop in and say hello. I booked a quickie weekend trip for this year's festivities (my cruising addiction has gobbled up most of my vacation time).
    The last time I was to GayDayS was 2001 and it seems like ages ago.
    Welllllll……...Welcome Home! Hope to see you at the Crawl!
     


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