We're unabashed Disney-philes at Out Traveler, so when you combine the tropes of Pride — parties, parades, daytime drinking — with water parks, Frozen, Epcot, and Cinderella's Castle, it's heaven on Earth. Orlando Gay Days begins on Tuesday, June 3 with a kickoff party and a performance by rapper Da Brat, and closes six days later. Most of the week's action takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando; here's everything unmissable:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 7 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Orlando
Miss Gay Days Pageant
Drag Race star Coco Montrese and Frank Marino, star of Divas Las Vegas, host this over-the-top pageant in the SeaWorld Great Lakes Ballroom.
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 5 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Orlando
Wet Bears Thursday Evening Pool Party
This hirsute event at the Serenity Pool is bound to get wild, especially since it doesn't end until 2 a.m. at the Serenity Pool. What would Walt think?!
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 6 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Orlando
A Taste of Gay Days
If the bear pool party isn't your thing, check out this scrumptious tasting event, with brews, wines, spirits, and plenty of hors d'oeuvres.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, noon - 5 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Orlando
Girls at Gay Days Main Friday Afternoon Pool Party
Ladies can get just as wet and wild as the guys at this event for lesbian and bi women at the Doubletree's Key West Pool.