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  • News WDW cancels gay days events.

    Word is out that WDW, due to "Business reasons" has cancelled Beach Ball, and One Mighty Party. All Private events related to the gay days weekend will not take place as orginally planned. No other information is being given other then WDW will continue to be open to everyone everyday during its normal operating hours. However the information is coming from WDW, not the event coordinators, who according to WDW are now exploring other options for this event. On the surface this seems like a WDW driven decision and not something the event coordinators decided not to do. So I suspect the business will be moved to Universal.

    I am a little surprised. I thought disney made a pretty penny on private events like this during the gay days weekend, but that may have been a false guess on my part.
    Last edited by NeverNeverland; 04-16-2009, 12:28 PM.

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    I honestly didn't know that WDW had anything to do with gay days. I thought it was totally put together by that community.



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    • #3
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      Disney certainly does not sponsor any events. They are all third parties.

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        thats what I thought.



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        • #5
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          Interesting. Let's see if this is true.

          I'll be there along with several other MiceChatters. We never go to any of the official events anyway. We just enjoy being at the parks on a day when everyone is truly having a lot of fun.
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            Johnny Chisholm is the promoter for all those parties. It has not been cancelled.


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            • #7
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              Disney has nothing to officially do with Gay Days. It's all put on by third parties.

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                When is it this year? I thought it was always in July...but, wasn't it in May a couple of years ago?



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                • #9
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                  Always the first Saturday in June for "gay day" at the MK but there usually is a week of planned events like these parties which are all third party run. If the first weekend of June is close to the very beginning of the month sometimes those events are in late May, but the BIG day at MK, which is the what started the whole week long thing, is always first Saturday of June. Unfortunatly this is one more year I won't be going

                  After just checking in with on the website that sponsers these events there was no mention at all of any cancellations. Not sure where the OP got his info from??
                  Last edited by Disney Magic; 04-16-2009, 05:17 PM. Reason: too many typos
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                    The promoter of these parties pays Disney for the use of the facilities (reason why the parties are so darn expensive) so Disney makes a lot of money off this.. I see no reason why Disney would pull the plug on these events and miss out of the revenue they make off the Gay guests.

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                      hehehe. I noticed the moderator has changed it to rumor, but I assure all of you.... its 100% true. some minor clearity, the events themselve are not yet cancelled. The Producer, Johnny Chisholm Properties Circuit Events LLC is currently looking for alternative venues to host these events at. However, the events will not be held at Disney this year, and that is confirmed at this time.

                      So yes TDLFAN, I don't understand it either, completely mind boggling, but true. And Travis... Start re-checking your sources, specifically if you know any event managers at the Studios.

                      My only guess is perhaps Universal made a bid the Producer just found to be too cost effective and Disney was not willing to lower the price to rent the facilities to what Universal or some other competitor was offering.

                      I know I won't be believed for a few more weeks, but I can I have at least "I told you so" rights later???
                      Last edited by Kidgenie; 04-17-2009, 10:57 AM. Reason: typo

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                      • #12
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                        Universal making a bid for gay day events? Talk about backtracking.. because if I am not mistaken, Universal Orlando had been very vocal about not having any interest in getting involved with Gay Days at all. Their lo$$.

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                          I plan to be there with my red shirt on as well. I don't go to those parties anyway, so not a big loss for me.

                          Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                          I'll be there along with several other MiceChatters. We never go to any of the official events anyway. We just enjoy being at the parks on a day when everyone is truly having a lot of fun.
                          It will be great to see you there again this year.

                          Originally posted by Disney Magic View Post
                          Unfortunatly this is one more year I won't be going
                          Darn ... you're one of the micechatters I've always wanted to meet!

                          See ya'll in June !!!

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                          • #14
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                            Then it seems like it wasn't WDW who canceled these events, but the promoter for some reason decided to look somewhere else since WDW may have just been too expensive.

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                              Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                              Universal making a bid for gay day events? Talk about backtracking.. because if I am not mistaken, Universal Orlando had been very vocal about not having any interest in getting involved with Gay Days at all. Their lo$$.
                              Just for clarity.... keep in mind that "maybe universal put in a bid" is completely subjecture on my part. That said, in the past I have not heard the same thing. In fact two years ago Universal partnered with one of the promoters to try and move the location of that First Saturday in June in the Magic Kingdom, to the first Saturday in June to Universal Studios and then MK on Sunday instead. They have even offered gay days themed vacation packages. It flopped two years ago, and MK prevailed as the clear winner of the most red shirts on that first saturday in June, but Universal has definately reached out to that diverse $$$$.

                              I cannot recall any examples of Universal every being very vocal about not wanting this business.

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                                Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                                The promoter of these parties pays Disney for the use of the facilities (reason why the parties are so darn expensive) so Disney makes a lot of money off this.. I see no reason why Disney would pull the plug on these events and miss out of the revenue they make off the Gay guests.
                                UNLESS . . . Perhaps they weren't able to pay Disney the entire amount of what they owe them from last year . . .

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                                  Well I don't believe it. Until I see an article or an actual reliable source then I'll "believe" it rather than being told to believe something.

                                  I personally believe someone has an agenda to get the word out on what THEY want to happen to Gay Days, not referring to the OP. It is not uncommon many many certain folks out there hate that Gay Days are happening at WDW and will do anything to stop it, hence that horrid website we do not speak of.

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                                  • #18
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                                    Ok, I just went to the "Official" Gay Days (Orlando) website, and checked their calendar.

                                    While there are a few days that are specifically designed to be at specific parks on specific days. There are NO special events being held on Disney owned property, they are all being held off property.

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                                      UNLESS . . . Perhaps they weren't able to pay Disney the entire amount of what they owe them from last year . . .
                                      If that's the case, then you really can't blame Disney.

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                                        Kidgenie, I don't remember the exact year but it was longer than two years ago they tried switching the Saturday park event to Universal. That happened on one of the last years I went and it only cause confusion for many who weren't sure where to go that day. The original "official" website, gayday.com, which was run by the people/person who first started the event at the MK was promoting the switch to Universal. While what used to be the unoffical site, gaydays.com, had become more popular and was telling people to stick with the original schedule of first Saturday at MK. Lots of people seemed to only know about one site or the other and weren't aware that there were two sites giving out different info and selling differnt event merchandise (like Tshirts). Many people weren't sure which site to go by and the turn out at MK and Uni wasn't that great (I stuck with tradition and went to MK). Since then gayday.com has seemingly become the unofficial site(and gone downhill IMHO) and is focused on the circuit parties and not about the days in the parks. It was really kinda strange to have two sites seemingly competing with each other for the same event and the unoffical one is now better known.

                                        Originally posted by mikeland View Post
                                        Darn ... you're one of the micechatters I've always wanted to meet!
                                        Gosh and here I am thinking most of my posts were forgotten and ignored. Wish I was going but it has actually been quite a few years since being there in June for gay day, probably not since around 2003. Been going to DL's day, in Oct since it usually falls on or near by birthday.

                                        Never did any of the parties either just stuck to the parks and regular night spots, those parties are way too expensive for what it is.

                                        Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                                        UNLESS . . . Perhaps they weren't able to pay Disney the entire amount of what they owe them from last year . . .
                                        Interesting...
                                        Last edited by Disney Magic; 04-17-2009, 07:06 PM.
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