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SCHEDULE

Below is the 2021 schedule to give you an idea of what you might find at Gay Days. Our 2022 schedule will post next summer!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Noon-8:00 PM: Gay Days Welcome Center
Trillium Room, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Buy the official Gay Days Anaheim T-Shirt, limited edition pin and tickets to the Gay Days Anaheim  parties and shows. Pick up FREE swag, meet our sponsors or just say hello. We're here to help with all your Gay Days needs. Learn more about the Welcome Center by clicking here!

2:00 PM: ABC SCREENING ROOM: Home Economics

Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Join us for a free screening from ABC TV!

Home Economics takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. This episode features a same-sex wedding, so bring your tissues!

3:00 PM: Know Your Future!

Trillium Room Terrace, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Ever think to yourself, “I wish I knew someone who could help me plan for my retirement?” Or “I know NOTHING about estate planning!” Well fortunately, these two women do! Clock Financial Consultants, a lesbian mother-daughter financial planning team with over 45 years of experience will be having a meet and greet. They are here for the LGBTQIA community to acknowledge your specific situation and offer personalized solutions. It will be a time to ask your questions, collect pertinent information and win prizes. Meet at the Clock Financial Table in the Gay Days Welcome Center.

 3:00 PM: Trans Talk

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Lots of us in the community are trans allies, but we still make inadvertent mistakes (ever use the wrong pronoun?). Mallery Jenna Robinson will lead guests through a discussion on transgender empathy and accessibility, visibility, and equity. Let's talk about it!

4:00 The Gays on Grey's

Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE

Masks/ Vaccination Required

D23 Goes One-on-One with Grey’s Anatomy Star Jake Borelli!

Join D23 Inside Disney podcast host Jeffrey R. Epstein as he sits down with Grey’s Anatomy star Jake Borelli to talk about his incredible work on the hit ABC series, being a successful actor who is openly gay, and what’s to come for his character, Levi. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

5:00 PM: Gay Days Kick-Off Cocktails

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, Downtown Disney, FREE!

We're returning to the Jazz Kitchen for our annual Kick-off gathering! Come grab a drink and make new friends for the weekend as we get this party started-- New Orleans style-- from the balcony at this Downtown Disney mainstay. Please note that food service will not be available at the party.

6:00 PM: An Intimate Conversation with Chita Rivera!
Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Californian Hotel
Tickets $30/ $50 Benefiting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Masks/ Vaccination Required.

Our Conversation series continues with a Broadway legend and icon: Chita Rivera! She was the first Anita in West Side Story, the first Velma in Chicago, the title character in Kiss of the Spider Woman; she’s been nominated for TEN Tony Awards, won two, and is the first Latino recipient of the Kennedy Center honors. She has worked with everyone in show business from Judy Garland and Ethel Merman to Nathan Lane and Antonio Banderes, and she has stories! Led by Broadway historian, Eddie Shapiro. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

7:30 PM: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: HOCUS POCUS

The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel (900 S. Disneyland Dr. Free Shuttle available), FREE!

Sisters! Assemble for a free outdoor screening of that Halloween staple and camp classic, Hocus Pocus. Get there early to grab a cocktail and some popcorn, and get ready to run amuck, amuck, amuck!

8:00 PM: An Evening with Audra McDonald

Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Californian Hotel
Tickets $80 & $130. Masks/ Vaccination Required
The amazing, six-time Tony Award Winner, star of The Good Fight, and very vocal LGBT rights advocate, Audra McDonald has sold out Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and stages all over the world, and now she's coming back to Gay Days, accompanied by Andy Einhorn! Seeing her in an intimate setting is a very rare opportunity you won't want to miss! Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

8:00 AM–11:00 PM: Gay Day at Disneyland 

Put on your red shirt and get ready to ride. Watch the Happiest Place on Earth become the gayest!

9:00 AM–8:00 PM: Gay Days Welcome Center

Trillium Room, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!
Buy the official Gay Days Anaheim T-Shirt, limited edition pin and tickets to the Gay Days Anaheim parties and shows! Pick up FREE swag, meet our sponsors or just say hello. We're here to help with all your Gay Days needs. Learn more about the Welcome Center by clicking here!

9:00 AM- Midnight: The Gay Days Scavenger Hunt

Disneyland Park, FREE

The Scavenger Hunt returns this year with an all-new, re-imagined hunt, but this year, for the first time, we are doing away with the time limit, the competition and fee! You can do this year’s hunt at your leisure, throughout the weekend, as your schedule allows. Contact gdascavengerhunt@gmail.com for all the exciting details!

 

11:00 AM: The Big Red Boat 
Mark Twain Riverboat, Rivers of America
Ahoy matey! Looking to mix, mingle or make a new friend? Then come, aboard as we sail, once again, around the Rivers of America!

Noon: Family Lunch

Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A. 
Are you a gay family here with your kids? Meet other families for the Plaza's famous fried chicken. Special Gay Days Anaheim Rainbow Cake available.

Noon: Tomorrowland Teen Lunch                                                                                            
Redd Rockett's Pizza Port, Tomorrowland
Teens looking to chill can grab a slice at this new meet up, scheduled just for them.


Noon: Ladies Who Lunch

Rancho del Zocalo, Frontierland
Women who love women can meet up for a spicy dish at this restaurant (and the food's not bad either!). Keep your eyes peeled for the ladies in red.

 
Noon, Hungry Bear Lunch Gathering

Hungry Bear Restaurant, Critter Country
All you bears and bear-lovers hankering for some good eats had best meet up here for one big jamboree.

 

1:00 PM: Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Put on your grass skirt and get ready to hula as we gather for some Polynesian pleasure (including choreography with Worthie!) in the Enchanted Tiki Room.

 

3:00 PM: Group Photo
Sleeping Beauty Castle 
Wear your red shirt and say "Cheese!" This ginormous photo op is the place to see and be seen.

5:30 PM: Teen Java Jive  
Starbucks, Main Street USA  
An informal meet up for teens who want to hang out and grab a frapucinno.

 

5:30–7pm, VIP Gold Cocktail

TBA
Join us for a an exclusive  reception with complimentary cocktails and celebrity guests! This party is always one of the secret highlights of the year. You MUST have purchased VIP Gold Pass in advance to attend this event.

 

7:00 PM: Get Goofy with the Families!
Goofy's Playhouse, Toontown
Get goofy and bounce around with other families in Toontown!

7:00PM: The Mis-Match Game LIVE

Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Califortnian Hotel

Tickets $10  Masks/ Vaccination Required

Years before Snatch Game, Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game was serving up saucy game show insanity to packed houses at the LA LGBT Center. The whole crazy crew brings their celebrity-skewering brilliance to Gay Days featuring special Disney-themed questions and a panel of some of L.A.’s most twisted comedic minds!  Scheduled to appear alongside host Dennis Hensley: Danny Casillas (Reba Areba), Chris Pudlo (Pee-wee Herman), Daniele Gaither (Wendy Williams), Dante (Jack Nicholson), Rebekah Kochan (Paris Hilton), Felix Pire (Ricardo Montalban) and Maile Flanagan (Danny Bonaduce). Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

7:00 PM & 9:00 PM: Jackie Cox in "JackieVision"
10:00 PM Kingdom!

House of Blues, Anaheim, 400 Disney Way
Tickets $25/ $35/ $50 18+  Masks/ Vaccination Required. NO BAGS ALLOWED

The night starts out two showings of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 favorite, Jackie Cox and her fabulous one-woman show, "JackieVision!" Then at 10:00, Jackie will cede the floor to

DJ Kimberly S. and the dancing will begin! You can come for Jackie, for dancing, or both! Tickets on sale now, or you can purchase a VIP Party Pass to get into Kingdom, Plunge! AND Nina West! 

Tickets for the 9:00 PM show are reserved for VIP Gold and VIP Silver ticket holders only.

10:00 PM: ABC SCREENING ROOM: ENCORE. Home Economics

Sequoia Ballroom, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Join us for a free screening from ABC TV!

Home Economics takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. This episode features a same-sex wedding, so bring your tissues!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

8:00 AM–6:00 PM: Gay Day at Disney's California Adventure

Enjoy the wonders of California, Disney style! Ease on down the road of Buena Vista Street and don't forget to pull into Cars Land (we recommend the food at Flo's)!

9:00 AM–3:00PM: Gay Days Welcome Center
Trillium Room, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!
Pick up free goodies, visit our sponsors, check out our vendors, purchase the Gay Days Anaheim pin and T-shirt (if any are left!) or just say hi! Learn more about the Welcome Center by clicking here!

11:00 AM: Grizzly Bears Unite!
Grizzly River Run (Meet in front of the big bear—the statue!)
Bears and bear-lovers will gather for a ride down the rapids.

Noon–4:00 PM: Plunge!

The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel (900 S. Disneyland Dr. Free Shuttle available)
Tickets $25, 18+

You may get wet! Get ready to dive into the Gay Days Anaheim pool party with DJ Zach Moos back at the tables!  Tickets on sale now!

2:00 PM: Photo meet up on Pixar Pier

Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff, Paradise Pier

Who's your friend who likes to play? (No, not the Grindr friend!) It'd Bing Bong, the fluffy, pink, creature  with a body made of sticky-sweet cotton candy from Inside Out and one of Disney's gayest characters. We'll meet in his store on Pixar Pier to snap a photo with the all-rainbow Bing Bong display.

2:30 PM: Ladies Ice Cream Social

Clarabelle's, Disney California Adventure (near park entrance)
Just an information gathering of gals for a cool, refreshing treat.

4:00 PM: Keepin' it Classy

Mickey's Philharmagic, Hollywood

Peter Pan, Aladdin, Ariel, Miguel and Belle all in one show? You bet! And in 3D! Join us in the air-conditioning for this fantastic, newly updated show.

 

4:00 PM: Game Party: YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE!
Iris Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Make new friends, learn new things about existing friends, and laugh your mouse ears off playing You Don’t Know My Life!, the get-to-know-ya party game that’s been described as “if Cards Against Humanity and your diary got drunk together and had a baby.” A question is posed to the table, like “Who’s the hottest animated Disney character and what would happen on your dream date?” Everyone writes down an answer. The answers get mixed up and presented…then players take turns guessing who said what. The player who gets the most guesses correct, wins! Facilitated by the game’s co-creator Dennis Hensley. www.youdontknowmylife.com 

6:00 PM: Nina West in "The Wonderful World of Nina!"
Grand Californian Hotel, Sequoia Ballroom
Tickets $35/ $55
Masks/ Vaccination Required

Straight from the Disney+ Pride special, "This is Me," Nina West is returning to Gay Days, this time in her own kaleidoscopic show, "The Wonderful World of Nina!" General admission and Premium options available. Tickets are also available as part of the VIP Gold and Silver packages. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

 

8:00 PM: Jan Sport in "Jantasia!"
Grand Californian Hotel, Sequoia Ballroom
Tickets $35/ $55 
Masks/ Vaccination Required

Fresh from Ru Paul's Drag Race All Stars, Jan is coming to Gay Days with a one-woman, show you won't want to miss! Remember, this is a lady who sings LIVE! General Admission and VIP options available. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required and masks must be worn throughout the program.

8:00 PM: Gay at the Grand
Hearthstone Lounge, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Free!
Join us for a relaxing way to end the weekend. Kick back and enjoy a cocktail at this unofficial gathering in the stunning Grand.

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NOTE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE OFFICIAL GAY DAYS T-SHIRT:

We encourage your creativity when selecting a shirt (as long as it's red!). Just please keep in mind that Disneyland is open to the general public and there will be people of all ages present. Thanks! 

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