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SCHEDULE

Below is our 2019 schedule, which we are leaving up so that you can have an idea of what 2020 will likely look like. Look for the 2020 schedule in the summer.

Friday, October 4, 2019

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. Pick up a FREE goodie bag, 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!

 

4:00 PM: Singles Game Mixer: YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE!

Iris Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Join game co-creators Dennis Hensley and Jeb Havens to play You Don’t Know My Life!, the hot new party game that’s been described as “if Cards Against Humanity and your diary got drunk and had a baby together.” A question is posed to the table, like “Describe a memorable encounter you had with an animal.” Everyone writes down a short answer. The answers get mixed up and presented…then players take turns guessing who said what. A great way to get to know new people…and laugh your head off at the same time.

 4:00 PM: About Your Future... 

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

The Time is Now! Clock Financial Consultants, a lesbian mother-daughter financial planning team, will provide free, expert advice on retirement planning, investing, socially responsible investing, and overall financial guidance during their informative and engaging workshop. 

5:00 PM: ABC SCREENING ROOM:  mixed-ish

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Are you a fan of ABC's black-ish? Then you'll want to catch this sneak peak of its spin-off,

mixed-ish! Like its predecessor, the show offers humor and heart while tackling real issues. Set in the 1980's, mixed-ish explores identity and acceptance and an honest depiction of race in America.

 

5:00 PM: PRIDE Meet Up

Brisa Courtyard, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Join Disneyland's LGBT diversity resource group, PRIDE, as they welcome you to the resort at this annual cocktail mixer. Look for a few surprises!

6:00: Disney Park Music Trivia

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Test your knowledge of the songs you hear throughout the parks in our first trivia event!

6:30: Drag: Combing Through The Big Wigs of Show Business

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Join author Frank DeCaro and his special guests for a discussion and book signing. They'll dish on 100 years of drag, from Milton Berle and La Cage aux Folles to Priscilla and RuPaul's Drag Race. Find out what it takes to "make up" a life in heels!

9:00 PM–1:00 AM: Wonderland

Featuring A'Keria C. Davenport

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

Time for another trip down the rabbit hole, but here's the tea: this year we'll be in an actual rose garden (though please don't paint them red)! Our fabulous DJ, Ray Rhodes, and our indomitable hostess, Kelly Bailey return to serve the tea, with a special performance from Ru Paul's Drag Race finalist, A'Keria C. Davenport! There's something for everyone at this mad bash. Tickets for Wonderland are available now - or you can purchase a VIP Party Pass to get into Kingdom, Plunge, AND Wonderland!  What is it that Alice was told to do? Oh, yeah: "Drink me!"

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 AM–Midnight: 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! Pick up a FREE goodie bag, 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!

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Meet Bob Gurr in the Welcome Center

Trillium Room, Grand Californian Hotel

Love the Haunted Mansion Doom Buggies? How about the Monorail? Autopia cars? Than you might want to say hello to the Imagineer and Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, who designed them! One of the last surviving Disneyland creators who worked directly with Walt Disney, Bob will be greeting fans and signing copies of his new book!

 

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!

11:00 AM: The Gay Days Scavenger Hunt
In front of the Jolly Holiday Bakery, Main Street
It’s back! The Scavenger Hunt returns this year with an all new hunt just for you.
For more information go to gdascavengerhunt@gmail.com and express your interest.

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) 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

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Join us for a an exclusive celebrity 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: Tilda Swinton Answers an ad on Craigslist

Sorrell Room, Grand Califortnian Hotel

Tickets $35/ $45

What happens when a gay man looking for a roommate has his ad answered by... Tilda Swinton?​

After sell out engagements in NY, LA and Edinburgh, Byron Lane’s absurdist new comedy Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist Comes to Gay Days, starring Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rock of Ages on Broadway) as Tilda! VIP tickets include a meet and greet with "Tilda." CLICK HERE to book.

9:00 PM–1:30 AM: Kingdom

Featuring Nina West and Miz Cracker

House of Blues, Anaheim, 400 Disney Way
Tickets $50. 18+

RuPaul's Drag Race superstars Nina West and Miz Cracker join DJ Roland Belmares for the centerpiece event of the Gay Days weekend! Come get crowned as Kingdom returns to House of Blues in its new location.  Tickets on sale now, or you can purchase a VIP Party Pass to get into Kingdom, Plunge! AND Wonderland! 

10:00 PM: ABC SCREENING ROOM: ENCORE, mixed-ish

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

Are you a fan of ABC's black-ish? Then you'll want to catch this sneak peak of its spin-off,

mixed-ish! Like its predecessor, the show offers humor and heart while tackling real issues. Set in the 1980's, mixed-ish explores identity and acceptance and an honest depiction of race in America.

10:30 PM: HERE TV'S Movie Night: Everything is Free

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel, FREE!

In  the hilarious, touching LGBTQ dramedy from director Brian Jordan Alvarez, Ivan is an American painter residing in Colombia. He is visited by his best friend, Christian, along with his younger brother, Cole. Somewhere along the way, Ivan and Cole hit it off although Cole is not gay (so he says). The film will be preceeded by the short, Single Man Problems.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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 and Belle all in one show? You bet! And in 3D! Join us at one of California Adventure's most recent additions.

 

5:30 PM:  Swingin' Together!

Silly Symphony Swings, Pixar Pier

Let's see what happens when we Mickey's Band Concert adds an all gay cheer squad. We expect Silly Symphony Swings to get even sillier (and more swinging)!

6:30 PM: An Intimate Conversation with Dale Soules

Sorrell Room, Grand Californian Hotel

Suggested Donation $10

She's best known as the feisty but lethal Frieda on Orange is the New Black, but Dale Soules' storied career is so much more than that. 7 Broadway shows including the original production of Hair!. She was  a techie on the original production of The Boys in the Band, and a witness to the Stonewall riots. We'll chat about all of it, plus audiences will get a sneak peak at her forthcoming autobiographical show. Proceeds will go to the Poussey Washington Fund to help criminal justice reform. Tickets Available Now

                                                              

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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