Everyone is talking about the changes to the One Mighty Weekend party coming up Gay Days week in Orlando the first week of June. There have been so many rumors floating around about the entire event being canceled and even rumors saying that the Buena Vista Palace hotel will no longer be the host hotel of all things. These have all turned out to be untrue for the most part. There has been some major changes to their major events though some very dramatic.
The good news is the pool parties at Buena Vista Palace will still be going on during the days. We will still be able to walk out of our hotel rooms and dance, drink, and get some sun. Which is really the best part of the entire weekend anyway. Although that pool party just got extended to a Luau to replace the typhoon lagoon party at night that Friday night. They better be bringing in a big name performer if they plan to keep people happy from not doing Typhoon Lagoon or finding a waterpark such as Sea World. I like the idea of being able to walk from my hotel room to the Luau party but I am not so sure it will be as fun as the Typhoon Lagoon Beach Ball party we love so much every year.
The rest of the events look ok.. one of them moved over to the Gaylord which is a nice resort but its not MGM or Disney. The Arabian Nights afterparties stay the same and these should be fun. I hope they fix their relationship with Disney next year and get things back together if possible. I can already tell you ill be spending most the weekend nights in Orlando at the P house going to the pool parties in the day at the Buena Vista resort.
The City After Dark party sounds interesting where they say it is amidst a 60,000 square feet of concrete and steel at the Gaylord Palms and will have extreme stunt performers. Although I have seen and seen and seen so more stunt performers than I wish to see… bring me out a gay diva and that will be a performance. Bring us some Lady Gaga or a Kristine W performance since the venue is not MGM, Epcot, or Disney. Or hey what about Elton John and Lady Gaga duo since this does benefit Elton’s charity.
The Sunday night event will be at the Buena Vista Palace hotel with RosAbel djing with shows like Freezeburn and Runway called Deep Blue World immersing you into the depths of the sea.
Interesting changes and slightly disappointing to say the least but what can we do. The One Mighty weekend site also says to watch for celebrity performers.. maybe something will come out of that as well!
I can tell you my schedule for my Gay Days weekend and here it goes:
Wednesday, Pulse Nightclub (near downtown Orlando) 18+
Thursday, Revolution Nightclub (off Bumby street) 18+
Friday, June 5, Buena Vista Palace Beach Ball Luau DJ Joe Gauthreaux
Sat, June 6 – Buena Vista Palace Pool Party DJ Roland Belmares
Sat, June 6 – Deborah Cox at Parliament House at 1am
Sun, June 7 – Buena Vista Palace Pool Party DJ Phil B
Sun, June 7 – Parliament House Jennifer Holliday with no cover til 8pm
AFTERHOURS Sun, June 8– Magic Journeys DJs Peter Rauhofer and Offer Nissam