$65/$95. Bear parties are held at the Lakes pool daily ($20/$45) and nightly ($50/$75.) “Girls at Gay Days” parties, held at the Key West pool are $20/$45 for days, $30/$60 in the evenings. A number of other events take place during the weekend. For most, there are two ticket price levels, general admission and VIP. General admission tickets usually have a cash bar, VIP tickets include and open bar and other perks. The official kick-off party is on Tuesday, June 3 at The Parliament House. Tickets are $15/$20 and include music, a fashion show, and special performances by Parliament House entertainers and this year’s Miss Gay Days Pageant contestants. Wednesday, June 4 brings the Miss Gay Days 2014 pageant, hosted by Coco Montrese, of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas”. Tickets are $20/$27, if you want to enter the contest, there is a $75 contestant fee. “A Taste of Gay Days” on Friday, June 6, features tastings of fine wines, beers, and spirits and hors d’ouerves, dancing and silent auction. Tickets are $25/$30. Also, for those who want to party late into the night, that same night the “Unzipped Black & Blue Ball” will be held at the hotel, running from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. costing $20/$25. During the weekend there will be a production of “Pillow Talk”, a play by Peter Tolan, held at the Doubletree. Tickets for this event are $15 - $25,
with tickets for the Sunday evening performance only available by advance sale. On Saturday June 7 there will also be a night of stand-up comedy for the girls, with Mimi Gonzalez and Sandra Vall at the Doubletree, $40/$50 advance only. With all this going on, you don’t want to miss the Gay Days at the various area amusement parks. None of the “gay days” are official park events and no special tickets are required, so you may want to take advantage of the various package deals. Don’t forget that Florida residents get discounts on most theme park tickets. Don’t forget to wear your red shirts as you visit Animal Kingdom on Thursday, June 5. The red attire continues Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday. Saturday’s event at Magic Kingdom (at Walt Disney World) is still the signature event of the week. An estimated 50,000 Gay Days attendees pack the park and the 3:00 parade down Main Street always draws an unforgettable “sea of red” that can be seen from one end of the park to the other. Epcot is the site of Sunday’s final Gay Day. Gay Days Orlando not only provides an opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime, it is a chance to make GLBT friends from around the globe, proving that “It’s a Small World” after all. For more information on Gay Days Orlando, visit gaydays.com.
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