Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Orlando Gay Days - What's New for 2013 and What's Gone, Gone, Gone

Every Year Orlando's Gay Days has new and retired events. Orlando Gay Days / Weekend 2013 is no exception as we keep getting emails about events that are gone, have been renamed or replaced by other events.

New Events for Orlando Gay Weekend 2013

1. WE Party - Saturday Night WASH @ Disney's Epcot World Showcase - A huge dance party brought to you by One Magical Weekend Party, Brett Henrichsen and Masterbeat! New, different and now you can dance around the world.

2. DRIP - It isn't so much a show but a performance event on International Drive where you are likely to become part of the event. Think Blue Man Group, a Rock Concert and a party all at once and you might get the idea. There are different DRIP parties for men (Wed. & Friday) and women (Thursday & Saturday) throughout the week. So check there web site to see if it's for you.

3. International Latin Explosion Party
Latin themed party for gay men and women to enjoy merengue, salsa and latin house beats and special  performances. Doubletree by Hilton Orlando SeaWorld 9:30 pm - 3 am Friday

4. Orlando Red Dress Party
Gay Days and Orlando's Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence. Where a Red Dress or Outfit, a unique event with special guests and it benefits a good cause.

Events Returning to Orlando Gay Weekend for 2013
1. Reunion Pool Parties
One Mighty Weekend is back at the Buena Vista Palace and so are the hottest pool parties of the weekend. Bring your sunscreen, suit and a smile and enjoy. Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

2. Magical Journeys After Hours Parties
Arabian Nights after hour parties return after a 2 year break. An impressive DJ list leads the charge for this years Gay Days or should we say Gay Nights event.

Gay Days Events that are Gone, Gone, Gone
1. Saturday Night Universal Party
The Universal Party never caught on like the other parties and now the Wonder World has exited Orlando's Gay Weekend, so has this event.

2. Sunday Night Fassination Party
The Hard Rock Party had good attendance for a Sunday night but is no more with Wonder World gone.

3. Other Wonder World Weekend Events
Liquid Pool Parties Gone, Reunion Pool Parties held at same location.
Tunnel After Hours at Buena Vista Palace, After Hours parties back at Arabian Nights.
To Get more Details on all the Orlando Gay Weekend Events check out our:
Orlando Men's Gay Weekend Party Calendar
Orlando Men's Pool Party Gay Weekend Calendar

See you at Orlando's Gay Events!
#orlandogaydays #wonderworld #onemightyweekend

Rus J

One Mighty Weekend Returns to Orlando Gays Days

One Mighty Weekend returns to Orlando's Gay Days scene after being absent since 2009.

During Johnny Chisholm's 2005 - 2008 run of One Mighty Weekend, he created some of Orlando's most memorable Gay Days events. As the economy took a turn for the worse during 2008 and 2009, One Mighty Weekend ran into financial issues and the run was over.

Mark Baker, One Magical Weekend - Typhoon Lagoon Riptide party, Gay Days and Parliament House, stepped in to replace events or create new events for the Gay Days weekend. Some like Riptide, Liquid Pool Parties and Parliament House have had great success, but the Universal and After Hours parties, while fun just never had the same feel and excitement as they did in prior years.

This year One Mighty Weekend and Johnny Chisholm returns to Orlando's Gay Weekend of events and many people are waiting to see if it is a return to glory or has Gay Days visitor changed and no longer wants after hours parties that run til 6 am.

Well with the Official Gay Days Kick Off party tonight, it sounds like One Mighty Weekend is setting itself up for success.

Right now there are less than 25 rooms left at the One Mighty Weekend host hotel and with warm weather and sunshine they expect to sell out. This bodes well for the Reunion Pool Parties.

The Magic Journeys After Hours parties are Hosted by Alan T and offer some great DJ's like Danny Tenaglia, Gustavo Scorpio, Joe Gauthreaux and Rosabel. Right now we don't have a read on whether 1,000, 3,000 or more people will attend these events. If you like these DJ's it should be an awesome time and I think the results of the after hours events will help determine if One Mighty Weekend expands its Orlando Gay Weekend lineup in 2014.

Right now, no one can predict whether the large theme park party with a variety of performers will return to Gay Days or if the WE party at Epcot will be the new standard, but I can say I had the most fun at 2007 MGM Party and wish there was event like that to go to this year.

We hope the One Mighty Weekend has a successful return so that they and all of us can have more great memories at Orlando's Big Gay Weekend.

Rus J

Friday, April 26, 2013

Savoy Orlando's Grand Re-Opening - Monday 29th!

On April 1st I noticed two Facebook postings that stated, we are the new owners of Savoy!

My first re-action was April Fools, as it would make a great joke to pull on friends. However it was no joke, Chris Hannay, Brandon Llewellyn and Patrick Razo did purchase Savoy.

Being behind the bar is nothing new for Chris Hanney and Brandon Llewellyn who have been serving drinks to patrons at gay establishments across Orlando for many years. Now they have a place to call their own along with co-owner Patrick Razo who is also a big fan of Savoy.

Now after a just a few weeks of ownership Savoy is ready for

SAVOY's Grand Re-Opening! Monday, April 29th!
Stop by Monday after 4 and Join in the Celebration.
- Tattoo has become the Locker Room at Savoy and have a sports bar feel.
- HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT LONG, $1 Well Vodka Martini's & $2 Smirnoff Marti
- Resident DJ Spinning Hits & More

We at VisitGayOrlando.com are excited to see what Chris, Brandon and Patrick have in store for Savoy and are looking forward to seeing the changes at one of Orlando’s favorite gay clubs.

See you at Savoy!

Rus J