For over 20 years, Gay Days have taken place during certain weekends at Disneyland Resort. While the early Gay Days events only attracted about 2,500 attendees, the popular event now brings over 30,000 people down to the city of Anaheim. While not an official Disneyland event, Gay Days have special events, meet-ups, and more, and Disney has even begun creating special merchandise that attendees love to purchase. Gay Days at Disneyland Resort has become so popular that there are now “Mini Gay Days” to tide people over until the big event.
Gays Days Anaheim has recently announced that this year’s Mini Gay Days will take place at Disneyland on March 5.
Once again, for those of you for whom just one Gay Days a year isn’t enough, our annual Mini Gay Days will be back March 5, with meet ups throughout the weekend! Discounted hotels and park tickets are available HERE. Make those reservations now!
While the event will not be quite as big as the main event — which will take place September 16-18, 2022 — there are a number of fun events that will take place during the weekend. Here is the current March 5 line-up:
11:00 AM: There’s So Much that We Share…
“it’s a small world”, Fantasyland
This ride is called “the happiest cruise on earth.” Time for us to make it happier. And crusier. Meet out front so that we can all ride together.
12:00 PM: Group Photo!
In front of the Castle
Wear your red shirt and say “Cheese!” This photo op is the place to see and be seen.
Lunch on Main
Immediately Following Group Photo, Plaza Inn, Main Street
Join us for the Plaza’s famous Fried Chicken, succulent pot roast, or a simple salad as we dine alfresco.
4:30 PM: Get Whipped
Tropical Hideaway, Adventureland
Meet us in the shadow of the Tiki Room for some of the park’s legendary Dole Whip (now in three flavors!) Grass skirts welcome!
5:30 PM: Hail to the Chief
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Main Street USA
Join us for a little history and a little air conditioning. Meet inside the Opera House on Main Street.
10:00 PM Gay at the Grand
Hearthstone Lounge, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Free!
Join us after fireworks for a relaxing way to end the day. Kick back and enjoy a cocktail at this unofficial gathering in the stunning Grand.
Disneyland’s Gay Days had to take a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, but it returned in 2021 and is set to come back once again in 2022. The big weekend will not only include meet-ups, but also scavenger hunts, photo events and big parties. If you would like to attend Gay Days in September, there are a number of hotels in the area that are working with Gay Days Anaheim to offer discounts.
For those who live on the East Coast, or will not be able to make it to Disneyland’s Gay Days, Walt Disney World will be hosting their own celebration from June 2-6 this year. There will be a number of parties on and off Resort property, and tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.