The first week in June each year, June 3-9 in 2014, is when the annual event known as Gay Days takes place. Gay Days is not officially sanctioned by Disney so there are no special events or merchandise, simply a way for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) individuals, along with their families and friends, to show support for one another and their community. 2015 is the 24th anniversary of the first event in Magic Kingdom, and the organizers expect attendance of over 160,000 visitors to Central Florida.
In general, each day during Gay Days is focused on a different park at Walt Disney World. The large groups are, for the most part, non-intrusive and easy to spot as many tend to dress in a similar fashion. Therefore, even with their large numbers, it is easy to avoid any attractions that are developing longer waits due to the extra guests. We always suggest the use of a good touring plan and the Lines app to avoid any large groups in the parks.
If you wish to avoid the crowds from Gay Days altogether, the best solution is to go to a different park than they visit. For more information about Gay Days, check their web site at www.gaydays.com.
Last updated on June 10, 2014