Gay Days Anaheim Set for Sept. 16 - 18 with 'RuPaul' Queens, Signature Parties, and More!

Sunday September 11, 2022
Originally published on September 7, 2022

The following is a press release from Gay Days Anaheim:

The 2022 Gay Days at Disneyland are set to take place Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18. The event is expected to attract thousands of LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country. They will enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days.

Festivities begin on Friday at noon with the opening of the Gay Days Welcome Center/ Expo at the Grand Californian Hotel. At 3:00 pm, D23 Inside Disney presents "Dancing with the Stars" star Bruno Tonioli, who will sit down for a chat with D23 Inside Disney host Jeffrey R. Epstein to discuss his fantastic career and being out in the industry. This event is free and open to all.

At 5:00 pm, Disney PRIDE hosts a welcoming cocktail gathering, and at 7:00, "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 14 favorite Deja Skye takes to the stage with her brassy, bawdy brand-new show. Tickets are available individually or as part of VIP packages.

Saturday, September 17 will be Gay Day at Disneyland with a full day of activities and meet-ups scheduled in the park. The day culminates with KINGDOM, the weekend's signature party. The night will start with shows at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm of "Dragged Disznee: The NYC Invasion." After a decade of slaying in New York, Dragged Diznee comes to Gay Days with their twisted take on Disney classics: Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud Mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. Featuring NYC drag icons, Pixie Aventura, Bootsie Lefaris, Holly Dae and Brenda Dharling. Then, at 10:00 pm, the queens will cede the floor to DJs The Perry Twins and the dancing will begin! Tickets to both parts are available separately or bundled together. KINGDOM will be held at House of Blues, Anaheim.

Sunday, September 18 will be Gay Day at Disney's California Adventure with more in-park activities and the Gay Days Anaheim pool party, PLUNGE! from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Tickets are $25.

As the sun sets, we'll close the weekend with another show from more "RuPaul's Drag Race" royalty; At 6:00, Jackie Cox will dazzle with her new show, "The Jacki-e Ticket," a magical, musical grand-circle-tour of all your favorite places at the happiest (and gayest!) place on earth!

VIP ticket packages are available now.

Both days in the parks will feature gatherings only available over Gay Days weekend, including a scavenger hunt, a group photo, a lesbian ice cream social, group meet ups at varying attractions, and many more events targeted to families, teens, bears, couples and Mouseketeers of every ilk. A complete schedule is available at the Gay Days website.

Other highlights of the weekend include the Gay Days Welcome Center (located inside the Trillium Room of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel), screenings of ABC pilots, and mixers.

Gay Days Anaheim is a "mix-in" with the park's other weekend guests, but gays and lesbians are encouraged to wear red shirts in order to identify each other and to show strong numbers. Official T-shirts are available at the official Gay Days at Disneyland website.

Gay Days Anaheim is NOT a Disney-sponsored event so Disney will not have any information regarding the "unofficial" happening.

Sponsors for the event include ViiV, Delta, AT&T, Ketel One, Howard Johnson Anaheim, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, Aulani, AIDS LifeCycle, The Outlets at Orange and Radiant Healtcare. Media sponsors are The Fight, Queerty, and EDGE Media Network.

For complete details, including discounted hotel rooms and park tickets, visit