Attention Disney fans: Get your red shirts and mouse ears ready.
Gay Days Anaheim will once again fill the famed Disneyland Park in California with parties and events, October 4-6.
Parents bring their kids, couples come for a romantic getaway, and of course singles, from bears to otters to twinks, come just for the thrill of being in a Disney theme park with thousands of their closest friends.
These party weekends have been a tradition at Disney parks in the U.S. since the early 1990s, when groups of friends decided to go to Disney World in Orlando together sporting red shirts. The bright, unifying color created visibility and showed solidarity.
Over the years the tradition has grown into one of the biggest parties of the year, and revelers go to the parks in their red attire stoked to enjoy the rides, make new friends, and just have a good time being out and totally themselves .
There are two Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and revelers are eligible for discounted tickets. This includes the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, which opened this year.
The 2019 Gay Days schedule includes performances by Nina West, Miz Cracker and A’keria C. Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Plunge! pool party at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel.
And don’t forget to save time to go on the rides and take a photo with Mickey.
Check out pics to get a sense of the fun in store this year:
Photos provided by Gay Days Anaheim