Central Florida Overheard: Girls on the move

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Just because it is the holiday season doesn’t mean we can’t be thinking about Orlando’s big LGBTQ party that first weekend in June.

As thousands ascend upon the theme park capital of the world, host hotels will be preparing for their biggest weekend of the year. GayDays, Inc. has the Doubletree by Hilton at SeaWorld, One Magical Weekend has the B Resort & Spa, Tidal Wave will be at the Holiday Inn Disney Springs and that leaves Girls in Wonderland.

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Wet Hot Gay Summer! Orlando’s big gay weekend succeeds despite the weather and a year of mourning

By : Billy Manes
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ORLANDO – It was the best of times, it was the wettest of times.

Whether it was a pool party or a thunderstorm, the underlying theme beneath the gray skies of Orlando’s resort area in its big gay weekend occupying June’s first week was one of water falling, often with thunder and lightning included.

For 27 years, GayDayS Inc., One Magical Weekend and Girls in Wonderland have been tourism drivers for the area, growing from simple notions of red shirts at theme parks all the way to huge circuit parties and even bigger profits. In economic development parlance, the annual June event brings hundreds of millions of dollars to the region.

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Girls in Wonderland’s Climax party at the Cheyenne Saloon

By : KathleenHarper
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Girls in Wonderland held their big Saturday night bash, Climax, at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church Street June 3.

DJ Gigi kept the dance floor packed playing top 40 and hip hop favorites while DJ Pat Pat and JJ Drums had the salsa room grooving.  The bud light girls even made their way though the dancing crowds giving out swag.

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Splish, Splash; the Girls in Wonderland get wet at the pool

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Girls in Wonderland didn’t let the weather get in the way for their Splash pool party at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort June 3.

The ladies swam, drank and mingled as well as had some fun playing games, doing giveaways and a having a killer bikini contest.

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Girls in Wonderland hop down the rabbit hole at House of Blues

By : Jeremy Williams
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Girls in Wonderland held their signature dance party at Disney Springs House of Blues June 2.

The event, which benefited the GLBT Center of Central Florida, non-stop beats from DJ Whitney Day and DJ Pat Pat, as well as entertainment from Stephanie Rice, VariTEASE and more.

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Girls in Wonderland get funny with the “Don’t Tell My Mother” comedy show

By : Jeremy Williams
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Girls in Wonderland was all about the laughs with the “Don’t Tell My Mother” comedy show at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort June 2.

Comedians Jen Kober and Nikki Levy brought the house down with true, hilarious stories they would never want their mothers to hear.

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Girls in Wonderland got the weekend started with a Traffic Jam

By : KathleenHarper
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Red light, yellow light, green light; their was no gridlock in the mingling at the Girls in Wonderland’s kickoff dance party, Traffic Jam, at Ember June 6.

The ladies had a choice of which neon glow necklaces to wear – red means she’s taken, yellow means approach with caution and green means go for it! The party was filled with sexy go-go girls and DJ Citizen Jane kept the dance floor packed all night.

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PHOTOS: Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend

By : Watermark Staff
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It’s the first weekend of June, the beginning of LGBTQ Pride month, and that means it is time again for Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend.

Many groups, businesses and organizations have planned and put together events, parties and surprises across Central Florida that will have you bathing in beauty and soaking up the sun. Just as in year’s past, your friends here at Watermark will be out and about at as many events as our feet can carry us to.

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Watermark Giveaway: Tickets for Girls in Wonderland’s Traffic Jam, House of Blues, Sunday pool bash and after party

By : Jeremy Williams
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Watermark is giving away a Girls in Wonderland deluxe prize package for Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend June 1-4.

The package includes a pair of tickets to Traffic Jam at Ember June 1, a pair of tickets to GIW’s signature dance party at the House of Blues with performer Stephanie Rice June 2, and a pair of tickets to both the Pumps vs Pants Pool Bash and the Rabbit Hole After Party, both at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort June 4.

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Get ready to soak up the fun for one of the planet’s biggest LGBTQ celebrations

By : Jeremy Williams
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What started out nearly three decades ago as a day at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for LGBTQ families has turned into one of the largest, and most lucrative, LGBTQ events in the world.

The first week of June in Central Florida brings over 150,000 LGBTQ people from across the globe to the state and generates millions of dollars every year for the local economy, and this year is without exception.

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GD2017: Watermark’s Complete Guide to Orlando’s Big Gay Weekend

By : Jake Stevens
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The most comprehensive listing of all the events and fun surrounding the first week in June, celebrating 27 years of Gay Day at Disney!

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GIW KRAZE

By : Jamie Hyman
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Packed dance floor, jungle girls, DJs and drinks, Girls in Wonderland brings it to House of Blues for their annual Saturday night party, KRAZE.

A couple thousand women packed the club June 4 to take over the dance floor and party into the night for GIW’s signature event.

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