Although this is a popular week for the city, Gay Days isn’t actually an official Disney event but Walt Disney Co. has announced their partnership behind Family Outfest, a week-long event which is set to debut on July 1-7 in Orlando.
According to an official mission statement posted on www.orlandogaytravel.com, this event aims to celebrate the shared cultural heritage of what all families look like, regardless of who you are, how you identify or whom you love. On the event’s page, photos of same-sex couples with children are seen celebrating in various theme parks such as the iconic Magic Kingdom.
This event lists Disney as a main partner as well as Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Macy’s, and Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista. This is a big marketing push for Disney, who has never officially attached the Disney label to anything LGBT-related but this PR move doesn’t come as a surprise. This news was announced after Disney features its first ever “officially” gay characters on a recent episode of the teen comedy “Good Luck Charlie.” These characters are seen as a nod to a more inclusive future for the network.
For more information, visit www.orlandogaytravel.com