Information about the



Holiday Inn
1805 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

* Each reservation must be 3-night minimum and must include Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6-2 through 6/4.


Hotel Features!

  • Two queen size beds or king bed
  • 32” LCD widescreen HD TV’s
  • In-room fresh brewed Rainforest Alliance® coffee
  • Bath & Body Works bath amenities
  • Mini-Fridge and microwave
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic safe
  • Work desk with lamp
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Free Wi-Fi in guest room
  • Private furnished balconies
  • Pillow top mattress bedding, triple sheeting, pillow wraps and pillow menus
  • All guestrooms are non-smoking

Standard View – $156
Disney View – $167
Standard Pool View – $178
Premium Pool View* – $189



Don’t miss out on all the fun! Join us for TIDAL WAVE PARTY 10


All You Need to Know

About TIDAL WAVE PARTY - June 2nd - 5th, 2016

What started out as the exclusive evening-hour theme park party for Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Chasers and Admirers at Wet ‘n Wild has now become Tidal Wave Party Weekend! The weekend-long event is centered around the beautiful Holiday Inn Downtown Disney, the official host hotel of the Tidal Wave Party Weekend. The Holiday Inn, an official Downtown Disney Resort area hotel, is at the heart of the magic as all four Disney World theme parks and Downtown Disney are easily accessed by complimentary shuttles and Downtown Disney restaurants and attractions are also just a short walk away.

Tidal Wave Weekend consists of two separate elements: The Tidal Wave Party, a five-hour private event held from 6pm to 11pm at Wet ‘n Wild, one of Orlando’s premier water attractions, on Friday, June 5th; and a weekend-long schedule of pool parties at our Host Hotel, the Holiday Inn Downtown Disney. We secure the entire 325-room property, as well as overflow blocks of rooms in other hotels within a short walking distance to the Holiday Inn. Both events cater to the Bear, Cub, Chub, Chaser communities, but are open to any and all admirers and supporters.



Thursday June 4th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

10am, Meet up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Optional Event)

10am to 5pm, Vendor Fair & Ticket Booth

2pm to 6pm, “Early Arrival’s Pool Party” with DJ Gary Hudgins

3pm, Ice Cream Social

4pm, Shuttle Load-In for Boma

5pm, Disney Dining at Boma (Pre-paid Optional Event)

5pm, Singles Mixer, Palm Breezes Bar

7pm, Cigar Social, Palm Breezes Bar Patio

7pm to 10pm, Vendor Fair & Ticket Booth

8pm to 2am, “Bon Voyage Pool Party” with DJ Cap ‘n Kirk and the Orlando City Bear Club!


Friday June 5th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

8am, Disney Dining at Disney’s Supercalifragilistic Breakfast (Pre-paid Optional Event)

10am, Meet up at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Optional Event)

10am to 5pm, Vendor Fair & Ticket Booth

11am to 5pm, “Flashback Friday Party” with DJ Mike and DJ Bill James

3pm to 11:30pm, Continuous Shuttles to and from Wet ‘n Wild

6pm to 11pm, “Tidal Wave Party at Wet ‘n Wild” with DJ Brayden Marc!

7pm to 8:30pm, VIP BBQ at Wet ‘n Wild’s Lakeside Pavilion

11pm to 2am, “Capsized Pool Party” with DJ Gary Hudgins


Saturday June 6th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Magic Kingdom

10am, Meet up at Disney’s Magic Kingdom (Optional Event)

12pm to 6pm, “Resurrection” Pool Party” with DJ Moose

12pm to 1pm, Bear’s lineup for Country Bear Jamboree at Magic Kingdom

2pm to 4pm, Vendor Fair

3pm, Ice Cream Social

4pm, Shuttle Load-In for ‘Ohana

4:30pm, Tidal Wave Wedding

5pm, Disney Dining at ‘Ohana (Pre-paid Optional Event)

5pm, Singles Mixer, Palm Breezes Bar

7pm to 10pm, Vendor Fair

7pm, Cigar Social, Palm Breezes Bar Patio

8pm to 2am, “Shipwrecked Pool Party” with DJ Barry Huffine

9pm, Pig Party (Pre-paid Optional Event)


Sunday June 7th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Epcot

10am, Meet up at Disney’s Epcot (Optional Event)

10am to 2pm, Vendor Fair

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Thursday, June 2, 5:00pm – $45/person
All-You-Can-Eat Platters Served Family-Style
Meet up for a rowdy, rootin’ tootin’ good time round up for hearty western fare and antics aplenty! Menu includes mixed greens tossed in an apple vinaigrette dressing, fresh-baked cornbread, slow-smoked pork ribs, barbecued pulled pork, roasted chicken, oak-roasted beef strip loin, and western-style sausage served with seasonal farm fresh vegetables, mashed Yukon potatoes, corn on the cob, and cowboy-style baked beans.

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Friday, June 3, 8:00am – $40/person
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Menu includes custom-made omelets, fluffy mini pancakes, Mickey-shaped waffles, a carving station and more! Meet and take pictures with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh! And don’t miss Big Bertha, a turn-of-the-century, fancifully designed organ from France!

‘Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Saturday, June 4, 5:00pm – $55/person
All-You-Can-Eat served family style
The ‘Ohana restaurant in Disney’s Polynesian Resort offers a dinner menu with selections influenced by Polynesian cuisine that is served family style, which makes sense since in the Hawaiian culture ‘ohana means family. The ‘Ohana servers contribute to the festive atmosphere, as they dash between tikis and tropical greenery to bring plates of Polynesian specialties to your table. Choose from skewers roasted over an expansive 18-foot oak fire pit, such as Asian Barbequed Pork Loin Skewers, Oak Grilled Turkey Skewers, Marinated Sirloin Steak Skewer, and Marinated Shrimp.

Disney Dining Spots are limited and tend to fill up rather quickly. All Disney Dining options include group transportation to and from the restaurant. You DO NOT need Disney park tickets to attend as all dining options are located inside Disney Resorts.

Come Celebrate on the

TIDAL WAVE 10th Anniversary Cruise

Tidal Wave Productions and Arno’s Cruises come together to bring you the ultimate summer vacation!

Enjoy Tidal Wave Weekend then hop on a bus that Sunday and continue the good times aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas for a seven-day Eastern Caribbean adventure!

June 5-12 Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Departing Cape Canaveral to:
Grand Cayman
Roatan, Honduras
Puerto Maya Costa, Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico

Itinerary Descriptions

Private Events and Excursions
As always, we will organize private shore excursions just for the group. Besides out welcome cocktail parties there will be private disco parties, shows, pool parties and much more.

Inside Cabin starts at $799
Ocean View Cabin starts at $899
Balcony Cabin starts at $1199

Suites, handicap cabins and cabins up to four people in a stateroom are available on request.
Taxes are $121.89 and gratuities are $91/person and will be added to the reservation.

Visit for complete information and to sign up!




WDW Special Ticket Offers (MK_Vertical)These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on our Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • A round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course


Whether you’re heading to one or all of the Disney theme parks, or making a step up in thrills and heading to Universal Studios or even across I4 to Sea World, we’ve got you covered on ride listings with a guide to whether they’re Big Bear Friendly or not. Be sure to check out this handy guide while making your plans.







  Logo on every page of website

  Banner hung in the VIP Pavilion at Wet ‘n Wild

  Banner hung at the Holiday Inn

  Logo and link on Yapp!

  Logo on all printed and downloadable materials

  Logo on hotel signage


In addition,  as a sponsor, you are welcome to provide postcards, products, samples, etc. that would be distributed at the time of registration.  Sponsors may also want to consider having a booth or exhibit at the Tidal Wave Open Market.




With nearly 1200 attendees at the 2014 Tidal Wave Party, and hundreds more at our hotel events, the Tidal Wave Expo continues to grow into one of the premier vending opportunities for those businesses catering to the Bear, Leather, and Chub-Chaser communities. And for the first time ever vending at Tidal Wave Weekend is totally free!

We received a lot of feedback from our vendors and other potential vendors. We realize it’s more and more difficult for vendors to attend an event like this and make it a profitable experience, especially for those traveling from out of town. We want to help promote your businesses and we want to have an awesome vendor fair for all our attendees. It seems only natural to drop the vendor fees so everybody wins! If needed, tables will be rented at $25 per table (maximum three tables).

Located inside the Holiday Inn Hotel and situated right in Buena Vista, just across the street from Downtown Disney, you will be within minutes of the entire Walt Disney World Resort, as well as SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, Wet ‘n Wild and all other tourist destinations in the Greater Orlando area. The Holiday Inn is easily accessible via I-4, the Florida Turnpike and the 512 Expressway and 417 Expressway.

We MUST receive your application prior to May 15.

Please note: It is NOT mandatory that you stay in the Host Hotel as a vendor. You must provide an emergency contact number and information regarding where you are staying during your visit in the Orlando area. It is highly recommended that you plan to be in attendance at the Vendor Fair during all operating hours as Tidal Wave Productions, LLC is not responsible for the items in your exhibition space. The Vendor Fair area will be tightly secured during our off hours.

You may register your spot for the Tidal Wave Vendor Mall  by visiting the Tidal Wave Party Store by clicking here.  Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors interested in accommodations at our hotels, please email

Who Is

The Tidal Wave Party Team

It was eight years ago that two friends and DJ partners, David Biehl of Orlando, and Danny Gallegos of Phoenix, planted a seed of an idea to hold an exclusive party for the Bear, Cub, Chub, Chaser communities during Orlando’s busiest pride celebration of the year. That seed of an idea, that started with the exclusive theme park party at Wet ‘n Wild, has grown into Tidal Wave Party Weekend, an event that now draws in excess of 1500 people to the Holiday Inn Downtown Disney, several overflow hotels, and the massive Wet ‘n Wild water park! Tidal Wave Weekend has truly become a family reunion and as the event has grown, so has our roster of amazing staffers, volunteers and supporters from all around the world! Tidal Wave 2014 saw attendees from 38 states, as well as from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Australia, Russia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Switzerland.

The Tidal Wave Party Staff

The Tidal Wave Party DJ’s


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