Information about the


Tidal Wave Party Host Hotel – SOLD OUT

Holiday Inn
1805 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(407) 828-8888

To book a room at the HOST HOTEL you agree to these stipulations below (this information is a direct copy from the disclaimer from the Tidal Wave Party Online Store):

Terms and Conditions for staying at the Host Hotel


Best Western in the Walt Disney World Resort

Currently our host hotel is SOLD OUT but in the meantime we highly recommend you book a room at our immaculate overflow hotel directly across the street from the Tidal Wave Party.

As with the host hotel, a Tidal Wave Ticket is required to book under our block and to get the complimentary wristbands. A 3-night minimum is required and must include Thursday to Sunday checkout.


Deluxe 2 Queen Beds Standard View – $119 – SOLD OUT

Deluxe 2 Queen Beds Disney View – $129

Preferred 2 Queen Beds Disney View – $139


Hotel Features!

  •  Located on 8th floor or higher with views of Epcot® Fireworks (Disney View)
  •  Furnished private balcony (Disney View)
  •  Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  •  37″ flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view
  •  Eco.fresh bath amenities and hairdryer
  •  Coffeemaker
  •  Refrigerator
  •  Alarm clock and radio
  •  Iron and ironing board
  •  iPod docking station



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 3rd; 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 2nd

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 Whispering Canyon Cafe Dinner

5pm, Disney Dining at Whispering Canyon Cafe (Pre-paid Optional Event)

5pm, Singles Mixer, Palm Breezes Bar

7pm, Cigar Social, Palm Breezes Bar Patio

7pm to 10pm, Vendor Fair & Ticket Booth

6pm to 10pm, “Embarkation Party” with the Orlando City Bears

10pm to 2am, “Bon Voyage Pool Party” with DJ Brayden Marc


Friday, June 3rd

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

7am, Shuttle Load-In for Disney’s Supercalifragilistic Breakfast

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 6pm, “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 Cap ‘n Kirk

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

10pm to 2am, “Capsized Pool Party” with DJ Danny G


Saturday, June 4th

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 Dinner

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

5pm, Singles Mixer, Palm Breezes Bar

6pm, Mama Mia!, Poolside

7pm to 10pm, Vendor Fair

7pm, Cigar Social, Palm Breezes Bar Patio

8pm to 2am, “Shipwrecked Pool Party” with the Tidal Wave DJ All-Stars


Sunday, June 5th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Epcot

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

10am to 2pm, Vendor Fair

“I Love this event! I’ve never had so much fun in my life and met such amazing people. I recommend it to anyone. What a fantastic time.”


-Christian Brockley



Whispering Canyon Cafe in 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. Visit the Tidal Wave Shop to purchase your seats.

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

  • Grand Cayman – Compact and colorful, George Town is a glitzy hub for duty-free shopping on Grand Cayman and signature Caribbean experiences. Think boating, snorkeling, relaxing on a beautiful beach, or meeting friendly stingrays at a shallow sandbar. Sting Ray City, experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: snorkeling with stingrays at Stingray City Sandbar.
  • Roatan, Honduras – Roatan welcomes divers and snorkelers eager to explore the thriving coral reef. Boaters, beachgoers, and water-sports fans enjoy the sparkling seas, too. The island also has a multicultural population, some descended from pirates. Visit the Caribbean’s largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Lying just offshore, it’s a favorite spot for divers and snorkelers to see colorful corals and an amazing array of marine life.
  • Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico – With sparkling sands and turquoise seas, Costa Maya is a relaxing destination where you can swim and sun, explore the coral reef offshore or Maya ruins in the jungle.
  • Cozumel, Mexico – Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. The site was occupied as far back as 600 A.D. However, it was most densely populated around 1200 A.D. You will be struck by the pyramid-shaped El Castillo, which dominates the city from atop a forty-foot cliff. The nearby Temple of the Descending God provides equally excellent insight into the architecture of the Mayan people, who gained considerable achievements in the arts and sciences, only to decline and vanish for no apparent reason. Explore the underwater world of Chankanaab on a deep-sea adventure aboard the Atlantis Submarine. Discover what makes a dolphin so magical as you play and interact with these amazing creatures in Chankanaab National Marine Park. Sit back, relax, and bury your toes in the white sand of Playa Mia Beach in Cozumel. This destination offers all the food, drinks and activities you can imagine, including relaxing massages on the beach. Take a Jeep®-safari adventure through the tropical landscape of Cozumel’s east side. Ride through sand dunes and trails for an unforgettable experience. Learn to prepare a Mexican feast and enjoy your culinary skills with Mexican wines and a festive atmosphere.
  • Private Events and Excursions
    Besides our welcome cocktail parties there will be private disco parties, shows, pool parties and much more. We will also organize private shore excursions just for the group.

    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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