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About TIDAL WAVE PARTY - June 4th - 7th, 2015

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.

Information about the

TIDAL WAVE PARTY HOTELS

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):

 

Best Western in the Walt Disney World Resort — SOLD OUT!

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.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

Deluxe 2 Queen Beds – $119
Deluxe 2 Queen Beds Disney View – $129

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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
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2015's

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

 

“THE BEST PRIME BEAR EVENT ON THE USA BEAR RUN CALENDAR”
Trevor-John Donovan

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INTRODUCING THE TIDAL WAVE PIG PARTY

Saturday June 6th @ 9pm at the Holiday Inn (Host Hotel)

Join us on Saturday night at the Holiday Inn to satisfy all your piggie needs! Because of the specific ingredients, this option has to be specially ordered and prepared which is why this is a pre-paid option only (NO ON SITE SALES).   

Please note that this is an all-inclusive meal, NOT ALL YOU CAN EAT! There will be a service line and you will receive one each of the menu items. The Tidal Wave Pig Party is $25 and will include:

*Garden Salad Bacon Cups with Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette
*Seared Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Roulades
*Bacon Wrapped Scallops
*Twice Baked Loaded Potato Half Shells
*Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus
*Candied Bacon Delights
*Chocolate Mousse Bacon Lardoon Desserts

To join in, purchase your tickets prior to Wednesday, May 27.

PURCHASE YOUR DINNER IN THE ONLINE STORE

THEME PARK TICKETS AND PARK GUIDES

 

DISCOUNTED DISNEY THEME PARK TICKETS

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
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR DISCOUNT DISNEY TICKETS ONLINE

THEME PARK GUIDE

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.

 

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2015's

EVENT SPONSORS

ALL SPONSORSHIPS THIS YEAR ARE $100.  AS A SPONSOR, YOU WILL RECEIVE:

 

  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

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY! 

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.

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VENDOR INFO AND LISTING

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 details@tidalwaveparty.com.

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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