All You Need to Know

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 six-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 Host Hotel – SOLD OUT

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


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




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Thursday June 4th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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

9am to 9pm, Open Market & Ticket Booth

2pm to 6pm, “Early Arrival’s Pool Party” DJ TBA

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

8pm to 2am, “Bon Voyage Pool Party” DJ TBA

Friday June 5th

Official Park Suggestion: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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

10am, Disney Dining at Disney’s Supercalifragilistic Breakfast (Pre-paid Optional Event)

9am to 5pm, Open Market & Ticket Booth

11am to 5pm, “Flashback Friday Pool Party” DJ TBA

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

6pm to 11pm, “Tidal Wave Party at Wet ‘n Wild” DJ TBA

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

11pm to 2am, “Capsized Pool Party” DJ TBA

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” DJ TBA

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

9am to 9pm, Open Market

3pm, Ice Cream Social

4pm, Shuttle Load-In for ‘Ohana

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” DJ TBA

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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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 purchase your Vendor Tables on 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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