Welcome To Tidal Wave Party 13 – Slippery When Wet!2019-05-27T21:52:31-04:00


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We welcome you to a special year of many firsts and the return of a water park venue! With last year’s record setting event, we are pleased to invite you to a fun-packed weekend starting on Thursday, May 30th winding down on Monday, June 3rd . In celebration of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary we come together with One Magical Weekend and Girls in Wonderland to make a splash at Riptide on Friday night, May 31st. The private party will run from 8pm-2am at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

The Holiday Inn, Disney Springs will again be our host hotel with all new room renovations and more amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Improved sound and lighting along with our incredibly talented DJ’s will ensure each legendary pool party to bring a smile to your face.

We will be offering a Friday and Saturday movie at the pool (weather permitting) and a Wet Underwear party Saturday afternoon.

Bearaoke Contest with your special host, Nakia! We will have a preliminary round on Thursday with finals on Saturday. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The contest is limited to the first 10 contestants so sign up fast!

This year we will offer a Game Room with board games, cards, twister,ping pong & cornhole.

A larger vendor area bringing the hottest merchandise!!

Daily Tidal Wave Trivia powered by Kahoot

Bingo-Friday and Saturday with Cash and Prizes** ** Optional Event

Can’t wait to see you all in 2019!
Big bear hugs, Danny

Tidal Wave Code of Conduct

All Tidal Wave Attendees, Volunteers and Staff:

1. Must be at least 21 years of age and over with proper government issued ID.

2. We pride ourselves on being an open and inclusive space where all sizes, nationalities, races, ages, health statuses and self-identities are welcome. This is a safe place for all. Abusive, verbal or physical confrontations will not be tolerated.

3. Conduct yourself in an appropriate manner in all public areas. No public nudity allowed. Must have complete coverage of genitals and buttcrack (Note that jockstraps/ any ass-less clothing does not count as coverage). Under no circumstances will unwanted or unruly sexual advances towards attendees or hotel/event employees be tolerated. No solicitation for sex for payment, money, barter or favors (also known as prostitution, escorting, etc…)

4. Will not possess, sell, use, barter/trade any controlled, illegal or illicit substances while at any Tidal Wave event, activity, hotel or other venues.

5. No public urinating or defecating (We have restrooms for a reason).

6. Know your limits! Please keep in mind your alcohol intake and behavior from it. You are entirely responsible and liable for all activities conducted by you. Neither the hotel nor Tidal Wave LLC are responsible for injury or circumstances relating to alcohol consumption and abuse.

7. It is your full responsibility for any damages you may cause to the hotel property or commercial establishments used during this event. This includes any non-Tidal Wave ticketed person(s) that you allow into the hotel property as your guest(s).

Orange Country Sherriff’s officers are On-Duty during all Tidal Wave events primarily for your safety and the safety of all guests and have jurisdiction to remove ANY guests/ attendees that are non-compliant with the above-mentioned Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with any one of these guidelines is grounds for being escorted away from and/or being asked to leave the event without a refund or return of hotel room fees. Continued failure to comply may additionally result in being banned from future Tidal Wave events.

It is our goal to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience at all Tidal Wave and Tidal Wave co-sponsored events. Any concerns or clarifications need to be addressed in written format to Danny Gallegos and/or David Walters via email at info@tidalwaveparty.com.


All admission tickets and optional events will be done through EventBrite


  • Admission to Riptide @ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (including bus seating from host hotel or parking pass) Friday 5/31/2019


  • Admission to all pool parties, Wet Underwear contest, game room access, Movies at the pool (weather permitting), Daily Tidal Wave Trivia powered by Kahoot, Bearaoke contest with your host Nakia, Riptide @ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon (including bus seating from host hotel or parking pass).


  • Admission to all pool parties, Wet Underwear contest, game room access, Movies at the pool (weather permitting), Daily Tidal Wave Trivia powered by Kahoot, Bearaoke contest with your host Nakia.


**Riptide will go on rain or shine and it is not refundable after 5/1/2019 **


Subject to change. Events will take place weather permitting.


Suggested Park: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Registration: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Vendor Market: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Pool Parties: (wrist band required)
2pm-6pm- Embarkation Party, DJ Cubby
6pm-10pm- Anchors Away Party, DJ Joe Stone
10pm-2am- Out To Sea, DJ John Cross
Bearaoke Preliminaries-Hosted by Nakia : 8pm – 11pm
Ru Paul’s Drag Race Finale : 11pm
Game Room : 12pm-12am


Suggested Park: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Registration: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Vendor Market: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Bingo: 2pm-5pm (optional)
Pool Parties: (wrist band required)
11am-3pm- Port of Call (Flashback Party), DJ Jamnbear
3pm-7pm- All Aboard Party, DJ Cap N’ Kirk
7pm-9pm Dinner Break
9pm-2am – The Perfect Storm Party, TBD
Riptide Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon : 8pm-2am
(Busses run from hotel to park)
DJ Brayden Marc / DJ Barry Huffine
Poolside Movie : (weather permitting) 7pm-9pm
Game Room : 12pm-12am


Suggested Park: Disney’s Magic Kingdom
12pm-1pm, Bears Invade Country Bear Jamboree (Magic Kingdom)
Registration: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Vendor Market: 11am-6pm & 8pm-11pm
Pool Parties: (wrist bands required)
11am-3pm- Under Way Party – DJ Bill James
3pm-7pm – Capsized Party, DJ Marvyy Marvv
7pm-9pm Dinner Break
9pm-2am – Shipwrecked Party, DJ Hazmatt
Wet Underwear Contest : 3pm
Movie Poolside :
(weather permitting) 7pm – 9pm
Bearaoke Finals hosted by Nakia : 8pm – 11pm
Game Room : 12pm – 12am


Suggested Park: Disney’s Epcot
Registration: 11am-2pm
Vendor Market: 11am-2pm
Pool Parties: (wrist bands required)
11am – 3pm – The Morning After Party – DJ Danny G
3pm – 7pm – Land Ho! – DJ Carlos C
7pm – 12am – Disembark (Closing Party) – DJ Gary Hudgins
Game Room : 12pm – 12am

The Holiday Inn & Double Tree Hotel is SOLD OUT!! To add yourself to the wait list for the Holiday Inn, email stay@hiorlando.com.

DoubleTree Suites Orlando Disney Springs


Group Booking Link: DoubleTree Suites – Disney Springs Area
Group Code: TID
Group Name: Tidal Wave 13
Reservation Call-in #: 1-800-222-8733
The DoubleTree Suites is a 3 Minute walk (0.2 Miles) to the Holiday Inn Express

Group block concessions:

  • 10% discount at on property restaurants and food outlets
  • 50% discount on self-parking (normally: $22)
  • Complimentary premium wifi in guestrooms
  • All guestrooms are suites
Holiday Inn Paralax
The Holiday Inn & Double Tree Hotel is SOLD OUT!! To add yourself to the wait list for the Holiday Inn, email stay@hiorlando.com.



Holiday Inn Disney Springs – (407) 828-8888
1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney View

  • Disney parks/fireworks with balcony
  • 3 night min

Premium Pool View

  • Balcony with railing
  • 4 night min

Pool View

  • Balcony with wall
  • 4 night min

Balcony Standard View

  • Parking Lot or Highway with Balcony
  • 3 night min

Non-Balcony Standard View

  • Parking Lot or Highway, No Balcony
  • 3 night min


  • All reservations must be made with a major credit card. two one-night deposits will be collected. The first night will be charged on or about March 1, 2019. The second night will be charged around April 1, 2019.  There is a limit of only ONE room reservation per name. We cannot “hold” rooms.
  • The pool and patio will open at 11am on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wristbands provided at the time of registration must be worn at all times. Each guest must purchase a ticket package to receive a wristband.
  • Check-in begins at 4:00pm and checkout time is 11:00am. Upon request, the Holiday Inn will arrange for baggage storage for attendees’ luggage until actual departure from the Hotel. No late check outs will be permitted, even with IHG Rewards Membership.


Cancellations MUST be made prior to May 1, 2019 to receive a full refund.
Cancellations made after May 1-15, 2019 are subject to a two day hotel charge.
Cancellations made after May 15, are non-refundable and will incur a full three day hotel charge.


Each sponsorship includes banners placed poolside at the event, your logo and link on our website, the Eventbrite ticketing page, all email correspondence as well as mentions on our Facebook page. Each pool party sponsorship also provides a keg of beer for attendees to be distributed by Holiday Inn staff.


Once your sponsorship has been purchased you will be contacted via email regarding graphic file information and where to ship your banners.



What is the refund policy?2018-08-25T03:08:03-04:00

Refunds will be issued to the CC used. Refunds are available 30 days prior to the event. If you currently hold a Hotel reservation and cancel your Tier ticket, this will cancel your room reservation as well. Your refund request will be processed within a week. If you cancel after the 30 days no refund will be issued.

Is there an age limit to attend Tidal Wave Party and it’s events?2018-08-25T02:15:08-04:00

All Tidal Wave events are age 21+. Please be sure to have your ID at all times.


Will you offer a refund to Riptide if it rains?2018-08-25T02:13:54-04:00

The party will go on Rain or Shine, no refunds will be offered after May 1, 2019

Does the price of the ticket for Riptide include all day admission?2018-08-25T02:14:00-04:00

No, since it is a private party, Disney does not honor it all day.

Will you offer bus service to and from the Host Hotel to Riptide?2018-08-25T02:14:06-04:00

Yes (schedule TBD)

Does the price of the ticket to Riptide include parking at Typhoon Lagoon?2018-08-25T02:14:12-04:00

Yes but it fills up fast

May we use our annual pass for entrance into Riptide?2018-08-25T02:14:19-04:00

No, since Riptide is a private event, your annual pass is not available to use.


Why are the Holiday Inn rates higher during Tidal Wave Weekend?2018-08-25T02:15:15-04:00

We asked the Holiday Inn this very same question, below is the Answer from Christine (Director of Sales for Holiday Inn – Disney Springs)

Hi Danny,

You are correct that the rates the weekend prior to Tidal Wave are lower, there are several factors that play into this:

Demand – The Tidal Wave event falls over a weekend with high demand in the area which increases the rates, this is why throughout the year you will see different pricing from day to day and week to week

Flow Through – Pre and Post days of Tidal Wave are difficult days for the hotel to sell rooms since the hotel is not able to offer stays that overlap with the Tidal Wave event

Area Hotels – In looking at the other hotels in the area with similar events we are offering competitive rates. In addition we do not inforce policies such as mandatory valet and no outside food or drink in the pool area during the events.

Packages – We do not offer packages during special events such as Tidal Wave, our parking team requires extra staffing and longer hours which prevents us from discounting parking, however we do waive the Resort Fee of $12 for all guests staying under the Tidal Wave block

Staffing/Additional Cost – An event such as Tidal Wave does require additional staffing for all departments, more than any other event throughout the year. Things that we offer such as the poolside bar and grill concessions are at no additional cost to Tidal Wave and the hotel breaks even on these.

What names need to be on my hotel room?2018-08-25T02:14:47-04:00

Anyone staying in your room, MUST be added to your hotel room

What are my transportation or parking options at the event?2018-08-25T02:14:40-04:00

An overnight parking charge of $12 for self-parking or $18 for valet will apply to all guests with vehicles. There is a daily parking fee of $5 for any vehicles parked for more than one hour. Hotel transportation can be arranged through Mears transportation, Lyft or Uber.

Why is there a resort or service fee on my confirmation from the hotel?2018-08-25T02:14:27-04:00

We have negotiated to have this fee waived, but it will show up on your confirmation. *Note that the resort fee is only waived for the host hotel at the Holiday Inn. Overflow hotels will still charge a resort fee.

Can I call the #800 or the Holiday Inn, Disney Springs directly to reserve rooms?2018-08-25T02:18:28-04:00

No, this must be done through Eventbrite ONLY

When will my card be charged?2018-08-25T02:19:33-04:00

One night stay will be charged in April, second night stay in May and remainder upon checkout.

Shit! I need to cancel my reservation…what do I do?2019-05-07T06:22:16-04:00

We understand things come up and people need to cancel. Cancellations for Tidal Wave Party tickets made prior to May 1, 2019 will be honored and a full refund issued. Any cancellations after May 1, will be charged a one night stay, unless we can sell your room reservation. To cancel your hotel reservation please send an email to stay@hiorlando.com with a cancel request prior to April 1,2019

Do I receive points for my stay?2018-08-25T02:22:19-04:00

Yes, make sure you sign up at IHG.com

May I charge food and beverages to my room?2018-08-25T02:23:16-04:00


Is there a wait list for hotel rooms once it’s sold out?2018-08-25T02:47:39-04:00

You may be placed on a waitlist for the host hotel by sending an email to stay@hiorlando.com