For the past 11 years we have built a venue for our community that was focused around a water park. When Universal decided to close the park, we didn’t know if we would continue to put on Tidal Wave but decided to move forward. Tidal Wave 11 proved that even without Wet n’ Wild, we could provide a fun and entertaining venue for our group. The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the incredible Martha Wash along with the addition of two new DJ’s, kept the party going.
With the retirement of David Biehl, Tidal Wave 12 is a new beginning. We took your feedback and we will be adding more social events at our host hotel including bingo, singles mixer, couples mixer, Saturday night dance (Under Construction), a Sunday Tea Dance and the addition of a Sunday night buy out. We will also be adding a Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch, a travel agent, corporate airline & liquor sponsor, more vendors and an entertainment line-up to make Tidal Wave 12 a memorable one. We are also keeping the Disney Dining options available. We will also provide alternative events for weather related issues should the pool area need to close. Please look at the Schedule of Events on the Tidal Wave Webpage.
We have looked into several water parks throughout the Orlando area and unfortunately, at this time, that is not a viable option. We are continuing to review all alternatives and will keep everyone updated as to any changes on that front.
Your feedback is important to us and it is our goal to compile this feedback and to make changes and improvements from this. We want an open door relationship and though we can’t guarantee that the changes will be instantaneous, please know that this event is about you and we want to make it as accommodating as possible.
Tidal Wave 12 will begin Thursday, May 31 and go through Monday, June 4 at the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area. The entire 325-room property has been secured again this year and, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars alum Ginger Minj* will return as Mistress of Ceremonies for the weekend! In addition to the fabulous pool parties with our world-class DJs.
A Hard Hat Cabaret Show has been added to the schedule for Friday night. It will feature Ginger Minj*, Legendary Drag Performer from New York, Delighted Tobehere*, NBC The Voice’s own bear artist, Nakia, and a special guest performer*. There will be a Singles and Couples Mixer, Bingo (Cash & Prizes), Under Construction-a Saturday night dance, a silent auction benefiting The Make-A-Wish and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an optional Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch, and the Sunday T-Dance to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.
*Show times and performer line up schedule subject to change. Events will take place weather permitting.
Our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs Area, fills up fast! To book your rooms, you must first purchase one of the Tidal Wave 2018 ticket packages. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive the online booking link. Please note, you must reserve a minimum of three nights for your stay at the Holiday Inn and must include Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The Holiday Inn has graciously extended room rates for Tidal Wave Guests, Wednesday, May 30th and Sunday, June 3rd. Hotel rates (not including taxes and fees) are as follows:
Standard View – $170
Disney View – $183
Pool View – $196
Premium Pool View – $209
All reservations must be made with a major credit card. Three one-night deposits will be collected, the first night will be charged on or about March 1, 2018; the second night will be charged around April 1, 2018, and the third around May 1, 2018. There is a limit of only ONE room reservation per name. We cannot “hold” rooms.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations MUST be made prior to May 1, 2018 to receive a full refund.
Cancellations made after May 1-15, 2018 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
All admission tickets and optional events will be done through EventBrite
Includes access to all pool parties, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday & the singles and/or couples mixer
Includes access to all pool parties, VIP Seating for Friday night’s The Hardhat Cabaret Show, “Under Construction” Party feat. DJ Hazmat and the Sunday T-Dance with DJ John Cross
Includes access to all pool parties, VIP Seating for Friday nights, The Hardhat Cabaret Show, Meet & Greet with Ginger, Delighted, Nakia & Special Guest, Friday and Saturday Bingo, “Under Construction” Party feat. DJ Hazmat and the Sunday T-Dance with DJ John Cross
*Hardhat Cabaret-$60 (Optional for Bronze ticket holders)
*Friday & Saturday Bingo-$25
(Optional for Silver and Bronze ticket holders)
*Under Construction Dance-$15 (Optional for Bronze ticket holders)
We look forward to seeing you all at Tidal Wave 12: The premier venue for Bears, Cubs, Chubs & Their Admirers!!