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Tidal Wave Party June 2-6, 2022 The Inclusive Party Weekend for Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Chasers, and Admirers - Orlando! June 2- June 6, 2022

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Tidal Wave 14 - Jocks, Jerseys & Bears WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY! We are so excited to see everyone starting Thursday 6/2/2022...
06/01/2022

Tidal Wave 14 - Jocks, Jerseys & Bears

WE ARE ONE DAY AWAY!
We are so excited to see everyone starting Thursday 6/2/2022! In order to make this year as smooth as possible, we do have some updates for everyone listed below!
Please make sure to read this email carefully!
Sales for Weekend Party Passes will end as of 5pm EST on Wednesday 6/1/2022. If you would like to purchase a ticket directly to Riptide @ Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, you may do so via our partners at One Magical Weekend thru the following link:
Tickets for One Magical Weekend 2022 in Lake Buena Vista from ShowClix

Day passes will be available throughout the weekend for Tidal Wave and may be purchased at registration*.

*Day passes do not provide access to Riptide, Bingo, or the Cabaret Show*

Please note that the window for refunds is now closed. Refund requests made after 5/3/2022 (30 days prior to the start of the event) will not be honored. We are happy to have your ticket rolled over to 2023.
Room reservation cancellations will no longer be honored. You are responsible for your reservation payments.

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Riptide @ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark
Friday 6/3/2022.
8 pm – 2 am
Come party at the Bear Lagoon to the beats of DJ Barry Huffine!

In order to board the bus for Typhoon Lagoon you must have your Tidal Wave Weekend Party wristband on and visible and your e-ticket** ready! Buses will arrive starting at 7 pm and run throughout the night.

**Guests will receive an email containing a QR code Thisis your access into Riptide. Guests can either print it out and show at the entrance or have ready to show on their phone for scanning. Disney requires ALL guests to be scanned upon entering.

Per Disney Policy: Guests will have to have a physical driver's license/ ID to enter. No photos of IDs on phones will be accepted.
NO EXCEPTIONS!

There will be a host at the Typhoon Lagoon main gate to guide you to the bear lagoon. Please that the full waterpark experience is available to you. The Bear Lagoon is the home base for Tidal Wave guests.

Due to security requirements, wristbands are required for ALL attendees and their guests while on property. Day Passes and/ or Weekend Passes will be available at registration.
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Covid-19

1. To ensure the safety of everyone attending Tidal Wave 14, all participants including their guests must show proof of either of the following:

A) Proof of full vaccination (Vaccination completed a Minimum 14 days prior to
the event) - Boosters are encouraged!!
OR
B) Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result administered within 72 hours of the event. Rapid/ Antigen tests from reputable lab must include the following: your name, lab name, date of test, and results. No exceptions. For those guests who did not comply with the above, Dugan Family medical has a limited amount of tests that can be provided/ administered prior to the event. See the information below.

Failure to provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test will result in non-admittance to Tidal Wave 14 and forfeiture of paid event passes and paid hotel reservations. For those who opt for a rapid/antigen test and test positive, your Tidal Wave pass can be rolled over to 2023 at no charge, however, you will need to quarantine per CDC guidelines.

(For those of you traveling from outside of the United States that are not vaccinated, the same rules apply as listed above. No Exceptions.

Proof is required of all COVID-19 vaccinations and/or negative test results in either hard copy or digital format with your name and administration dates legible. NO EXEMPTIONS!

2. Are masks required during the event?
At this time, masks are not required in Florida or Orlando / Orange County. However, the CDC and other Health Departments currently recommend that masks be worn by anyone attending a large gathering with limited social distancing. Tidal Wave will continue to monitor guidance and recommendations from the CDC and local legislation.
Please bring a mask(s) in case they are required.

3. Where can I get information on how the USA and Florida are addressing the COVID-19 and variant outbreaks. Please refer to the following links for more information directly from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health COVID Information
Florida Department of Health COVID Information for Travelers
https://www.orlando.gov/COVID-19
CDC Requirements for International Arrivals
CDC COVID Information for the United States
CDC COVID Data Tracker

4. Do international travelers need to quarantine on arrival in Florida?
There are currently no quarantine restrictions or requirements in Florida. You will need to be fully vaccinated and/or tested, with proof of negative test results prior to arrival per CDC guidelines. Please refer to your airline and/or the CDC guidelines above for more specific information regarding your travel and requirements.

5. Will onsite COVID testing be provided?
Dugan Family Medicine will be available to complete and validate rapid COVID testing on-site during Tidal Wave 2022 for unvaccinated attendees.

There are 2 options:
1. For a $5 donation - Bring an unopened home test kit with you and complete the test table side. A letter validating your result will be provided immediately.
2. For $15 - A test kit will be provided to you and completed tableside. A letter validating your result will be provided immediately. $5 will be donated to a charity, and the remaining money will be used to offset the cost of testing/supplies.

All donations collected will be delivered to the No Kid Hungry charity.

Appointments will be available at the following times. If you have a need outside of these times, please contact Dr. Chuck to make arrangements.
May 31: 5p-8p
June 1: 12:30p-3p and 5:30p-9p
June 2: 7a-11a
June 3: 7a-11a
June 4: 7a-11a

Please call/text 407-784-3290, or email [email protected] with questions or to schedule a time.
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Cabaret

The Saturday night cabaret showcase for those guests who signed up during registration will begin lineup at 7:30 pm. Admission to Grand Ballrooms I&II will begin at 8 pm. Seating is first come-first served. Our headliner, Delighted Tobehere, can't wait to entertain you with her one-woman show, “Simply Delighted!”.
B Resort & Spa
Saturday 6/4/2022
8:30-10:30
*Cabaret show is sold out*
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Jocks, Jerseys, and Bears Dance!
Grab your favorite sports gear and become an athletic supporter! Dance the night away under the Florida stars on Saturday 6/4 from 10P-2A on the Terrace!
*weather permitting*
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Bearaoke

For those of you that want to sing your way through the event, we will offer Bearaoke on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights brought to you by Zayne Williams with Castle Entertainment.
Bearaoke will be hosted in the Majestic Ballroom every night from 8p-11p.
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B-I-N-G-O
Dirty Bingo will be a one-day event offering 7 games with cash and prizes with your host, Derek Combs.
Bingo will be hosted in the Majestic Ballroom on Saturday 6/4 from 2p-4p.
*Bingo is currently sold out*
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The Joshua Spa will be offering Chair and Table massages in the Expressions Ballroom and will be available for in-room massages as well.

The Joshua Spa delivers Five Star massage and spa services to the comfort of your home, work, or event. With over 15 years of experience in the Spa Industry, Joshua ensures a transformative and therapeutic experience.

Book your session by emailing [email protected] | or text at 407-900-5508
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Tidal Wave 101
Thursday 6/2/2022
3 PM
Expressions I
For our first-time attendees, we are offering Tidal Wave 101! Learn the Dos and Don'ts of Tidal Wave and all that it has to offer!
Hosted by Jon Lal
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HIV Testing
We are offering rapid HIV testing on-site brought to you by Orange Blossom Family Health!
Friday & Saturday
10am-2pm
Boardroom behind Reservation Check In
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PRIDE CUP!

As part of the KindRED Pride Foundation, the Pride Cup is a multi-sport LGBTQ+ competition to be held each year beginning in 2022 during the first weekend in June in Orlando. We will host all levels of competition. The spirit of the competition will be – “Be Kind Champion” to coincide with the RED Shirt Pride Days at Walt Disney World ®Resorts. The Pride Cup will also produce a Diversity in Sports Summit that will include LGBTQ+ professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes. More information at www.thepridecup.org.
Dates: June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022
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Vendors
Please visit our amazing vendor hall in the Grand Ballroom from 11am - 7pm Thurs-Sat! Sunday from 10am - 2pm!

*Special thanks to Big Boy Swimwear for providing Tidal Wave speedos and thank you to Tulio for providing Tidal Wave swimwear*
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Sponsors
A huge THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors!! Be sure to check them out!!!

ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND - One Magical Weekend June 2-6, 2022 • Orlando, FL - Celebrate 4 days of gay and kick off Gay Pride Month at Walt Disney World® Resorts!

Crew Health | Affordable LGBT Health Care in Orlando, Florida.

Cruising at Large | Chub + Chaser Group Cruises

The Joshua Spa

https://www.pigload.com

http://www.TheGetawayGuys.com

BearsLooking.com (Https://linktr.ee/bearslooking )
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We are looking forward to a successful and exciting weekend with you all and we can't wait to see you soon!

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]

Big Bear Hugs,
Danny Gallegos & David Walters

Please remember to follow us on:
Instagram: TidalWaveParty
Facebook: Tidal Wave Party
Twitter: @Tidalwaveparty

Tidal Wave 14 - Jocks, Jerseys & Bears We are less than two weeks away until the return of the inclusive party for Bears...
05/22/2022

Tidal Wave 14 - Jocks, Jerseys & Bears

We are less than two weeks away until the return of the inclusive party for Bears, Cubs. Chubs, Chasers & their admirers. We cannot wait to reconnect and see everyone’s smiling faces in just a few short weeks!

Due to security requirements, wristbands are required for ALL attendees and their guests while on property. Day Passes and/ or Weekend Passes will be available at registration.

Hotel Information
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR STAY WITH THE B RESORT & SPA (INCLUDING RESERVATION STATUS/ UPDATES, CREDIT CARD UPDATES, RESERVATION TRANSFERS, ETC) WE NOW HAVE A DEDICATED LINE INTO THE HOTEL! THIS NUMBER WILL BYPASS THE HOTEL OPERATOR AND FRONT DESK. ALL CALLERS MUST LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. THIS LINE WILL NOT BE ATTENDED TO OR ANSWERED. MESSAGES ONLY WILL BE RESPONDED TO WITHIN 72 HOURS.

407-827-3960

For your enjoyment, there will be grilled items and satellite bars available in the terrace area.

*Reminder: All personal drink containers must be 32oz or less. No coolers or glass is allowed in the pool area.*
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Please note that the window for refunds is now closed. Refund requests made after 5/3/2022 (30 days prior to the start of the event) will not be honored.
Reservation cancellations will no longer be honored unless another guest is able to take your reservation. We will do our absolute best to aid in reservation transfers but completion cannot be guaranteed. Should your room not be transferred, you are responsible for the remainder of your reservation.
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Covid-19

1. To ensure the safety of everyone attending Tidal Wave 14, all participants including their guests must show proof of either of the following:

A) Proof of full vaccination (Vaccination completed a Minimum 14 days prior to
the event) - Boosters are encouraged!!
OR
B) Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result administered within 72 hours of the event. Rapid/ Antigen tests from reputable lab must include the following: your name, lab name, date of test, and results. No exceptions. For those guests who did not comply with the above, Dugan Family medical has a limited amount of tests that can be provided/ administered prior to the event. See the information below.

Failure to provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test will result in non-admittance to Tidal Wave 14 and forfeiture of paid event passes and paid hotel reservations. For those who opt for a rapid/antigen test and test positive, your Tidal Wave pass can be rolled over to 2023 at no charge, however, you will need to quarantine per CDC guidelines.

(For those of you traveling from outside of the United States that are not vaccinated, the same rules apply as listed above. No Exceptions.

Proof is required of all COVID-19 vaccinations and/or negative test results in either hard copy or digital format with your name and administration dates legible. NO EXEMPTIONS!

2. Are masks required during the event?
At this time, masks are not required in Florida or Orlando / Orange County. However, the CDC and other Health Departments currently recommend that masks be worn by anyone attending a large gathering with limited social distancing. Tidal Wave will continue to monitor guidance and recommendations from the CDC and local legislation.
Please bring a mask(s) in case they are required.

3. Where can I get information on how the USA and Florida are addressing the COVID-19 and variant outbreaks. Please refer to the following links for more information directly from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health COVID Information
Florida Department of Health COVID Information for Travelers
https://www.orlando.gov/COVID-19
CDC Requirements for International Arrivals
CDC COVID Information for the United States
CDC COVID Data Tracker

4. Do international travelers need to quarantine on arrival in Florida?
There are currently no quarantine restrictions or requirements in Florida. You will need to be fully vaccinated and/or tested, with proof of negative test results prior to arrival per CDC guidelines. Please refer to your airline and/or the CDC guidelines above for more specific information regarding your travel and requirements.

5. Will onsite COVID testing be provided?
Dugan Family Medicine will be available to complete and validate rapid COVID testing on-site during Tidal Wave 2022 for unvaccinated attendees.

There are 2 options:
1. For a $5 donation - Bring an unopened home test kit with you and complete the test table side. A letter validating your result will be provided immediately.
2. For $15 - A test kit will be provided to you and completed tableside. A letter validating your result will be provided immediately. $5 will be donated to a charity, and the remaining money will be used to offset the cost of testing/supplies.

All donations collected will be delivered to the No Kid Hungry charity.

Appointments will be available at the following times. If you have a need outside of these times, please contact Dr. Chuck to make arrangements.
May 31: 5p-8p
June 1: 12:30p-3p and 5:30p-9p
June 2: 7a-11a
June 3: 7a-11a
June 4: 7a-11a

Please call/text 407-784-3290, or email [email protected] with questions or to schedule a time.
_____________________________________________________________
Riptide @ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark
Friday 6/3/2022.
8 pm – 2 am
Come party at the Bear Lagoon to the beats of DJ Barry Huffine!
*In order to board the bus for Typhoon Lagoon you must have your Tidal Wave Weekend Party wristband on and visible! Buses will arrive starting at 7 pm and run throughout the night.*

There will be a host at the Typhoon Lagoon main gate to guide you to the bear lagoon. Please that the full waterpark experience is available to you. The Bear Lagoon is the home base for Tidal Wave guests.
________________________________________
Cabaret

The Saturday night cabaret showcase for those guests who signed up during registration will begin lineup at 7:30 pm. Admission to Grand Ballrooms I&II will begin at 8 pm. Seating is first come-first served. Our headliner, Delighted Tobehere, can't wait to entertain you with her one-woman show, “Simply Delighted!”.
B Resort & Spa
Saturday 6/4/2022
8:30-10:30
*Cabaret show is sold out*
_____________________________________________________
Jocks, Jerseys, and Bears Dance!
Grab your favorite sports gear and become an athletic supporter! Dance the night away under the Florida stars on Saturday 6/4 from 10P-2A on the Terrace!
*weather permitting*

________________________________________
Bearaoke

For those of you that want to sing your way through the event, we will offer Bearaoke on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights brought to you by Zayne Williams with Castle Entertainment.
Bearaoke will be hosted in the Majestic Ballroom every night from 8p-11p.

________________________________________
B-I-N-G-O
Dirty Bingo will be a one-day event offering 7 games with cash and prizes with your host, Derek Combs.
Bingo will be hosted in the Majestic Ballroom on Saturday 6/4 from 2p-4p.
*Bingo is currently sold out*
____________________________________________________________________
The Joshua Spa will be offering Chair and Table massages in the Expressions Ballroom and will be available for in-room massages as well.
The Joshua Spa delivers Five Star massage and spa services to the comfort of your home, work, or event. With over 15 years of experience in the Spa Industry, Joshua ensures a transformative and therapeutic experience.
Book your session by emailing [email protected] | or text at 407-900-5508
_____________________________________________________________________
Tidal Wave 101
Thursday 6/2/2022
3 PM
Expressions I
For our first-time attendees, we are offering Tidal Wave 101! Learn the Dos and Don'ts of Tidal Wave and all that it has to offer!
Hosted by Jon Lal
________________________________________
HIV Testing
We are offering rapid HIV testing on-site brought to you by Orange Blossom Family Health!
Expressions I
Friday & Saturday
10am-2pm
___________________________________________
Tidal Wave Gear!

This year we are excited to have a variety of all-new Tidal Wave gear including swimsuits, caftans, and more! Gear will be available for purchase on-site.
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Pride Cup!

As part of the KindRED Pride Foundation, the Pride Cup is a multi-sport LGBTQ+ competition to be held each year beginning in 2022 during the first weekend in June in Orlando. We will host all levels of competition. The spirit of the competition will be – “Be Kind Champion” to coincide with the RED Shirt Pride Days at Walt Disney World ®Resorts. The Pride Cup will also produce a Diversity in Sports Summit that will include LGBTQ+ professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes. More information at www.thepridecup.org.
Dates: June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022
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Vendors
Please visit our amazing vendor hall in the Grand Ballrooms from 11am - 7pm Thurs-Sat! Sunday from 10am - 2pm!
____________________________________________________
We are looking forward to a successful and exciting weekend with you all and we can't wait to see you soon!
We are looking forward to a successful and exciting weekend with you all and we can;t wait to see you soon!

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]

Big Bear Hugs,
Danny Gallegos & David Walters

Please remember to follow us on:
Instagram: TidalWaveParty
Facebook: Tidal Wave Party
Twitter: @Tidalwaveparty

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Opening Hours

Thursday 12pm - 2am
Friday 10am - 2am
Saturday 10am - 2am
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(704) 756-5731

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One Magical Weekend has joined Tidal Wave Party in moving its 2020 events during Orlando’s first weekend of June celebration to 2021.
Tidal Wave Party 14 will now take place June June 3-7, 2021. Be careful of scammers claiming they purchased Tidal Wave and will continue the 2020 events.
Y’all I had a total blast hosting the first ever Tidal Wave Party Bearaoke Contest last week! Check out some of the great singers we had on stage and of course my lovely co-host Ginger Minj! Keep an eye on tidalwaveparty.com for registration info for next year!
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Thank you Tidal Wave Party!!!!!!!
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