PHOTOS: Gay Days Anaheim 2013

By Daniel Reynolds

Originally published on Advocate.com October 07 2013 3:56 PM ET

This year's Gay Days Anaheim, held this past weekend, was one of the most memorable yet. The annual event, which attracts over 30,000 red-shirted tourists to Disneyland and California Adventure Park, featured several momentous occasions, including a marriage proposal from Glee star Dot-Marie Jones to her girlfriend Friday (she said yes!). The next day, another couple also became engaged in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle, where around 1,000 onlookers applauded and posed for a group picture.

Several parties also marked the weekend: Wonderland, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired party at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney, as well as Kingdom, which featured performances from Glee's Alex Newell and Broadway star Susan Egan at the House of Blues. The fun-filled weekend capped off with a Sunday pool party, Plunge, at the Anabella Hotel, as well another trip down the rabbit hole at the Mad T Party tea dance in the California Adventure Park.

Take a look at photos from all the Gay Days Anaheim festivities.

Around 1,000 visitors line up to pose for a group photograph Saturday in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Throughout the weekend, LGBT patrons and allies wore red to signal their participation in Gay Days Anaheim.

LGBT patrons and allies wear red to signal their participation in Gay Days Anaheim in Disneyland and California Adventure Park.

Around 1,000 visitors pose for a group photograph in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Saturday.

A little girl steals the scene at California Adventure Park Saturday.

A group of bears pose at the Grand Californian Hotel Saturday.

A few rainbow cookies from California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Dot-Marie Jones greets guests as host of Kingdom, the Gay Days Anaheim centerpiece event on Saturday, which featured performances by Glee's Alex Newell and Broadway star Susan Egan at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney.


A drag queen dressed as Alice poses with a fan at the Kingdom party.

DJ Kimberly S. and dancers perform at Kingdom.

A dancer receives a tip at Kingdom.

Alice and the Mad Hatter rock the crowd at the Mad T Party at California Adventure Park.

Gay Days Anaheim attendees cool off at the Plunge pool party Sunday at the Anabella Hotel.

Mickey Mouse ears and bathing suits at the Plunge pool party.