Dates Set for 'Girls in Wonderland' LGBTQ+ Festival in June '23

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Dates Set for 'Girls in Wonderland' LGBTQ+ Festival in June '23
  (Source:Pandora Events)

The following is a press release from Pandora Events:

Pandora Events is debuting their 22nd Annual Girls in Wonderland (GIW), an LGBTQ+ festival, at a new location — the Wyndham Orlando Resort —on June 1 to 4, 2023 during Disney World's Gay Days.


The new venue for the yearly celebration features renovated and spacious rooms; two connected pools; a brand new poolside restaurant, and a very LGBTQ+-friendly staff. Pandora Events expects thousands of festival goers from around the world to enjoy poolside bashes, themed dance parties, comedy, films, and more. No matter what event you attend, the energy is always “come as you are."


“Think of GIW as a home away from home,” said Yesenia (Yesi) Leon, co-founder of Pandora Events. “It's a place where you can be yourself, and, hopefully, find your tribe.”


Studs, femmes, stems, and everyone in between will be ready to get down and get wet at the infamous pool parties, hosted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. The spacious new venue offers more opportunities for participants to connect on the property.


“The vibe at the new hotel is going to be great for lesbians and queers to relax, and have fun — all in a safe space!” said resident DJ (Stephanie) Zehno, who has been performing at GIW for the last 12 years.


Weekend festivities include unique programming for queers of all backgrounds. For the first time, Pandora Events is hosting an All Decades Prom. This exclusive event can be a corrective experience for LGBTQ+ community members who didn't have the opportunity to experience a safe, inclusive prom in high school.


Other signature events include a Pirate Ball, Traffic Jam Party, and After Hours Sessions (until 5:00 am). To keep the party pumping, live music will be provided all weekend long by Pandora Events' resident DJs–DJ Pat PatDJ Citizen JaneDJ Aileen, and DJ Zehno. The weekend wouldn't be complete without local lesbian burlesque by Les Vixens, led by boss babe Ivy.


Tickets will be available for purchase in mid-November 2022.

Tentative Schedule of Events (RSVP Required):

(*): Denotes FREE


Thursday, June 1

  • Budweiser Dilly Dilly Welcome Happy Hour with Mad Transit*–Lobby Bar, Wyndham Orlando Resort (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • Traffic Jam Dance Event–Location TBA (9:00 pm to 2:00 am)

Friday, June 2

  • Wet Pool Party–Pool, Wyndham Orlando Resort (11:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Happy Hour with Live Music*–Lobby Bar, Wyndham Orlando Resort (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)
  • Comedy Show–Ballroom, Wyndham Orlando Resort (7:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
  • Pirate Ball–Pirates Dinner Adventure, 6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (9:00 pm to 2:00 am)
  • After Hours- Afterglow–Ballroom, Wyndham Orlando Resort (2:00 am to 5:00 am)


Saturday, June 3

  • Splash Pool Party–Pool, Wyndham Orlando Resort (11:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • The Prom–Ballroom, Wyndham Orlando Resort (10 pm to 5:00 am)


Sunday, June 4

  • Sunday Funday Pool Party–Pool, Wyndham Orlando Resort (11:00 am to 7:00 pm)
  • Last Chance Party with DJ Contest–Ballroom, Wyndham Orlando Resort (10:00 pm to 2:00 am)


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