(WM) One Magical Weekend (OMW) joins Tidal Wave Party in moving its 2020 events during Orlando’s first weekend of June celebration to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Billy Looper and Tom Christ, owners of OMW, announced in a statement released April 2 that they, along with their partners at Disney, House of Blues at Disney Springs and the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, are making the decision to postpone OMW until 2021 for the safety of attendees as well as their team of DJs, dancers, entertainers, staff, volunteers and sponsors.
“Like every one of you, we find ourselves in uncharted territory dealing with COVID-19. The entire world has been turned upside down in what seems like just a matter of days,” the statement reads. “Due to the continuing escalation with no crest in sight, we regretfully inform you that One Magical Weekend — Homecoming will not be held during the first weekend of June in 2020.”
One Magical Weekend goes on to state that the group’s events will be postponed until June 3-7, 2021.
The announcement comes days after Tidal Wave Party officially became the first group to cancel its 2020 events for Orlando’s first weekend of June LGBT celebration. Tidal Wave has hosted the bear community’s annual celebration during the Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom weekend for the last 14 years and planned to hold this year’s event at the B Resort & Spa June 4-8. Tidal Wave 14 announced it will return the same weekend as OMW in 2021.
For those who already purchased event tickets and booked hotel rooms, OMW states that those tickets and rooms will roll over to the 2021 dates automatically. For those who have event tickets and cannot attend in 2021, while the tickets are non-refundable they are transferable to another guest, the statement reads.
For more information, visit OneMagicalWeekend.com.