The Official Big Boy Pride Frequently Asked Questions

Why did the cost of the Participant Package increase?


We have received a couple of questions about the cost increase for registration for Big Boy Pride. We wanted to take a moment to readdress this.


We believe in the value of what is offered when you participate in Big Boy Pride. After the Parliament House unexpectedly closed for good, we were able to secure a space where BBP can grow for years to come. Our new home is Hilton Doubletree SeaWorld Resort located off I Drive Orlando, FL. This amazing property is nestled on 28 acres of land and offers so much enjoyment and relaxation for Big Boy Pride attendees.Moving to a hotel of this caliber, there will be many costs added that we did not include in the budget for the event we planned at the Parliament House. While we were able to negotiate really low rates for the rooms, we will have added costs for sound, lighting, storage, meeting space, and security at a union affiliated hotel. To keep any added costs to you at a minimum, we will have to make some changes to events as well.

In the past, we have relied very heavily on a few committed volunteers to keep BBP running. As the event has grown, volunteers have not, unfortunately. To some extent, that is very understandable because people want to come and have fun and we want you to. However, the few staff that are onboard have worked so hard that they are exhausted. In addition, they register for the event, cover many of their own expenses and take vacation time from their jobs. There isn't ANYONE that receives a salary or an income from this event besides the paid talent. ALL registration proceeds go back into the marketing, production, execution and other costs associated with the event. It’s not possible to continue to successfully execute an event that has grown to this magnitude with just a handful of people. To this end, we will have to support our staff better by hiring outside assistance to help with some of the needs of the event in addition to all the other costs with the event.


Furthermore, we are blessed to have so many people that return every year and we strive to take each year to a higher level, incorporating something new and different from previous years.




Who can particiapte in Big Boy Pride 2021?


The Official Big Boy Pride is designated for all adult same-gender loving, larger men of color and those who love and support them. This environment is about brotherhood, unity, self-love, uplifting one another and good natured fun. We hope that all attendees will come with their mind set on those areas. You must be at least 21 to participate. And yes, women are allowed to attend. Just please remember that this is a GLBT event.




What is the host hotel?


Our new home is Hilton Doubletree SeaWorld Resort located off I Drive Orlando, FL. This amazing property is nestled on 28 acres of land and offers so much enjoyment and relaxation for Big Boy Pride attendees. If you have not had a chance to view the property, please click here: https://fb.watch/38zx5macD6/




What is required to secure my room reservation?


When you register, you must purchase your Participant Package plus your first-night deposit, taxes, and fees. You will be required to present a valid credit or debit card at the time of check-in to cover your remaining nights, taxes, fees and incidentals. On the website, we accept credit/debit cards and e-checks through a secure and protected payment service for your Participant Package and hotel deposit.

We have blocked all rooms at the Hilton Doubletree SeaWorld. Our contract with the HIlton Doubletree, states that we are financially responsible for all rooms not accounted for and so we are requiring that all participants book a minimum of three (3) nights.




Are the Participant/Day Passes fee or room deposit refundable?


The participant package and first-night deposit are refundable minus an administrative fee of $35 until December 30, 2020. Neither is transferable. The Participant Package fee and room deposits are not refundable after December 30, 2020. Day Passes or non-refundable and are not transferable.

The Official Big Boy Pride has a proven history of producing quality events that meet the expectations of attendees, and it will continue to do so. In very rare circumstances, Big Boy Pride may have to make schedule adjustments when events occur outside of The Official Big Boy Pride's control. The Official Big Boy Pride reserves the right to postpone the Big Boy Pride event, related event(s), in our sole discretion. If Big Boy Pride postpones an event, we will use reasonable efforts to reschedule the postponed event to within six (6) months from its original start date. Registration fees paid by Participants for a postponed Big Boy Pride event shall apply to the rescheduled event or the next year's Big Boy Pride. This will be the Participant's choice. The Official Big Boy Pride is not responsible for airline tickets, other tickets or payments, or any similar fee penalties or related or unrelated losses, costs and/or expenses Participants may incur or have incurred as a result of any trip cancellations or changes. In no event shall The Official Big Boy Pride be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, venue cancellations or closures; civil or military disturbances, earthquakes; fires; floods; wars; sabotage; strikes; epidemics; and riots.




What does the BBP Participant Package include?


The Big Boy Pride Participants Package includes:-Access to all Big Boy Pride Events

BBP Cocktail Card for BBP Cocktail Hours ($120 value)

Meet, Greet and Eat ($15 value)

BBP Gift Bag ($40 Value)

Pool Party​

How will I get my Participant Package credentials?

This year, we have taken some additional steps to protect you and the organization against fraud. Upon completing online registration, we will mail your Big Boy Pride Participant Package Pass to your mailing address. If you do not receive your package by March 21, 2021, please email tripcontact@bigbrothasnetwork.com or contact or Participant Care Line at 866-378-5678.




How will I get my Participant Package credentials?


This year, we have taken some additional steps to protect you and the organization against fraud. Upon completing online registration, we will mail your Big Boy Pride Participant Package Pass to your mailing address. If you do not receive your package by March 21, 2021, please email tripcontact@bigbrothasnetwork.com or contact or Participant Care Line at 866-378-5678.




How far is the airport from the Hilton Doubletree SeaWorld Resort?


Approximately 20 minutes or 14 miles.