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 discounts and the costs for registration for Big Boy Pride. We wanted to take a moment to readdress this.
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.
We believe in the value of what is offered with live entertainment, shows, around the clock activities, access to club events, drink tickets, many meals covered and other specialties.
This event has prospered because people believe in the value and mission and we will continue to present a product that we can stand behind. With all that said, we hope this helps to further understand how the registration is utilized. Please continue to let us know if you have any questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can particiapte in Big Boy Pride 2020?
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 are the host hotels?
The Parliament House is the official host hotel where most events will take place. BBP Off-site Lodging is the alternative/overflow hotel. Both hotels are located in Downtown Orlando. If you are staying at either hotel, you must make your reservation through www.bigboypride.com. You may opt to just pay the participant fee and arrange your own housing at other facilities besides the Parliament House, Gardens or BBP Off-site Lodging. We have blocked all rooms at the Parliament House for April 16th thru April 20th, 2020 and have sold completely out for the last six years. Our contract with the Parliament House, states that we are financially responsible for all rooms not accounted for and so we are requiring that all participants book all nights for this lodging option or utilize one of our other lodging selections.
Why the Parliament House Resort?
We chose the Parliament House because the venue offers so much right on the property and it’s an affordable option. There are 6 bars and clubs right on property, a pool and man-made beach behind the property. The resort offers security, privacy and is very welcoming and inviting to same-gender loving guests. It is an environment conducive to lots of fun and activities while providing safety as well.
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 Parliament House for April 16th thru April 20th, 2020 and have sold completely out for the last two years. Our contract with the Parliament House, states that we are financially responsible for all rooms not accounted for and so we are requiring that all participants book all nights for this lodging option or utilize one of our other lodging selections.
Is the deposit refundable?
The participant package and first-night deposit are refundable minus an administrative fee of $35 until December 30th. Neither is transferable. The Participant Package fee and room deposits are not refundable after December 30, 2019.
What does the BBP Participant Package include?
The Big Boy Pride Participants Package includes:-Access to all Big Boy Pride Events-Free entrance to all club/bar events and shows at Parliament House ($320 value)-BBP Cocktail Card for BBP Cocktail Hours ($120 value)-Spontaneous Open Bars ($40 value)-Meet, Greet and Eat ($15 value)-Lakeside BBQ ($20 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, 2019, please email email@example.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, 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact or Participant Care Line at 866-378-5678.
How far is the airport from the Parliament House (Downtown Orlando)
Approximately 30 minutes or 16 miles.
Will there be shuttle service between BBP's off-site Lodging and The Parliament House
This year there will not be a shuttle service between BBP's off-site Lodging and the Parliament House. However, it is only a short Uber / Lyft ride away.