A plane with the banner "Warning: Gay Day at Disney 6/1" is flying around Central Florida.
This morning, the plane appeared to be making loops from as far north as Altamonte Springs to as far south as Belle Isle, but it was hard to tell from the ground. The "warning" is in reponse to "Gay Days" at Walt Disney World, a tradition where thousands of gays gather at the theme park.
The "6/1" refers to June 1, the day of the event held Walt Disney World.
The Florida Family Association paid $16,400 to to fly the three banners, according to a release from the Tampa-based conservative organization.
"The primary objective of this project is to warn families before they expose their children to Gay Day’s revelry and before they pay Disney for parking and admission," the release states.
As my colleague Sara Clarke reported in today's Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World has a neutral stance on the annual event, though the company offers several items for sale during the weekend, including rainbow mugs and red tank-tops. (Many of those in attendance wear red in order to be recognized.)
The video I shot from College Park isn't the best because the plane flew right above me, and it was far away. However, Twitter follower @GerrieJoe shot a photo from his downtown Orlando office, so I included the photo in the video.
The banner, according the Florida Family Association's website, will continue to fly today until 7 p.m. A banner flown on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. will read: "Warning: Gay Day at Disney 2Day"
And if you can't speak English, don't fret. There's one in Spanish that reads " Aviso Dia De Gays en Disney 6/1".
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