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  • Trip Report February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

    So on Sunday, February 20, 2011, was the first Dapper Day at Disneyland event. Organized through Facebook, this event was loads of fun (but had a much smaller attendance than expected).

    So what exactly was Dapper Day? Well, here's the info posted on the facebook event page:
    Spend a day at the park in high style.

    The original Disneyland designers frequently populated their renderings with guests who appeared dressed for a day of sophisticated entertainment - because this was Disneyland after all! A new, highly developed, exhaustively detailed entertainment experience. No flip-flops or cargo shorts here! These were men in sharp suits, toddlers working two-pieces, and ladies looking like pages from Dior's sketchbook - all as if a visit to Disneyland were on par with a night at the opera. And why shouldn't it be? That's what this day is about, realizing those designer's dreams that Disneyland be seen as the upscale escape that it is, filled with guests dressed appropriately for it.
    This event was loads of fun! I've always wanted to dress up to the park and this event was the perfect time to do it. Below are some of the pictures from the day:

    Added Note: If any other micechatters participated, feel free to add your pictures

























    This was the first of this kind of event that I know of, but hopefully in the future, it will be better marketed and more people show up properly dressed for the occasion. For now, you can visit the DAPPER DAY for more pictures and hopefully for more info on future events.
    Last edited by ryanvalle; 02-22-2011, 09:55 PM.

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    Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

    Wow, you guys looked great! I love the pocket watch chain. What a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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      Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

      What a great fun thing to do! Well it was only the first year, so a small turn out is ok! That just means the next one will be even bigger! Love the pictures, and of anyone else has any more that aren't on the official FB page I'd love to see them!




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        Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

        Had I known about this, I totally would have been there! Granted, I've been to the parks dressed in business casual (pencil skirt, high heels and all - and that's when the Dapper Dans finally picked me to be in the show squee!) for a few hours at times, but never for an entire day. Since I love to dress up, this is something I would totally do, as would my friends - we'd go all out.
        "Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar...with a dreamy, far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book..." Yep, that would be me!

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        • #5
          Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

          Oh, i wasn't there for the whole day - just from about 3 to 10pm. My feet were killing me by the time I got back to the car. haha. I'm sure others there were there much longer.

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            Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

            if i lived like 3-4 hours closer i would have soooooooo gone! that just looks like so much fun!
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              Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

              Originally posted by GummiBears_Rock View Post
              if i lived like 3-4 hours closer i would have soooooooo gone! that just looks like so much fun!
              Haha. It sure was! I loved being able to walk around the park and spotting others dressed up and just saying funny lines to them like "You look very dapper today" and just conversing about the other people we saw.

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                Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                This is so awesome!
                Originally posted by williamtheking

                DapperJoshua: when he reaches the pearly gates, he will be greeted by Jesus, who will say OH! Hi there bestie!
                Originally posted by Monorailorange33
                Wake up in the morning feeling like Dapperjosh, I got Mickey ears, Im out the door! Im gonna hit this park! Before i leave, brush my teeth, with a bottle of crest!
                Im talking, Get a fast pass for pooh, *Pooh*, Space Mnt. is a long wait too, *too*, Gonna take an hour just to get through, *through*
                Yeah.. Thunder Mnt. aint that long, *long*, dapper dan's still singing that song, *song*, Hope the wait time isn't loooooooong!
                -- that's my disney re-make of it.
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                  Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                  Haha thats preetty sweet! You guys all look really great and fancy!
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                    Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                    I love the pics, I have seen a lot I had some friends go and do it, but I had to work at the park and was not able to attend. I wanted to so bad though, but I will def go next year. Have you thought of turning the pics into B&W? Wonder what they would look like that way. =)

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                      Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                      Originally posted by PoisonAppleDear View Post
                      I love the pics, I have seen a lot I had some friends go and do it, but I had to work at the park and was not able to attend. I wanted to so bad though, but I will def go next year. Have you thought of turning the pics into B&W? Wonder what they would look like that way. =)
                      Ooo b&w pictures. I havent tried it yet but will do it sometime tomorrow and will share my results if I feel they turn out looking good. When I first heard of the event, I right away knew I wanted that sepia faded look of early color images so black and white skipped my head, but I'll definitely try it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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                        Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                        These are my favorite pictures of them all!



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                          Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                          Very Cool! I wish I had known about it. I would have loved to join you.
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                            Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                            What a great idea! You all look wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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                              Re: February 20, 2011 - Dapper Day at Disneyland

                              Excellent theme. So fitting to Disneyland. I actually saw the guy in the blue plaid suite on Sunday. It was amazing. haha..

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