So, you get to the park on what you may think is a normal Saturday. You’re in your park uniform, cute Disney tee shirt and comfy shoes. Once inside you suddenly realize that you are under dressed! Half the park is decked out as though they were in a different time period! You have just walked into Dapper Day at Disney Parks!
So what exactly is Dapper Day?
According to dapperday.com:
“DAPPER DAY Events celebrates the tradition of ‘stepping out in style’ and are meant to showcase you at your best. We do not aim to recreate a specific period. All sophisticated attire is encouraged from vintage-inspired classics to chic contemporary looks”
Basically it’s a day to show up to the parks looking your best!
So far I have attended two Dapper Days, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like them or not. After all, walking around a theme park dressed to the nines could be hot, sweaty, and just plain uncomfortable. I have to say that it really was a lot of fun!!
It is so cool to see all of the other amazing and clever outfits people come up with and everyone there is just so friendly and nice!! You will have people that you don’t even know come up and wish you a “Happy Dapper Day!”
You may be thinking, “what should I wear? I don’t really have anything that’s super retro or dapper”. Don’t worry!! You can wear anything you want to Dapper Day. You don’t have to go all out and spend a lot of money, just find something that makes you feel great about yourself and wear that! A lot of people in the parks on Dapper Day were wearing heels, but I definitely wouldn’t suggest that. When we went to Dapper Day we wore flats or sandals. They look just fine with any outfit and your feet will thank you later!!
What exactly do you do on Dapper Day? There aren’t really any scheduled activities or things you have to do. There are a few meet ups scheduled by the creators of Dapper Day but you don’t have to attend any of them if you don’t want to. One thing that we did a lot was take pictures!
You are dressed up so you might as well take advantage of it!! The fall outing was at Hollywood Studios and there were so many cute picture spots like on Sunset Blvd with all of the old cars and in the Muppets area because of all of the vibrant backdrops!! The spring outing was at the Magic Kingdom, and we took pictures all over the place. Anywhere we thought was cute!
Basically, Dapper Day is a chance to change up your normal park routine and to feel and look your best! If you can, try heading to the parks on Dapper Day! You might meet some new friends and you will definitely have a lot of fun!
The next Dapper Days are November 6, 2016 at Disneyland and November 12, 2016 at Epcot in Walt Disney World.
You can find additional information at DapperDay.com and @DapperDay on Twitter.
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