Mickey Celebrates D100
  • On Feb 4, 2023
    Rebecca from VIC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello - I was wondering if it’s acceptable to dress Dapper not on dapper day? I understand the rules about length but was wondering if mid century rockabilly dresses were acceptable as long as you clearly look like a guest and not a cast member. Thanks

    Greetings, Rebecca!

    I love this question! Thank you for thinking of us here at planDisney as you plan what I can already tell will be a fabulously fashionable visit to the Disneyland Resort.

    Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to dress dapper any day of the year, not just on "Dapper Day". Dapper Day is an event that is unsponsored by the Disney Parks where people gather to celebrate vintage and retro fashion, but dressing dapper is a style choice that can be worn at any time. I have enjoyed several “Dapper Days” at the park with my One True Love, and some of my favorites include taking our engagement pictures at the Disneyland Park and wearing a glamorous sparkly dress to pose in photos with Minnie Mouse for the Disney 100 celebration. Neither of those took place during the organized event.

    I’m glad that you are familiar with the attire guidelines for the parks and that you understand why they are in place. We wouldn’t want the littlest Mouseketeers to confuse a stylish guest with one of Mickey's friends!

    Walt Disney had a strong vision for the Disneyland Resort, and he wanted guests to feel as though they had stepped into a magical world where anything was possible. When the park opened, many guests reflected this sense of magic and adventure and typically dressed in their Sunday best when visiting. Today, I always encourage visitors to dress comfortably to ensure that everyone has a fun and memorable experience. But if dressing dapper is comfortable for you and makes you feel confident, unique, and chic, then by all means, embrace it and enjoy expressing yourself through fashion! That’s what The Happiest Place On Earth is all about.

    So, go ahead and dress dapper whenever you like, Rebecca!

    Oh Rebecca, you’ve made me relive so many of my most elegant and classy memories at The Happiest Place On Earth, so thank you for that. I can’t wait to hear about what other spiffy plans you have to make your visit special. Please come back and let me know if you have any other questions about how to enjoy the most debonair time at the resort now that you’ve got a friend in me.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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