This weekend rounded out the eighth year of Dapper Day events at Disney Parks. An unofficial event, Dapper Day has been hosted in Anaheim, Orlando, and Paris during the Spring and Fall since 2011. The event encourages guests to “step out in style,” drawing inspiration from original concept art for Disneyland and Walt Disney World by Imagineers such as John Hench and Herb Ryman. This art often featured guests in 50s-70s style clothing dressed up as they might be for a night out.
Dapper Day kicked off this past Thursday when the Dapper Day pop-up shop opened in Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs.
The pop-up shop had original Dapper Day dress and accessory designs, including this season’s new Peter Pan pattern.
Dapper Day founder Justin J. also met at the pop-up shop on Thursday and Friday evening, and guests were especially encouraged to dress up Friday night for activities at Disney Springs. Dapper Day partnered with several Disney Springs vendors to offer various merchandise and discounts.
Saturday is when the real fun began, with Disney World’s first Dapper Day at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
Kylo Ren enjoyed this guest’s dress and said there might be an opening in the First Order for her soon (which made one of his Stormtroopers worried).
We saw Chewbacca try to eat a porg off someone’s shoulder, but luckily his Resistance friends calmed him down and the porg was not injured.
Rey was also seen speaking to guests.
Of course, the rest of Disney’s Hollywood Studios was also swarming with people dressed to the nines, and the pop-up shop moved to Legends of Hollywood.
It was a chillier Dapper Day than usual, so many attendees added jackets and sweaters to their outfits.
On Sunday, festivities moved to EPCOT and the Food & Wine Festival.
We caught a gathering of Disneybounders at the Italy pavilion just in time for a group photo.
We had a swinging time at Dapper Day, and we can’t wait for next year! Dapper Day will return to Walt Disney World May 1-3. If you live in California you can attend the Disneyland outing on April 19. You can find more information at DapperDay.com.