PHOTOS: Highlights from Fall Dapper Day 2019 at Walt Disney World

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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.

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EPCOT art by Herb Ryman
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Cinderella Castle art by Herb Ryman
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Carousel of Progress (detail) by John Hench

Dapper Day kicked off this past Thursday when the Dapper Day pop-up shop opened in Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs.

dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

The pop-up shop had original Dapper Day dress and accessory designs, including this season’s new Peter Pan pattern.

dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

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!

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dapper day hollywood studios

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).

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dapper day hollywood studios kylo ren

dapper day hollywood studios kylo ren

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.

dapper day hollywood studios

dapper day hollywood studios

dapper day hollywood studios

Rey was also seen speaking to guests.

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dapper day hollywood studios rey

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.

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dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

dapper day pop up shop

It was a chillier Dapper Day than usual, so many attendees added jackets and sweaters to their outfits.

dapper day hollywood studios fall 2019

dapper day hollywood studios fall 2019

On Sunday, festivities moved to EPCOT and the Food & Wine Festival.

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dapper day epcot fall 2019

dapper day epcot

We caught a gathering of Disneybounders at the Italy pavilion just in time for a group photo.

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dapper day epcot fall 2019

dapper day epcot fall 2019

dapper day epcot fall 2019

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.

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Shannen Michaelsen

Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at [email protected]

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Literally one of the dumbest things you could do at Disney World. Why would anyone voluntarily wear a 3 piece suit and fedora and/ or heels and dresses etc to walk roughly 10 miles around the parks throughout the day? Literally no common sense going on here what so ever. It’s a homerun for Disney because they get these suckers buying their top dollar clothing items but you have to seriously be missing some brain cells to participate in something so idiotic given where you are and what you’re doing (which is walking, riding rides and eating). A little common… Read more »

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Dapper girl

It is a shame that you do bot understand what Dapper Day is about, look back at pictures from the years after Disneyland was opened, people went to the parks in their finest attire, twice a year people go back to that , going and enjoying the Disney parks , dressed in their finest and visiting with others doing the same, I met so many incredible people this weekend and watched people be nice to each other , compliment them and show kindness to people that they would not think about on any other day of the year, I am… Read more »

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I was also there on that day in Hollywood studios and I saw maybe 10% of the people participate. Because human evolution is still a thing. We get smarter as the years pass and we’re exposed to new information. Information like walking 10 miles in florida sun in heels/suits is a terrible idea. Hence why nobody does it anymore. They also used to advertise cigarettes to kids using a cartoon camel in the 50s but human evolution stepped in eventually and said “hey this is a dumb idea let’s stop doing this”. Just because something used to be done in… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

Tsk, tsk. It’s fascinating how triggered some people are by the hobbies and social pursuits of others. Buttons pushed much?

Dreamflight
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Dreamflight

100% agree. It’s just an excuse for weirdos to cosplay at Disney.

Bob
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Bob

Not only does this person not understand what Dapper Day is about, a lack of general knowledge about history is also evident, since this is how people commonly dressed for social outings throughout the early part of the 20th century, weather be damned. This included trips to amusement parks. Pictures of people visiting Coney Island in its heyday attest to this. Besides, there’s an assumption being made here that everyone attends Dapper Day without bringing a change of clothes along. I see why this poster chose to remain anonymous.

Brian
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Brian

yeesh, rough day anonymous? If someone wants to wear a suit to the park, it’s not idiotic it’s their choice. I think being so aggressive towards these people is conducive to you missing some brain cells…. but that’s none of my business

Dreamflight
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Dreamflight

I don’t know what’s dumber: grown adults waddling around Disney in heels and poodle skirts or grown adults in capes talking to $75 puppets on their shoulders.