PHOTOS, VIDEO: Dapper Dans Don Fall Costumes at Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Dapper Dans Don Fall Costumes at Magic Kingdom

Autumn is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort, its arrival punctuated by the re-introduction of Halloween decorations and theming to Magic Kingdom and the commencement of the annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The Dapper Dans have gotten in on the festivities, recently debuting their fall costumes.

Dapper Dans Fall Costumes

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We spotted the Dapper Dans performing on the horse-drawn trolley that services Main Street, U.S.A. The trolley circled the hub in front of Cinderella Castle as the group performed songs while wearing their recently re-introduced fall attire.

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All of the performers wear the same outfit in this seasonal refresh, this opposed to their usual individual vibrant outfits. Vests lined with burgundy, gold, and green stripes lay over their white dress shirts, complementing the green bow ties and burgundy pants to complete the fall look.

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They’re the same costumes that the Dapper Dans have worn during the autumn season in the past. That said, they’re still a nice festive touch. The colors match the profile of the seasonal decorations around Magic Kingdom and contribute to the cohesive environment.

The Dapper Dans at Magic Kingdom

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The Dapper Dans are a traditional barbershop quartet that typically performs on Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom. Also an original entertainment option at Disneyland, the Dapper Dans have been performing at Magic Kingdom since the park’s opening in 1971. They harmonize over a varied and changing setlist that includes original songs, traditional barbershop tunes, and the occasional Disney classic, filling the time between numbers with jokes and some guest interaction. They play instruments and tap dance as part of the performance, crafting an experience that’s easy on the ears and is uniquely Disney.

The Dapper Dans conduct seven daily performances on Main Street U.S.A. at the following times:

  • 9:00 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:25 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:40 p.m.

The quartet returned in 2022 following a brief hiatus; the Dapper Dans were taken off Main Street U.S.A from mid-2020 through 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis. They did conduct a few performances atop the Walt Disney World Railroad station to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary.

Autumn at Magic Kingdom

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party serves as Walt Disney World’s premiere fall celebration and commenced on August 11. The after-hours event will run on select nights between now on November 1 at Magic Kingdom. The separately ticketed event has already sold out tickets for numerous offerings.

Guests attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will receive access to exclusive merchandise, food, and entertainment options. Trick-or-treat locations and unique character meet-and-greets are offered throughout the park while the twice-nightly Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular, hosted by Jack Skellington, provide entertainment. There’s also an abundance of event-specific treats available for those with a sweet tooth.

Do you prefer the Dapper Dans’ seasonal outfits to their normal attire? Let us know why or why not in the comments below.

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  • Kyle Silagyi

    Kyle has been an ardent fan of all things Disney and themed entertainment since his first trek up the Forbidden Mountain in 2006. You can reach him at kyle@wdwnt.com