Do you ever look longingly at old photographs of the Disney parks, and wish you could time-travel back to an era when guests got gussied up in their Sunday Best before visiting the Magic Kingdom? Twice a year you can do just that, thanks to Dapper Days. The most recent retro fashion celebration occured at Disneyland Resort over the weekend of February 22-23, 2014. There’s been plenty of photos floating around online of the most recent Disneyland Dapper Day from inside the parks, which were flooded with flocks of fans wearing high-fashion outfits from the 1920s through 1960s. But there’s been little coverage (until now) of the Dapper Day expo and events held simultaneously inside the Grand Californian hotel’s convention center.
Dapper Day in the Parks
First, here’s a brief look at a few of the ten-thousand-plus Disneyland Dapper Day participatants who were on parade inside the parks:
Dapper Day Expo
Inside the Grand Californian, various sponsors and vendors set up informational displays and a swap-meet-style shopping area stocked with retro clothes and vintage accessories:
Charles Phoenix Retro Disneyland Slideshow
The highlight of the entire weekend was a sold-out slideshow presentation hosted by author Charles Phoenix, who shared some of his hysterical historical images of the Anaheim resort area during its early years:
WDW Dapper Day
East Coast vintage fashion fans have their opportunity to show off this weekend at Walt Disney World during Dapper Day at the Magic Kingdom on March 9.