This past weekend, Disneyland Paris played host to Dapper Day events, which are now held twice a year, Spring and Fall. While this was my first year attending, I will try to make it to each one from now on! I had a few weeks’ notice to prepare for this year’s event but because I had already planned a girls weekend at Disney for the same time, it all worked out perfectly. And it is no surprise that my outfit was Belle inspired.
Dapper Day at Disneyland Paris is not as big as the Dapper Day events stateside. Honestly, most people thought we were crazy walking out in our adorable Dapper apparel. As the day progressed, we began seeing more and more Dapper gals and gents, so it helped with the crazy looks from onlookers.
My group took a more Dapper Disney approach while others just went full vintage Dapper. But on Dapper Day, anything goes!
The weather was pretty terrible for a “Spring” event. It was mid 50’s and pouring rain majority of the day. I am not sure if that prevented more people from attending or altered style choices in any way, but regardless, there was a good turnout and lots of cute umbrellas!
There were two scheduled meet ups for the Dapper Day gals and gents. Our first meet up was at 14:30 for a riverboat ride: Thunder Mesa Riverboat Landing. We arrived about 20 minutes early and were very sad to catch the tale end of a large group photo. It would have been nice to know about it ahead of time, but we were still able to catch a few snaps of the group.
The second event was a meet up at the Le Carrousel de Lancelot. They had a nice photo back drop and a majority of the group rode around.
One major difference from the states, no onsite stores or locations were participating in any special events, sales or promotions for the day. I am hopeful that with more events and larger crowds, Disneyland Paris will catch on and emulate the US Parks
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