Fashion Capital Meets Dapper Day – Disneyland Paris Spring Outing 2017

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.

We rode the boat around and mingled with a few attendees. You could tell the Dapper Day Spring Outing is somewhat new to Disneyland Paris as majority of the people kept to themselves in a shy manner, but there was an obvious group of Dapper Day faithful who all knew each other. Again, I am thinking that as more of these days happen, the more comfortable everyone will feel.

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

The next event is scheduled for “DAPPER DAY Autumn Outing,” SATURDAY September 9, 2017 – DISNEYLAND PARK, FRANCE. More information will be posted as the event nears. This is not a private event, regular passes and admission may be used as usual.
Britani Stratton

Britani Stratton

Hi, I am Britani Stratton, an Affiliate of Ears of Experience, LLC.
I am a military spouse, DOD employee, mother of three crazy boys and living the amazing life of being stationed in Germany!
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Hi, I am Britani Stratton, an Affiliate of Ears of Experience, LLC.
I am a military spouse, DOD employee, mother of three crazy boys and living the amazing life of being stationed in Germany!
I am an Authorized Travel Planner for all Disney Destinations including Walt Disney World Resort©, Disneyland©, Disneyland Paris©, Disney Cruise Line©, Disney Aulani© in Hawaii, and Adventures by Disney©. I love helping families design a dream vacation where all you need to do is show up and enjoy. Let me focus on the details so you can focus on your family. Ears of Experience is an Earmarked Agency that is recognized as a leader in our industry by the Walt Disney Co.© We strive to exceed your expectations as well as provide you with exceptional service at NO EXTRA COST. I look forward to planning your next Disney Adventure!

2 Comments

  1. Sorry that the weather wasn’t great, but your “outfits ” were super. I enjoyed your pictures and commentary, and hope to read more “reporting” in the future.

  2. Thank you very much for this article ! I am happy to see you had a lovely time in spite of the rain !
    Unfortunately the weather did not make things easy for us, and indeed we noticed that unlike on previous events, people tended to stay in groups. We always try to have a little chat with everyone and mostly new attendees. September is much more sunnier in Paris so hopefully we will be able to avoid this shyness.

    As for the group photo, it was not planned by us which is why we did not mention it on the official page event. It’s Disneybound France who planned the group photo with all the Disneybounders.

    I really hope you will be able to join us on September 9th 🙂
    Have a nice week-end,

    Filipa Teixeira
    (One of the French coordinators for Dapper Day Paris)

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