Dapper Day Festivities at Disneyland NEXT Weekend!

Some strapping young lads at last year's Dapper Day
Some strapping young lads at last year's Dapper Day
Ed Carrasco

Attention all rockabillies, pin-up babes, greasers, steampunks, and other appreciators of good wardrobe: Disneyland's bi-annual Dapper Day festivities are a'coming!

Mickey and friends are throwing it back to simpler times on May 1st when over 20,000 fashionable guests will gather in their Sunday best for Dapper Day weekend at the Disneyland Resort. While the nostalgic vibes are free, entrance into the park is not: tickets are the usual fleecing starting at $95 a pop—and that's before parking!

A single day ticket costs THAT much?
A single day ticket costs THAT much?
Ed Carrasco

For the well-dressed on a budget, don't sweat out your victory curls or pompadours because the Dapper Day EXPO is free to all! Imagine all the vintage gems from every thrift shop you've ever been to in one single setting—that's the Dapper Day EXPO. 65 vendors will gather at the Disneyland Hotel Saturday to sell classic and contemporary clothing for men, women and children, along with vintage-themed cosmetics and home decor. While the Expo is free, early-bird tickets sell for $20; that gets you an earlier entrance on Saturday (two-hour head start!), complimentary continental breakfast, a limited-edition Dapper Day Early Bird pin and early access to the popular Dapper Day photo spot—get your selfie in before the crowds muck up the photo.

A 1934 LaSalle courtesy of The Petersen Automotive Museum will also provide a classy photo opportunity and eye candy for any gear heads in the house. Don't forget to break in your new pair of Mary Janes while dancing to live music provided by the California Feetwarmers, Big Sandy, and dance lessons from The Bobbysox Brigade and Atomic Garage. 

Before you overdose on all the classic glamour, swing on down to the dapper-themed launch party on Friday, April 29th at 9:30p.m. at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. The Big Butter Jazz Band, Nancy Sanchez, The Dapper DJ and DJ Professor Watson are all scheduled to perform. Tickets are $20, and the dapper dress code will be strictly enforced—DUH! 

Have a weekend of Disney fun, seize the chance to dress your classiest, and nod your head to the array of stylish outfits begging for the gaze of all. It's a rare time in the year where plenty of pinstripes, wallet chains, cloche hats, circle skirts and polka-dotted everything are on full display—unless, of course, you frequent a Suavecito photo shoot. 

For more information, go to dapperday.comDapper Day Expo happens Saturday, April 30th from noon-7p.m. and Sunday, May 1st from 10a.m. and 7p.m. Get your Dapper Day Expo early bird tickets here and Folly Dapper Day Launch Party tickets here.  Sorry, we don't know any cheap Disneyland park ticket scalpers but  you can always buy them for full price here.

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