Do you enjoy dressing in your Sunday best? We’re talking spats, bow ties, frock coats, bowler hats, tea gowns, parasols and hair worn up in a Gibson Girl pompadour. If so, then you’ll want to book a trip for November to Walt Disney World and participate in Dapper Day, an unsponsored event where guests wear vintage clothing to enjoy the parks in style.
Dapper Day is held twice a year: once in the spring, and again in the fall. This season the event will be held at Epcot on Saturday, November 12th. There is no additional charge since it’s just a collection of guests all coordinating their outfits; just pay the regular park admission price and show up dressed in your dapper attire, preferably period specific but you won’t be shunned if it’s not.
Once you are, there are many exciting “events” that you can attend to show off your sophisticated fashions. For instance, on Friday night, the 11th, there’s a mixer from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Boathouse in Disney Springs. It’s just a get-together, and there’s no additional admission required (although, do expect a crowd).
On the day of the event, though, you can purchase a special ticket for a private party at Epcot’s Living Seas Lounge so you can hobnob with other dapper folks in full view of Epcot’s large saltwater aquarium. But this event is purely optional, and not required to still enjoy strolling through Epcot’s impeccably upkept grounds – and it’s during the last weekend of the International Food & Wine Festival to boot, which is quite the bonus.
There will also be more meet-up events throughout the day for everyone to get together for some photo opportunities. Don't be shy about asking for pictures, even if you choose not to dress up. It's a huge compliment to ask to snap a pic, and Dapper Dressers relish it. And when you do, share it on social media with the hashtag #ETTDapperDay; we want to see them too!
The important thing to remember is that you’ll be virtually stepping back in time and rubbing finely tailored shoulders with some of the best dressed park guests to ever pass through the gates. It’s a fun experience that adds just a little fashionable flair to your park day.