Frequently Asked Questions

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For questions regarding our convention-rate DISNEYLAND CA Resort hotel rooms or park tickets please contact Disneyland Group Reservations at 714-520-5005 M-F 8-5.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 08/05/2017

What is DAPPER DAY?

The short answer is: fun, elegant events, and accessories!

Started in February 2011, DAPPER DAY® Events celebrates refined style from yesterday and today by organizing elegant outings and social events with distinguished locations including museums, Disney parks, and more. Our Spring and Fall DAPPER DAY Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, celebrates stylish living from yesterday and today with bands and dancing, vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, jewelry, barbers, beauty products, and beyond. DAPPER DAY is also a personal accessories brand which reflects our fun and bright "whimsical-chic" aesthetic. Visit our online shop here.

We are well known for our DAPPER DAY outings to Disney Parks which are currently held twice a year (Spring and Fall) near LA, Orlando, and Paris. Our Disney events usually include a "DAPPER DAY Outing to the Parks," plus other happenings outside the parks such as our DAPPER DAY Expo (in the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall).  Various additional events, parties, pop-ups, or seminars may be a part of our seasonal Disney outings, and change with each event. DAPPER DAY is not associated with The Walt Disney Company.

DAPPER DAY Events celebrate the tradition of "stepping out in style" and are meant to showcase you at your best. We do not aim to recreate a specific period. All sophisticated attire is encouraged from vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks. Active and retired military are encouraged to wear your dress blues or service uniforms if you like. (Please note, costumes or cosplay are better suited for other events.)

When is the next event?

UPCOMING EVENTS:

FALL 2017

Sat, Sept 2, DAPPER DAY + LACMA Celebrate Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

Sat, Sept 9, DAPPER DAY FALL Outing to Disneyland Paris
Sat+Sun, Nov 4+5, DAPPER DAY EXPO at The Disneyland Hotel
Sun, Nov 5, DAPPER DAY Fall Outing to Disneyland CA
Sat, Nov 18, DAPPER DAY Fall Outing Day 1 to The Magic Kingdom FL
Sun, Nov 19, DAPPER DAY Fall Outing Day 2 to EPCOT FL

SPRING 2018

Sat+Sun, April 21+22, DAPPER DAY EXPO at The Disneyland Hotel 
Sun, April 22, DAPPER DAY Spring Outing to Disneyland CA

Sat, April 28, DAPPER DAY Spring Outing Day 1 to The Magic Kingdom FL
Sun, April 29, DAPPER DAY Spring Outing Day 2 to EPCOT FL

Sat, May 5, DAPPER DAY Spring Outing to Disneyland Paris

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Are these period dress-up events?

No. DAPPER DAY events celebrate sophisticated dressing and timeless style from yesterday and today. Everyone is encouraged to participate by dressing up a bit - or a lot! Due to the 1950's feel of Disneyland, many guests enjoy working mid-century-inspired ensembles for our DAPPER DAY outings to that park, but this is optional. We are not trying to recreate a specific period. Just as people once dressed in their Sunday best in the 50's and 60's when visiting Disneyland, we're continuing that tradition of "stepping out in style" with a fun contemporary flair.

Are these costume events?

No. We want to see your personal style at our events. There’s many other opportunities to wear a costume or cosplay. DAPPER DAY events are meant to feature you being you!

Will Disney's updated rules about "no costumes" impact DAPPER DAY outings to Disney parks?

No. Our events celebrate great style from yesterday and today and are not costume or cosplay gatherings. If a guest is dressed in a way that might be confused for a Disney park employee or entertainer, Disney may ask that person to change part of the outfit before being allowed in the park.  We work closely with Disney to ensure our events happen smoothly as we continue growing our events at the Disney Resorts. Link to Disneyland/Walt Disney World park rules.

Where should I shop for an outfit?

Here's a link to an email we sent which lists several shopping locations in LA, Orlando, and Paris.

Are people dressing up just the one day or the whole weekend?

Our DAPPER DAY Disney park outings are currently promoted as being a single day in California and Paris (our park outings are now two days at two parks in Orlando). Many people will likely dress up for multiple days, and very stylish people dress up every day of the year no matter where they are or what they're doing. 

Do I need a ticket?

To visit our DAPPER DAY Expo, yes. Expo admission is $10 and includes both days. Tickets will be available online at dapperday.com, and at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Disney park admission is not required to visit the Expo as it is inside the Disneyland Hotel, not the parks.

Our outings to the Disney Parks are not private events. Parks are open to the public as usual so you will need a park ticket or annual pass to enter as usual. Some DAPPER DAY events, like our parties or other special happenings may require a door cover, additional ticket, or RSVP. We work with Disney to provide special convention-rate tickets for our park outings in California and Florida when possible. Links to those discounted park tickets will be are only available via our email newsletter to our followers starting about 2 months before each event. Sign up for our email newsletter HERE and look for the ticket links at the bottom of our next email. Please DO NOT email us asking for the links as we are not able to respond to individual requests per our agreement with Disney.

Is there a big group photo or meet up at these events?

We do not organize any large group photos inside Disney's parks - you'd need a helicopter to take a picture of the whole park! Thousands of people attend our park gatherings so this makes the logistics of a group photo impossible without greatly disrupting other guests' park experience. Guests often organize their own group photos, but we do not. We also rarely organize in-park meet ups (inside the US parks) at a specific time due to crowding.

How can I exhibit or be a sponsor at the DAPPER DAY® EXPO?

Our two-day DAPPER DAY Expo in The Disneyland Hotel features everything for stylish, sophisticated living from vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, to bath and beauty products, and beyond. Interested parties please APPLY ONLINE HERE.

Discounted Hotel Reservations and convention-rate Theme Park Tickets...

Links to our convention-rate Disney park passes are available for our FL and CA events only via our email newsletter. Sign up HERE and look for the ticket links at the bottom of our next email. Links to those discounted park tickets will be available starting about 2 months before each event. Please DO NOT email us asking for the links as we are not able to respond to individual requests per our agreement with Disney.

To make a Disney hotel reservation or address any issue related to our convention-rate discounted rooms and/or park tickets at the DISNEYLAND Resort in Anaheim please contact Disneyland Group Reservations at 714-520-5005 (M-F 8a-5p) or email:  DLR.CONVENTION.GROUPS@DISNEY.COM

Links to book rooms online will be posted on that specific Dapper Day event page on DAPPERDAY.com if available. (The Disneyland Resort Group Sales website may mention requiring "convention registration," but we do not have nor require any registration and Disney is aware of this.) A non-refundable, one-night deposit may be required for Disneyland Resort hotel bookings. A minimum two-night stay may be required depending on the dates requested.

For questions regarding our convention-rate rooms and park passes for WALT DISNEY WORLD FL please contact WDW Group Reservations 407-939-4686 (M-F 8:30a-6p and Sat-Sun 8:30a-5p EST)

HOJO ANAHEIM has special rates for our followers year-round! Contact them directly at 714-776-6120 or visit http://www.hojoanaheim.com/dapperday 

Do you have hotel discounts in Paris? 

Not currently but as our events grow we hope to in the future.

Why don't you have your Expo in Florida or Paris?

We are always looking for opportunities to add more elements to our events worldwide but want each DAPPER DAY Disney experience to be unique. We are laying the groundwork to bring a version of our Expo to Walt Disney World soon. We also have plans for other special additions to our Disney events in Florida, Paris, and beyond.

Which Disneyland Resort Hotel should I stay at?

Disney's Grand Californian® Hotel & Spa is the newest and the closest to the two theme parks, with a private entrance to Disney California Adventure® Park. Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel is the most affordable of the three Disney hotels and actually has the largest standard rooms of them all, plus it includes a fold out couch/bed allowing these rooms to sleep five. The classic Disneyland® Hotel is home to our DAPPER DAY Expo and the only hotel connected (via a short walk) to the monorail directly into Disneyland's Tomorrowland. We also provide a free shuttle to our Expo that travels between Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel during Expo hours.

Can I use the DAPPER DAY discounts even if I don't dress up?

Our Disney park and hotel discounts are in place for guests participating in DAPPER DAY events. Disney may contact guests who book discounted rooms that do not include one of the primary dates of our events, and may cancel those reservations. Out of respect for the park and the other guests we would hope everyone would dress it up a notch, but no one will be policing "dapper" wardrobe.

Do I need to register to participate?

No. We are not a standard convention, however our Expo in Anaheim does require a DAPPER DAY Expo ticket to enter, which will be available online in advance, and at the door. (The Disney Group Sales websites for our discounted rooms and park tickets may mention requiring that you register with us but you can disregard this as we currently have no registration. Disney is aware of this.) For future events we may begin requiring registration to access certain discounts or events.

Are all ages welcome?

Yes. Our events are for all ages unless otherwise noted.
 

Where do I park for the Expo?

Disneyland Resort Parking and Pricing Info Link.

We will have a free DAPPER DAY Expo Shuttle running between Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and our Expo at the Disneyland Hotel during our Expo hours.

If you are visiting the DAPPER DAY Expo in The Disneyland Hotel, but NOT visiting the theme parks, please use Downtown Disney Parking.

If you are visiting the theme parks and our Expo, it is best to use the Mickey & Friends parking structure which is a short walk from the Disneyland Hotel. The Mickey & Friends tram will drop you off in Downtown Disney, from there you could take our free Expo Shuttle departing from the Grand Californian, or walk to the Disneyland hotel via Downtown Disney. 

How do you choose your Disney event dates?

Many factors come in to play when deciding our event dates including space/hotel room availability, park annual pass blackout dates, holidays, peak times, weather, and other overlapping regional events. As much as we would like each event to be during cool weather, we simply can't hold two events each winter. There will likely always be one hot/warm event and one cool/warm event for each location every year as we want to keep at least 5 months between events.

As our Disney events have grown and required more space, there are fewer openings in Disney's calendar for the substantial room blocks and exhibit hall spaces we require in California.

Until 2016, our Disneyland Resort Spring Events had always been on a Sunday, and Fall Events on a Friday to allow guests who can't make one, to make the other. (Saturdays are annual pass blackout days for most Disneyland Resort passes so that day was not an option.) Starting in 2016, we will switch to all Disneyland Resort Park outings being on a Sunday with our Expo happening that day and the day before (Saturday).

Sorry if your favorite ride is closed during our event or if your pass is blocked out. Our dates are required to be chosen nearly two years in advance, well before Disney announces any attraction closures or park schedules.

How could I get a PRESS PASS for the Disneyland Resort Parks?

Please send us an email at Justin @ DapperDay.com and let us know you're interested in joining us. No press pass is needed to cover our DAPPER DAY Expo events in The Disneyland Hotel, or the Downtown Disney area.

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CONTACT

If your question was not answered above, or on our specific Event pages, please email

Justin @ DapperDay.com

 


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