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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The most magical place on earth is going to get even more polished this weekend.
Dapper Day releases return Saturday and Sunday for another sophisticated good time. Spring releases take place Saturday at EPCOT and Sunday at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The event is organized by Dapper Day, which in addition to events designs clothing and accessories. Their outings, which take place a few times a year, attract hundreds, if not thousands, of additional guests to the Disney parks who don their finest elegant, sophisticated, or vintage-inspired attire.
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“It’s about being at the park and showing your own sense of style,” said Dapper Day producer Chloe Ferreira. “We like to see uniqueness and individuality and different looks. It’s just a fun time all around.
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The outings began in 2011 when Los Angeles-based designer Justin J. and some of his friends decided to go to Disneyland dressed to perfection, reminiscent of theme park concept art that showed guests in costume.
Like a fashion trend, it has established itself. Dapper Day outings at Disneyland grew from a few hundred attendees one year to more than 1,100 the next, and spread to Walt Disney World in Central Florida and Disneyland Paris.
“He became what he is today, which is showing his own style and having fun in the Disney parks,” Ferreira said.
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A common misconception about Dapper Day, Ferreira said, is that his outings to the parks should adhere to a certain era.
“It’s not necessary,” she said. “It can come from anytime, anywhere. We like to see uniqueness.
Dapper Day outings aren’t “official” Disney events, but Ferreira said the parks “love it.” This brings more visitors to the parks.
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Nevertheless, guests attending Dapper Day must abide by Disney rules. Although Dapper Day outings encourage polished and sophisticated looks, adult guests aren’t allowed to wear costumes that would confuse them with cast members.
Speaking from experience, Ferreira says comfortable footwear is a must if you plan on spending hours at the park in your classic best.
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“There are lots of ways to be stylish without being uncomfortable,” Ferreira said.
Ferreira said Dapper Day has already expanded Dapper Day releases in Southern California to include non-Disney locations such as museums, and the company is looking to do the same in Central Florida.
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