What: a excuse to wear dieselpunk fashion, whichever style, in Disneyland Paris
Where: Disneyland Paris (mainly the Disneyland Park), Marne-la-Vallée, France
When: Saturday, September 26
Event facebook page
Ticket price: varies, depending on the formula, but basically a regular Disneyland Paris entry ticket. (Link to the UK site, but you should be able to set it to your own country quite easily)
Dapper Day has made quite the name for itself in it’s country of origin, the US, for setting up grand events where people can dress up in vintage styles from the past diesel era (jazz age ’till the end of the cold war), and contemporary chic. They’re probably best known for organising “dress up” (not costume or cosplay!) days in American Disney parks, even though they set up plenty other events.
What is not quite as known, however, is that in the past couple of years a smaller version of Dapper Day has been set up in Disneyland Paris, particularly the Disneyland Park. And that particular event is returning later this month, on the 26th to be exact!
Several meet points for fans of dapper fashions have been set up during the day in the Disneyland Park and Disneyland Hotel (which you can all find on the website), for fans of the style to get together. Basically it’s a fantastic excuse for dieselpunk loving Disney fans to dress up and be sure they won’t be turned away at the gates for the way they dress, and meet like minded fellow fashion enthusiasts. That said, I would be mindful of military and post-apocalyptic styles that could be mistaken for a costume, as Disneyland Paris’ tolerance will only go so far. It is also an event with a strong focus on the chic (by that we mean fancy, not necessarily expensive) so gritty probably doesn’t fit in as it is.
Please note that even though Dapper Day has set a dresscode, it is not an official event by Disneyland Paris itself, and people can get into the park wearing whatever they please (conform to Disneyland Paris’ dresscode). Participants in Dapper Day will have to buy an entry ticket just like everyone else, and as every other day the park will be full with regular visitors, many of whom won’t be dressed up for the ocassion and may come ask dressed up visitors a lot of questions, as Disneyland Paris hasn’t done a very good job of informing people of Dapper Day.
And whilst in one of the promo photos someone is holding a selfie stick, it’s worth noting that all Disney parks have now forbidden the use of such things on the premises. So if you have a selfie stick, make sure to leave it at home