Attending Disneyland is probably on most people's bucket lists, but more specifically you should attend on one of their dress up days! Disneyland has several unofficial dress up days throughout the year, and all true Disney fans should attend them at least once! If you have the opportunity to visit Disneyland in the near future, make sure you get your friends together and visit on one of these magical dress up days to ensure an experience you won't forget!
1. Dapper Day
Dapper Day is probably one of Disneyland's most popular dress up days, and I am lucky enough to have attended it before! The park was full of dapper ladies and gentlemen of all ages dressed up in the clothes of years gone by, mostly 1920s-1960s attire. If you're a fan of all things vintage AND all things Disney, this is certainly the Disney dress up day for you! It occurs twice a year in March and September, so mark your calendars now!
2. Pin-up Parade
If you want to get more specific with your time frame, feel free to step into the 50's and dress like a pin up model! You can combine your love of Disney bounding with your adoration of the sexy mid-20th century pin-up look during the Pin-up Parade that occurs twice annually!
3. Lolita Day
I don’t know about you, but I personally am obsessed with all things Lolita fashion! It’s cute, over the top, and classic! Seeing so many girls and women dressed lolita would certainly bring me joy! You can lolitafy your favorite Disney princesses to make a unique and unforgettable look, then have a blast admiring everyone else’s outfits! For the past few years, there has been a Disneyland Lolita Day each October, so keep your eyes and ears open for one this autumn, too!
4. Harry Potter Day
Of course, there absolutely MUST be a Harry Potter Day that takes place at the happiest place on Earth! Or else HP fans wouldn’t be so happy! Get out your round glasses and magic wands so that you can recreate the series was part of all of our childhoods.
5. Star Wars Fan Day
Along with Harry Potter, the series with one of the greatest cult-like followings of all time is definitely Star Wars! If you’re more than just a passive Star Wars fan and practically eat, sleep, and breathe the series, then this is the dress up day for you! Use whatever Force necessary to get there, but make sure you go at least once, dressed as your favorite Star Wars character or brandishing a lightsaber. So far there have been 10 of these dress up days at Disneyland and, as long as devoted fans like you keep participating, I don’t think you have to worry about Star Wars Fan Day going anywhere any time soon!
6. Bats Day
Bats Day is the unofficial dress up day for Goth and Industrial fans who want to show their dark side at the Happiest Place on Earth. This dress up day definitely isn’t for everyone, but if you are a creature of the night at heart, show up to Disneyland dressed in all black! Bats Day has been going on since 1999, and it now spans a whole weekend!
Where are my Whovians out there? This is the day you’ve been waiting for! This is the most recently created day, but it’s picking up popularity quickly! It’s a great chance to let out your inner nerd and either cosplay or simply show off your favorite Doctor Who related t-shirt!
Who knew that there was so much more to Disneyland than roller coasters and Instagram-perfect photo spots? You can enjoy Disneyland so much more if you visit the park on one of their themed dress up days! Which dress up day will you attend?