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The thought of Disneyland makes my heart go pitter-pat.  I love it. And I love any opportunity to go to it. As an annual passholder and Southern California resident, I get to do it a lot.  This pleases me to no end.  It doesn’t have to be about the rides.  Just strolling around, people-watching, and doing dinner is often enough.  And if I get to do it with friends, even better.  Last Saturday was Dapper Day at Disneyland.  While walking around Disney in vintage isn’t new to me, it is a treat for some of my non-vintage friends.

Dapper Day Disneyland

Dapper Day

Actually you don’t need to wear vintage to go to Dapper Day.  There are plenty of folks in regular old clothes.  However, if you like dressing spiffy, this is the occasion for you.  If looking presentable encourages everyone who went out in public in pants half way down their butts, with bra straps showing and shorts cut to there, then I see myself as doing a service. Vintage may be a passing fad for many who went.  An opportunity to do what everyone else happened to be doing that day and a way to be noticed.  However, I don’t mind.  I was there to be with my friends and we had a grand time.

I decided to channel a 1950s Pendleton ad, in honor of Disneyland, built in 1955.  My red plaid jacket, belted, with a grey skirt and lovely low-heeled red wedges were perfect for walking around.  A different look for this ’30s gal.

Dapper Day Disneyland Castle Partners
Dapper Day Disneyland
Dapper Day Disneyland
Dapper Day Disneyland Merry Go Round
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Dapper Day Disneyland Teacups
Dapper Day Disneyland

California Adventure

California Adventure TrolleyDapper Day Disneyland

Carthay Circle
California Adventure

Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pictures of the rest of my chums.  We were quite the amoeba, merging, splitting up, and reforming as our varying interests took us in one direction or the next.

After riding the carousel and spinning myself silly on the tea cups, we went over to California Adventure.  Just a few steps away from Disneyland, we rode the trolley and settled down for a nice cocktail at Carthay Circle Restaurant as we waited for our dinner reservation.  A nice, stiff gin and tonic for me (no carbs!) and a great dinner with friends made the day end perfectly.
And thus ended our Disney day.  What is your happiest place on earth?


5 comments so far.

5 responses to “DAPPER DAY – THE HOUSE OF MOUSE”

  1. Mr. Tiny says:

    You look great in that Pendleton! We came across one of the Pendleton's with the Disneyland label in it (when the store was in Frontierland). It didn't fit anyone at our house, so it ended up the hands of a good friend! It's funny because I promised myself that I would NEVER go on Tower of Terror (I HATE falling/dropping) but it is now one of my favorite rides too!

    • admin says:

      I was the same way. I would do the dropping rides at other parks and despise them. I think because it is short little drops, not a long free fall, that makes it not as freaky to me. What a find on the Disney Pendleton. Whoever got it is very fortunate.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Excellent post!It was so nice to spend time with you guys and in the park.If we had more time to go there we would totally get passes.Dapper Day was awesome.good pictures.


  3. What a splendidly wonderful looking Disneyland outing. That Pendleton is so timelessly lovely and suits you to an absolute tee.

    Wishing you a fantastic St. Patrick's Day!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Helena Drive says:

    Aw, such a wonderful day!!

    Saludos de Una Pin Up Frustrada,
    Helena Drive

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