Monday, September 12, 2011
Dapper Day at Disneyland Trip Report, Pt. 1
I couldn't believe I was already on the way back to Disneyland after less than a week. The concept of Dapper Day sounded very cool, and the opportunity to photograph a group of guests wearing retro and vintage clothing was just too much for me to pass up a second time. Amtrak got me to Anaheim, and shortly after checking into The Anabella (great location, great property!), I headed into Fantasyland for dinner at The Village Haus.
My Pastrami Hamburger and fries were tasty; even more so, I loved relaxing and noticing all the details about this restaurant nestled into the back of Fantasyland.
Stained glass windows featuring your favorite characters from "Pinocchio."
Decorative murals throughout the interior:
Meeting time at the Carrousel was still a bit away, so I sauntered around Fantasyland, shooting other previously missed details, such as these elephants inside the Dumbo Band Organ:
Looking up, I noticed the Goodyear Blimp crossing the Matterhorn; throw in the moon, and you have a once-in-a-lifetime shot:
My next stop was an empty bench near the Castle; what were the chances of snagging that on a Friday night?!?
And then, the time finally came...the meeting at the Carrousel. I was very impressed by some of the outfits. Here are a few of my favorites:
Check out the vintage bag!
All ages took part!
The event's organizer, Justin Jorgensen:
Creative geniuses Jody Daily & Kevin Kidney (who looked like he'd just stepped out of the Carnation Ice Cream Parlour!):
Dapper Day mother & child portrait:
Alex Williams & Jason Schultz look like they're ready for the next Dillinger movie:
Men in Hats (again, note the vintage bag!):
Before the next event (drinks at Trader Sam's), some of us splintered out and took a spin on small world:
Before heading back to my room early and being an official party popper, I did stop by Trader Sam's to get a few interior shots:
More to come from this little jaunt.
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