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Step out in style for Dapper Day’s spring 2018 outing to Walt Disney World Resort

by Brittani Tuttle
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A dressed-up guest rides the carousel at Magic Kingdom during Dapper Day in 2016.

Guests are invited to dress up a little or a lot and come out to Dapper Day’s annual spring outing to Walt Disney World Resort from Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29.

This year’s event kicks off with a Friday night outing to the newly-opened restaurant, The Edison at Disney Springs from 7-10 p.m. on April 27. Those who attend can enjoy special cocktails created just for the event, and browse through a selection of official Dapper Day merchandise at the entry.

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A look at The Chap and The Dandy, two signature cocktails that will be offered at The Edison for Dapper Day.

The two signature cocktails offered that evening will be “The Chap,” featuring Caol Ila Scotch, Knob Creek Bourbon, Branca Menta, and sugar; and “The Dandy,” with Kettle One Oranje, Creme de Violettes, Amaro Montenegro and pineapple.

There will be no cover for this event, and it will be open to all-ages until 10 p.m., when the venue moves to 21+. Bands and entertainment will begin performing at 9:30 p.m.

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The full event schedule for this year’s Dapper Day spring outing to the parks.

The park outings for this spring’s event include a visit to Magic Kingdom on Saturday, April 28, and a walk around Epcot on Sunday, April 29.

A special pop-up boutique will be open on April 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Disney’s Grand Floridian Conference Center, and will include new Dapper Day merchandise, as well as the Dapper Day and Charles Phoenix clothing collections from Pinup Girl Clothing. Phoenix’s new book, “Addicted to Americana,” will also be available.

Another new event for this year is a special talk from Phoenix, a pop culture humorist and author, as he takes his audience through a slide show of photos from the early days of Disneyland. His presentation will include looks at mid-century Disneyland, as well as long-gone attractions like The House of the Future, Skull Rock, Skyway, Rainbow Caverns and more.

Phoenix will host his presentation at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Tickets for the presentation are available here.

Keep in mind that Dapper Day is not a cosplay or costume event, but rather a celebration of style from any decade. There will also not be any organized meet-ups or group photo opportunities, due to the size of the crowds who attend the park outings. All usual forms of park admission to Walt Disney World will be required to attend Dapper Day.

Special room rates for Dapper Day are available at a variety of Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and can be booked over the phone at (407) 939-4686. Special convention-rate park tickets are also available.

For more information on this year’s spring outing, visit DapperDay.com.

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