1961: All-Night Prom at Disneyland Photographed by Ralph Crane

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Dapper Day took place this past Sunday and we loved seeing everyone in the parks all dolled up and looking so very dapper! We took part in the Fall Dapper Day last year and we’ll be dressing up for the Spring Dapper Day this coming year ! (Dapper Day hotel rates are available now). After spending the day with all these fine-looking people, we went online to start getting some inspiration for our Spring Dapper Day looks. That’s when we found these amazing photos by Ralph Crane for Life Magazine. These photos were taken in 1961 when Disneyland opened it’s doors to the graduating classes for an all-night prom! We’ve posted a few of our favorites below but you can see all the great snapshots from that night by clicking here!

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Fall Dapper Day 2018

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With Spring Dapper Day coming up this weekend, we decided to (finally) post our first Dapper Day experience at Disneyland! We had so much fun getting all dolled up and going into the park. We made a whole weekend out of it and booked a room at the Disneyland Hotel. Since the Dapper Day expo was taking place in the hotel they were offering discounts on rooms if you purchased your expo tickets ahead of time.

lrg_dsc00799Once we checked in we went downstairs to check out the expo. We got there just in time to watch the San Andreas Sisters perform and we LOVED seeing everyone on the dance floor!

lrg_dsc00867We then roamed around the exhibit hall to look at all the vendors and found a couple of shops that we really loved. Leo found a hat shop that had so many great options he couldn’t decide on what hat to get and ended up leaving empty-handed. The pressure was too much! Kenzie, on the other hand, walked away with an adorable Mickey fascinator by Hat & Mouse.

The next day we got up bright and early to have breakfast with Minnie & her friends at the Plaza Inn.

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That moment when you see your favorite character…

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After breakfast, we met Cody back at the expo to get our tintype photographs done. We saw this booth set up the day before and put our names down to get a portrait done. Jason Madsen, the photographer is great and if you’re ever in the Los Angeles area, he frequents the Melrose Trading Post so you can grab your tintype photo there too!

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Voila! The final product!

We headed back into the park to walk around, grab a bite to eat and take some pics of our Dapper Day attire. Kenzie had an outfit change because she said “wearing a dress is hard work”.

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We had so much fun on our first dapper day. Can’t wait to do it again soon!img_6494