Dapper Day & Bachelorette Trip Report (Day 2)

Time for day 2 of our very special Dapper Day Bachelorette Trip! One of the greatest bonuses of staying at the Grand Californian was getting early morning access on every day of our trip. We were visiting during a heat wave, so this definitely came in handy. Another day, another costume change. Here’s Hayley as a retro Rapunzel.

Disneybound Rapunzel

Our first stop was Fantasyland for Peter Pan and some teacups 🙂

Dapper Day at the Teacups

Laura in a Teacup

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

We grabbed breakfast at Riverbelle Terrace (yay for the Steamboat!) and then went on the Haunted Mansion (which had just been given it’s Nightmare Before Christmas overlay) and headed back for some Astro Blasters action and Space Mountain.

Astro Blasters

Us ladies went off on our own, while the boys went to check out DCA. We did a bit of shopping.


We really wanted to make this a special trip for Angela, so we decided to have a ladies only luncheon at the Carthay Circle (one of our favorite restaurants). Here is our beautiful bride checking out the menu.

Dining at Carthay

The gentleman who helped us to our table made sure to point out a very interesting detail on the table’s surface. That Evil Queen sure can get around.

Evil Queen at Carthay

Our experience was lovely from start to finish. Thanks so much to our server Jenn for making our visit so memorable!

Bridesmaid's Luncheon at Carthay

If you come to the parks during a Dapper Day weekend, you must check out the Expo at the Grand Californian. It was vintage heaven. Next time we are absolutely going to get our portraits drawn.

Dapper Day Sketch Studio

After a short rest, we found the boys and made our way back to the park

Dapper Day

Even though we were still stuffed from Carthay, we had to get some fried chicken at the Plaza Inn. It’s a positive must!

Fried Chicken at Plaza Inn

We had to watch Fantasmic! and then some of us decided to attend “The Royal Swing Big Band Ball.” Look at this cutie pie who wanted to get in on the dancing action. Did you ever? What a doll!

Swing Dancing at Disneyland

We basically closed down Fantasyland- Pinocchio, Carousel, and our personal favorite Casey Jr. Look who got the caboose.

Riding Casey Jr.

There’s our second day trip report- cabooses, Carthay, teacups and all.  Day 3 is right around the corner… we think we can, we think we can…

Dapper Day Bachelorette Trip Report (Day 1)

Hi everyone! We just got back from an incredible Disneyland weekend and we can’t wait to share our highlights with you. One of our best friends and fellow Disney lover Angela is getting married in a month to our cousin James (another friend and Disney lover)- there’s a lot of Disney love going around 🙂 So, when it came time to plan their bachelor(ette) weekend, we knew there was only one place to go- Canada- just kidding- Disneyland! Because Angela is a big vintage clothing fan, we planned the weekend to coincide with Dapper Day, which ended up being the best choice ever! We left on Friday morning at the crack of dawn- here we are, bridesmaids and bride, rising with the sun. Angela made our ears herself. Aren’t they beautiful?!

Disneyland Bachelorette

Once we made it to Anaheim (after a quick In N’ Out run- it’s the bride’s favorite), we got fully dapper-ed. We stayed at the Grand Californian- it was the first time for many of us (bride & groom included).

Dapper in Grand Californian

We spent some time goofing around in the lobby. Turns out, Ian is a master photo bomber.

Grand Californian Goofing

And then we jauntily hoofed it over to the park!

Off to Dapper Day

And grabbed one of the fabulous photo pass photographers to take this shot of us all together

Main Street Dapper Day

It was delightful walking along Main Street & seeing all the different dapper outfits.

Dapper Snow White


Of course, we grabbed snacks and sandwiches at Jolly Holiday.


And then hopped a boat for a Jungle Cruise. Watch out for that net retro Ariel!

Retro Ariel

And make sure to keep your party together!

Please Keep Your Group Together

Waiting for Jungle Cruise

Next up was Indiana Jones & the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. It’s full of so many perils!


Caution Don't Pull Rope

Next up were Pirates of the Caribbean & of course Thunder Mountain Railroad. After that, we took a relaxing ride on the train and found ourselves in glorious Toon Town. An extremely nice gentleman offered to take this picture of us. Look at all those toons…

Dapper Day in Toon Town

And then some more monkeying around before nap/swim time back at the hotel.

Toon Town Hyjinks

Singing in the Toon Town

Love this shot of our extremely dapper bride & groom on the way to city hall.

Bride & Groom at Toon Town City Hall

After recuperating at the hotel, we headed back to the park for a quick dinner at Rancho del Zocalo (we tried for Plaza, but it was packed) and then we caught Remember, Dreams Come True! We also made a quick run through Star Tours and Snow White’s Scary Adventures. But, what really stood out was the incredible atmosphere created by Dapper Day. We were blown away by the creativity, imagination, and glamour all about us. We can’t wait to share our Day 2 report very soon 🙂

Disneybound Retro Snow White