Have you ever heard of, or attended, a Dapper Day at the Walt Disney World Resort? Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom joined in the Dapper Day fun on April 29th with lovely Photo Ops, Specialty Foods, a Pop-Up Dress Shop the opportunity to meet new friends, and a Picnic in the Park Event. Here is our review of a Dapper day at Magic Kingdom.
The Photo Ops for Dapper Day were represented as old vintage cars and post cards. The backdrop of Cinderella Castle provided an awesome way to get a very Dapper photo with a vintage vehicle. A really cool feature of the Post Card is the “Vintage Stamp” of the Partners Statue with Cinderella Castle and the Mickey Ear Postmark marked “Special Delivery, WDW, FLORIDA.” The vintage fire engine car was parked just outside of the Guest Relations building at the front entrance of the Magic Kingdom.
Any event at the Walt Disney World Resort calls for a Specialty Cupcake. The Mini Rose Cupcake was on offer as part of the Picnic Lunch that was available to purchase for the Picnic in the Park. The Dapper Quartet cupcakes featured a pack of four, two vanilla and 2 chocolate, cupcakes featuring the colorful bow ties of the ever-popular Dapper Dans.
A Pop-Up Dress Shop was available inside the Main Street Emporium. This little area featured some fun baubles, dresses, and bags for all your Dapper Day needs.
Meeting new Dapper Friends is a really great way to enjoy the day. The creativity of so many people, in one place, all at the same time, makes for great opening conversational moments. Even if you are a bit shy, you cannot help but meet some amazing folks during a Magic Kingdom Dapper Day Event. This was certainly one of our favorite parts of Dapper Day at the Magic Kingdom.
The highlight of the day, for us, was the Picnic in the Park event. Tomorrowland Terrace was open and serving Boxed Lunches from 11:00am-2:30pm. The adult Boxed Lunches, for $14.99, featured your choice of Fried Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Caesar Salad with Chicken or Greek Salad Wrap. Each meal included House-Made Chips, Fruit Salad, Fountain Beverage, and a Mini Rose Cupcake. Kids’ Boxed Lunches, for $9.99, included a choice of Chicken Strips or Uncrustables Sandwich. Each Kids’ Meal was served with a Go-Go Squeeze Applesauce, House-made Chips, Fountain Beverage, and a Mini Rose Cupcake.
After purchasing our Boxed Lunches, we headed over to the East Plaza Garden closest to the Tomorrowland Terrace. Here we found a Cast Member ready to greet us and ask us how many blankets we would like. You had to have purchased a Boxed Lunch to utilize this space during the hours of the Picnic in the Park Event. The navy blue blankets were in a large bucket and we selected two. We found a spot on the “grass” and set up our blankets and our boxed lunches. One word of note, it was unseasonably warm on this day, 93 degrees, and there was very little shade. We will be bringing umbrellas, or parasols, the next time Picnic in the Park is offered.
The Chicken Strips were quite good, while the House-made Chips were just okay. The Fried Chicken was absolutely fantastic and was the favorite part of our meal as the chicken was golden, crispy, juicy and very flavorful. We actually preferred this Fried Chicken to the Homecomin’ version we recently had tried at Disney Springs. The Fruit Salad was a refreshing blend of cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and pineapple and we enjoyed that as well. The Mini Rose Cupcake itself was good; the Rose on top, not so much, and we did not eat it. Taste preferences are based on each individual person’s likes and dislikes. For us, we Loved the Fried Chicken served during the Picnic in the Park event.
See our Live Video from Picnic in the Park here:
What would a Magic Kingdom Dapper Day be without a bit of music and dancing? Dapper Friends gathered around the Partners Statue to mingle and dance to the music of the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It show during the afternoon hours.
You will not find any Disney signage citing the Magic Kingdom Dapper Day event as this is not a Disney specific event. Even the Picnic in the Park menus and Boards, along with the Times Guide, do not mention Dapper Day.
Overall, we recommend a visit to a Magic Kingdom Dapper Day event. The awesome Photo Ops, Pop-Up Dress Shop, Specialty Foods, and Picnic in the Park are great fun for everyone, The opportunity to make an abundance of new friends, all in one day, is priceless.
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