When it comes to theme parks, there are some things that make Disneyland the magical place it is. There are, of course, all the amazing rides and attractions, the smell of popcorn as you walk down Main Street USA, and the amazing fireworks that light up the night sky. However, for true Disneyland fans there is something else that makes Disneyland special – the Dapper In.
The Dapper Dans are a quartet of hair salons singing classic songs on Main Street USA. They are loved by all and encourage visitors of all ages to sing along to the Disney songs they know and love.
The Dapper Dans was a staple in Disneyland Park before the theme park was forced to close due to the pandemic. Although the theme park was able to reopen on April 30, after being closed for more than 400 days, the Dapper Dans was not part of the reopening. However, they are now back at the theme park, and just in time to be part of the Halloween season!
Disney fans aren’t the only ones excited to see Dapper Dans return – the singers themselves are happy to be a part of the magic again, especially on Halloween. They spoke to Disney Parks Blog, which shared the news of Dapper Dans’s return.
“Halloween is definitely one of my favorite times of the year on Main Street,” said Dapper Dan Wesley Alfvin. “’Grim Grinning Ghosts’ is one of my favorite songs to sing because it has such a wonderful history here at the park with Haunted Mansion and Thurl Ravenscroft.” (Deadly folk, Thurl Ravenscroft can be heard as one of the original Grim Grinning Ghosts vocalists at the Haunted Mansion!) “I’ve always felt personally honored to put myself in his shoes a bit and sing the bass in the song. “
Inside the Magic visited Disneyland on the first day of Halloween time and saw the singers don their classic orange vests that honor the season.
While “Grim Grinning Ghosts” is usually just sung by the Dapper In during Halloween Time, there are a number of songs you can hear them singing throughout the year, including “Strolling Through the Park”, “Mr. Sandman “, and” Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah “.
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