Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hidden Treasures - Dapper Dan's!

As many of you may already know, the Dapper Dan's are the official Barbershop Quartet of WDW and Disneyland.  They started singing at Disneyland in 1959 and their East Coast counterparts began in 1971, when Walt Disney World opened.

The first time I remember seeing them?  June 2010.  Crazy, right?  We noticed them on the back of the horse drawn trolley heading down Main Street, U.S.A. immediately after rope drop.
In January, however, we somehow missed rope drop both times we tried at the Magic Kingdom, but we were still there just in time to get into the parks with everything starting and all the magic happening.  But, this time, the Dapper Dan's were on an empty horse drawn trolley, after it had dropped off all of it's passengers!
And, as I had my camera out (Day 1 in the parks, first thing.  Is there any other way?), I called over to them and simply said "Hey, Dapper Dans!"  And, to my surprise, instead of simply waving, they came over to talk to us!  They all commented on our Donald Duck Half Marathon medals and were super friendly.  I'm not sure why that surprised me, they are cast members, after all, but it was definitely a magical moment to feel as though you're friends with the Dans!
Why didn't I take a picture of them with us?  I don't know!  That same reason that Chad over at Days in the Parks didn't get a picture with Goofy..  Simply getting caught up in the Disney Magic leaves you with amazing memories, but often without the picture proof!

Luckily, later that day, after Noah's haircut, we got caught in a rain storm while walking Main Street.  While in the candy store, Noah fell sound asleep, but the Dan's found a perfect place and time to perform!
I've been a barbershop fan since my college days (nothing screams "college days" like barbershop, right?  Well, I was a music major and my neighbor created one.  It was awesome.  Just take my word on it!), so I loved seeing them perform!
They are absolutely some of my favorite characters on Main Street!  What are yours?  Leave me a comment here, on facebook, or at twitter @DisneyBabiesBlg

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes the camera in your head is just so much better... :)