Monday, June 26, 2017

The Dapper Dan's of Disneyland

One of the truly magical and most nostalgic of the entertainment offered at the Magic Kingdom, whether east or west, are the Dapper Dan's.  This is the turn-of -the-century Barbershop Quartet that find their home on Main Street and always gather a crowd when they perform.   They can be found anywhere on Main Street but it looks like in Disneyland, they have a small area set aside for them to perform.  I assume, but the sign was a giveaway.  This is located down Main Street on the left, right past the Coca Cola store in the Corner CafĂ©.  Very similar to Casey's Corner of WDW in most respects.  A great place to get a drink or some food and take a break.  Having the Dapper Dan's show up and begin was a greatly appreciated bonus.  During their show they interact with the crowd as they sing a lot of the standard Barbershop songs: 

“Yankee Doodle Dandy”
“Strolling Through the Park”
“Mr. Sandman”
“If You’re Happy and You Know It”
“Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah”
And many more.  Along with the great song library, the Dan's would have a variety of talents in addition to the singing.  A favorite instrument is the Organ Chime.  Think "Mr. Sand Man" as to what those chimes might sound like.  Also, I was surprised with another talent that I had not seen up until our trip to Disneyland.  They Tap Dance!  It was a really fun show! 

Dapper Dan's of Disneyland Link

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