When it comes to theme parks, there are certain things that make Disneyland the magical place that it is. There are, of course, all the amazing rides and attractions, the smell of popcorn as you make your way down Main Street U.S.A, and the incredible fireworks that light up the night sky. However, for true Disneyland fans, there is something else that makes Disneyland special — the Dapper Dans.
The Dapper Dans are a barbershop quartet that can be found singing classic songs on Main Street U.S.A. They are loved by all, and they encourage Guests of all ages to sing along with the Disney songs that they know and love.
The Dapper Dans were a Disneyland Park staple before the theme park was forced to shut down 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 were not a part of the reopening. However, they have now returned to the theme park, and just in time to be a part of Halloween season!
Disney fans are not the only ones who are excited to see the Dapper Dans return — the singers themselves are glad to once again be a part of the magic, especially at Halloween. They spoke to Disney Parks Blog, who shared the news of the Dapper Dans 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.” (Foolish mortals, Thurl Ravenscroft can be heard as one of the original Grim Grinning Ghosts singers over at the Haunted Mansion!) “I’ve always felt personally honored to step into 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 donning their classic orange vests that honor the season.
While “Grim Grinning Ghosts” is usually just sung by the Dapper Dans during Halloween Time, there are a number of sings that you can hear them sing all year long, including “Strolling Through the Park”, “Mr. Sandman”, and “Zip-a-Dee Doo Dah”.
Are you excited to see the Dapper Dans back at Disneyland? Let us know in the comments!
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