They’re finally back! The Dapper Dans make a harmonious return to Disneyland

After almost a year and a half of silence, the Dapper Dans have finally returned to Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland!

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The coronavirus pandemic did a number on the quintessential quartet. When Disneyland closed its gates, the Dans had to go home too.

It’s been about four months since Disneyland reopened, and even on a more crowded morning along Main Street, there was almost an uncomfortable silence.

If you frequent the parks, you know that the Dapper Dans can be found at different times throughout the day along Main Street in their trademark yellow, purple, blue, and red ensembles (only sometimes green), singing a capella in four-part harmony. Sometimes they even bring along their organ chimes!

Guests have missed their melodious sounds, their heaping helpings of harmony, and even their silly stories and passive puns. (Seriously, sometimes I think the Dans are moonlighting as Jungle Cruise Skippers!)

There’s no better time for the Dapper Dans to make their re-entry at Disneyland! It’s the spookiest time of the year, and during this season, the Dapper Dans materialize into the Cadaver Dans, complete with matching orange and white ensembles with black bands at their elbows.

Well, sometimes.

Sometimes they materialize into a more frightful foursome.

Instead of “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” the Cadaver Dans pass the time singing spooky favorites like “This is Halloween” and “Grim Grinning Ghosts!”

Make the most of your Magic Key and come out to see the Dans the next time you visit Disneyland! They’re out and about every day, beginning in late morning and continuing into the early evening!

Welcome back!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!