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

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!