This is my first time doing something themed to Disneyland by my own accord. While I have worn anachronistic clothing at one point or another and I have attended Harry Potter day (I was really hanging out with friends and saw it as an excuse to go). Pinup Parade in the Park is hosted by Burbank based Pinup Girl Clothing. It’s my favorite place to shop for dresses. The older I get, the more I want to rock mid-century style in my wardrobe; I’ve grown out of Forever 21 and H&M, and now I’m ready for a full wardrobe overhaul. Pinup Girl Clothing is amazing because of the variation of styles and also the fact they have sizes for everyone! This was one I was really excited for. It’s like going to Disneyland on opening day, save for the the fact that water is running and the pavement is already dry!
Pinup Parade in the park also gave us some souvenir buttons and 20% off coupons for their online store. Throughout the day, we had group photos and trivia at certain locations in the park. Additionally, other meetups were happening in the park including Lolita Day and Haunted Mansion Day. Well, that explains the 100+ minute wait for the Haunted Mansion! Overall, I had a good time with the mini meets in the park. I kinda wish I made new friends since I just moved to Orange and I’d like to know more pinup / retro events and happenings in the area.
Disneybound: Snow White
So, this was my first time doing Disneybound. I’ve heard about it last year when I started seeing friends take selfies of themselves Disneybouding as their favorite characters. I picked Snow White because “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” was a huge part of my childhood; I saw the 50th anniversary screening, the Disney on Ice version, had all the toys for the 50th anniversary re-release, etc.
The bow is from Dapper Day Expo; I forgot the name of the booth where I got it from, but they were the ones selling Pan Am bags. The top is from Pinup Girl clothing – peasant top in blue. I joked that I looked more like Sue Lyon in Lolita than the Lolita’s at Lolita Day. (I tease because I love). The a-line skirt is from ModCloth. The shoes are from Bodyline. I did arrive early so I can scour through World of Disney to find a specific Snow White purse – the one with a profile shot of her taking a bite into the apple. Alas, I could not find it.
I did attempt to try for Victory Curls for my hair, but because I’m versed in using a curling iron and I have tiny T-rex arms, I kinda just left it wavy with what little supplies I have. Um…if anyone can give me a hands-on approach to doing pinup style hair, I’ll buy you dinner!
One of the highlights of Pinup Parade was checking out everyone’s retro-themed Disneybounds. I found them to be very inspiring. My favorites were Miss Bunny and the Hatbox Ghost!
I rolled it solo at the parks. I’m kinda used to it since I did it all the time when I was younger. This was my first time rolling it solo in a while. I was supposed to go with a friend for Lolita Day, but she had to bail out at the last minute. I tried the single rider lines; these seem more common in California Adventure. I went on Radiator Springs Racers for the first time. As much as I’m neutral to the Cars franchise, the scariest part of the ride was the dark ride portion. I never thought that Tow Mater could be nightmare fuel. As we pulled into the body shop, I finally understood how the Cars world could be possible; The Cars have merged human and vehicle. People tell you that the Haunted Mansion, Tower of Terror, are scary attractions…no, it’s Radiator Springs Racers.
Also, I was very happy to the Fantasy Faire rendition of Frozen! While I do agree that Frozen is overplayed in the parks, I thought this was a cute re-telling of 2013’s most over hyped movie.
Pinup Parade did have some trivia meetups. I went to the one by Big Thunder Mountain (originally taking place by the Haunted Mansion). Without giving away too much, I thought I knew my Disney parks trivia up until this point. The knowledge I’ve gained from reruns of Disney Channel’s Inside Out and various internet research (aka time wasting) is now considered basic knowledge. All I know is I gotta step it up.
And it’s always fun going on Star Tours with Star Wars fans who despite the prequels and Jar Jar.
And the Dapper Dans doing a babershop quartet version of “This is Halloween” is pretty rad.
Attraction and Entertainment Count (23)
Radiator Springs Racers, Sailing Ship Columbia, Enchanted Tiki Room, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle Walkthrough, Pinochchio’s Daring Journey, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Fantasy Faire (Frozen),Indiana Jones Adventure, Dapper Dans, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, The Bakery Tour, California Screamin’, Silly Symphony Swings, Goofy’s Sky School, Pixar’s Play Parade, The Little Mermaid, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, Soarin’ Over California, The Disney Gallery, Star Tours, Monorail, Disneyland Forever (fireworks)
“Don’t eat any apples – stick with vegetables.”
“Radiator Springs Racers – aka Welcome to My Nightmare by Alice Cooper.”
“Aw crap…the prequel planets.”
“Star Wars isn’t in his generation…” “Yet…!”
“KILL JAR JAR!”
“Hi Snow White!’
“Who’s your favorite Disney prince?” “This might take some time…”
“Are you ready for your scary adventure?” “This is getting too meta…”
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