I learned about Mermaid’s Day through my Disneybound squad. I did see a few posts about Mermaid’s Day on my Instagram feed. I don’t consider myself a mermaid person; I’m not a huge fan of Ariel. I did like The Little Mermaid growing up. I was more of an Ursula person. Mermaid’s Day also celebrates everything nautical about Disney. I had friends bounding from Peter Pan. I even joked going as the original Submarine Voyage attraction or the Disney Cruise. However, this was a really fun day that I’m glad I decided to do at the last minute.
I picked Vanessa because Ursula is in my top three favorite Disney villains. She’s just a witch trying to make a living by helping merfolk reach their dreams. I cosplay as Vanessa and it’s always well received at Disney cosplay meet ups at various conventions. I had been meaning to bound as Vanessa. I already had everything in my closet to represent one of my favorite Disney villain. The blouse and skirt are from Pinup Girl Clothing. The necklace is from Etsy. The wig is from Goth Lolita Wigs. The shoes are from Amazon. The bow is from Pip Star Pop.
Because Mermaids Day also included pirates and sailors, Rowan did Rufio from Hook. Though a rulebreaker, who doesn’t love Dante Basco?
Britt bounded as Peter Pan. Off to Never Never Land!
Edwin and Nolan as victims…er…Prince Eric.
Most of Mermaid’s Day was made of raffle prizes at various sites throughout the Disneyland Resort. It involved both parks. The events started off in California Adventure. People came in their best mermaid themed bounds – a majority came representing The Little Mermaid. Many came donning scaled skirts, shell lined head dresses, vivacious eye makeup, etc. It was nice seeing a variety of fashion and style from everyone there. Raffle prizes included pins from Match Accessories, art work, mermaid themed necklaces, etc. Meetings points at the park occurred every 1-2 hours from the Cove, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, King Triton’s Carousel Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Pirates of the Caribbean, and concluding at Trader Sam’s.
Mermaid Themed Bounds
Our squad going on Haunted Mansion. Nolan quoting Vincent Price’s lines from “Thriller.” Edwin and I providing bacgkround SFX.
Went to the place in Fantasyland Faire where you can get photos with the princesses. Snow White, Cinderella, and Ariel were present.
Vanessa giving Eric the look of death. We’re villains. It’s what we do.
Mermaids Day Squad!
And with my favorite Disney princess, Cinderella.
Honey, we shrunk Vanessa.
Some boys romance, some boys slow dance. That’s alright with me.
I only want them for the title, the accesses to wealth, fleetful of ships…assemble a navy to rule the seas. Take that, Triton!
Watching the Dapper Dans at the Carnation Plaza sing some barbershop tunes. Is it bad the only barbershop tunes I know are from the B-Sharps?
Dave and I with Mr. and Mrs. Incredible.
It’s not a rockabilly bound until I get my photo in Cars Land.
Obligatory Radiator Springs Racers photo.
With Giovanni. I want one of these in real life.
Getting Maximum Overdrive vibes.
Radiator Springs bound! Going my way?
Being bad is fun.
Line for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction…and this is the fast pass line!
Standby line for Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s so long that they have to use the queue space from the Hyperion Theatre.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout now open! The music in this area is now replaced with ELO. Even at park opening, there’s already an hour wait for Guardians. However, an hour wait versus four hours is better than nothing.
- Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
- Radiator Springs Racers
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Haunted Mansion
- Golden Zephyrs
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- King Triton’s Carousel
- DCA Newsboys
- Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
- Dapper Dans
- Pixie Hollow
- Princess Meet and Greet
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones’ Bizarre Adventures
Overall, this was a fun day. I wasn’t planning on attending Mermaid’s Day, but I had fun being evil. It’s much more fun being a villain. I made new friends at this event. People were generally welcoming and easy to approach. I even made one friend through Instagram! When I was going to the parks in the late 90s and early 2000’s, I always wondered if it would be possible to make friends through people you meet up with in the parks. Because of Disneybounding and Disney parks dress up days, this is possible. While it was a warm Southern California day, it was cool seeing familiar faces and meeting new people in the Disneybound and Disney fashion community.