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What I Would Have Worn to Disneyland

This time every year my entire family takes an annual trip to Disneyland.  We have been doing it as long as I can remember. The summer of 2020 will be the first time we miss it.

I have so many amazing memories from these trips. We take it very seriously, plan out our route to every ride and it’s timing on the app, secure our fast passes and map out every food stop.  We arrive as the gates open to the park and then close it out with the fireworks at the end of the night.  One huge totally Disney packed day filled with laughs, photos, rides, memories, sometimes a lost phone or one of the kids (or husbands) has a tantrum, churros and of course Dole Whips.

For those of you that may not know what a Dole Whip is you need to get with the program..  located on the Jungle River shores in Adventureland right outside The Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park is the Dole Whip stand- recently the park has expanded the area and built The Tropical Hideaway next door which hosts a bevy of extraordinary worldly eats. Menu items include chilled ramen salad, warm steamed bao buns, Sweet Pineapple Lumpia and the iconic Dole Whip. It’s a must-do when charting out your food stops.

The magical Dole Whip is a dairy free (yay) ice cream type pineapple delight served in a soft serve style swirl. When I think of Disneyland food Dole Whip’s and Churros are the creme de la creme of park culinary delights!

A few weeks ago Disneyland shared their Official Dole Whip recipe through their Disneyland app (which I am sharing at the end of the post) and I have been blending those babies up ever since.

It’s a little dose of Disney magic right in your own home.

Everything Disney makes me happy, so this week I decided to dress up for Disneyland anyway and share what I would have worn #WIWHW (is that a thing now?) to Disneyland this year.

I have to say, it totally boosted my mood! If you are a Disneyland aficionado like me I highly recommend donning your Disney best this week for an instant “Spoon Full of Sugar” to your day!

What I’m Wearing: Unique Vintage Dole Whip T-shirt (Unique Vintage has an entire “Happiest Collection on Earth” great for Disneybounding) | Vintage skirt from StilettosandSinCity | Donald Pliner TABI heel | Custom Denim Jacket | TOPSHOP Macrame Bag | Madewell Skinny Silk Bandanna Scarf| Mouse Ears Available at Disneyland |



For those of you that don’t know this about me, I am a HUGE DISNEYLAND nerd.

I am OBSESSED with everything about the park from the characters to the rides to the food, the kitsch, lore and insider secrets!

I’ve read every book, searched for every “hidden mouse” and consumed something close to my body weight in churros and dole whips.

If ever there was my “Happy Place” it’s Disneyland.

Disneyland is like a whole other world and like any society it has developed it own subculture and trends.

First it was DILF’s of Disneyland (Pics of Hot Dads at Disneyland posted on Instagram) then Disneyland Social Clubs (Think Sons of Anarchy but in a friendly G-Rated Disney way, they wear matching denim vests with the club’s name and logo on the back in custom made patches designed by members. And pins. LOTS OF PINS, limited-edition Disney pins everywhere) and now it’s all about DisneyBounding.

DisneyBounding was created by blogger Leslie Kay in 2012 as a way to get around Disney’s rule of “No one over the age of 14” being able to wear a costume inside Disneyland.

DisneyBounding is basically dressing in an outfit inspired by a Disney Character.  It isn’t cosplay- you don’t put together a costume.  Its all about using contemporary pieces from your own closet or the mall to create a modern tribute to the character. Think pairing a yellow dress with a red sweater to Disneybound as Winnie the Pooh or green jeans and a purple top for a perfect ode to The Little Mermaid.

I may not go full DisneyBound when my feet hit the park but I would definitely say there is an element of it in there, so in true fan-girl style I almost lost my mind when I stumbled upon “The Park Edition” from Unique Vintage.    I already ordered three tees.

Whether you are a Disney foodie, a ride fanatic, want to try your hand at DisneyBounding or just add a little Happily Ever After to your wardrobe this collection has EVERYTHING you didn’t know you needed.

Here are a few of my favorites from the Collection:

Click Below To SHOP some of my picks from The Park Edition From Unique Vintage: