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Name That Disneyland Resort Costume

posted on May 8th, 2012 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


It’s time again for another “Name That Costume” challenge! If you spotted me at the Disneyland Resort in this costume, where do you think I would be?

Can You Name This Disneyland Resort Costume?

Go ahead – name that costume! Leave your guesses in the comments and I’ll be back later with the answer.

UPDATE: If you guessed that I’d be traveling along the Rivers of America aboard Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes, you’re right!

Davy Crockett was an American frontiersman, soldier, legislator and folk hero. Skilled at trapping bear and raccoon, he became famous for his signature coon-skin hat. In 1948, Walt Disney told columnist Hedda Hopper that it was “time to get acquainted, or renew acquaintance with, the robust, cheerful, energetic and representative folk heroes.” Disney wanted to highlight these historical figures, so he developed three one-hour episodes about Crockett for ABC – “Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter,” “Davy Crockett Goes to Congress” and “Davy Crockett at the Alamo” – all starring Fess Parker as Crockett.

The costume for Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes showcases the fringe look that was reflected in the early Davy Crockett movies – after all, he was the “King of the Wild Frontier.” Let’s start with the coon-skin caps: traditional Native American headgear that became associated with American frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th centuries. Disneyland park cast members always wear their caps (which are made to look like the “real thing”) with the “tail” in the back – just as was done in the days of the early frontier.

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30 Comments

1

chris on May 8th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

frontier land

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Brittany on May 8th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Davey Crockett’s Explorer Canoes!

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Lindsey on May 8th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

The Davy Crockett Canoes! I’ve only been on them once, but I liked being able to see the Rivers of America landscape.

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Tracy on May 8th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Davy Crockett Canoes!

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Sandie on May 8th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Davy Crocketts Explorer Canoes!

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Shane from CA on May 8th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Davy Crockett Canoes! :)

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Stephen on May 8th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I believe it’s the Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

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Brian and Wendy from WA on May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Davy Crockett canoe ride?

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Francine on May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I say I can see you at Tom Sawyer Island!! :)

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Emil on May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes

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pam on May 8th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Canoes in Frontierland.

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Pamela on May 8th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Davy Crockett’s Canoes!

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Krista on May 8th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Canoes

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Ethan on May 8th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Davy Crocketts Canoes :]

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Anonymous on May 8th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Davy Crockett’s Canoes

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Jaime on May 8th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes!

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Bobby from CA on May 8th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Davy Crockett Explorer’s Canoes

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Bruce on May 8th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Canoes – BUT you forgot the life preserver on the belt.

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Connie on May 8th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Davey Crockett’s Explorer Canoes!

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Cheri on May 8th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Frontierland!!

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Kimberly on May 8th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Davy Crockett Canoes

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Kaily from UT on May 8th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Davy Crockett Canoes!!! I’m gonna be there in 4 days!!! I can’t wait!!!

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Zachary on May 8th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Frontier Land!!!!

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Joe on May 8th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Race cars!

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Tracey on May 8th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Davy Crocket Canoes!!!!

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Kathy on May 8th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Thunder Mountain. The costume for canoes has boot spats and raccoon skin caps.

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Kathy on May 8th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Thunder Mountain. No boot spats or coon skin caps they use on the canoe ride

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William on May 8th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hi Erin!
The Davey Crockett Canoes!
p.s. Any news on the dates for the Not-so Scary-Halloween-Party at DL?
Thanks…

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candace on May 8th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Davy Crocket’s explorer canoes.

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Colleen from TX on May 9th, 2012 at 9:33 am

I actually knew that one. Of course didn’t see it in time to put my two-cents in. One of my favorite attractions at Disneyland. So glad it is still there. The canoe guys and gals rock!!!

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