Beginning today and continuing through March 3, Disney’s popular barbershop quartet called the Dapper Dans are including a few boy band hits among their daily routines, part of Limited Time Magic. Following a few turn-of-the-century a cappella classics and a bit of tap dancing and bell ringing, the Dapper Dans turn modern, claiming they are the “original boy band,” prompting versions of familiar songs from ‘N Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and One Direction.
The video below of their 2:35pm performance today features binaural audio, so wear headphones while watching for the most enjoyment.
Video: Dapper Dans sing boy band hits at Walt Disney World
As an example of the other songs the Dapper Dans perform, the video below features their rendition of the main theme for the Main Street Electrical Parade, also presented with binaural audio:
Performances are along Main Street USA with times varying by day. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday times are 9am, 9:45am, 11:05am, 11:45am, 1pm, 1:50pm, 2:35pm, and 3:35pm. Thursday showtimes are the same minus the 2:35pm spot. Friday adds an extra performance at 4:35pm.
Worth noting is that the 2:35pm is part of the pre-parade show, so the Dapper Dans sing on and off while marching bands play down the street. The performance concludes with the boy band songs after 10-15 minutes of the Dans’ usual tunes.
Disney first debuted the boy band medley back in December during a press event promoting Limited Time Magic, which features different special offerings each week throughout 2013 at Disney’s United States theme parks.
Here’s how they looked and sounded at that event, introduced by then Walt Disney World president Meg Crofton: