Meeting characters is one of the many highlights of a Walt Disney World vacation. It’s a unique opportunity to spend some time chatting with Mickey Mouse, Anna, Elsa, Snow White or any of your favorite Disney characters.
One way to enhance and remember your experience is to bring along a character autograph book. Most characters you meet during your Disney vacation will be more than happy to autograph your book with their own unique signature. It can be a lot of fun to see how many signatures you can “collect” in one trip, or to see how many trips it takes to fill up one of the larger books with as many signatures as you can.
We’ve personally bought an autograph book (yes, we’re two adults) ahead of a trip we took a few years back. We weren’t sure how it would go, but we soon found it was a great way to interact with several of the characters. It broke the ice if you didn’t know what to say and it led to some memorable interactions. Donald Duck wanted to make it very clear he was #1. Gaston wanted to see if Belle had already signed and wanted to sign next to her. Even a Disney security guard added his “signature” (a sticker featuring Mickey Mouse in a security guard uniform) in our book.
It was also fun to see how each character signed. Rafiki signed the the “R” in the form of a tree branch. Buzz Lightyear had a special stamp that he used (with an impressive karate chop) to sign our book.
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There’s a wide variety of options online. Some are quite a bit more affordable compared to the ones sold in the parks.
There are unique designs for everyone, including options for boys, girls and for guests sailing with Disney Cruise Line.
Some even include a pen holder to keep everything together.
Advice for meeting characters with your autograph book:
Have the book opened to a blank page and ready to go prior to meeting with the character.
Use a large pen or sharpie! This makes it easier for the characters to sign, especially those with big hands.
Have the cap off of the pen or sharpie and ready to go along with the book.
If you have multiple books, have them all ready at the same time rather than having each person bring them up one at a time.