Getting Disneyland character autographs is a long-standing tradition, when visiting the park. What child doesn’t want Mickey’s autograph? Keep reading, to learn a few tips and tricks on how to make getting these signatures easier. The kids will be glad you did!
- Buy an autograph book online before you go on vacation, rather than buying one at the park. You’ll spend less and there’s typically a much bigger variety of styles to choose from.
- If you don’t want to invest in an autograph book, consider the do-it-yourself version. Your kids will have more fun collecting autographs in a book or album that they created on their own.
- Pick (or make) a large autograph book. If the characters have extra time on their hands, they might even draw a quick picture or write a message specifically to your child. But, they won’t be able to if there isn’t much room on the page.
- Have your kids make drawings of a few of their favorite characters to give away as gifts while they hunt for autographs. Disney characters can’t accept food or money as gifts. But, they are allowed to accept small notes or drawings. Considering how hard these characters work to spread joy through the park, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture.
- Bring a big pen or marker with you. For example, a Sharpie. This makes it easier for characters with bigger hands to make their signature easy to read for their charcter autographs.
- Sign up for character meals! These meals give you and your kids a bit more time to spend with their favorite characters, all while enjoying one of Disney’s incredible dining experiences. Just don’t forget your character autographs book! You can make reservations for character dining here.
- Start meeting characters early. Character meets are generally less busy during morning hours, so you won’t have to feel rushed.
- If your younger kids get anxious when their turn comes up, step out of line and try again later. You’ll get a much better photo of them getting an autograph, if they’re totally ready to interact with their favorite character.
These are just a few tips and tricks to get character autographs at Disneyland. It’s an activity that never loses its appeal. And, better yet, children end up with a fun souvenir in the process.
Have you had some good experiences getting character autographs in Disneyland? I would love to hear your thoughts, tips, and tricks in the comments!
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