For the young and young at heart, the anticipation of meeting a favorite character on their Disney vacation can make them simply giddy! Yes, Disney vacations are about family time, rides, great food and shows, but we all have our hopes set on meeting a special character and getting their autograph.
Characters appear throughout the Disney parks and ships, at certain restaurants and locations that can be found in your Times Guide or Personal Navigator. Other times, characters appear randomly.
Here are some important tips to remember about meeting characters and getting autographs:
** Create a more meaningful experience by talking with the character about their life, friends or something they know. For example, Belle knows about books, so your child can chat with her about their favorite book. You can be a little silly and ask Flynn Rider what he has in his “purse”!
** Characters will sign almost anything, so long as it is not being worn.
** Important to know about the dance parties, if the characters are dancing, they will not sign autographs.
Going beyond the typical Disney Autograph book, here are some unique items to have signed:
Plain hat Photo matte
Cinch sack Pillow case
Disney Jr. Encyclopedia of Characters Backpack
Christmas ornament T-shirt (not being worn)
Phone case Stuffed Animal
Most characters are able to sign for you. However, just like some characters don’t talk with their voice, some characters simply cannot sign autographs. In these cases, you are welcome to take a photo and some will have a stamp for your book or a signature card to take with you. Here is a list of a few characters that cannot sign autographs:
Beast Buzz Lightyear (sometimes will stamp)
King Louie Lightning McQueen
Mater Mike Wazowski
Sulley Mr. Incredible (sometimes will stamp)
Vanellope Hiro & Baymax
Jack Skellington and Sally (signature card)
I would love to help you plan a magical Disney vacation full of amazing character interaction. May your dreams of meeting your favorite character come true!
Concierge Agent with Wishes Family Travel, Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Agency
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