For many of you, and us too, meeting the characters and getting autographs are one of the most memorable experiences of a Disney World vacation. So as many of you gear up for late spring and summer trips, we wanted to share a few of our favorite Disney World character autograph ideas and tips! We've also included some of your character autograph tips.
1. Bring or buy your child's favorite Disney storybook and get a character to autograph it. A great keepsake!
2. Bring the matte of a picture frame to the parks and have a character sign the blank edges. Have a PhotoPass photographer snap a picture of the experience and put it in the frame.
3. Bring oversized or thicker pens that are easier for the characters to grab, especially characters with gloves.
4. Use metallic silver sharpies or paint pens when getting an autograph on dark clothing or hats.
5. Buy postcards in the parks and have them autographed to be sent back home to your loved ones. Remember to bring stamps or pick them up at a handful of shops in the parks! There are letter boxes throughout the resort and even in the theme parks where you can mail them. If you send a postcard back home, it will be postmarked Lake Buena Vista, FL.
6. From Martine Rose: When our kids were small, we purchased plain hats, either the bucket style or baseball cap, and had the characters autograph those. Our kids would wear those all year long and talk about how their favorites had signed. Now we have this really cute collection to display. As they've grown we've also used blank string backpacks, or canvas bags.
7. From Amy Karnuth Knudsen: I have made pillowcases and have given them for birthday gifts when friends kids are going! ....Sorry for the wrinkles in the photo!
8. From Shawna Gibon: Birthday cards even if its not their birthday, great surprise for later!
9. From Bobby Gwiazdzinski: my wife makes a book every year on her cricut machine using different colors of paper for signatures
10. From Kerry Shute Buccilli: I found neon index cards that were on a small ring binder. It was easy to transport and we used the back of the cards so there wouldn't be any lines. The kids assembled there books the other day with a photo book that had two slots per page. One for the autograph, the other for the pic of them meeting that character! Easy and no stress, and the girls love how it came out!
We loved all of the Disney World character autograph ideas that some of you shared on Facebook, but we'd love to get more! Make sure to share them in comments below. And make sure to leap over to the Plan Your Days in Orlando page, part of our Orlando Planning Timeline, for more planning ideas!
Related: Disney World Character Greeting Tips for Your First Trip