One of the most popular activities on a Disney World vacation is getting autographs from your favorite Disney Characters. You are at Disney World to have fun, you do not want to spend all of your time waiting in lines. We are excited to share some of our favorite places to get Disney Character autographs at Disney World.
Disney Character Autographs During a Meal
The best way to get Disney Character autographs is by enjoying a Character Dining Experience. You can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner with some of the most beloved Disney Characters. This is our favorite way to get Disney Character autographs, because there is no waiting. You are eating your meal and the characters come right to your table. They will play with your kids, get pictures, and even sign your autograph books. This is must do for any Disney World vacation!
Disney Character Autographs at a Disney Visa Cardholders Meet & Greet
If you have a Disney Visa Card, bring it with you to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney offers a Meet & Greet at Epcot from 1-4 PM in Innovations and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Star Wars Launch Bay. You just have to show your Disney Visa Card for entrance.
You are taken to a back room where you will have one on one time with one or more Disney Characters. The Characters do change, but this is a great way to meet Disney Characters with your family, without the wait or crowds. There is even a Disney PhotoPass Photographer taking pictures for you. At the end of your photo shoot, you will get a free 5 x 7 photo.
Epcot Character Spot
I rarely use my FastPass+ reservations for Character Meet & Greets. If you do use it, the Epcot Character Spot is a good one to do. In one line, you will get the opportunity to see many Disney Characters. You will see Goofy, Minnie, and Mickey Mouse. This is a great timesaver!
Family Magic Tour at Magic Kingdom
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Disney offers some behind the scene tours where you get an opportunity to see some Disney Characters. One of my favorite tours is the Family Magic Tour at Magic Kingdom. At the end of this tour, you will get to see Peter Pan. This is a great way to meet your favorite Characters, without the crowds.
Tips for Getting Disney Character Autographs
- To make it easier on the Disney Characters, be sure you have a fat or big pen. As a past character, it makes it a lot easier. We love the thick Sharpie pens. If you use a skinny pen, it is harder for the Characters to grip and write their name on the autograph book.
- Be sure you also have your pen and autograph book open to the page you want signed and ready to go when it is your turn. The Character will not be able to open the pages of your autograph book, you will need to have it ready for them.
- You can always create your own autograph book or purchase one at Disney World. I love using creative items to autograph. Some of my favorites include t-shirts, hats, or white mats for pictures. The characters can autograph on the mat and then you can add your favorite picture from Disney World.
- Make sure you get autographs at the appropriate times. Some shows like Enchanted Tales with Belle do not give autographs. The best time to get autographs is during meet and greets or Character Dining Experiences.
Do you have a favorite Disney Character that you like to see when visiting Disney World?
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