Getting autographs at Walt Disney World is part of the fun! At least it is for us! Natalie is really starting to get into the autograph idea, and isn’t afraid of characters at all! During our visit to Akerhaus, I had the princesses sign her Little Golden Books, in addition to her princess autograph book. I am swooning over these Little Golden Books! Love them! So, today I want to share with you 10 Unique Disney Autograph Ideas!
1. Picture Mat. Take the mat for a picture frame around the parks with you. You could put it in your touring bag-it would fit well in a backpack. Think 5×7 or 8×10 size. Then, have select characters sign it. For example, get all the “classic” characters to sign it-like at the EPCOT Character Spot or in Pete’s Silly Sideshow at Magic Kingdom. Add a picture of you and Mickey when you get home. Cute!
2. Pillowcase. Make sure you take a fabric marker for this one. If your child has Disney themed bedding-even better! A pillowcase won’t take up much room in your touring bag, and it’s something you’ll have for a long time. Sweet dreams every night with your child’s favorite character!
3. Mouse Ears. Disney sells Mouse Ears in a variety of colors-some of which are great for autographing. These are so cute! My daughter’s first ears are pink, with her name embroidered on them. How I WISH I had taken them around to have them autographed!
4. A T-shirt. Not just any t-shirt, get one from the year of your visit! This also folds up easily in your touring bag, and will make a fun conversation piece or souvenir for your child. I save a lot of my more “sentimental” clothes that my children wear. After they outgrow it, you can put it in a shadow box, along with some other souvenirs, and hang it in their room. Or, did you make a homemade Disney t-shirt? Use that one!
5. Postcards. Postcards are cheap, and easy to carry around. Have the characters sign postcards, and stash them away for later. You can mail them to your child between trips, put them in a surprise package to announce your next Disney vacation, or use them in a scrapbook!
6. Canvas Tote Bag. You can pick these up to personalize at most craft stores-like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Again, be sure to use fabric markers. You could collect A LOT of autographs on a tote bag. You’ll be able to use it for a library book bag, running errands around town, etc. It would make a wonderful conversation piece.
7. Stuffed Animals. Take your stuffed Mickey to Chef Mickey’s or Cape May Cafe, and have the characters sign his hands and feet!
8. Squares of Fabric. Cute out quilt squares, and take them along with you to the parks. The characters can autograph them, and when you get home, stitch them together to make a blanket. Make sure they are big enough for the characters to sign, or you could cut them down when you get home.
9. Wood Frames. Visiting the fairies in Pixie Hollow? Take along some wooden frames from the craft store. After they sign them, you can add some glitter paint when you get home-gives it a sort of “pixie dust” look :).
10. Autograph Books. These aren’t super unique, but if you make your own they can be! With some scrapbook paper, stickers, a hole punch, and some ribbon you’ll have a DIY Autograph Book in no time ! My kids all have traditional ones from the Disney parks-and we love them. There’s something nostalgic about them!
So, what ideas do you have? Are you inspired to think outside the box on your next trip? I’d love to hear about it !