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Booking your holiday to Walt Disney World means just one thing…. you’re going to meet Mickey Mouse!!!! In addition to meeting Mickey, chances are you’ll be meeting quite a few characters so one of the most important Walt Disney World must have’s during your trip ought to be an autograph book right??
We tend to buy our autograph book from the entrance of Magic Kingdom which is always the first park we visit. You can buy from pretty much any store – they always have them at the counters where you pay and you can also get ones from the Character Warehouse at the outlets too. Not massively discounted (if at all to be fair!) so don’t go out of your way thinking they will be cheaper because it’s something that they sell in the parks too so won’t be discounted in the outlet.
I’m telling you now DO NOT waste your money on getting that big fat biro that sits perfectly along side your autograph book on the sales counter … it won’t last 5 minutes!
Within a few days mainly due to the grease from the suncream you’ll no doubt be using but also water, food, drink; the whole layer of the pen started peeling off … by the end of the holiday it looked like a regular ‘blue’ biro with no sign of Walt Disney World whatsoever and certainly not a nice souvenir you could keep in your memory box forever…. I just wanted to get rid!
This last trip we got actually got a big pack of Sharpies and there is absolutely no way we will be going back whatsoever to regular biros now – these are amazing !
Not only do they look fab but the characters will love you for them too – although they are ‘fine’ they are thicker than a biro, are a felt tip AND permanent so won’t fade.
The characters want to spend time with you; they won’t be wanting to mess about with a small fiddly biro you can hardly see and will be very grateful too of the size of them – don’t forget those paws and four fingered hands can’t make writing the easiest of things to do.
You can just get single ones from stationary shops for around £1.50ea, I also found a 4 pack MINI from The Range which are sooo cute but characters may have an issue picking them up OR you can push the boat out and do an us and buy a MASSIVE 23 pack with a whole range of cool colours and just fill your boots !!
Ok so 23 might seem a little excessive to some but it totally depends what you’re wanting them for to be fair – the kids autographs book do look fab as we colour co ordinated the characters with their signatures, we also took a blank plain white vinylmation on the Disney Cruise with us on our last trip that we had to leave at Guest Services so we just left them a load of pens too and it looked fab by the time characters had finished with it.
Honestly, don’t knock them until you’ve tried it even if you’re not as crazy and as OCD as us just buy a couple of single black ones and you will be so glad you did – the autograph books will be have so much more character to them and again the characters will love you for the them (just don’t forget to pass them the autograph book OPEN rather than closed!)
And be sure to check out the Walt Disney World website for locations of all character meet and greets before you go too!
Hope this helps !!