As I was cleaning out my son’s room a few weeks ago, I came across a neat little stack of Disney autograph books. Each one filled with autographs that we acquired on trips over the years. Each trip, we filled up those books with as many autographs as they’d hold. So we had to get a new one each trip. They were cute and he loved getting them signed but we never, ever, looked at them again after that trip. So when it came to our trip for DisneySMMC, I knew I wanted to find something different for Evie. She loves the characters and I knew she’d love to collect their autographs but I wanted to use something that she’d use again. Something that we’d look at well past our trip and hopefully get plenty of use out of. Two days before our trip, she picked out a book to read before bed and brough it over to me, it was one of her Disney Little Golden Books. That’s when it hit me, this is what I’ll use to collect autographs for her. So if you’re looking for a unique Disney autograph book idea, check out this list.
We only had a Sofia one, which she brought me to read and then another one so I hopped on to Amazon and looked for some more titles. They had so many to pick from, so I ordered a few that I thought we’d see characters for and shipped them right to my hotel.
They’re lightweight and not very big so they easily fit the backpack we carried around the park. I bought a big chunk pen to make it easy for the characters to sign their name and it was the best thing I’ve ever done.
She proudly carried her little book to meet the characters or she had her big brother help her.
They each signed the book in the front cover and she’s taking turns reading each one every night.
I even printed out a photograph of her getting it signed by each character on her HP Sprocket to stick inside the cover so she’d have something to look at to remind her of her of the trip.
She gets such a kick out of showing us her “signed” books and they’re all she wants to read since she got home.
If you’re looking for a unique way to grab autographs while you’re in Disney, here are a few of my favorite ideas:
- Disney Little Golden Books
- Bookmarks – Make a DIY bookmark to get signed. Then laminate when you get home for a fun souvenir.
- Canvas Tote Bag – Make sure to bring canvas markers
- A Cardboard letter to display in your child’s room when they get home
- Photo frame mat
- Pillow Case (remember a fabric marker)
- Unbreakable Christmas Balls (they’d look adorable on your tree)
- a backpack – Pick a light color and some bright color fabric markers
- a mat you can turn into a placemat when you get home
- Disney Character Encyclopedia
What are some of your favorite ways to collect autographs from the characters when you visit the parks?