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Top 11 Grab Before You Go Disney Souvenirs

Disney Souvenirs

Let’s face it, from souvenirs to sunscreen, a Disney vacation can set you back one pretty pressed penny. And souvenirs at the parks – hether on Main Street USA, Disney Springs, or at any of the Disney gift shops – can add up quickly. But have no fear, your budget-conscious fairy Godmother is here!

We took a few notes from our friend, Scrooge McDuck, and put together the top Grab-Before-You-Go Disney Souvenirs that you should consider purchasing prior to visiting any Disney themed park or cruise! Whether you are looking to cut costs or save so that you can snag an extra Mickey Bar or two while living it up in Neverland, a few helpful mouse hacks can go a long way!

1. Autograph Books

Nothing puts that pixie dust sparkle on your trip to like a Disney autograph book. These transportable souvenirs double as an interactive playdate with your favorite Disney characters, as you collect signatures from around the parks! Unfortunately, we ran the numbers and some of these autograph books can run you as much as $20 or more at the parks. Personally, we’d rather see you save the scratch by buying ahead of time and grabbing another churro! There are several high-quality options out there that we know you’ll just adore. 

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The 14 Best Books About Disney

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Words cannot describe the indelible mark Disney has made on the world. From animation to theme parks, merchandise to multimedia, Disney is everywhere. But, perhaps the most effective, Disney has managed to triumph over our hearts.

Whether you’re looking for stories and history about Walt Disney himself or searching for insider info from a Disney cast member, we put together a list of the top 14 books about Disney that’ll keep your Disney fix alive and well for quite some time.

1. Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart

It has been said, “There will never be another Walt Disney.” But, if you’ve ever hoped of keeping his legacy alive, Who Was Walt Disney is an essential kick starter. Geared toward young readers, this truncated yet comprehensive mini-biography reveals the rags-to-riches tale of the man behind the magic.

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How to Get Disney Character Autographs by Mail

Disney Autograph Postcard

Did you know that you can write a letter to your favorite Disney characters? Better yet, you’ll receive an endearing autographed postcard in return! Whether you’re a fan of the royal Disney princesses or the unforgettable “Fab Five,” this signed souvenir is one you will treasure for happily ever after.

What to Include in Your Letter

When it comes to sending letters to your favorite characters, there is no wrong way to go about it. Take your time, whistle while you work, and use this opportunity to write a message from the heart. Let your favorite character know just how much they mean to you. Be sure to add a line or two about how much you’d love an autograph for your collection, just for good measure.

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How Much are Disney Autograph Books at the Park?

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Looking for a fun and affordable way to make memories that will last a lifetime? Nothing puts that pixie dust sparkle on your trip to Neverland like a Disney autograph book. These transportable souvenirs double as an interactive playdate with your favorite heroes and villains, as you collect Character signatures from around the parks – the perfect pastime for kids ages 1 – 99!

Disney autograph books range from $9.95 to $19.99 in the parks and resorts, depending on style and size. There are several options from which to choose, each specific to fit your own personal style. So, whether you are a princess-in-waiting or a fan of the fab five, there are plenty of options to find the autograph book that fits you like a glass slipper.

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Character Signatures Sponsoring the Disney Parks Podcast

During the month of February, Character Signatures will be sponsoring the Disney Parks Podcast! One of the top podcasts dedicated to the Disney Parks, here’s how the guys over at Disney Parks describe their podcast:

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Are Disney Autograph Books Worth It?

Five Reasons You Should Consider these Disney Souvenirs

When preparing for a Disney vacation, there’s always the question of what you should bring or purchase that will enhance your vacation experience. Particularly if there are small children or non-riders in your party, it is important to find activities in the park that will allow them to enjoy their time and have a magical experience.

Disney Autograph Book Souvenirs

One of the best park activities is the opportunity to meet Disney characters. These interactions are often one of the most memorable parts of a trip and memories that last a lifetime. Beyond just meeting the characters themselves, one of the best ways to remember the character experience is through collecting signatures an autograph book.

Here are the top five reasons why purchasing an autograph book is totally worth it.

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Top 10 Character Autograph Tips for a Trip to Disney

Disney Character Autograph Tips

A visit to Walt Disney World or Disneyland is a dream come true for many. Whether it’s your first trip or your 50th, your vacation can create a treasure trove of joyful memories. With a bit of clever planning, you can help create excitement prior to your trip, enhance the enjoyment of your vacation, and preserve those memories with a lasting keepsake.

A fun way to make the most of your time at Disney parks is to collect autographs from the wonderful array of Disney characters you’ll encounter. Here are ten quick tips to help you make the most of your experience.

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The Best Disney Wallets for Travel or Everyday Use

Whether you’re a Disney fan looking for the perfect everyday wallet or you’re looking to grab the perfect accessory to an upcoming Disney trip, we’re sharing plenty of options for any budget. 

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How to Choose Disney Autograph Books

The Options

The DIY Option

The Cheap Option

Character Signatures Books

Disney Official Autograph Books

Encyclopedia of Characters

Image

Cost

Free to $10 (and up)

Around $3/book

$5.99/book

$14.95/book

$11.69/book

Pros

Fun way to personalize

Affordable

Affordable, creative, easy to travel with

Official Disney characters

Beautiful artwork, pages for each character

Cons

Takes time to make; materials cost money

Not creative; not very durable

May not be the top choice for DIYers

Expensive

Expensive; hard to pack and carry


When it comes to preparing for your upcoming Disney vacation, there are plenty of big decisions to make; where to stay, which Disney parks to go to, flights, packing, and so on. When it comes to some of the smaller details, they can sometimes be overlooked. One of those details is preparing to collect character autographs from your kids’ favorite Disney characters. To do so, it’s a good idea to come prepared with Disney autograph books for the kids or even the whole family.

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Best Pens and Markers for Disney Character Autographs

Collecting autographs from your favorite Disney characters can be one of the most fun parts of a trip to any of Disney’s parks. While planning your trip, in addition to ensuring that everyone collecting signatures has an autograph book, you’ll want to make sure to bring the right pens or markers for each character to sign your autograph books with!

Might sound like a simple, quick purchase before you go, but you’ll want to make sure you have the right pen or marker for those lovable characters’ big, and sometimes fluffy, hands. This means grabbing a small ballpoint pen from your desk drawer probably isn’t the best decision. Here are some of the best options:

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