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When visiting a Disney Park one of the most important items to purchase if you have children, or if you are a child at heart like me, is an autograph book. You can purchase standard autograph books from any Disney Park for approximately $8.00 – $20.00. The standard books come with 20-30 pages of blank pages for the characters to sign their names. The more expensive ones come with a photo insert.
Disney Travel Tip – My Favorite Autograph Book
Disney Junior Encyclopedia of Animated Characters is, in my opinion, the best autograph book you can buy! You can purchase this on Amazon for just under $10.00. This book can not be purchased inside Disney Parks. The hardcover book contains 144 glossy colored pages of over 150 Disney/Pixar characters. Weighing in at 1 pound, the book can easily be transported in a backpack or stroller.
Character Interactions are Priceless
The characters absolutely love signing this book. Each character has their own page with a photograph and description. The interaction you will have with the characters when they see their photo is priceless! In particular, when I was dining at Chef Mickey’s Donald Duck signed my book then took it over to Mickey to show him he was famous. Of course, Mickey then flipped to his page and shoved it in Donald’s face. The entire interaction was hilarious to watch.
Make Sure to Bring a Sharpie Marker
You will need to use a sharpie marker so that the autographs will stand out on the pages. This is also helpful to those characters with extra large hands and the inability to grip a pen. I carry Sharpie Retractable Markers as they are easy to access and come in a large variety of colors. You can purchase a package of 12 for under $15.00.
The Perfect Coffee Table Book
Once you are home you can display your book on the coffee table, like me. I make sure to take it with me each time I visit in hopes of locating the harder to find characters. You never know who you are going to find.
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