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WDW Tip of the Week: Unique Character Signatures That Make a Great Gift or Fun Decor


No matter your age, everyone loves meeting characters when they’re at Walt Disney World, and usually, along with the obligatory photo, alt="WDW Tip of the Week logo."many visitors also love getting character signatures. While most visitors purchase or bring an autograph book with them, I like to take it one step further to make character signatures more than just that, but rather a unique gift or fun décor. Here are four unique ideas you can use at WDW the next time you ask your favorite character for their autograph.

  • Photo Mats
    Purchase an 8×10 photo mat(s) before your trip and when you meet your favorite character, have them sign it. Then, when you get home, you can frame your Disney Photopass photo with them. You can have all characters sign one mat, or you can have each one sign a different mat. In either case, just make sure you have a backpack or a bag sturdy enough and big enough, so the mat doesn’t bend. 

  • Purchase Character Art Work
    One of my favorite hidden gems to find great Disney art is at the WonderGround Gallery at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs. In addition to full-size artwork, they also sell postcards from the artists, many of which are of Disney characters. For as little as $4.99, you can grab several of them, have the character sign it, and frame it when you get home.

  • DIY Autograph Book
    If you are a DIY-er or love to scrapbook, making a personalized autograph book is a great idea. You can even get the kiddos involvedalt="Mary Poppins autographed holiday ornament." by having them decorate pages. Go to any craft store these days, and Disney-themed scrapbook paper or stickers are in no short supply.

  • Signed Christmas and Holiday Ornaments
    Perhaps my favorite of all the unique character signature ideas is an idea my husband had. If you have a Disney-themed Christmas tree like we do, or like to display ornaments or figurines, this is perfect for you. Each year, we purchase a few different Disney ornaments and have the characters sign them. This year, we had Mary Poppins sign her ornament. We can’t wait to hang this one on our tree!

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