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  • On Jan 9, 2022
    Kody from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are Disney character cast members still doing autographs? I'm wondering if I should purchase an autograph book.

    Aloha, Kody, and thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! It’s great to have you here.

    One of my favorite memories from childhood was having my favorite Disney Characters sign my autograph book. That special one-on-one time, and watching them create a personal sentiment just for me was pure magic. I still have my autograph books to this day, 30-some years later! 

    Unfortunately, Characters aren’t currently signing autographs at the Disneyland Resort. However, I have some good news to report, too! You can still find your favorite Disney Characters throughout Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and even at the Disneyland Resort Hotels! You’ll be able to catch a distanced selfie, or even have a nice chat with them, typically from behind a distanced rope.

    Currently, my family’s favorite Character Experience is on Main Street, U.S.A., on the steps leading up to the Disneyland Railroad. Here, you can find the "Fab Five" Characters throughout the day, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. I’ve also seen Chip and Dale make a stop by here, too! Another great spot in Disneyland Park is to the right of Disney Showcase, also on Main Street, U.S.A. Last week, my kids and I had the best “chat” there with Mickey and Goofy, all acted out through funny gestures. It was hilarious! So, that’s one perk to the distanced Character Experiences – you can watch the Characters for as long as you and your family want to, no line required!

    My favorite new Character Experience can be found in Disney California Adventure Park, between Goofy’s Sky School and Paradise Garden Grill. You’ll have the chance to meet the one-and-only Mirabel from Encanto! She’s so kind and spunky, and my children and I got a kick out of chatting with her in a beautifully-themed setting!

    Last but not least, you can also catch favorite Disney Characters at the various Character Dining locations throughout the Resort. My family loves Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park! But you can’t go wrong with the wonderful options available at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the Disneyland Hotel, either! During these experiences, you’ll often get a special photo opportunity, along with prime viewing of a fun Character “parade” through the dining area, so you can wave and take pictures from a distance. 

    If you’d still like to purchase an autograph book, I have a fun idea for you, Kody! Take pictures with each of your favorite Characters, then cut them out and glue them into your autograph book for a fun look back at your magical vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth! You and your family could also write down favorite memories throughout the book, to preserve the magic for years to come.

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Kody! Please stop back with any additional questions you may have… I’m all EARs!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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