• On Jul 9, 2016
    Miles from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have our 2nd WDW trip approaching...and the favorite experience of both my older girls was getting autographs from the characters we met. Any ideas for what we can do for autographs the second time around?

    Hi, Miles!

    Getting autographs was always one of my kids' favorite activities when visiting Walt Disney World, too!

    We quickly realized that our favorite method of getting those autographs was by booking character dining. Take a look at the options listed, and you'll find which characters make special appearances at various locations. Some of our favorites include Cinderella's Royal Table, The Crystal Palace, Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fair, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and 'Ohana. You'll get off your feet and relax over delicious meals while the characters come to YOU. It's fantastic!

    We also like to seek out those characters we have not yet met, so finding where and when to meet them is a priority, too. To do the same, go to WDW's website to find schedules to meet characters then plan your days accordingly.

    Another great character-locating tool is the fabulous--and free--My Disney Experience mobile app. Select the character icon and character experiences appear on a map of WDW. Expand it focus on your park of choice, then touch to see who is nearby. Characters and locations are listed when you touch each icon; touch again for times. So convenient!

    Finally, both on WDW's website and the mobile app, you can arrange some character meetings by using FastPass+, virtually eliminating the need to wait in lines to do so.

    Have fun collecting autographs, Miles; be sure to send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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