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Maximizing Character Greets at Walt Disney World

By Donna Suddeth [ 4 ]

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Some of your most magical memories at Walt Disney World won't be the spin in a teacup, the soar on a Dumbo, or the bounce of a hunny pot. No, you will look back and remember the first time your daughter met a real life princess, when your son saluted Buzz Lightyear, and when your spouse got high fived by Goofy.

It's a simple enough process to stand in a line, hold up a book for the character to sign, and move on like all the other tourists. But, why be just another face, why be just another generic page in a book? The characters love to interact. Spark some of that interaction for memories that will last a lifetime.

Clothing choice can make a difference in how your favorite character greets you. If you know you are going to the Garden Grill and you love Chip and Dale, then show it - wear a Chip and Dale shirt. Streamline your lanyard to showcase pins of these characters. Wear a hat advertising your chipmunk affection. Characters love to remark on seeing themselves on tourist wear.

Know your movie lines. When you get up to see Aladdin, say something like, "Hmmm, I agree with you, the guards are wrong, I don't see any fleas." Ask Alice if it’s her unbirthday. Offer to bounce with Tigger. These can spark amazing co'versations and some really neat candid shots as characters converse and interact animatedly.

Customize that autograph book! The characters see thousands of store bought autograph books in a week. Instead, make a custom one to take with you on your trip. Design pages with printed images and quotes from characters that are must see for your family. Leave room for a photo on each autograph page - or leave every other page blank for mounting pictures of your family with the character. You can then print and bind these books at a local print shop, Kinkos, or similar business. Later, when you go back and add photos alongside the characters, it will make one of the very best souvenirs of your vacation. Plus, many characters will really make over your pages - thus adding to your interactions - which makes the effort well worth it.

If your trip celebrates a special occasion, consider having a custom shirt made. Maybe for a honeymoon, you could have a castle with the caption "happily ever after". Then, take fabric markers and have the characters sign the shirt instead of a book. You then have an awesome shirt that you can shadowbox later for a one of a kind souvenir.

Pillowcases are another super idea for collecting autographs. They are easy to transport, easy to sign, and can really add something to the room of a child (or a kid at heart). Note that characters will sign almost anything, but the policy is that you cannot be wearing the item when they do so.

Disney has so many magical ways to make memories. But, who forgets their first Mickey hug, or kiss from Snow White? No one! Hopefully, some of these tips will help you to create – or commemorate - those special memories in even better ways.


Article Copyright By Author. All Rights Reserved.    Date Added: June 03, 2014

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