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Old 11-20-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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We will be heading to WDW on the 22nd of December and I am looking for some unique autographs to seek. We have hundreds of Mickey, Minnie, and their friedns; however, I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions on tougher or more unique. For example, Dapper Dans, Voices of Liberty, Mayor of Main Street, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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We will be heading to WDW on the 22nd of December and I am looking for some unique autographs to seek. We have hundreds of Mickey, Minnie, and their friedns; however, I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions on tougher or more unique. For example, Dapper Dans, Voices of Liberty, Mayor of Main Street, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Are you going to Mickey's Xmas party? We've never been but the Halloween parties have characters out who are not normally around. It might be the same for the Xmas party but I'm not positive. Hope you get some cool ones. My kid is currently obsessed with getting autographs. Lot's of fun!
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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We will be heading to WDW on the 22nd of December and I am looking for some unique autographs to seek. We have hundreds of Mickey, Minnie, and their friedns; however, I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions on tougher or more unique. For example, Dapper Dans, Voices of Liberty, Mayor of Main Street, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but... keep an eye out for famous folks, especially being there right before Christmas. I got autographs once from Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart.
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I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but... keep an eye out for famous folks, especially being there right before Christmas. I got autographs once from Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart.
Uh oh. You're opening up this can of worms again: the debate between bothering celebrities while they're on vacation versus the expectation of them signing autographs at all times...
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:26 PM   #5
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Do they still do character-palooza (or whatever it's called) in Hollywood Studios some nights before Fantasmic? Lots of autographs there...

Remember a few years ago when Disney did something different that was 'magical' every week? I totally waited in line for like 2 hours to take pics with Robin Hood, Prince John, Friar Tuck, and the crew and all I got were crummy autograph cards. Still worth it :-)
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:40 PM   #6
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What is Character Palooza?

Character Palooza is an unpublished character meet and greet that occurs on any day that Hollywood Studios holds performances of Fantasmic, between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., depending upon crowd levels. Anywhere between 5 and 10 random characters will be out for a 20-minute set of meets, composed entirely of characters you see in the finale sequence of Fantasmic. This means you might get the chance to see characters you won't see out for meet and greets in the rest of the parks!

Character Palooza occurs at random times throughout the day in various locations including Streets of America, Echo Lake, and the gates near Tower of Terror in order to keep with its theme of surprise.

Character Palooza has become increasingly popular in the last year as the word has gotten out, but you still won't find any times listed for it on park maps, nor will many Cast Members acknowledge its existence if you were to ask them about it. Those in the know, however, will be waiting at various spots, and if you see a group gathered, chances are they are going to open very soon!
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:58 PM   #7
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Are you going to Mickey's Xmas party? We've never been but the Halloween parties have characters out who are not normally around. It might be the same for the Xmas party but I'm not positive. Hope you get some cool ones. My kid is currently obsessed with getting autographs. Lot's of fun!
Unfortunately, we arrive the night of the last party! We have done both MVMCP and MNSHP and had good luck with different characters. I will check out the Character Palooza. What about cast members in character, like Voices of Liberty, Dapper Dans, Holidays around the world characters, etc? Thanks for the great ideas so far. Keep them coming, please.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:23 PM   #8
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How about the greeter at GF, and the pianist?

Indy and the film crew street performers at DHS. Oh and a Storm Trooper would be fun.

Don't know if the Holidays around the World performers would sign.
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Richard will gladly sign autographs and pose for pictures!
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Uh oh. You're opening up this can of worms again: the debate between bothering celebrities while they're on vacation versus the expectation of them signing autographs at all times...
Oops! I certainly didn't mean to start anything.
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