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Crystal is Leahs Mom
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I had to reschedule my Disney trip from November to March and now my trip is less than a month away. My daughter is 4 and she is all about the Disney Princesses, Alice in Wonderland, Pixar Movies, Pooh and Friends and Mickey Mouse Club House. I've been collecting scrapbook items for this day since she was born, But I really started collecting the Disney jolee's stickers this year. My questions are:

Have you made a Disney Autograph book? Did you use it on your trip?

Is the Autograph book worth the time or should I buy the regular one and embellish it when we get home?

Do you make pre-planned Disney Layouts or do you wait until you have all of your pictures printed after your trip?

I have a circuit and a gypsy but I do not have any Disney carts.


Thank you for your time; I'm all ears!!!!

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I have made two Disney albums. Let me just warn you now, THERE IS A SCRAPBOOKING STORE IN DOWNTOWN DISNEY!!!!!!! And it is dangerous. I too collected quite a few embellishments and also bought a scrapbook at home. And then I went to DOwntown Disney and bought the scrapbook album, papers, embellishments, etc. We were at Disney for 10 days each time and out of 9 evenings, most of them were spent at the scrapbooking store (it is very addicting). Anyway, I did not do layouts ahead of time. I bought the autograph books there and didn't embellish those. I put those in a box for my kids, but I did make copies of them and put the copies in my album. They have so many cool things. I have a friend who is going in March as well and she did make an autograph book using the embellishments that she bought here and that I gave her. Along with the autograph, she will be putting her daughter's and characters pictures on the pages. It's upto you what you want to do. But I warn you again, THERE IS AN AWESOME SCRAPBOOKING STORE IN DOWNTOWN DISNEY! Have fun. It is a trip of a lifetime and your little one will have such fond memories of it. And the scrapbook will be a lot of fun to make.


 
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Is the scrap book store in downtown Disney fairly new? I remember there was a store that had a small scrapbook section but most of it was stuff available at M's.
Are we talking FL or CA?


 
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I was there in February and I think the scrapbook store is closed. THey had a small store but the stuff they had was the same at the gift shops and there was a very small selection. I was really dissapointed


 
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  • charK on 02-09-12 08:39 PM
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Check out the gallery...disney is on there. I did a book......but I do digi.

Get the autograph book at Disney and copy the siggies for your book.


 
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We've been to 3 Disneys and I have done a book for each one. I actually do 2 for each one since I have 2 boys. About half to a third of the book uses Disney papers. I try to use many different papers for books that are about 40-50 pages each. Since all 3 Disney properties (World, Land, Euro) have such similar rides I probably created half the pages before we even got on the plane. I always buy a pic from one or two of the rides. They are expensive, but so worth it. You might want to create some of the pages without mats already on the page so you can turn the pics any way you want. I also buy a bunch of wallet sized photos for the pages so I can get more pics to remember on each page. Have great time!


 
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I haven't made an autograph book, but we have purchased them at Disney when our kids were younger. They are so plain, and there really isn't room to embellish. If I had to do it over, I think I would make one ahead of time. But.....leave plenty of room for each character to sign. Some characters struggle with the pens and small spaces to sign.

I have made a few pages ahead of time, but prefer to print the pics and scrap after. We've only gone to Disneyland, and the main store in Downtown Disney has a small scrap section. I like to buy stuff from there because many of their items are sold only at the store, and not online.


 
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the orlando location scrapbook store is closed, or at least it wasn't there in 2009 lol


 
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Also, when we were there in May/June 2011- they were doing some remodeling, adding new stuff, and much to our disappointment, the area where the meet the princess and fairies deal was, was gone. ( we took my oldest granddaughter the yr before and this was a big highlight, as she got to meet and have pics with each princess) For some strange reason, they had moved them to Epcot, which we did not visit, so my trip to Disney so all 3 of my granddaughters could meet a princess, didn't happen. We did know this before we went, so it wasn't a surprise, but still, 3 girls under 5, who just love all the Disney princess stuff, grandma spent 6 thousand dollars and the only princess they saw was in the stage show by the castle.
My point to this long story! Was to check the website and see if they are done and meet the princess deal was up and running yet. Just an FYI.


 
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Oh, and I am talking about the Florida one.


 
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Wow, Thank you so much. Hmm a scrapbook store, I guess that can be good and bad if its still opened or closed. If it's open I just have to behave myself. I'm going to Disney World FL, I do remember the characters having a difficult time writing on the autograph books, I'm still thinking about that. Ok, so I'll just scrap when I come back home.

I have a smash book and the fancy pants brag book. Maybe they can help me out during my travel and down time of my trip. Hmmm, just so many options, Thank you so much again.


 
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The Ariels grotto section in Magic Kingdom is closed and they are adding a whole princess area in there, so everything is ripped apart and things aren't going to be done until i think later this yr. You can meet the Princesses in every park though...so I don't know why you were told only Epcot.

We don't make the autograph books, I just buy them. They are $11.95 or something like that, and so worth it. There are blank pages on one side and then a photo insert thing on the other. My daughter easily fills up at least 3 of them on each visit. She always makes it a goal to get a new autograph on each visit...someone she has never gotten before. We never go for less than 10 - 11 days though, so it is a little easier to track characters down. We are DVC members and also have a third home right on Cocoa Beach so we visit WDW often.

The scrapbook store in downtown disney is closed now. They have a few things in a couple of stores but nothing major.


 
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  • Luvmyfam Said:
I haven't made an autograph book, but we have purchased them at Disney when our kids were younger. They are so plain, and there really isn't room to embellish. If I had to do it over, I think I would make one ahead of time. But.....leave plenty of room for each character to sign. Some characters struggle with the pens and small spaces to sign.

I have made a few pages ahead of time, but prefer to print the pics and scrap after. We've only gone to Disneyland, and the main store in Downtown Disney has a small scrap section. I like to buy stuff from there because many of their items are sold only at the store, and not online.



I'm not sure when the last time was that you were there but they are so different now. They have shaker box style covers and not just plain white pages. On one side you have the character sign, on the other you insert a photo in the sleeve. Each page has a design print on it too.


 
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I have made my own autograph books for two trips to Disney World that we have taken. I used sketch books (found mine at Barnes and Noble) so the pages would be blank with no lines on them and they were good sized spaces for the characters to sign. We made sure to turn the pages for the characters so that there was space for a picture of the kids with the character after their autograph.

I decorated the fronts and then mod podged the heck out of the front and back so that the covers wouldn't get beat up going in and out of our bag between characters. I need to take some pictures as they don't seem to be in my gallery.

I liked making my own since the ones sold at the parks didn't have as many pages as I would need and I didn't want to have three or four books per child to get home. I have scanned the autographs when I want to use them on a layout.

My kids totally love having their autograph books with their pictures in it.


 
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The Downtown Disney scrapbook store IS OPEN in Disney World. It's next to Rain Forest Cafe. Once you get off the bus that drops you at DTD it's on the right-across from the Christmas Store. They don't have a lot of scrapbook stuff but some. It was a whole store but now it's shared with making a t-shirt sponsored by Hanes I think.

Autograph book: I didn't make one or buy the Disney version. I took white cardstock cut 6x6 then had the characters sign with a perm. marker. this way I got to "cut out" the signature and place it in an album later. Lighter to carry with me around the parks. Also like as mentioned-the characters have a hard time gripping the pen depending on the costume.

Yes, the back part of Fantasyland is being remodeled. You might be better off getting princesses autographs at one of the character meals-breakfast being the cheapest. Also, off season visitors might not see many characters-saves Disney $$. Usually after mid-Feb. its peak season so more visitors means more money for the mouse.

There is a scrapbook store all Disney called Mouse memories close to Disney. That may help you more on getting products...probably cheaper!

Enjoy your trip to Disney and especially seeing it through your 4 yr. olds eyes. :-)


 
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Check the Disney website. All the characters come out at appointed times and places (same place all the time).


 
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Last time we were there the scrapbook store in downtown Disney was closed. I never really checked back on it because I was never too happy with what they had there anyhow. Mouse Memories is a pretty good place if you are able to go outside of WDW...they don't update very often though. I think it may just be the case of I visit too often, though.


 
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http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown -...

This is now the scrapbooking store. It's shared with the t-shirts. Not much in there but there is a wall of albums, punches, kits...also, some at World of Disney about the middle section next to the stuffed characters as well. I was just there last month-Jan. 2012... HTH

Seeing the princesses at a Character meal would be more personal and better chance in getting all the autographs since each one comes to your table during your meal. A 4 yr. old would love it.
Also, if it rains trying to get autographs you've got it done inside. :-)


 
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I've never really been impressed with Disney's selection of scrapbooking items. They haven't really evolved with scrapbooking trends. I think you can find much cuter stuff here or at HL/M's. Probably why their scrapbook store is now a create-a-tshirt store. I had found in the past that the Main Street Emporium in Magic Kingdom had a better selection of scrapbooking than the scrapbook store.

I have a shelf full of Disney scrapbook albums, and about 5 trips that still need to be scrapped! I've never planned out pages ahead of time, but I think it could be a good idea to get some ideas of what kind of pages you want to do so you can plan the right photos.

I've never made an autograph book, but I've seen some handmade ones that are adorable. But you could embellish one when you get home. I scanned some autographs and added them to my scrapbook pages.


 
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I talked my daughter into not doing the autograph thing since I knew I would end up carrying it. I don't think I will get away with that this year. I will probably just buy one there, so no help on that.

I searched the gallery here for ideas. There are some GREAT layouts and many of them were not themed. I do not do well with pre-made layouts, so I just worked on my pages when I got back. I have found items at J's, M's, HL and some while I was at Disney.

Hope that helps and have a great time!



 
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Oh yeah, how could I forget, I ordered some things from scrapbook.com!


 
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Love Disney - been about 10 times. If this is your first visit - I would suggest you check out a few sites to get yourself familiar with the layout, happenings and events while you are there.

Check out:

allears.net - they have a wonderful site
passporter.com
laughingplace.com
tourguidemike.com


I suggest you purchase your autograph book when you get there - they have come a long way over the years - but this is one of the things my daughter loved - being able to pick out her book and special pen!!! Each trip we get a new one - and she is turning 18 this year. She loves them!!! Really makes it special for them.!!!

I agree with the Character Meals - they really are worth it - we've been to several - our favorites are Cinderella's Royal Table for Breakfast and Chef Mickeys!! we also like the Crystal Palace.

Have fun and take tons of pictures!!! My first trips was before digital and I used about 25 rolls of film - YIKES!!!

PM me if you need any other advice!
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oh yeah - for your book - make sure you take some ziploc bags - this will help to keep it dry on wet rides and if it happens to rain!!!


 
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Oh, I am bummed about the Downtown Disney Scrapbooking store. The last time we went was 2005 and it was AMAZING! I bought everything I needed for my scrapbooks and used it all along with the things I bought here at home. I also took tons of pictures both roll and digital. We also had a waterproof camera for the waterpark. I like the idea of having a Smashbook for a trip like this. All in all, it is a great adventure. I remember some characters had stamps for their autographs.


 
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  • Crystal is Leahs Mom Said:
Wow, Thank you so much. Hmm a scrapbook store, I guess that can be good and bad if its still opened or closed. If it's open I just have to behave myself. I'm going to Disney World FL, I do remember the characters having a difficult time writing on the autograph books, I'm still thinking about that. Ok, so I'll just scrap when I come back home.

I have a smash book and the fancy pants brag book. Maybe they can help me out during my travel and down time of my trip. Hmmm, just so many options, Thank you so much again.



I have been to the Florida park twice. I took Creative Memories red Disney 8x8 album that had at the time and used that as an autograph book. It is bigger. And I took a couple of Disney snap packs (CM's) and decorated the book. I made two of these books, one for each of my kids. It was quite the conversation piece too between the kids and the characters. The books are pretty full after two trips down.

I have yet to make it to downtown Disney. So, I don't know the scoop on the store.

Enjoy your trip. I wish I could go back down. I loved it down there.


 
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The Ariels grotto section in Magic Kingdom is closed and they are adding a whole princess area in there, so everything is ripped apart and things aren't going to be done until i think later this yr. You can meet the Princesses in every park though...so I don't know why you were told only Epcot.

We don't make the autograph books, I just buy them. They are $11.95 or something like that, and so worth it. There are blank pages on one side and then a photo insert thing on the other.
My daughter easily fills up at least 3 of them on each visit. She always makes it a goal to get a new autograph on each visit...someone she has never gotten before. We never go for less than 10 - 11 days though, so it is a little easier to track characters down. We are DVC members and also have a third home right on Cocoa Beach so we visit WDW often.

The scrapbook store in downtown disney is closed now. They have a few things in a couple of stores but nothing major.



Oh, well, we didn't ask, maybe we should have- we just went off what the website said. Darn it! Oh well, there's always next time, right!


 
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We went last August I made the boys books I use cardstock and permanent marker for the characters, It makes it easier to copy and the characters to use. The ones my boys like all wear big gloves or paws etc. I know a few people who worked as characters there (we live nearby)and they told me to use markers and said the markers were easier, even cinderella said that and she doesn't have "big hands". I have seen kids with the books you can buy and they are cute as well, I just like making my own I did it the night before it was worth the time for them to have there own and I knew I wanted to copy the signatures so I made sure the book I made them would make that easy. I am actually working on our disney pages now, I have one done but I haven't uploaded it yet.. My boys loved having their own books. I hope this helps... Enjoy your trip!!


 
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Sometimes the characters can't "see" well enough to sign a home-made autograph book, thats another thing to keep in mind.. one year I just had a spiral notecard book and had them sign that & then I moved the notecard to my actual scrapbook.. But Keep in mind that its really hard for the characters to actually see to sign


 
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I’m going to Disney world Between March 3-11

These are some of the dining that we have reservations for. Some of the places we are going to twice, we have the dining plan.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Chef Mickey's
The Crystal Palace
Cinderella's Royal Table

I’ve watched YouTube videos on of some of the character dining experiences, but what did you or didn’t you like about theses places?

I didn’t think about having them sign the autograph books during the character dining. I can’t wait to go.

If I bring my smash book or fancy pants brag book should I embellish that or leave it plain and fix it up when I return. I love the idea of scanning the autographs. I would love to get the autograph book that has the photo slots on one side. My daughter is a little rough with things and that book like that may be perfect for her. I know that she would love a book like that to look through and share her memories with her friends. She keeps looking at the photos that I have from 2000. I’m so excited to see my little princess smile ear-to-ear everyday.

If received so much information, links, and suggestions on this topic, I’m super excited and thankful. Thank you so much ladies.


 
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Make sure you go to The Garden Grille.. we loved chip & dale!

We had a good time at Chef Mickeys, and Cinderellas Royal Table.. We didn't enjoy the Crystal Palace..

The character dining is so worth every penny of that Meal Plan! You'll love the Royal Table.. If you get a chance do the Aloha Dinner, its amazing we didn't get to see it because it was so cold when we got married but i've heard it is phenomenal...



 
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  • Crystal is Leahs Mom Said:
I’m going to Disney world Between March 3-11

These are some of the dining that we have reservations for. Some of the places we are going to twice, we have the dining plan.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Chef Mickey's
The Crystal Palace
Cinderella's Royal Table

I’ve watched YouTube videos on of some of the character dining experiences, but what did you or didn’t you like about theses places?

I didn’t think about having them sign the autograph books during the character dining. I can’t wait to go.

If I bring my smash book or fancy pants brag book should I embellish that or leave it plain and fix it up when I return. I love the idea of scanning the autographs. I would love to get the autograph book that has the photo slots on one side. My daughter is a little rough with things and that book like that may be perfect for her. I know that she would love a book like that to look through and share her memories with her friends. She keeps looking at the photos that I have from 2000. I’m so excited to see my little princess smile ear-to-ear everyday.

If received so much information, links, and suggestions on this topic, I’m super excited and thankful. Thank you so much ladies.




What we like about Cinderella's Royal Table is the experience itself. It is a must do each of our visits, and my daughter likes to do it on one of the days she goes to the boutique. The con to it is the food...it's not that great. We always leave and DD is still hungry (picky eater), so we end up picking up a hot dog at Casey's for her.

Akershus is good, human Ariel is there...she has been at the castle lately too, but she is always at Akershus. The food is semi-decent, we do the breakfast there, and the experience is great.

Crystal Palace is good...my DD likes meeting Piglet there instead of anywhere else for some reason, and the food is pretty decent. It isn't as crammed as Akershus & the Castle seating too.

Chef Mickey's is pretty good...food again is pretty decent, song and dance time is super fun for the kids and if we are there for a celebration Mickey always comes to sit at our table for a couple of minutes.

All of these places will give you a free cupcake & birthday card if you tell them you are celebrating, the card is signed by whatever characters that are there.

Another great place to go for character dining is 1900 Park Fare. Prince Charming, Cinderella, the Step Mother & Step Sisters are there. For some reason my DD thinks it is hilarious to get them to hug her.

My all time super fav character dining is probably at the Castle though...just because of the setting.

Another good one is Tusker House for breakfast with Donald.

Our next trip is in March also...we leave March 22nd and will be down until April 9th, day after Easter.


 
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I forgot about tusker house, that was pretty decent..


 
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Need to stop reading this thread!!! I recently scanned some photos from my second Disney trip (and am waiting for my Mom to scan photos from my first trip) so I can scrapbook those trips. Buying Disney scrappy supplies makes me want to take my boys to Disneyworld sooooooooooo bad, but it's not in the budget these days. But I'll keep reading because I'm getting some good tips!


 
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i thought about making an autograph book, but with the time, effort, $, and fearing of loosing it on a ride...i decided to buy one (the blue smallish one they sell in the parks). i have the characters sign a page, (front only, making sure they don't write on the back page someone signed) and when i come home after the trip, carefully rip it out of the book and put it into a scrapbook. this is just my preference, but it woorks for me. i have a seperate 12x12 book i am working on where each character gets their own 12x12 lo with a jolee embellie (or cricut cut...if i have the patience! lol), their autograph, coordinating pps, and pic of either the meet and greet or the character by themselves. i usually ink the autograph p though so it's not so stark white on the lo.
as far as the lo's go, i rarely pre-make them unless there is a design that i MUST do. i too have not been overly impressed with items disney sells in the park, they just are not my style and too much $....i could get a lot of disney colored primas and stickles for that!


 
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I live an hour from DisneyWorld and have never been! I can't wait for our granddaughter to get a little bigger (she's 5 months) so we can start taking her! My son and his family live in Georgia, 6 hours away.

No doubt, in a couple years they will get season Disney passes for the family every Christmas!


 
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Loved lunch at the Castle and Crystal Palace. We liked the food at both and had plenty of time with the characters. We also did breakfast with Donald at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom.

We are going again in November, and I haven't finished my last books. Time to get busy!


 
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Oh Heaven Help you Henri Jean!! That is one thing I will never EVER do again.. Disney at christmas time.. however its the most amazing thing ever, I will NEVER deal with those crowds again.. As you know I too live an hour away from disney, I've been a few times when I lived up in PA i flew down, and then we drove down in 2009 for about 3 weeks we stayed @ The Carribean Beach Resort (Will never stay there again & Don't suggest anyone stay there... EVER) and we were there from Dec 23rd til January 13th.. After the first of the year the whole place goes crazy dead..

& Thats when we will go every year... Either when its hot as Africa down here or january - March when theres NO one at the parks..


 
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We love love love Disney at Halloween, Christmas & Easter time. The stuff they do is so much fun! Jan - March isn't the slow times, either. Spring Break it gets insanely busy too. From Jan - mid feb is the slowest times, but the weather is so unpredictable and we like going to the water parks too.

What happened at Caribbean that it was so awful? You said you enjoyed it so much?

Our fav places to stay are Bay Lake Towers, Animal Kingdom Kidani, & Saratoga Springs. We are planning on staying at the Polynesian in the fall probably. This trip next month we're staying in the treehouse villa's of Saratoga because we have another family of 3 coming with us, so we need the extra room.

As for best times to visit...we've been there all through the year and the WORST is over 4th of July. It is so hot that it is miserable even at the pool because there are SO many people. My favorite time is Christmas time (Christmas party in Magic Kingdom is amazing!), Halloween (Mickeys not so scary Halloween party is a must!), and feb-march. The weather is just right, it is not obnoxiously packed like summer months, and the wait for most things never exceeds an hour. If you play your cards right with fast passes, wait times don't matter anyhow.


 
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One of my girlfriends is twirling her baton with the group from the The Villages next Saturday night and she is excited be twirling at Disneyworld in a parade.


 
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That is one of the biggest honors...to have your group perform in a parade in Disney. My DD says that when she is in college she is going to do an internship in Disney like her older cousin so she can do some of the stage shows. Just think of how many hundreds of thousands of people see those people doing their thing!


 
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The customer service sucks @ The beach resort, not to mention your SO far away from the buses in Aruba you have to talk like 2 miles to the bus stop.. i mean to say jan - March, IDK why i said feb - march.. lack of sleep!


 
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Disney would be a fabulous place for an internship! My son wanted to go to the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota. He talked to Disney and they hire their art interns from Ringling and that was his dream but his seizure disorder kept him from going there. He can't drive so that makes it hard for him to live very far from framily and friends.


 
Diva Scraps
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DH's cousin has done 2 internships with WDW and loves it. He applied for another and he is waiting to hear back if he got it. He does mechanical engineering...building & designing coasters, as well as maintenance on them.


 
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I always buy the small artist drawing pads that are acid free at a craft store. They are spiral and about 3 x 5. They are thick like card stock so they never bleed through. Don't forget to bring sharpies because a lot of the characters have large hands and smaller pens are harder for them to use when they sign. I then let my kids create their own scrapbooks with their signatures when we get home. They just rip them out and trim the edges, and they enjoy this a lot. I find them to be the perfect size because they are small.

My first trip I made a lot of premade pages, etc. I wish I wouldn't have though because it didn't work out too well. Sometimes I would have tons of shots at a parade or dining, then tons of random shots with characters.

We are going in March as well : )


 
Crystal is Leahs Mom
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Crystal is Leahs Mom
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Thank you thanks you Ladies for all of your help, inspiration, and ideas. I can't wait for my little princess to see her favorite Disney Charterers interact with her. I've been telling her bit-by-bit that were going, what we're going to do and who we're going to see and today she told her friends that she was going to Disney at the lunch table. I think I got her super excited like me. I never get super excited about a trip until I pack or the day before we leave. But I can truly say that I’m' super excited right now, I can't wait for my 15 day countdown to end and the magic to begin. When I pack I'm going to have to come back to this thread and make sure I pack all the wonderful suggestions, and we are also going to the 1900 park place too, Sorry its typed wrong but the site is down and I can't remember completely.


 
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The bigger ink pens are a good idea...that is why most that are sold at WDW are larger, but characters can & have gotten in trouble for signing with Sharpie. If they fumble with it and it marks the costume it is permanent. Just something to keep in mind. Quite often when standing in line, the handler for the characters have told people please no sharpies or markers if possible. Might want to have an ink pen on hand just in case.


 
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Have you gone to the different websites to get lists of things to try to have on hand with you? Bandaids...bandaids, bandaids, bandaids!!! lol Even with wearing comfy, broken in shoes...if you are anything like my family, there WILL be a trip, there WILL be a skinned knee, there WILL be a blister or 20. Last thing you want to have to do is run to first aid. Just throw a few in your bag...you will be glad you did.


 
Crystal is Leahs Mom
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Thanks for all the advice; I just got back from my trip on Sunday. We had a blast, my daughter met every princess, and we met most of the characters. She has 3 ½ autograph books signed. I have to copy them all to my computer because I’m going to let her have them as her own little photo book. Because we got the ones that has the blank space on one and the photo space on the other one. It does seem like the photos can slip through but im just going to atg the back on the photos so they can stay in place.

And I did seem some people using regular notebook and notepads. That way is cheaper and I bet they didn’t have to hit up the autograph cart 4 times like I did. And Poor Piglet had blue marks on his mitten hand I felt so bad for him. It only rained a little bit the whole time, I did have my zip lock bag but I didn’t need it. I brought my smash book and I didn’t use it. But every time I walked by the park brochures I pick a couple. I know some are a little smashed but maybe I can make little pockets to put them in for the parks.

Girls I tried to be good and not purchase anything scrapbook related from the stores but after going in them everyday the last day I cracked and purchased a paper pack that had the parks name on the paper and 2012. I just had to get it. Then I purchased another pack that had some character paper that I didn’t own. For an example my daughter took pictures with the monsters from monsters Inc. She loves the movie, I didn’t think she would see them or even take a picture with them and because I purchased the paper from the store I know have monster inc. paper (I don’t have the cricut cart that cuts them out)

I’m so excited to scrap these moments but I guess I will just have to plan the pages out until my class is over. Thanks again ladies for all your help.

Oh yeah, I almost cried when I missed a shot of my daughter meeting an unexpected character that we walked by and missing the photo because I ran out of memory at one of the shows and I forgot that I ran out of memory.

After that disaster I carried both cameras everyday and every night I uploaded the photos to my photo and emailed them to my mother and myself. Please don’t let that happen to you.

Crystal


 
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