Denise's Corner

Disney Signed Character Cards for Limited Time Magic Meet & Greets – Impersonal or Great Souvenir?

Disney's Limited Time Magic promotion has been a hit or miss experience since it began last month, but one of the more coveted items for collectors has been the character signature cards given out during special meet & greets. I don't think I've ever asked characters for signatures – even as a kid in the 70's, but I do like having a takeaway. Jeff and I both collect paper memories – it's one of the only things I personally collect (cards, postcards, travel brochures, etc.), to look back on specific times in my life.


Limited Time Magic True Love Week Character Signature Cards

During Limited Time Magic "Long Lost Friends Week", which consisted of only what I call "plush" characters like Scrooge McDuck, Robin Hood and Clarabelle Cow, I didn't see any real disappointment from kids – or adults – about receiving the character cards. Many of our friends made it a point to collect one from each character.


Cinderella and Prince Charming True Love Week Character Signature Card

My experience with Limited Time Magic True Love Week was different. Most of the meet & greet characters were princesses and their princess, including Cinderella with Prince Charming and Rapunzel with Flynn Rider (Mickey and Minnie were the only non-face characters). Character attendants often let everyone know ahead of time that there would be no signatures, except for the card that would be handed out. The results were mixed. Kids meeting princesses tend to have autograph books in hand, and many expressed disappointment – as did their parents, and even one adult in back of us who just bought her own book. Some autograph books were still brought out for signing at the last moment, and I didn't mind the extra few seconds it took for that extra character interaction.


Front of Limited Time Magic True Love Week Card

While the character signature cards are a unique touch – especially in Town Square Theater, where the princes handed one out to each guest, I don't think it should be an either-or situation when it comes to face characters. Princesses are especially popular, and that extra few seconds to sign an autograph often means a lot to a young guest who looks up to them.


Rapunzel and Flynn Rider True Love Week Character Signature Card

I don't know if the character signature cards will be employed on a more regular basis, but if so, I'd hope that it'd be in addition to signatures and not in place of

What are your thoughts about the Limited Time Magic character signature cards? Would you like to see them year-round, or do you prefer personal signatures?

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