Friday, 4 May 2018

My Disney Autograph Books [Part 3]

Over my 5 holidays in Disneyland Paris, I have met a few characters, not as many as some of course, but with those visits spanning from 1996 - 2017 there is a range of characters included within the pages of my autograph books, some which I think don't regularly meet anymore.
I don't actually go for signings every visit, only 'special occasions' like Mickey's Magical Party in 2010 and the 25th Anniversary in 2017 and after a recent conversation with Stephen, I thought it may be nice to share the autographs I do have currently to perhaps compare how Mickey's handwriting has changed throughout the years or something? ;)

This is the second of my two autograph books from my 2010 visit to Disneyland Paris. (See the first in the previous post by clicking here).
It was my first adult trip to DLP, my first holiday 'alone' and was my first proper holiday away with my ex-partner. We went for 7 nights from February 26th to March 5th during the 'Mickey's Magical Party' celebrations which were to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 80th birthday! Obviously, his birthday is November 18th, 1928 but this celebration ran from April 2009 to March 2010.
I decided not to do things by halves and got into the whole autograph thing! We met a considerable amount of characters (in relation to the rest of my visits) over the 8 days hence having to buy a second autograph book...:O
Something that I now think of as being a little, shall we say 'different', is that the vast majority of character meets we had were in the Walt Disney Studios Park. Most are in the 1st book, however, 4 of these autographs were gotten over In WDS. 2 was in one of our hotels, the Disneyland Hotel (we stayed in two over the course of our trip), 3 were from our Character Breakfast at Cafe Mickey and 4 were in the Disneyland Park!
Probably most memorable out of these meets were the one with Rafiki and Gaston. Rafiki and Tigger had been put out into the queuing area of  CafĂ© Hyperion during a particularly heavy rainstorm alongside some other characters. It was surprisingly not as hectic as normal free for all meets and they were milling around interacting with people of their own accord. Rafiki came up behind me and just started checking my hair for bugs and eating them haha - it got a good laugh from other people too.
As for Gaston, that meet is a lot funnier looking back on it. Back then he mustn't have been as popular and it was before the whole 'funny videos of Gaston at WDW' trend as he was just standing there with no one really bothering. I went over and he was really nice but as soon as my ex went to get his photo Gaston just looked him up and down and said, 'And who are you?!'. ahahaha I'm not sure why that photo isn't in the album but here it is. I know I look awful!

 [Side note - The relationship I was in at the time was domestically abusive and so when I left him I got rid of all photos etc. This meant I lost a lot of photos from this trip and the missing one by Cinderella is one we were in together and I no longer have.]


So, as the title suggests, I've decided to split this into a couple of parts. After taking photos of my first book it seemed better this way than having to miss anything out or have it be the worlds longest post.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my autograph 'collection' so to say. I have 2 more books to share with you from 2 trips, the other part of this one and my 2017 25th anniversary one and would love to see yours too!! If you do decide to share them in a blog post pleaaase tag me so I can see - I'll be looking forward to it.

Check out the rest of the series here -
My Disney Autograph Books [Part 1] 
My Disney Autograph Books [Part 2] 

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