Hi guys, want to know about a fun activity for your Disney Trip that can also double as a souvenir?!
Official Disney Rapuzel Pin
I am talking about Pin trading at Walt Disney world. It’s easy, fun, & addictive! I have collected pins since 2005 but my husband and I started trading on our first wedding anniversary in 2013 and there is no end in sight. My husband could go to the parks just for pin trading and be content. We truly enjoy trading and have made a lot of memories along the way.
What is Disney Pin Trading?
Pins on lanyards ready to trade in the park
Disney Pin Trading is an exciting, interactive experience where Disney guests can trade official Disney pins with Cast Members and if you like, other Guests. It’s fun for the whole family and CREATES cherished “pin pals” to last a lifetime (we have made many great friends pin trading with guests and Cast Members alike). Start a new collection or exchange pins the for ones you’ve always wanted.
How can I experience the pin trading magic?
Our new Cast member friend Christy, we met while trading
To start trading, all you need are some pins then visit a Disney park (we even traded on the Disney Dream and at Disneyland Paris) and locate a Cast Member wearing a lanyard. Once you find a Cast Member, politely ask them if you can trade and they will show you their pins. If you find a pin you like present your Disney pin you do not want to the Cast Member in trade. You can trade up to two pins per day with each and every Cast Member with a pin collection, so this leads to many fun trading opportunities on your trip. Some locations on property even have pin boards like the one below or pin books that you can trade out of, check guest services at most of the hotels and there is a large pin board at the Disney Springs pin traders shop.
Pin board at Port Orleans Riverside
Not sure what to collect or trade?
My Figment Collection
Part of fun of Disney Pin Trading is in the amazing selection of pins. You can hunt for favorite characters, attractions, and features. Enjoy yourself and look for YOUR FAVORITE pins to personalize your Disney experience. Whether it’s Frozen or Mickey Mouse you seek (my personal favorite is Figment), pin hunting is guaranteed to add some extra excitement to your Disney vacation!
Hubby getting ready to trade
So go out there, find the pins you want, and make some new friends! It is all up to you! Have fun! Disney Pin Trading is a great way to share the magic and bring home wonderful Disney memories.
By Agent Kris
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