Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 8, 2008
    Amy from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, this is my family's first trip to WDW. We have 2 boys 2 and 4 and have been told that we must do pin trading. And I was told that we could trade 'unique' or 'unusual' pins that were not Disney pins? Is that true? Thanks, Amy K - Arkansas

    Pin trading is a great activity for kids Amy, and the lanyard full of pins makes a fabulous souvenir as well.  To find the answer to your question, I googled "official disney pin trading."  Once I got to the page, I clicked on the "Get Started" header in the white banner at the top of the page.  Doing that takes you to a really handy FAQ with pretty much all the pin trading information you can think of, including a Disney Pin Trading Etiquette .pdf download.

    Here is what I found with regard to your question: "The main criteria to judge whether a pin is tradable or not is that it must be a metal pin that represents a Disney Event, Character, Location, or Icon."  So, based on that information, I would say that "unique or unusual" pins won't necessarily qualify for trading with Cast Members.  Not to worry though; you will find a huge selection of pins to choose from once you arrive.  Have fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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