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  • On Mar 22, 2024
    Laurie from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We’re headed on a back to back Disney cruise next week & we love pin trading! Will pin trading be coming back to the ship anytime soon? Disney World recently announced pin trading being back & new hidden Disney pins, what about DCL?

    Hi, Laurie! Thank you for reaching out to planDisney with your question. 

    A Disney Cruise is filled with memorable moments, such as unexpectedly bumping into Belle in the hallway or swapping pins with Crew Members and fellow travelers. I recently came across a TikTok post from Disney Parks that sparked a wave of excitement – the return of Cast-to-Guest pin trading on April 7, 2024. It looks like you are also excited about this news. I contacted a shoreside Cast Member to confirm if this also applies to the cruise ships.

    According to the Cast Member I spoke with, pin trading onboard is a more relaxed affair compared to the formal process in the parks. You'll discover a mystery pin-trading box in one of the gift shops. When I was on the Wonder this past summer, it was in Mickey’s Mainsail. Guests select a number and trade for the Disney pin in the numbered drawer. If you like the pin, you can keep it or choose a second drawer, adding a touch of fun and surprise to the experience. I know that this is not the news you were hoping to hear. I have my fingers crossed that the Officers will return to pin trading soon. Such a fun and cherished tradition for many Disney fans. Let's hope for the best!

    While exploring the ship, keep an eye out for pin-trading boards hanging outside stateroom doors. Select a pin you like and leave one of your own behind. If you’re part of a cruise group on social media, you could ask if others would like to trade pins. During my Thanksgiving voyage, there were over twenty cabins with pin-trading boards! I hope you have fun searching the ship for opportunities to trade and add special pins to your collection. 

    SEAS the adventure!
    Tracie
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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