Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 10, 2014
    Maily from MA 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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    How do you know what pins are a keeper when trading???? My boys will be doing this for the first time and not sure how it really works.

    Hi Maily!

    Thanks for stopping by the Moms Panel with another question. Disney Pin Trading is a popular activity for many Guests at Walt Disney World Resort. My wife and I have started Disney pin collections for ourselves and our young children, but none of us have done a lot of trading yet. Instead, we enjoy collecting new pins during each visit to Walt Disney World as a reminder of the fun we had during our family trip.

    The Disney Theme Parks Merchandise Blog has a great post with Guidelines For Guests that I like to direct Guests to who are interested in learning how Disney Pin Trading works. Determining which pins to keep and which ones to trade is really up to you, or your boys, in this case. I collect Mickey Mouse pins, so I am very particular about which ones I will trade. If I purchased a Mickey pin to remind me of a special memory or event, I will not trade that pin.

    Guests can trade pins with Cast Members and other Guests throughout the parks and resorts. Both Epcot and Downtown Disney area have specific locations where Guests can meet to trade pins. You can stop by Pin Central in Future World at Epcot or Disney's Pin Traders at Downtown Disney Marketplace to meet Pin Traders and purchase more pins. You can also read more about Disney Pin Trading here.

    For more information about pins, visit Please let me know if I can help answer any other questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Bob, North Carolina

Hey there, hi there, ho there! You're as welcome as can be! I'm Bob and I'm a husband and father of four who loves the magic of Disney. Like Mickey Mouse, I consider myself to be a friend to everyone. My family enjoys visiting Walt Disney World Resort or one of Disney's Beach Resorts annually. Helping others experience the magic of Disney is something I thoroughly enjoy. Learn More About Bob

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