• On Jun 27, 2016
    Elizabeth from MI 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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    What makes a pin "official" enough to trade? Just looking for a starter set, my son is only 4! Thanks!

    Hi Elizabeth,

    My daughters started their pin collection around that age. My husband is a big fan of the pins and we have two books of them in our house.

    On the back of the pin, you will see a Mickey silhouette with a banner through it. This means it is Disney approved. 

    You can find starter sets at the parks and online. Disney's Pin Traders in Disney Springs has a ton of pins. We had our daughters pick their first lanyard and then they began trading in the parks. A cast member will only swap for a pin that is not on her/his lanyard.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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