Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 16, 2014
    Michelle from LA 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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    Hello, I have had several friends I know receive pins when booking their vacations. I go to Disney every year and have never received one. I usually book online myself, is this the reason I do not receive one? Do they come by mail or email or agent? Thanks

    Hi Michelle!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!  I swear, the Disney PIN Code seems to be as elusive to some as tracking the Everest Yeti!  I know there are people who seem to receive one all the time, and some that seem to never get one.  I can't tell you the rhyme or reason for receiving one, it is part of the "backstage Disney magic" they aren't willing to share (believe me, I'd love to know.)  There are however, several theories as to how to increase your chances at receiving them.

    First, make sure that you have an account registered on the Walt Disney World website and that all of your information is current and correct.  Guests have also commented that they were sent a PIN code shortly after ordering the Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD, or browsing the website, pricing vacations, saving offers, etc.  The PIN codes typically arrive by mail or email, but you may want to call occasionally and ask if you have a PIN associated with your account just to make sure.

    These steps by no means guarantee you will receive one, but have often seemed to help your chances.  I wish I could give you a more definitive answer, but unfortunately,  how or why they are handed out is truly the great PIN mystery.

    Good Luck!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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