• On Mar 26, 2018
    Linda from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    can you still trade pins at the Disney world parks and if so what are the rules

    Hi Linda!

    Thanks for posting your question about pin trading at Walt Disney World Resort. Yes, pin trading is still alive and well at the Disney theme parks and resorts. I noticed many guests taking part in this fun hobby last week during my Spring Break visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    My dear friend, Lynn, introduced me to pin trading in 2013. She and her children traded pins on their vacations as they grew up. They made beautiful framed displays of their favorite pins over the years. When I started trading pins, I quickly learned what a fabulous opportunity it provided to interact with the Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort. I have met some really great people through conversations struck up during a pin trade. I hope you find trading Disney pins as much fun as I have. 

    The basic guidelines of pin trading are as follows:

    1. Only Disney pins are eligible to be traded. Look for a copyright imprint on the back of your pins to make sure they are Disney approved. You can order a starter set at shopDisney, if you like. There are also many vendors on eBay who sell eligible pins in bulk. 

    2. Feel free to approach any Cast Member wearing a lanyard. Ask if you might look at his or her pins. If there's one that interests you, ask if they are willing to trade. (My proposed trades have never been refused by a Cast Member.) The Cast Member will remove his or her own pin and hand it over to you in exchange for an official pin of your choice.

    3. Be sure to ask in hotels and retail sites across Walt Disney World Resort if they have a pin board. That is where you'll find the largest variety of pins.

    Have fun!

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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