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  • On Mar 26, 2010
    Michelle from IN 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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    Can I wear pins I don't want to trade to the parks or will people just be asking? I love some of my pins and would like to wear them at WDW, but I don't want to upset anyone by saying I don't want to trade. So, how does pin trading work between guests?

    Hi, Michelle! My family and I love to trade Disney pins with Cast Members, other guests and each other! We usually wear our pins when we are visiting Downtown Disney, for a meal at another resort or perhaps around the resort where we're staying on vacation. However, we usually don't wear the pins to the parks simply because they become too heavy or cumbersome on some attractions.  (Imagine the G-Force on Rock n' Roller Coaster with your pins dangling in front of your face!)

    A pin-trading "expert" at WDW recently gave us a great tip to wear pins you are willing to trade on one side of your lanyard and the ones you want to keep on the other side.  So, whether you're trading with a Cast Member or a guest whom you know (or perhaps you don't), you can easily explain your collection.  With Cast Members, you are welcome to approach any with a black lanyard and make up to two trades no matter what age you are.  Cast Members with green lanyards are only allowed to trade with children ages 3-12.

    I've never been approached by a guest whom I do not know to trade pins unless I was at a pin-buying/trading kiosk or shop at WDW.  Most of the time, the guest first asks me about my usually, there is ample opportunity to explain the collection before anyone asks for a particular trade. You definitely don't want to give away pins that are dear to you! Have a wonderful day, a a magical vacation and happy pin trading!
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