• On Mar 21, 2016
    Tony from VA 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.

    I was wondering if someone can tell me about the Disney pins. My biggest question is how to start? We have never been to disney so don't have any to trade with to start. Also do you have to wear them on a lanyard?Can you wear them on a hat or backpack?

    Hi, Tony!
    Thanks for checking in with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You've come to the right place!

    My kids and I have enjoyed pin trading for years. We started out simple. We purchased a starter lanyard with a four or so pins for trading. Then I gave the kids a small budget to buy extra pins. Most Cast Members across Walt Disney World Resort have pins they can trade. It is a lot of fun.

    Many people use lanyards or pin books. But others keep their pins on hats or bags. I have gotten to the point where I have a hard time trading pins because so many of them hold memories of wonderful vacations. I don't want to let go of them! My kids are a lot more ready to make a trade.

    You can purchase the pins at almost any store in Walt Disney World Resort. But you can also buy a starter collection from the Disney Store if you want to have it before you arrive on property.

    I hope those tips help you have a great time trading! Let me know if you have any other questions before your unforgettable first visit to Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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