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Disney Pins and Trading 

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Trading Disney Pins are the buying and trading of collectible pins featuring Disney characters, attractions, icons, events and other elements –

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I had been to Disney World about a dozen times before I finally went as an adult.  Funny enough, I never noticed Disney pins as a kid, have you heard of it?

Disney pin trading is this super cool and fun Disney hobby that’s been around since 1999.  The way it works?  There are official Disney pins that you buy and then trade with other pin collectors and cast members while at the park.

Cast members?
Yes!  In fact, I rarely ever see cast members without a lanyard with pins around their necks.  You might not have noticed, but pins are a huge thing at Disney.  Kids love the super cool looking pins and interacting with people in the park to trade.  It’s almost like a game and definitely a GREAT time.  

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Pins have always been a souvenir option at Disney.  But in 1999, during the Millennium Celebration, the art of pin trading was introduced.  Since then it has spread to most of the Disney parks across the world and is still a growing hobby.

Pin Etiquette

There are guidelines set forth by Disney in a pamphlet that are super handy.  Here are a few:

  • Pins must be official Disney pins with the ©Disney” mark.
  • For safety, trade one pin at a time, from hand to hand with pin backs attached.
  • Refrain from touching anyone’s pins or lanyards, ask for a closer look if needed.
  • Pins should be in good condition and undamaged.
  • Guests can make up to 2 pin trades per cast member per day.
  • Pins must be exchanged for pins and nothing else.
  • Have fun!

Words for the wise: Cast members will always trade pins while guests can and will trade but can say no.

Pin trading is super fun, easy, and fair.  Guidelines are there to make sure everyone has a great time.

Where to buy

I’ll start with my mistake.  When I first got into pin trading I went to the Walmart nearest Disney and purchased a few inexpensive pins to start with.  If you read the Pin Etiquette section, you know that you need official Disney pins.  Those were not.

The best place to start is with a set of pins purchased cheaply off of Amazon.  This is a set of 25 currently at $23.99 with no duplicates confirmed.  

Once at the parks you can visit any of the stores or the pin kiosk in Disney Springs to buy newer (more expensive), pins of your choice.  


Summary of what you need to get started

  • 5-1o Pins
  • Lanyard
  • Pin trading knowledge (which we will go over)


That’s it!


Why do people choose to do this?

Disney pins are beautiful, a work of art really.  I’ve spent hours in the stores just looking at them, trying to figure out where to best spend my money.  

You’ll find that some pins you won’t be able to give away.  Some will be easier to trade than others.  


It’s so much fun to pick out your favorite pins, decide how to display them and which you will trade.  The excitement of constantly getting new pins cannot be duplicated!

Tie back to Disney on a budget

With PTM I like to connect back to going to Disney World on a budget but also sticking to a budget in general.  

Disney pins are inexpensive souvenirs when you head to Disney.  Like I mentioned above, you can get 25 for $19.99.

If you have children old enough to trade you can give them 5 pins at a time, day by day to avoid purchasing any other souvenirs.

World of Walt’s Pin of the Month Club

Become part of this club to get a sparkling, glittering pin at your doorstep every month.   But there’s so much more!

What would any Disney subscription be without a few surprises here and there?! You never know when you are going to get a magical extra.  

Become a “Pinsider” with exclusive access to the latest and greatest news that is pin related.

Why is this so great?

Official Disney pins are only available at the Disney parks.   Do you want to wait until your next Disney trip for a pin?  I didn’t think so.  You can rest patiently and contently knowing that a new and latest pin will be delivered to your door.  

Pin traders spend hours on eBay looking for deals or on Amazon overpaying for pins.  This can end now with the monthly pin club.  

Best part?!  
There are three levels of membership to fit any budget and desire!



Guaranteed Tradable Pin

Entry for the monthly prize

Unexpected Bonus Gift
Pinsider News

Forever Family Donation

Condition: Great


Guaranteed Tradable Pin

Entry for the monthly prize

Unexpected Bonus Gift
Pinsider News

Forever Family Donation

Free shipping

Condition: Brand New


Guaranteed Tradable Pin

Entry for the monthly prize

Unexpected Bonus Gift
Pinsider News

Forever Family Donation

Free shipping

Original Backer Card

Condition: Brand New


It gets even better.

Every level is entered into a monthly prize giveaway that is valued at $50! Prizes include:

  • Disney Trading Pins
  • Genuine Disney Merchandise
  • Direct-From Disney Deals
  • And More!


The great thing about this, you will always get your money’s worth.  The cheapest pin at Disney is $6.95 with the most expensive being more than $15.  Most times you aren’t going to get one of the simple $6.95 pins.  

This subscription is perfect for any Disney fan, young or old.  My birthday is coming up (it’s actually tomorrow), and I would love to get this for the year ($96 value).  Disney pins are truly beautiful and some of the best souvenirs.

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What do you think, do you pin trade at all?

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Saturday 11th of February 2017

I have yet to get into the pin trading craze! But I absolutely LOVE Disney pins!

Jessica Sanders

Thursday 9th of February 2017

Love the etiquette section! It's good to know the rules of pin trading. CMs have always had us keep the pin back off though because we don't trade the backs, just keep our own at DLR. Maybe it's different at WDW?


Monday 20th of February 2017

That's interesting, I never had to do that. When we first started a purchased a few cheap ones from Walmart that a CM didn't want to trade haha.


Sunday 29th of January 2017

The kids and I have not been to Disney, but now I know what to expect. This Pin Trading sounds like so much fun! I'll make sure that the kids and I have plenty of pins on hand to trade.

Keren Charles

Thursday 26th of January 2017

I have never heard of Disney Pin Trading. Looks like fun and very competitive too. Thanks for sharing.

Krystle Cook

Thursday 26th of January 2017

This looks like such a great way to collect memories in one way or another. I need to get into this!

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