Disneyland Resort Pin Trading Challenge

April 17, 2014 ,

I saw this on the Disney Parks Blog from  Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort and thought it was a great story to share with our readers.  Enjoy.

If you know, me, you know I’m always up for a challenge. So when my dear friend and fellow Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover challenged me to a Disney Parks Blog Pin Trading Challenge at Disneyland Resort, I said, “I’m in!”

What would the challenge entail? Erin and I headed into Disneyland Resort with rarely seen Disney Parks Blog pins in hopes that we could make some great trades with Disney fans and take part in some of the fun activities and trading opportunities available. You truly have to see this for yourself!

As you can tell, we had a lot of fun trading, and we only visited a handful of locations. There are so many more places you can go. Remember you can also trade with any cast member and other guests.

Disneyland park

  • Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree
  • Disney Showcase
  • Emporium
  • Little Green Men Store Command
  • Westward Ho
  • 20th Century Music Co.

Disney California Adventure park

  • Fly ‘n’ Buy
  • Julius Katz & Sons
  • Radiator Springs Curios
  • Souvenir 66
  • Tower Hotel Gifts

Downtown Disney District

  • Disney Pin Traders
  • World of Disney Store
  • Resort Hotels

I always say, Pin Trading is as easy as 1-2-3. There are just a few things to remember. Here are some guidelineson Disney Trading to help get you started. Tip: Keep an eye out for Hidden Mickey pins, generally found on Disneyland Resort cast member lanyards.

My own personal tip on trading: I always say trade for pins that mean something to you, whether it’s a favorite character, attraction or icon. Trade for things you love. Pin trading can be fun by yourself or with the entire family. It’s a great way to meet new friends, visit with old ones and share stories. Remember, Disney pins and trading are popular at many of our Disney Parks & Resorts.

Now, back to business, the competition is still on and we need your help! Both Erin and I are convinced we each have the best pins on our lanyard, so share your comments with us and let us know who you think has the better pins.

One thought on “Disneyland Resort Pin Trading Challenge”
  1. I love the pins! My tip for pin trading – yes, trade for something you love. But if you get one that you’re in love with and want to keep, set it aside. I have about three lanyards that I keep. Two displaying pins I love, and one that I wear to the parks to trade.
    Enjoy your pinning!

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