From our friend, Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager and posted on the Disney Parks Blog.
I have exciting news for guests who collect Disney pins. A new collection of Hidden Mickey pins will soon be available for trade from cast members at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. These pins will begin appearing on lanyards in early 2017. Here is a brief look at what you can expect to find when trading at Disney Parks in the New Year.
Guests will find unique pins at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort. There is one collection – Smiling Disney Villains – that will be found in both California and Florida.
For Disneyland Resort, look for pins inspired by classic Disney attraction icons, signs from Disneyland park, and characters from Walt Disney’s animated classic, “The Jungle Book.” There will also be a set of all silver-colored chaser pins which are rarer to find compared to their full color counterparts.
At Walt Disney World Resort, guests will also find pins inspired by Disney attraction icons along with pins featuring Disney dogs, characters from Disney’s “The Lion King” and Mickey Mouse-inspired fruit.
Hidden Mickey pins were first introduced in 2003 as fun pins to collect when trading with Disney cast members. Today, the pins typically measure approximately 1.25-inches and contain small Mickey Mouse icons in the artwork. The back stamps of these silver-colored pins contain the words “Hidden Mickey pin.”
Which pins will you add to your collection?