Pin Trading - What and Where Is It?
Scoop Sanderson, the latest “streetmosphere” character to
roam through Disney's Magic Kingdom, now offers his insider
tips on the popular activity of pin trading. He can be found Sunday through
Thursday at 1PM at Exposition Hall located on Main Street, USA.
In addition to offering trading tips, Sanderson hosts games and
activities for his “pin pals.” Park admission is required.
Guests are advised to check with the Exposition Hall cast members
for any schedule updates.
a part of the Millennium Celebration, the age-old tradition of pin
trading was revived in October of 1999 to help the Walt Disney World
Resort mark the new century with a spirit of sharing and guest
interaction. Pin trading has always been a worldwide phenomenon and
with this new program Disney added their special brand of magic to
this collectable craze.Magic Kingdom:
Originally scheduled to last for just the 1999-2000 year, pin
trading has become a huge hit at Disney Resorts all over the world
and even on the World Wide Web. Disney pins feature everything from
your favorite characters, theme park attractions, resorts, films, to
special event pins and even very limited edition pins available only
on the Disney/Ebay Auctions website.
The most exciting aspect of this newest addition at World Disney
World isn’t the buying of these little pieces of metal, but the
trading. Guests are able to trade pins with designated Disney Cast
Members who wear special lanyards around their necks. Each lanyard
contains approximately 12 Disney pins and the Cast Members must
trade any pin on their lanyard for guest's pin, as long as the
guest's pin bears the official Disney trademark on the back*. Cast
Members may also refuse to trade for a pin they already have more
than one of on their lanyards.
While Cast Members wear lanyards all around the parks and resorts,
there are also special pin trading stations located throughout the
resort that are the focal points of pin trading.
The locations are:
Main Street Town Square Pin Cart and Exposition Hall
Main Information Station and World Showcase
(by the American Adventure)
Hollywood Junction Pin Cart and the Sorcerer’s Hat
Just Inside the Main Gate at Island Mercantile
Disney Pin Traders Complex
Pin cart and Pin Trading Area
Pin Trading Station
visiting any of these special pin stations, keep your eyes peeled
for Supertraders. These are Disney Cast Members that have been
designated as special pin traders. Supertraders wear at least 75
Disney pins on a special vest and generally have more rare and
unusual pins for trade. These Supertraders also offer special daily
seminars on pin trading to help you get started. See times posted at
Epcot’s Info Central Station.
Disney also has its
own pin trading website. Featuring event information, upcoming pin
release dates, and even phone numbers for ordering special pins from
Walt Disney World and Disneyland, this website features all the
newest information for the pin collector and trader. To visit the
Official Disney Pin Trading website click here.
Pin trading is an exciting addition to the Disney brand of fun and
is sure to remain in the parks for a long, long time. So make some
new “Pin-Pals” and get to trading…
times and dates are subject to change without notice.**
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