Pin Trading at Disneyland Paris
While Disney has long offered collectible pins in its theme parks, a new tradition of official Disney Pin Trading began in October 1999 with the launch of the Millennium Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, it's an exciting, interactive experience that allows guests to trade pins and share stories with Disney cast members and other enthusiasts at the Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris resorts, and aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Line. Pin Trading started at Disneyland Paris on October 6, 2001.
Many Disney cast members wear special lanyards decorated with colorful pins illustrating everything from beloved Disney characters to Disney theme park attractions. To trade pins, a guest can seek out a fellow pin collector or a cast member wearing a pin-trading lanyard and present a tradable pin in a one-for-one exchange. Each day, thousands of guests trade Disney pins with cast members and other collectors around the world.
A large selection of "core" pins is available at Disneyland Paris merchandise locations in the theme parks, the Disney Village area and Disney resort hotels.
Thousands of new Disney pins are released annually at Disney resorts around the world, including limited edition pins commemorating special occasions, holidays and Disney milestones.
How to Trade Pins
Disney Pin Trading is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Meet a Disney Cast Member wearing a pin trading lanyard.
2. Find a Disney pin with your favorite Disney character, attraction, movie or design.
3. Trade your Disney Pin with the Cast Member.
Cast Members at our Theme Parks and Resorts have to trade their pins displayed on their Company issued lanyards. Guests can make up to two (2) trades per "lanyard," per Cast Member, per day. When trading with Cast Members, Guests should offer a pin that is not already displayed on the Cast Member's lanyard.
Pin Trading Etiquette
• The main criteria to judge whether a pin is tradable or not is that it must be a metal pin that represents a Disney Event, Location, Character or Icon.
• Pins should in good, undamaged condition.
• Trade one pin at a time, hand to hand, with the backs attached.
• Guests may trade a maximum of two pins with each Cast Member.
• Guests may trade only one pin of the same style with a Cast Member.
• When trading with Cast Members, Guests should offer a pin that is not already displayed on the Cast Member's lanyard.
• Please refrain from touching another person's pins or lanyard. If you need a closer look, ask the person wearing the lanyard if they can bring it into clearer view for you.
• Disney name pins may not be traded with Cast Members.
• Monies or gifts may not be exchanged or used in trade for a pin.
Where to buy Pins
Pins can be found for sale in many of the Resort's shops.
There are also Pin Trading Super Stations which sell a larger range and also feature limited edition pins:
• The Emporium, Main Street, U.S.A.
• Pin Cart, Main Street, U.S.A.
• La Bottega di Gepetto, Fantasyland
Walt Disney Studios:
• Les Légends d'Hollywood, Disney Studio 1
• Hollywood Pictures
Buy a selection of cheap Disney pins to trade.
Pins start at € 6.
Buy a Pin Trading Starter Set. These "Starter Sets" feature a uniquely themed Pin Trading lanyard and four Disney pins. You can keep some pins and trade others with Guests or Cast Members.
You can purchase a variety of different methods of pin storage, including lanyards that you can wear round your neck, folio books, waistcoats, bags and more.
Display your collection at home - get a cork noticeboard, remove the backs from your pins and stick onto the board.