2. Trading Pins
Pins have always been sold at Disney Parks, but it wasn’t until 1999, as part of the Millennium Celebration that Disney Pin Trading was introduced at the Walt Disney World Resort. The craze then spread to the other Disney Parks, but is most popular at Disney World. Most Disney fans have participated in this very, very popular Disney practice. Almost every Cast Member wears a lanyard, or carries a trading pin holder, which, when they are asked, will trade one of their pins for one a guest wants. There are also Disney Trading Pin Conventions, where people from all over the world bring their pins to trade or purchase. Trading pins can range in price from $7 to $15 in all shapes, sizes, and themes, and are collected and traded by guests of all ages. You can find trading pins in most shops, Disney Resort Hotels, Disney Springs,and from most Cast Members. I didn’t start collecting these pins until a couple of years ago, and now I get new pins every time I visit Disney World. I don’t have a lanyard, but I do have a trading pin album, and love adding new ones every time we visit WDW. All I have to say about pin trading is “Try it, you’ll love it”!