November 3, 2018 at 1:54 AM #37176
You can buy them pretty much anywhere and are always seen paired with “starter pins” at Disneyland Parks. BUT when I search up collection or storage videos of experienced pin collectors, there’s not a single lanyard in sight!
What is the best way to “show off” your favorite pins at Parks? These are pins that I have collected and have no intention on selling or trading. I’m just worried about dropping/losing any of my pins in the process.
Is it unwise to take them out of original packaging to begin with? Should I just keep them stored away?
November 6, 2018 at 2:06 AM #37486
- This topic was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by isaacx.
Lanyards, just like pin collecting is what you make of it. There are some collectors who use the wide lanyards to show off their LE pins. Others just carry them in pin collecting bags and some don’t like taking them out of the house. I’ve seen some people wear vests or jackets and just put their larger pins on those. Dropping/Losing pins is always a possibility. Either you should invest in the backings that have metal that locks in (you can find them at most pin shops) or just be extra cautious of your movements and checking them every so often to see if any start coming loose.
If you have no interest in selling/trading and don’t mind your pins gaining some wear and tear then go for it. They are yours and should be appreciated however you see fit. Personally I have some pins I would wear and others I keep for collecting purposes. I do love wearing certain pins to show my love for certain characters or movies.November 14, 2018 at 8:47 PM #38151
Not sure why my reply isn’t showing up. I keep being told that I already made it, and it’s a duplicate even though I can’t see it. Anyway, this was my little bit of text to make it think this reply is different, so here’s the original:
I have an old DisneyQuest backpack that I got at a freebie when the place opened, but never really used it at the parks until having my own kid. Believing that DisneyQuest would always be around, I decided to start placing pins all over the bag, displaying them that way. I could display far more pins vs a lanyard, and thus, give people waiting in line some brief entertainment by looking at them. I had been to the parks several times since the 80s, but discovered an entirely new Disney experience simply by doing this. Cast Members, and even guests, will start talking to me about various pins. It’s fun when someone recognizes a former attraction or lost movie/show and share their memories.
Lanyards, I only wore once, last January at Disneyland. Just extra weight, but I ran out of room on my bag. My first day there, I spent several hours at Downtown Disney. I was disappointed in the pins available, especially since they receive so many exclusive releases. But traders easily would spot me. I saw one who kept hers in a CD travel case. I took out a mini pin case I had to show her mine. It was a fun experience, but with the backpack, lanyard, and mini pin case, there was simply too much weight, so the next three days at the parks, I left the case at the hotel.
Next January trip, I’m planning on bringing my lanyard (and backpack) with me again, as well has give my daughter her very own lanyard with pins. I have already purchased two Mickey shaped magickeepers to put out MagicBand pucks in. These will be clipped to the lanyards rather than use a medallion or passcase.
I have lost pins throughout my travels. It’s just a risk you need to consider. Almost all the pins I’ve lost could easily be repurchased, as I keep less valued ones close to the edge of my backpack. I usually lose one each trip (so one an entire week) typically I’ll lose them outside the parks, and that’s with them all having those locking backs. But as many black Mickey backs I’ve found on the ground, I know that my loss would have been even greater without them.
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