Are you talking about the weekly limited edition pin release?
If so, then the pin releases happen at all major pin trading store including pin traders in downtown disney but also the pin stores in the park such as 20th Century Music Company, Westward Ho Trading Company, and Little Green Men Store Command in Disneyland and Julius Katz in DCA. Pin releases start at the opening time of the store and there is usually a line. Certain pins being more popular will sell out quicker others may have larger quantities and will sell out over a longer period of time.
If you men open edition pin releases, then its mostly random. They are just on the shelves usually under the new section. I hope this helps.
Thanks for the response! Yeah I was referring to the weekly limited pin release.
Do you think my best option would be to go into the park since it opens earlier than pin traders? Pin traders doesn’t open until 10am 🙁 I feel like Pin traders would have more stock but it’s not open until later
If you can then yeah it is always safer to go in the parks solely because it is earlier. I always go at opening and have never had anything run out before i was able to purchase. Having so many pin stores in Disneyland also usually helps spread the crowd so the lines aren’t unreasonable.
Only once have I seen a pin sell out before the end of the first day so as long as you go as early as you can and make sure to check all the stores, you will probably be fine.