Disney Pin Trading Lingo

Disney fans, especially Disney Pin Traders, have a certain type of lingo. Here is a guide to help with some of the abbreviations!

  • DLR (Disneyland® Resort)
  • WDW (Walt Disney World® Resort)
  • DLP (Disneyland® Paris)
  • HKDR or HKDL (Hong Kong Disneyland® Resort)
  • TDR (Tokyo Disney Resort)
  • SDR or SDL (Shanghai Disney Resort)
  • DSF (Disney Soda Fountain)
  • DSSH (Disney Studio Store Hollywood, formally known as DSF)
  • DVC (Disney Vacation Club®)
  • DCL (Disney Cruise Line®)
  • WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering)
  • DEC (Disney Employee Center)
  • CM (Cast Member)
Disney Pin Trading Lingo
Disney Pin Trading Lingo

Disney Pin Trading focused:

  • DPB (Disney Pins Blog)
  • OE (Open Edition pin)
  • LR (Limited Release pin)
  • LE (Limited Edition pin)
  • WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering pins)
  • MOG (Mickey’s of Glendale – Cast Member store)
  • AP (Artist Proof – This stamp on the back of the pin means 1 of 24)
  • PP (Pre-Production – rarer than APs, they are 1 of 3)
  • HM (Hidden Mickey pin)
  • RSP (Random Selection Process – Disney’s process for fair pin purchasing during events)
  • ISO (In Search Of)
  • HTF (Hard To Find)
  • NFT (Not For Trade)
  • NFS (Not For Sale)
  • PTD/PTS (Pin Traders Delight, Pin Traders Sundae)
  • SPR (Surprise Pin Release)
  • Grail (A pin collector’s favorite pin)
  • PTE (Pin Trading Event)
  • PTN (Pin Trading Night)
  • PODM (Piece of Disney Movie pin)
  • PODH (Piece of Disney History pin)
  • CME (Cast Member Exclusive pin)
  • CL (Cast Lanyard pin)
  • NBC (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Pinjury (Unintentionally stabbed from a pin post, sometimes drawing blood)


  1. Avatar ellen mace
    October 22, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

    I don’t want to miss DSF when I’m in Disneyland next month. Where is it and how do I get pins there?


  2. Avatar ellen mace
    October 22, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

    How does pin trading in Disneyland compare to pin trading in WDW?


    • Avatar Jul
      April 17, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

      Many of the cast members (employees) had pins to trade at Disney World when I was there; however, when I was at Disneyland and Adventure for the first time last year, very few cast members has pins to trade. We were lucky to see 5 members with pins and we did look. Some stores had booksor boards if you new to ask, but that cuts into your time to enjoy the park.


  3. Corinne Corinne
    March 26, 2018 @ 7:58 AM

    This was so helpful!


  4. Avatar Jacky
    April 26, 2018 @ 10:43 PM

    Hi! Just wondering what it means if a pin says limited to?
    (Ex. Limited to 750)


  5. Avatar Ashley
    April 26, 2018 @ 10:44 PM

    Question: what does Random Selection Process mean?


  6. Avatar Maxigregrze
    June 3, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

    Hi there! i just wanted to let you guys now that here in paris everyone uses DLP since the « resort » disapeard from the name since 2010!


    • Admin Admin
      June 3, 2018 @ 2:39 PM

      Great, thanks for the update!


  7. Avatar Naty
    July 28, 2018 @ 3:56 AM

    Hi i’m trying to get into pin trading and there’s some lingos I don’t know like pm or dm can anyone tell me.


    • Admin Admin
      July 28, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

      Hello! Yes, PM means Private Message and DM means Direct Message.


  8. Daisy Daisy
    August 27, 2018 @ 2:54 PM

    I was wondering, do AP pins come with certificates? or is just the “AP” initial on the back sufficient to authenticate the AP status? Your help is appreciated! Thank you.


    • Avatar izzyb
      June 14, 2019 @ 4:56 AM

      The AP pins I have purchased have not been accompanied by certificates, though their backing cards do have a “Passholder” Mickey-head emblem.


  9. Avatar Keisha Powers
    May 30, 2019 @ 3:48 AM

    pp pins does it make it worth more


  10. Avatar Joy
    August 18, 2019 @ 12:22 AM

    What does it mean in the description when buying pins ‘Rare W9’ or W(8 or another number)?


  11. Avatar Kristin Syms
    October 16, 2019 @ 2:41 PM

    Any idea what MC is?


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