Experience the Magic of Disney Pin Trading!
Disney Pin Trading Rules and Etiquette:
1. Disney pins that are acceptable for pin trading are made of cloisonné*, semi-cloisonné, or hard-enamel.
2. Pins that are allowed for trading must include the Disney trademark on the back. Most pins also have the rubber Mickey Mouse safety back. See complete list below of locations to purchase pins.
3. Additional pins also acceptable for trading include other Walt Disney companies such as ESPN and ABC.
4. Counterfeit pins (scrapper pins) will not be accepted for trading. Scrapper pins come from China and are discolored with misspelled words, often damaged. Most scrapper pins are purchased from lots on eBay and Amazon. Be careful what you buy! If you are getting 25 pins for 15 dollars then they are most likely scrappers.
5. You may trade with Cast Members and guests. Cast Members with green lanyards may only trade with kids ages 3 to 12.
6. Pins must be in good condition, trade one pin at a time.
7. You are allowed two traders per Cast Member each day. Guests may only trade one pin of the same style with Cast Members.
8. Trade your pins with the rubber Mickey safety back on to avoid injury.
9. Certain pin sets must be traded as sets. If a single pin from the set does not complete the intended picture alone, all pins in the set must be traded as one pin.
10. “Name pins” may not be traded with Cast Members.
11. Money or gifts may not be exchanged or used in trade for a pin.
Official locations to purchase Disney pins:
- Disneyland Resort Anaheim (DLR)
- Disney’s California Adventure
- Downtown Disney Traders
- Walt Disney World (WDW)
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Animal Kingdom
- Downtown Disney
- Disneyland Resort Paris
- Disneyland Park
- Walt Disney Studios Park
- Disney Village
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
- Hong Kong Disneyland
- Tokyo Disney Resort
- Disney Cruise Lines
- Walt Disney Studios, Burbank
- Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI)
- Disney Studio Store Hollywood
- Disney Pixar
- Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
- Aulani Disney Resort and Spa
- The Disney Store (Retail locations)
- Mickey’s of Glendale
*Cloisonné – A French word meaning “partitioned.” It refers to a style of pin in which the surface decoration is set in designated sections, one color at a time. Cloisonné also refers to a pin type in which crushed minerals and pigments are used to create coloring on a pin. (Credit: Wikipedia)