Pin Trading….do YOU do it?!

My boys are hooked on this!!!

Disney pin trading is the buying and trading of collectible pins and related items featuring Disney characters, attractions, icons, events and other elements.

Pins have always been present at Disney parks, but it wasn’t until 1999 as part of the Millennium Celebration  that Disney Pin Trading at the Walt Disney World Resort was introduced. The next year, the craze spread to the Disneyland Resort, which has become the home of most Pin Trading events. Since then, Pin Trading has spread to Disneyland Resort Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Lines with each location creating their own pins and traditions. Although the trading of pins has been suspended in Tokyo Disney Resort, pins are still offered as prizes at carnival games, and a relatively small amount of pins are available.

Featured Artist and Jumbo Pins cost between $20 and $35 and Super Jumbo pins cost upwards of, and sometimes beyond, $75. Each guest may purchase up to two pins of each style per day. Pins are frequently released at special events, movie premiers, pin trading events or to commemorate the opening day of a new attraction. Some pins have appreciated well on the secondary market and have reached prices of over US$500 at venues such as eBay. Most Disney pins are enamel or enamel cloisonné with a metal base.

Pin Trading Guidelines….yup! These are important!

http://eventservices.disney.go.com/files/DisneyPinTrading_PinFormationGuidelines_April2009.pdf

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