One thing I can tell you for sure is that you won’t run out of things to do during your Disney vacation. I promise. It is necessary to find something fun for the kids (even the tweens and teens) to help pass time while you’re waiting in line, for a dining reservation or parade to start. Disney pin trading is something that just about anyone can get into. Here are a few tips on how to get your collection started.
Set the rules
Before you embark on this adventure, it’s best to set a few ground rules. Do you have any pins that are not allowed to be traded? Will you only trade a certain day or time during your trip? Also make your pin traders aware of the rules Cast Members need to follow. They can only trade authentic Disney pins and can only trade with you once a day so make sure you’re happy with your trade before you make it.
Know who to trade with
Cast Members have to trade with you if you’re following the simple rules mentioned above. Guests do not have to follow these rules and can refuse to trade with you (many will be wearing their special pins and will not want to trade). I suggest sticking with Cast Member trading.
Where to get pins
Pin trading sounds like a lot of fun until you look at the prices of the pins in the parks. They can be pricey there. Purchasing them on sale from The Disney Store or a reputable seller on eBay is a great way to get pins for trading without breaking the bank.
Do you trade pins while you’re in the parks? What pins do you look for to trade with the Cast Members?