Monday, June 15, 2009

Disney Deals and Steals - Day 1

Pin Trading

Disney Pin Trading is the trading of collectible pins and related items featuring Disney characters, attractions and icons. Pin Trading at Disney World is a great way for your family to save money on souvenirs while visiting the parks. My kids love trading pins and this is a fun way for kids to get a souvenir that they love without spending a fortune. Cast members must trade their pins with your kids (or you).

The rules for trading pins are:

1. To trade a pin with a Disney cast member, the pin must be made of metal and have a representation of a Disney character, park, attraction, icon, or other official affiliation.

2. Additionally, the pin must have a Disney copyright on its back.

3. Guests must trade with Cast Members, one pin at a time, with the pin back in place (pins have functional sharp posts)

4. Guests can make up to 2 pin trades per cast member per day

5. Refrain from touching another person’s pins or lanyard, ask to see the pin so they can bring the pin into closer view

6. The pin that is traded to the cast member cannot be a duplicate of any pin they already have on their lanyard.

7. No money can change hands on Disney property in exchange for a pin.

Where to Get Pins:

The best place I have found to get pins is on Ebay. Just do a simple search on Ebay for Disney pins and you can buy large group of pins. Don't worry about the characters/icons on the pins because once you get to Disney World you can trade the pins for the ones your kids like. If you opt to buy pins at Disney World, they start at $6.95 and keep going up from there.

With the price of souvenirs at Disney World, I would definitely call this is a Disney Steal!

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