Disney Pin Trading – What is it and how do you do it?

Pin trading is one of the most popular hobbies that you can discover among guests who are visiting Walt Disney World. In here, you will be engaging with trading, buying or collecting Disney pins. These Disney pins contain Disney characters, icons, attractions, events and many other elements.

Things you need to learn about Disney pin trading

Before you proceed with Disney pin trading, you need to keep a few important tips in your mind.

  • You should only trade the pins that have the ©Disney mark.
  • Guests will be able to trade up to two pins from each cast members for a given day.
  • You will only be able to exchange a pin to another pin. You will not be able to exchange pins for anything else.
  • You should not touch the pins of other people. You can politely ask if they can provide you with a closer look of them before you exchange.
  • The pins that you trade should be undamaged and in good condition.

If you can adhere to these ground rules, you will be able to get the best possible experience with Disney pin trading.

How to get started with Disney pin trading?

If you are going to move forward with Disney pin trading for the very first time, you need to take a look at the starter sets available. You will be able to purchase them and begin pin trading. You will be able to purchase these Disney pins online or you can visit a Disney Store and buy the Disney pins as well. We bought a large selection of pins on eBay so that we can all enjoy trading on our next holiday. We also recommend buying pins at the Disney Outlets where they are a lot cheaper and you can get some that you don’t necessarily want to keep, making them great for trading.

Terminology used during Disney pin trading

It is better to have a clear understanding of the terminology used during Disney pin trading as well. Here are some of the terms that you need to keep in mind.

  • OE

OE refers to Open Edition. The Open Edition Disney Pins are easy to find. In other words, many different copies of these pins are available.

  • LR

LR refers to Limited Release. The Limited Release Disney pins are quite difficult to find.

  • LE

LE refers to Limited Edition. These pins are difficult to find. That’s because only a small number of pins are made.

  • Grail

Grail refers to the pins which are almost impossible to find.

How to trade the Disney pins?

You can display the pins you have and go ahead with trading them. You will be able to display them on a bag or on a lanyard. If you see a cast member with a pin lanyard, you can approach them and take a look at the pins. Then you can see if there are any pins that you like. If so, you can politely make a request to trade it with one of the pins that you have. There are also Disney pin trading areas including the Disney Pin Trading store in Disney Springs as well as lots of random places like a pin stroller in Epcot, pinboards in various shops and lots more places. Keep your eyes peeled and ask in shops if they have pins available to trade. It is also best to try to trade in the mornings as this way the pins available are fresh. Some staff members only trade with kids as well so you need to watch out for that.