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  • Do cast members have to trade their pins if your ask them? Are they allowed to say no? Thanks for your help!!!
  • - Asked by Janine from Massachusetts on 7/13/2008
  • The short answer is "yes" they have to trade with you.

    However, there are some other rules to keep in mind relating to your question:
    - If the Cast Member has a green/teal lanyard, they will only trade with kids (age 3-12).  Note: Most Cast Members have a blue (or other non-green) lanyard.
    - You can't trade a pin that the Cast Member already has on their lanyard
    - Your pin must be a metal Disney pin with a Disney trademark on the back
    - You can only trade two pins per day with the same Cast Member
    - Try to refrain from touching the Cast Member's pins or lanyard (common courtesy)
    - In addition to the 12 pins on Cast Member lanyards, some Cast Members may wear a "Showcase" pin. These "Showcase" pins are for demonstration only and are not available for trade.

    I hope this doesn't sound complicated.  Pin trading is really very simple, and I think you will find that Cast Members love to trade pins with everyone.  I also find that pin trading is a great activity for relatively timid kids, as it encourages them to talk with the Cast Members -- which can really add a lot of Magic to their (and your) vacation!!!

    You can also get more information about Disney pin trading if you click HERE to visit Disney's official pin trading web site.
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