Kids pin trading with cast member
  • On Aug 14, 2016
    Mandy from DE Asked

    Curious about the pin trading. I've seen it on my past 2 trips but never did it... Our daughter will be almost 3 during our next trip... Is that a good age to wear a lanyard and trade pins? How do I get her started and what are the rules?? Thanks!!

    Hi, Mandy!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Pin Trading is something my kids have enjoyed for years at Walt Disney World Resort. We started out buying starter lanyards when they were youngers. They would decide which of their pins were tradable and then they'd walk up to Cast Members who wear extra pins and see if they can trade for something different. I've learned through the years that my kids will not wear their lanyards for very long... Especially once they start collecting a lot of pins. Those lanyards can get heavy! Each year, we pick out one pin that includes the year we visited and decorate a lanyard we save for pin memories. That's the lanyard I wear around the parks. I don't trade those pins but I carry a case full of tradable pins in my bag. We really love the opportunity to talk to Cast Members, get to know them a little and find pins we've never seen before!

    Recently, Disney Parks announced a special pin trading scavenger hunt called PinQuest. It looks like SO much fun. I know my kids and I can't wait to give it a try.

    I hope those tips help you plan our your "extras" during a visit to Walt Disney World Resort! Let me know if I can help with any other questions!

    -Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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