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  • On Jan 8, 2014
    Michelle from AB Asked

    I've heard about trading pins with cast members, can you tell me how we get the lanyards, and pins etc, and how this works. We'll be taking our first trip May 3rd and think this would be fun. Can you tell me more?

    Hi Michelle!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Mom Panel! I hope all of your plans for your first Walt Disney World vacation are going well.

    Pin trading is such a fun way to interact with cast members and other guests. A great way to start your pin trading hobby is to visit Disney Parks Merchandise Online or the Disney Store online to order a starter pack which includes a lanyard and 2-4 pins depending on the pack you choose. There are several different varieties of starter packs to choose from such as the 2014 Walt Disney World Starter pack.

    Once you are at Disney let the trading begin! There are opportunities to pin trade everywhere. Be on the lookout of other traders, guests and cast members alike, who are also wearing their lanyards. A fun tip to know when trading pins with cast members, YOU get to pick the pin you want to trade not them. How fun is that?

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions as you plan your magical Walt Disney World vacation come back and see us.

    Have a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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