Mom And Son Safari
  • On Aug 11, 2008
    Anthony from Hampshire Asked

    1 last ? before we leave on Sunday! What happpens at the Pin Trading Nights @ COntemporary? Can you buy special pins? Do you trade with other guests or are their cast members to trade with? Do you have to trade? Just some general info would be helpful! Thx

    Anthony,

    I just barely have you beat - we leave on Saturday!  :) 

    Pin Trading Nights are lots of fun!  You can meet collectors and amateurs alike, see rare and unique pins, and expand your own collection.  The Disney info can be found here:  Pin Trading Nights.

    You are never obligated to trade!  Very important to know.  A trade should be something that is fun and valuable to both parties, so if you are not comfortable with a swap then don't do it.  In my experience you will find a mix of serious and casual collectors, and a few 'pin sharks'.  Trust your gut if you feel that someone is being pushy.

    I don't want to alarm you!  Most pin traders are in it for the fun, and will enjoy talking with and educating you just for the love of the game - no trade necessary.  but there are those who take it very seriously, so proceed with caution.

    There will be lots of cast members around, and they are actually my preference for my daughters to trade with.  It's a safe, un-intimidating way to get started.

    One tip - look for cast members with pins turned backward.  They won't be able to show you what it is so it's a blind trade, but trust me - it's turned backward for a reason.  My 5 year old loves the thrill of the hunt looking for a backward pin!  (And if you see three little girls all dressed alike, go easy on them with the trades ok?  ha, ha!)

    Have a great time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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