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Kids pin trading with cast member
  • On Aug 23, 2019
    Betsaida from FL Asked

    I recently bought a set of pins to put on my bag for my trip to Disney, not thinking of security and metal sectors. Will I be allowed to go in? And will the process take longer?

    Hi Betsaida,

    You will be in GREAT company as a pin collector at the Walt Disney World Resort! There will be many Guests visiting with Disney pins, as pin trading is a very popular hobby among Disney fans. In fact, did you know that you may trade pins with Cast Members? If you see a Cast Member with pins on a lanyard, vest, or bag, feel free to ask them if you may look through their pins to trade. You'll also find pin trading boards/boxes/baskets/etc. at various locations all around the Walt Disney World Resort. I've been visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for most of my life, but just started getting into the fun of pin trading a couple of years ago. I think you'll really love it!

    The good news is that your pins shouldn't slow down your experience at security. Each and every bag is hand checked by a security team member, and when you go through any metal detectors, you can just hand your bag to the Cast Member there while you walk through. I usually wear my pins on a lanyard, so I do have to remember to remove that before I walk through the metal detectors, but pins on my bag have never caused any problems or delays. You'll be just fine to sport your Disney pins on your bag during your vacation.

    Here's a tip: I've unfortunately learned the hard way that if you're not careful, the backs of the pins can fall off and you can lose your pins. If you have any pins that you'd be heartbroken over if you lost, I'd encourage you purchase a set of locking pin backs. I feel much better knowing that my very favorite pins are safe and sound!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Betsaida, and please stop by and see us again if we can help with anything else. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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