Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Disney Pin Trading

This trip to Disneyland I decided to try something new - pin trading. The Woods let us in on the secret that you can buy pins on eBay for like $.50 each. Then you take them to Disneyland and trade with any cast member you see with a lanyard (or many stores/guest information have boards with pins on them). They are given the pins by Disney and have to trade with you.

I had so much fun trading pins this trip - it is definitely something I will continue to do every trip we take in the future! I was pretty timid about it at first, but by the end of our trip I had no fear! My favorite place to trade was at the guest information booth because they always have their board out. Lots of people trade there, so the pins are constantly changing. I would just quickly stop there every time we were going in or out of the park - something we did pretty regularly because we pretty much always eat our meals outside the park.

I'm very happy with all the pins I ended up with (my favorites are the two abominable snowman pins in the very bottom left corner because the Matterhorn has always been one of my favorite rides) and wanted to somehow display my pins rather than just stick them in a drawer never to be looked at again! I looked on Pinterest and found quite a few ideas for displaying pins, but none of them had a very good tutorial, so I just kind of had to figure it out for myself.

I'm super happy with how it turned out and even more happy that I tackled this project so quickly!


Mom Lori said...

Awesome idea for displaying your pins :)

I am impressed by how brave you became!