Cast Member-to-Guest Lanyard Pin Trading returns to all of Walt Disney World this April

30 days ago in "Disney's Pin Traders"

Posted: Friday March 22, 2024 1:53pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced today that Cast-to-Guest lanyard pin trading will fully return to Walt Disney World on April 7, 2024.

Pin trading between Cast and Guests went on hiatus for more than three years following the pandemic, before returning to Disney Springs in November 2023.

Cast Members at Disney Springs are trading with guests using the familiar pin-covered lanyards that were commonplace pre-pandemic.

Pin trading has also been available in a limited capacity at trading boards in various locations throughout Walt Disney World, including Pin Traders at Disney Springs and some merchandise locations around the resort.

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Comped27 days ago

There are less bus pins from Disney than I expected.

cranbiz27 days ago

When I was a CM, it was optional if the CM wanted to do pin trading or not. I know bus drivers who would participate but as much as I loved pins, I thought it would be a dangerous distraction and therefore did not participate. I did do bus trading cards but because they were not visible, I could control who I wished to bestow a card on.

Comped29 days ago

Someone forgot to tell CMs about this - I traded with 2 CMs last week at MK - both standing around waiting for a vomit spill to clean up. They were very happy to have the distraction!

ChrisFL29 days ago

Same. The problem is that it messes up when you're trying to get other things done, and then if you tell a guest to wait a moment, they get mad. Then there's a lot of other issues with the fake pins, the pins with backings that fall out or are wrong sized because they're fake.

SaucyBoy29 days ago

I absolutely hated Pin Trading when I was CM. My favorite Pin Trading experience was when I was a coordinator & assisting the medical team with a guest who had an unfortunate medical episode outside on the World Showcase Promenade and some irritating woman (shocker!) came up and grabbed my hip lanyard without asking and starting trying to take pins off the square patch.

DCBaker30 days ago

The Disney Parks account on Instagram has announced Cast Member to guest Pin Trading officially returns to Walt Disney World on April 7. Here's the announcement:

larryzNov 12, 2023

that didn't take long...

AEfxNov 10, 2023

And in related news, Disneyland is finally getting rid of those professional pin traders that think it's okay to take over a park bench with all their crap pins trying to trick tourists into trading good ones for. I love that they put this part in, just to make sure these morons know they mean business: "No Use of Benches Benches or any other structures for the display of pins will not be permitted. Benches are for seating purposes only."

asianwayNov 07, 2023

Geez the only good thing to come of covid.

DCBakerNov 07, 2023

Disney has also confirmed this afternoon that Cast Member pin trading will be returning to all of Walt Disney World later in 2024.

CompedNov 07, 2023

Hopefully it will mean I'll get to see some good pins out this weekend - pre-pandemic CM to guest trades were how I got some 90% of my rare pins until I started buying more frequently at a few shops around Orlando.

jeanericuser001Nov 07, 2023

Those two statues are perfect for making memes. Donald is out shopping for daisy while daisy secretly is hanging out with someone else. Donald got dumped by daisy in favor of.....

DAK1928Nov 07, 2023

hopefully with some controls for keeping low-end scrapper pins out of circulation ;)