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One-Stop Searching: Disney Pins

posted on July 11th, 2010 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

First Disney Parks Blog Pins

Since their debut ten years ago, Disney pins have become the must-have souvenir at Disney Parks. And with the Dateline: Disneyland 1955 – Pin-vited Press Event coming up on July 17 and the 10th Annual Disney Pin Celebration August 27-29 at Epcot, it’s the perfect time to take a look at our past Disney pins and pin trading posts!

Disney pins celebrate special occasions and events.

A Disney Pin Salute … Looking Back at Memorial Day – Take a look back at some of the ways Disney pins have commemorated Memorial Day.

Star Wars Weekends 2010 Pins – These special, limited-edition pins were created for Star Wars Weekends 2010.

Captain EO Pin Coming – We are very excited about Captain EO’s return to the Disney Parks, so what better way to celebrate than with a new pin?

First Disney Parks Blog Pins – This rare pin, created to celebrate the Disney Parks Blog, is not available for sale, but some lucky readers have already gotten their hands on a few!

Disney pins are the product of many uniquely creative minds.

‘I’m Just Making This Up…’ – Julie Young, long-time product developer for pins with Disney Theme Park Merchandise, explained how she turns a rough pencil sketch and an idea into the next highly-desired Disney pin.

Dateline: Disney Ambassador Collection – Quinn Shurian and Danielle DuBois, the 2009/2010 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team, introduced us to the “Disney Ambassador Collection,” which featured two pins inspired by their Disney experiences.

The Mechanical Kingdom – This pin set featured a first: Steampunk Disney Characters!

There are many opportunities to trade with other Disney pin collectors – both inside and outside the parks.

D-PINZ Reporting to You Live… – Dateline: Disneyland 1955 – Pin-vited Press Event is coming to Disneyland later this week! Take a look at the exclusive pins that will be available at this event.

A Beautiful Place to Trade – Disney Pin Celebration 2010 – Disney Pin Celebration 2010 is just around the corner! See what we’ve got in store for this year.

A Closer Look at Trade City, USA – Even more details about Disney Pin Celebration 2010 coming to Epcot in August.

Pin Trading Outside the Parks – Did you know that you don’t actually have to go into the parks to trade Disney pins?

The magic of Disney pins is more than what they commemorate. Sometimes a Disney pin is special for unexpected reasons.

The Hidden Secrets of Hidden Mickey Pins – Discover the history of hidden Mickey pins.

Oops! Finding Rare Error Pins – Arguably among the most sought-after Disney pins, “error” pins are truly one-of-a-kind.

Best of 2009 – Disney Pins Edition – What makes a pin the “best” of the year? Find out what some of the favorites of 2009 were among Disney cast members.

What Is the Most Popular Disney Pin? – Learn what makes a Disney pin popular.

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Jme from PA on July 11th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Where can I get that Disney Parks Blog pin? :)


Wayne on July 11th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Thank you for putting this everything you wanted to know about pins section together…I know its not everything but it is really good.

My boys are really into pin collecting and have been taking a more active interest in looking for PP,AP as well as error pins. The seven year old has an excellent eye for spotting unusual pins.

Keep up the great info guys. It is a challenge to inform and entertain at the same time but you do it well.


Peter Tsz Leung from ON on July 11th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Did they even figure how to give away those Disney Parks Blog pins??


Gloria on July 12th, 2010 at 10:30 am

I’m going to be at Disneyland and California Adventure on 7/25 and 7/26. Any chance of getting Disney Parks Blog Pins on those days at the resort?


Julie on July 12th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

We LOVE our Disney Parks Blog pins…and the “meet-up” was awesome…thanks-again Heather and Kevin !


Linda on July 12th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Does anyone know if the employees trade pins with guests at Tokyo DisneySea? We will be going there next week and we don’t want to bring our lanyards if they don’t trade.


Emily on July 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I love Disney pins and would love one from the blog. I wear a different pin from my collection to work every week and when i run out, i know it is time to trade.