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Your Ticket to the 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at the Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 7th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

You can almost feel a chill in the air (brrr!) as the date to register for this year’s 13 Reflections of Evil trading event draws near. Whether you are a nefarious evil-doer, a sorcerer of courage, or an imaginative purple dragon, you are sure to enjoy the spellbinding thrills, chills and all-around frightful fun during the 13 Reflections of Evil trading event taking place September 13-15, 2013 in World ShowPlace at Epcot.

A couple weeks ago I gave you a sneak peek at some of the pins and Vinylmation debuting at this year’s event. What else can you expect to find? Event logo tees, a baseball hat, D-Tech phone cases, individual pins, jumbo pins, pin sets, original and limited edition artwork, sculptures, Vinylmation (even a few custom pieces), as well as a “lucky” ear hat.

Of course, I couldn’t go on without showing you Disney Design Group Artist Michael Sullivan’s favorite…the storybook pin set.

The Storybook Pin Set at This Year's 13-Reflections of Evil Trading Event at the Walt Disney World Resort

This year, the event will take place over the course of multiple days, with pin and Vinylmation trading each getting their own dedicated day. There are separate packages available to attend the pin trading and Vinylmation events. Both events will include the opportunity to pre-purchase select themed merchandise designed for the event, trading activities, a silent auction, meet & greets with Disney merchandisers, artist signing opportunities, commemorative gifts and more. Craving even more magical experiences? Then add a Perilous Pin Breakfast or Villainous Vinylmation Breakfast to your itinerary if you are planning to attend either one of these trading events. Last but not least, if you choose to become part of the “Club” you will do so at your own peril, as it’s sure to draw you to the dark side (dun dun dun!). Ticket information will be available shortly on, so keep watching.

Ticket sales and event registration were slated to begin tomorrow (May 8) but in true Villains fashion, they have hidden the link to the magic portal that allows you to register because they refused to start ticket sales on any date but the 13th. So look to register for the event on the new date, May 13, 2013 at 13:00 hours (so spooky!) or 1:00 p.m. Eastern via

Don’t miss out on this wicked good time!

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James on May 7th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Are the days the same as last year? Pins on Friday and Saturday and Vinylmation on Sunday?


Michelle Harker on May 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

You are correct James, plans are underway for a very similar format to last years event.


Christopher from NJ on May 7th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

When you say pin and Vinylmation trading will each get their own dedicated day, does that mean it will be set up like last year’s event where pins were on Fri. and Sat., and Vinylmation were all day Sun.?


Elizabeth on May 7th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Will there be a Villain event at Hollywood Studios as well?


Anthony on May 7th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Will the merchandise catalog show up tomorrow as planned or is that delayed a well


Michelle Harker on May 7th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Hi Anthony! I’ve used all of my super powers to find the catalog, but it looks like they’ve hidden that as well. We will make it available shortly, most likely prior to ticket sales on the 13th.


Stephane on May 7th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

my last day of my stay is Friday the 13th, and I’ll be in the park will Disney Hollywood Studios there exclusive products in this park for this event(Such as pins of the other blog)


Michelle Harker on May 8th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

These pins and the ones that I showcased prior will actually all be part of the 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event taking place at Epcot. You won’t find these pins at Disney Hollywood Studios unless merchandise remains after the event.


Patricia from OH on May 8th, 2013 at 8:08 am

Finally information and yet more teasers….I’m joining forces with Figment and fighting this Villians for information.


Anthony on May 8th, 2013 at 8:15 am

Thanks Michelle. One last question. I noticed that there was no mention above about the dessert reception we have had in previous years. Is there still a dessert reception or is that gone


Michelle Harker on May 8th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Anthony, I think you’ll find some other surprises in store for you this year.


David on May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 am

It says that registration starts at “1:00 p.m. EST.” Do we really have to convert from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time to figure out when registration really starts, or is it a typo that should say “EDT” instead?


Michelle Harker on May 8th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

David, great catch, I’m sorry about that. We’ll try to get it updated. It is for sure just Eastern time. The standard was a slip on my part. So be ready for ticket sales at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.


Joana on May 10th, 2013 at 11:59 am

This even is only for pins and vinylmations correct? What is happening at HOllywood Studios? I thought a villian event was taking place there too.


Michelle Harker on May 10th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Sorry Joana, unfortunatley I don’t have any details on any other villains event.


Michelle Harker on May 10th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the Event Package and Merchandise Catalog for the 13-Reflections of Evil event has been posted. Take a look!


Laura on May 11th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Hi, can you please explain what pre-purchase means? Does that mean that there will be an opportunity before the event to purchase event merchandise on-line, for pick-up at the event?

We are excited and looking forward to it – thanks!


Michelle Harker on May 13th, 2013 at 11:42 am

Hi Laura,
That piece actually speaks to the fact that you will have the opportunity to purchase the merchandise via the Random Selection Process, for pick up at the event as normal.

Please keep in mind that no matter what event package you choose to attend, there will be one Random Selection Process (RSP) for the event as a whole. As always, the RSP will be run three times.


Brandon on September 9th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hi, will we see a Vinylmation Cast Chaser figure in the trade boxes this year?