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Look Ahead at New Pins Coming to Disney Parks in 2016

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort


New pins to collect or trade are on their way to Disney Parks in 2016. I recently stopped by the Disney pin development office at Disney Theme Park Merchandise to get a first look at several new open edition and limited edition pins. Here are a handful of my favorites coming soon to Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.


One of my favorite new pin-of-the-month collections is called “Disney Love Letters.” Each limited edition pin features characters expressing warm sentiments of love. You might recall seeing two of these pins in a recent Disney Parks Blog Unboxed video. The collection will be shared between Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and each pin will have an edition size of 3,000.

The “Magical Montage 2016” collection will be released at Walt Disney World Resort. Each limited edition pin will have characters next to an icon that opens to reveal another character. A new pin will be released each month, and each pin will have an edition size of 3,000.


We’ll continue saluting the Disneyland Diamond Celebration with more Disneyland “D” character pins. Each pin will have an edition size of 3,000 and will be released at Disneyland Resort.

I love the “Disney Duets” pin-of-the-month collection as each pin is like a work of art. The monthly series will be released in a metal box with lid.

The popular Piece of Disney History will return to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in 2016. Each pin in this collection contains a piece of a Disney Park attraction, show or icon.


There will also be two mystery pin sets inspired by artwork from March Magic 2015. You may recall we offered t-shirts online with these designs last spring. Now, guests will be able to trade for their favorite teams with these mystery sets containing 16-pins each. Pictured above are some of the teams from the Disneyland Resort collection.


Finally, we’ll have several new open edition pins released throughout the year. I was delighted to see Humphrey the Bear and a pin inspired by Walt Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” These pins and others make great gifts which can be presented in two unique pin gift boxes currently available at Disney Parks.

Stay tuned for additional looks at new and upcoming pins this year on the Disney Parks Blog.

Happy Trading!


  • Anxiously anticipating the Humphrey pin. Any idea when it will be in the stores?

  • Is there any way to have the correct May 2016 pin release sheet put on the Disney parks merchandise pins blog? For WDW it’s the Disneyland sheet.

  • Does anyone know about the May the force be with you pins look like

  • Do you know when the mascot pins will be released?

  • Will there be a “Limited Edition” pin for the “first visit” to Walk Disney World in 2016?

  • Hi Steven Miller, do you know when and where the Love Letter, Jessica/Roger pin will be released? I asked at Pin Traders at Disney Springs and they didn’t have any info on those pins. Thanks!

  • Do you know when the dated Valentine pin will be released? Thanks!!

  • Any idea when the Mardi Gras pin will be available? Thanks!

  • Are the open addition pins as well as the figment pins going to be available on line or just at the parks.

  • @Gene

    Information on your pin questions can be found on the Disney Parks Merchandise site, under Pins –

    Love Letters first pin scheduled for release Jan 21/ Cinderella & Prince Charming
    Next Disney Decades Pin 85-94 is schedule for release Jan 14
    The Lunar New Year Pin is scheduled to release at both Disneyland and WDW on Jan 28.

  • Is the Lunar New Year pin going to be released in both parks or just Disneyland? Thanks!

  • The pins look great. Glad to see that some new, creative pins will be available in 2016!

  • any info on the continuation of the villains Wonderfully Wicked pins in 2016? more Villains please 🙂

  • Like Shannon, I would like to know more about the Ariel boxed “May” pin from the first photo. Can you tell us more about this pin and what series it is a part of? Thanks.

  • I really love those Disney Mascot pins! Are they limited or open edition? And will they will be available to order through guest merchandise services?

  • Any word on when the next decade pins are coming out? Looking for 85-94, which is the next one I need in my set. Thanks

    • @Denise – Look for that pin starting January 14.

  • The Disney Mascots pin offering is maddeningly awesome (get it, March Madness). Aside from the mystery set style offering, please tell me the Mouse will eventually offer all of them for purchase on an individual basis? I can already think of over half a dozen I am eager to pick up on our next visit next year!

    • @Dustin – There are no plans for individual pins, only the Mystery Sets.

  • When will the Disney Love letter pins start to be available?

    • @Gene – The first one – Cinderella and Prince Charming – will be released on January 21.

  • Do you know if there will be any new Disney Visa pins for 2016?

    • @Solomon – Yes, I believe so.

  • Looks like another great year for pins. Surprised with the Magical Montage series as it is not listed on the January flyer. In the top picture, there is an Ariel pin with May on it. Is this a new series?

    • @Shannon – There will be an open edition birthstone series and the Ariel pin is the one for May.

  • Do you know if anymore “Surprise” Little Mermaid puzzle pin pieces will be released for 2016?

  • Do you know when, or at least what month, the Magical Montage 2016 pin featuring Figment and the Dreamfinder may be made available?

    These new pins are awesome but I’m a huge fan of Figment & the Dreamfinder so I’d love to try to add these to my collection!

    • @Brock – Glad you liked the pin. I’ve not received final release dates as this article was designed as a preview. I know that new pins are typically released on Thursdays at Disney Parks.

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