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Pintroducing a New Way to Ring in 2020 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

As part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is pintroducing a family fun special pin trading opportunity throughout the park only on Tuesday, December 31, 2019! Check out pin trading boards displaying over 90 pins located throughout the lands of Africa, Asia, DinoLand U.S.A., and Discovery Island.  These displays will include Hidden Mickey pins and pins from Disney theme parks from around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to trade pins from these displays during the following times: 

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
  • 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

This pin trading opportunity is truly special so you will have one minute (yes, I said 1 minute!) to trade two (2) Disney pins off of the designated trading boards.  So be sure to get there during each allotted timeframe to see what’s new to each board!

2020 commemorative pin from Disney's Animal Kingdom

Not only will there be special pin trading throughout the day, to ring in New Year, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also be offering a 2020 commemorative pin – a Limited Edition New Year’s Day Pin – for purchase beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Only 1,000 were produced! For your chance to purchase this pin, visit Discovery Trading Company beginning at 7:00 a.m. to receive a numbered wristband that will allow the opportunity to purchase up to two (2) pins beginning at 7:00 p.m. also at Discovery Trading Company.

We look forward to you joining Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a pintastic evening! 

Guests will have one (1) minute to trade two (2) Disney pins off the designated trading boards.  Please point to the pin(s) you wish to trade for and the cast member will pull off the board and hand to you.  All trades are final after pulled from the boards.

A limited number of wristbands will be available for the day and will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Valid Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket is required.  Queue for guests with wristbands will start 15 minutes prior to the posted return time at Discovery Trading Company. Guests will be assembled in sequential order. Wristband return must be completed between 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on date of issue, 12/31/19.  Lost, stolen, or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. Wristbands have no cash value. Restrictions apply. Merchandise available while supplies last. Subject to change without notice. 


  • I hope more of these opportunities pop up throughout the year on dates that don’t block out passholders!! Really a cool idea, especially as we enter 20 years of pon trading!!

  • Where will the pin boards be located in each land for trading?

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