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Disney Pin Trading – New Ways to Trade, Virtual Pin Trading Event and More!

Amanda Watson

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re an expert Disney Pin Trader or new to the game, get ready, because you’re in for a PIN-TASTIC time!

Beginning Oct. 15, we’re introducing pin trading mystery boxes and Mickey-themed boards – a new, interactive and fun way to trade official Disney Trading Pins. 

As we commemorate the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration, these boxes and boards are designed for fun for everyone. You can hunt for pins honoring your favorite characters, attractions and so much more on the Mickey-themed pinboards, or be delightfully surprised by choosing a numbered pin from one of our mystery boxes. 

Here’s how they work:

Locate a cast member with a pin trading mystery box or Mickey-themed board and present an Official Disney Trading Pin to exchange. (up to two exchanges per location)

Mystery trading boxes: Select a drawer from the pin box numbered 1-24. The cast member will open the drawer and present you with your mystery pin in exchange for your Disney pin.

Mickey-themed boards: Search the trading board for the Disney pin you would like to trade. The cast member will remove your desired pin from the board and give it to you in exchange for your Disney pin.  

It’s that simple! 

New pin boxes and boards can be found in locations across Walt Disney World Resort. To make pin trading even more convenient, these locations are designated in guide maps and include all four theme parks, Disney Springs and select resort locations.

While you search for your next incredible pin finds, keep an eye out for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration pins, released throughout the 18-month celebration. Get ready to celebrate the past, present & future of The Most Magical Place on Earth with these special pins available across the Walt Disney World Resort including select pins available on

If you want to take your pin trading to a whole other level, register for the Disney Parks Disney Heroes vs. Villains Digital Pin Experience, occurring Dec. 4, 2021. Discover exclusive pins created just for this event, featuring our favorite heroes and villains from Disney, PIXAR, Star Wars, and Marvel. Get event details, browse the product catalog and register for this virtual event here.

Whether it’s searching for that special pin to add to your collection, connecting with other pin traders or the thrill of mystery pin selection, Disney Pin Trading is guaranteed to add a little adventure to your Disney vacation.

Get ready to pin trade at Walt Disney World! 


  • I agree with the other comments. We got our kids into pin trading because I remembered it as a kid. it was so fun asking cast members to trade. The pin boards are okay but, the boxes made trading very disappointing for our kids. It was so frustrating to only see 1 or 2 pins.when the whole point is to see all the new AND older pins.

  • Absolutely agree with Heather! I just returned home from a week at Disney World and ran into so many mystery pin boards. We (girls trip Disney) as a group, hated this new Disney creation. One more way of losing the magic. It is impossible to complete a set or find a favorite character. I don’t think I kept a single pin I found in the mystery drawers. And, another HUGE disappointment is that there were no new cast member pins being added and the same pins were on the pin boards in the morning as were there the night before. Come on Disney, make pin trading fun again. I will probably just use mine for scrapbooking and get away from trading if things do not get better.

  • Welcome to the blog Ms. Amanda!

  • Sorry but these are mystery boxes are awful. The places you can trade pins has already been greatly reduced. When you do find one now you can only see 2 of the pins available for trading. Trying to complete sets and discovering new pins has been completely stripped away because the pins are hidden. Pin trading used to be one of our favorite things to do. Now it’s just one more thing Disney has taken away.

  • I thought at first glance it was a pin advent calendar and YES I WOULD BUY

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