It’s big and it’s busy! Beautiful is another “B” word you could use to describe the elegance of the largest Disney Store in the world in Shanghai. Located outside of the resort in the midst of Pudong, this store is … Continue reading Disney Stores Around the World – Unique Gifts to Collect
Guaranteed pins and guaranteed fun! There are many ways to trade and collect pins. You can, of course, trade with cast members in the parks or with fellow pin traders at both the parks and events. You can wait in … Continue reading Pin Collecting Events – Disney Pin Trading 201
If you haven’t been to the Disney Studio Store and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain you need to go. Especially if you’re a Disney pin fan. Not only do they feature Ghirardelli chocolate everywhere (including their famous hot fudge sundaes), but the … Continue reading Why the Disney Studio Store is the Best and Worst Place For Pins – Pin Trading 201
Is Disney Pin Trading on the decline? It is. In the past it had been thriving, but because of so many fakes and scrappers and some unscrupulous pin traders, there are fewer opportunities and even less special events. Systematically, the … Continue reading Places to Trade and Collect in Parks Around the World – Disney Pin Trading 101
Updated 2019: Pin trading, like any hobby, has it’s own “language.” When you know it, you’ll be able to trade more effectively and make sure you get the pins you want without giving up too much to get it. These … Continue reading Pin Lingo: Key Terms for Any Pin Trader – Disney Pin Trading 101
How to make the most of your pin trading As wonderful as pin trading is, there are indeed some pitfalls that might discourage you if you’re not prepared. Hopefully, this blog post will help navigate some of those little pin … Continue reading 4 Tips to Better Pin Trading – Disney Pin Trading 101
Still one of the best places for Disney pins is on a Disney Cruise! The fun part of pin collecting for me is finding those rare or different pins that are distinctly Disney and yet specific to their location. The … Continue reading Pin Trading 201: Sailing the Seven Seas…with Pins!
I wasn’t expecting the pin trading bonanza that fell in my lap at Aulani. Getting ready for our summer vacation in Hawaii, I had decided to leave my pins at home. I hadn’t heard of much pin trading action at … Continue reading Pin Trading 201: Aloha, Aulani…With Pins!
Updated 2016: In the world of Disney pin collecting, a number of unscrupulous pin traders and eBay pin sellers are out there. They will sell and trade scrappers and fakes as if they were authentic Disney pins and they flood … Continue reading 4 Tips to Help You Avoid Buying a Fake on eBay – Disney Pin Trading 101
Updated 2016: Pin collecting is a wonderful hobby and in the end beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if you are concerned about your pins being fake here are some easy ways to tell if they are. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell If Your Pin is a Fake – Disney Pin Trading 101