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Disney Gives Sneak Preview of Commemorative Merchandise for 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off in less than two weeks on March 1 and Disney has recently given guests a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise from the Festival. This year's merchandise includes apparel, garden items, and much more.

Disney Gives Preview of Commemorative Merchandise for Magic Kingdom’s 45th Anniversary

The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary on October 1 and guests can start purchasing select commemorative merchandise items this week! Certain items will be available at the park and online.

Disney Park Pack Trading Edition Pins Coming to Disney Parks Online Store

Disney Parks pin collectors and traders have a new way to enjoy Disney pins when they aren't actually in the theme parks. The all-new Disney Parks Pack Trading Edition pin boxes are arriving at the Disney Parks online store this week.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces April Merchandise Events

Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World Resort and to celebrate there's a brand new slate of special merchandise events planned for April. The events include artist meet-and-greets, new Disney pins, a Trading Night, and special Earth Day events at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Registration Fees Required for Disney Trading Night Events

The once-free Disney Trading Night events now require guests to pay a registration fee. The next Disney Trading Night is scheduled for February 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Veracruz A in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. In the past these trading nights were free for attendees.

New Hidden Mickey Pins Arriving at Disney Parks This Month

The next collection of the 2013 Hidden Mickey pins are being released later this month at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you don't know what the Hidden Mickey Pins are, they're given to cast members to use for pin trading with guests and each pin features a small Mickey Mouse icon. The pins sets are different at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so if you're lucky enough to make it to both coasts you might have quite a collection!

The Florida Project Takes Place at Epcot This Weekend

Epcot will be the place for many dedicated pin traders this weekend as it is set to host the Disney Trade Celebration. This year's event, called the Florida Project, starts today and focuses on giving pin and Vinylmation enthusiasts opportunities to swap pins, participate in silent auctions and meet Disney pin artist and developers.

Today and Saturday are focused on pin trading from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can expect a wide variety of pins, some featuring a retro or nostalgic feel as WDW gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Forum Posts

For many people collecting and trading pins is half the fun of visiting Disney World. While some visitors may not have noticed the pins that cast members have to offer, pin trading is clearly an important part of the Disney experience for many guests.

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Souvenirs from Walt Disney World Create Touchstones for Memories

The sale of souvenirs at Walt Disney World can be a touchy subject. Some believe that Disney simply wants to separate you from even more of what's in your wallet. Fans on message boards plan and strategize to spend as little as possible on merchandise, sometimes even pre-purchasing souvenir at home and carrying them along in their luggage. The science of marketing and impulse purchases is well in play at the Disney Parks, but bringing home souvenirs is a time honored tradition that reaches back much further back into history.

Pin Trading at Disney World

Are you a Disney World pin trader? While pins have always been available at Disney World as souvenirs -- with thousands created over the years -- official pin trading didn't begin until October 1999.