Pin Trading Nights at Disneyland Paris are official events hosted in a different Disneyland Hotel at the end of every month. January’s event was hosted at Hotel New York and thankfully, that was where I was staying. They usually take place in the hotel bar but, this one was held in the New York Convention room. I decided to pop along to experience it and see what all the fuss was about. Having collected pins since 2006, this event did not disappoint.
We turned up around 3pm to collect our wrist bands. The Pin buying section doesn’t start until around 6pm. Your wrist bands let you come and go as you please. They were also used as an order system to queue for the Pins. For example, ours were white and we had to wait until white was called to enter the queue.
You aren’t told what the pins are until you purchase them which, I found a bit risky but fun! Coming to a total of around €35 for a set of three. There were stools full of people’s pin collections to look at. Some people even had Duffy Bears. I’m sure if you didn’t end up liking the pins, someone will be wanting to trade. This specific pin events collection were Inside Out themed. They are pretty detailed and say Pin Trading Nights on them, featuring Bing Bong, Disgust and Fear.
You can only purchase a total of three pins. You are also given a green ticket which, lets you come back and and purchase another set of the same ones. I was happy with my pins so I didn’t use the ticket. It’s a nice option to have. At first I wasn’t so sure on the Pin Trading event but, by the end of it I was very satisfied and hooked! If a trip ever lines up with another type of event, I will be definitely be popping along.
Have you been to a Pin Event at a Disney Park before? What did you think of it?
Well I wish my next trip fell during a pin trading event! Gunnaake it my mission to get to one! Lovely pins bing bong is my favourite!
They’re normally the last Friday of every month so I hope one lines up with one of your trips!
I LOVE that Bing Bong pin! I’m really considering starting to collect pins when I next go to DLP! These pin trading nights sound like great fun and a good way to meet new people!
Thank you for the information, I was planning on going to one on my last trip but it was sold out but I definitely think I will try and do it some time and it sounds cool to get some limited edition pins
You’re more than welcome! Glad it was of help! Ah that’s a shame I’m so sorry it was sold out. Definitely go for it! It’s very cool having some Limited Edition Pins.
I’ve never been to one, but would love to!
You should try to go! It’s a great experience!
Woah, this sounds like so much fun! I absolutely love Pin Trading so would love to go here for a Pin Trading Night! And those pins are so adorable! Loving the Bing Bong! I’m not too knowledgeable about DLP, but you’re tempting me to go back right now!
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It’s super fun! I’m so glad I popped along and tried something different at Disneyland Paris! You totally should! They are very rare pins and make a great collectable. Plus its fun to look at all the different types of pins people have collected too. Bing Bong is adorable! Haha i’m glad! Disneyland Paris is my home and I love it so much!
Sounds like a super fun event! I love the Fear pin! He’s my favorite of the emotions, but mainly because Bill Hader is a favorite actor of mine.
It was a bit daunting at first but once you get the hang of it, it becomes really fun! You get hooked at the end and want to go to more of them! Fear is a great character and such a lovely pin!