PinQuest Begins Today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Pin collectors rejoice! PinQuest is making its long-awaited return to Walt Disney World on October 18th, this time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park! For those of you unfamiliar with PinQuest, it’s essentially a scavenger hunt throughout the park. You buy a starter pack, or in this case an “adventure kit,” and use a variety of clue cards, pins, and decoder medals to explore the park! When you redeem the clue for a pin, the pin is then used to direct you to your next location. (You also get an exclusive map to help you find these locations.) Once you complete the set, you’re eligible to purchase a QuestEAR pin completer pin, and in this newest set, it’s Mickey in his safari best!

PinQuest MK 2016
These were the instructions available at registers for the Magic Kingdom PinQuest series back in 2016, hence the castle.
Pinquest map
This is the map you will use to guide your adventures through the park!
Adventure Kit – $14.99

Your adventure kit includes a map (featured above), a lanyard, a Decoder Medal to guide you to your next location, and a pouch for your map and clue cards.

There are six clue cards, which you redeem for each pin. They’re priced at $9.99 each, with the completer pin priced at $4.99.

DAK PinQuest

The bronze pins feature Russell from Up, Baloo, a Pandora Banshee, Pluto, the infamous Yeti, Simba, and Safari Mickey.

All in all, you’d be paying about $80.00 (without discount, plus tax) to complete the entire quest, but you are getting seven pins, a lanyard, a lanyard medal, and all of the paper pieces that you keep when it is all over.

This is a great activity for solo parkgoers and even families to complete while at Animal Kingdom, especially if you’ve already done other scavenger hunt-style activities like Wilderness Explorers. You also get a great set of souvenirs to keep (or trade) long after your trip is over.

What do you think of this pin activity? Will you go on your own PinQuest next time you’re at DAK?

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Jessica lives in South Florida with her 15-pound cat Gordo and a small army of Tsum Tsums.


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  • Nice to offer little fun things for Guest interaction….

    Charging $80 to complete the adventure identifies idiots.

  • The pins are high quality, and would cost more than the $10 mark if they were hanging on the rakes. My wife and I enjoyed the quest tremendously and had great time as we toured the park on Oct. 18. Combining the fun and reward for this, I’m very happy with my investment in time and funds.

    • The real world shops at the dollar store, and struggles to survive. $80 for some pins which would sell for an over priced comparison of $10 each, is not real world acceptable.

      • I am a “real person”, with a less than average income (but it’s okay, I don’t need much) who can’t afford to go once a year to Disney World. Sorry honey, but ALL the Disney World experience is not “real world acceptable” if you think about it.

        This activity seems fun. If you can afford to partake in this PinQuest, go for it; if not, or if you think it’s too much bucks for its worth, don’t do it.

        Disney propose some free activities, and some that cost a pretty penny. As someone said, when you add what each pin would cost if buy individually, the price is less than it should be. So, don’t be angry, or if you want, be angry about better causes.

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