Limited Edition Merchandise Releases Cancelled for Foreseeable Future, Disney Pin Trading Will Continue at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has announced a number of new merchandise policies ahead of their reopening in a few weeks time:

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Merchandise Locations

In merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, Guests will continue to discover favorite Disney items, with some modifications to the shopping experience that will help us manage capacity and foster physical distancing.

New Product Launches: New collection product launches and limited-edition merchandise will not be available for in-person purchases at Walt Disney World Resort until further notice. As always, Guests can find these items on shopDisney, subject to availability.

Pin Trading: We will continue to offer Guests the opportunity to pin trade with Cast Members through the use of pin boards in select locations. Cast pin trading with lanyards will not be available at this time to maintain physical distancing.

Delivery Option: Package delivery to the front of our theme parks or to Disney Resort hotels will be suspended. However, shipping merchandise to Guests’ homes continues to be available.

Dressing Rooms: For the time being, dressing rooms will not be available.

Returns: In-person returns will be available upon the reopening of our merchandise locations.

Surely things will be different in all aspects of the Walt Disney World experience when parks reopen starting July 11th, 2020. What do you think of these modifications to the shopping experience?


  • Tom Corless

    Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World. Contact Tom at to[email protected].

2 thoughts on “Limited Edition Merchandise Releases Cancelled for Foreseeable Future, Disney Pin Trading Will Continue at Walt Disney World”

  1. I am not liking this one bit, NO this is heartbreaking and disturbing news; in fact it could make one want to get out of pin-trading all together. The Shop Disney experience has not be at all magical, in fact it has been worse than your worst nightmare since they started selling LE pins online. When a release hits, the bots attack and servers crash, you put items in carts only to be told at checkout (seconds later) the item has sold out. If you are lucky enough to snag something, you get the circle of death spinning and cannot complete payment. When it finally lets you, the item is no longer available. It is a total disaster. Shipping is far less than sub-standard and LE pins that people have waited hours for and paid prime prices for, arrive damaged without possibility of replacements. The are no longer discounts for annual pass holders (as promised in the AP marketing) and you pay additional shipping for a pin priced exactly the same as if you picked it up in the park where you don’t pay shipping AND APs get a discount. So instead of paying around $16 for a pin you are now paying more than $20 for the same pin and then are not assure you will even get it in one piece.. NO this is not at all acceptable. It needs to return to the resorts like it was, even if it means virtual ques and waiting in spaced out lines. ANYTHING is better than the miserable online experience. Pin trading at the parks hasn’t been very good for the past few years since the arrival of the bagged lots of EBay scrapper and fake pins. Finding an authentic pin on a pin board or cast lanyard is rare, at best and I’m not trading my $10 pin for a .50 cent piece of scrap. Hardly worth my tine to even go tot he parks like before. If LE pins are not returning to the parks, then I will most likely look at selling off my collections and get out of the pin trading as it no longer is fun and honestly, not worth the aggravation. I know the other parks have gotten into the pin business. It will be interesting to see if they ramp up their park sales to draw in the Disney Store refugees and boost their own brand of collectibles. NO NO NO PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS, BRING THE PINS BACK TO THE PARKS.

  2. Great. Their ShopDisney website is stuck in the 90s and bots are able to purchase as many items as they want while we all have to pay extra on eBay because we can’t even purchase one item when it is available because the website crashes every single time something is release. But we do get they “we are sorry for the inconvenience even thought we know this happens every time” message. Truly ridiculous shopping experience.

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