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PHOTOS: Updated Pin Trading Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic at Walt Disney World Resort

With the reopening of Walt Disney World Resort comes many changes to regular procedures, including pin trading. We learned earlier this month that Cast Members will no longer have pin trading lanyards, but pin boards will still be in select locations. Despite that announcement, no pin boards were at Disney Pin Traders when it reopened. We’ve finally spotted a board to trade with at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

We spoke with the Cast Member at Beach Club to confirm the new trading procedures.

The board will remain behind the counter and you can ask to see it, as is usual with most pin boards. The Cast Member will then show the board behind their plexiglass window. If there’s a pin you want to trade for, tell the Cast Member which pin you want through the plexiglass. They will put the pin you choose on the counter for you to grab and you will keep your pin back. The pin you then give to the Cast Member will go into a bucket to be sanitized later.

You can see the bucket labelled “used pins” next to the board. Guests are limited to two pins per board as usual.

While Beach Club is the only pin trading spot we’ve found so far, we can assume that this procedure will be the same across all resorts and theme parks. We’re happy to be back to pin trading and hope to see more boards around the rest of the Resort as things continue to reopen!

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Meg
Meg
4 months ago

After all this time, I was hoping they’d figure something out with the scrapper pins…that was clearly wishful thinking.

A Guest
A Guest
4 months ago
Reply to  Meg

Totally BUT there are a number of recent cast lanyard ones on that board, too. More than I’ve ever seen on one board. I doubt the scrappers will ever go away only because every trip I physically have to show CMs how to tell the really good fakes from the not-so-fakes.

Will C
Will C
4 months ago

All this time closed and scrappers a plenty. Pin trading isn’t fun when you spend $10 on a pin to trade it for worthless ones. I stopped circulating rarer pins (used to give away old NSS and Holiday pins to cast to give to little kids to appreciate)