As you may or may not know, last month, my sweet husband and I finally went on our honeymoon (only 11 years late) to Disneyland!
Before we left, I spent a lot of time talking with my friend Victoria, who is a seasoned Disneyland veteran to get tips and advice. One of the things she told me about was the pin trading program. The way it works is that you get a lanyard and pins that you wear (it is recommended to get at least some that are on sale or that you don't mind parting with); when you see Disney cast member with pins ask to see them....if they have a pin you like, ask to trade....a Disney cast member MUST trade with you!! It is awesome! So much fun to keep pins on your radar and see all the really cool ones people have collected. My lanyard was often a topic of conversation in line! Even my husband got in on the fun!
First are close ups or my sweetie's pins:
Baby Aladdin (trade), Fire Dragon Mickey, Haunted Mansion Mickey, Peace Mickey
Star Wars Rebel Mickey, Star Wars Imperial Mickey, Donut Mickey, & Concrete Mickey (?-trade)
Watermelon Mickey (trade), Wall-E, and Earth Day Kermie!
Now for the close ups of mine:
Wedding Mickey & Minnie to commemorate our honeymoon trip
I love this limited edition one! I love Sleeping Beauty and feel a stronger connection to it since Sam and I saw the Sleeping Beauty Ballet last year.
This beauty commemorates the World of Color show (trade!)
“Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination, hmm…?”
Squee!! My favorite picture from the Haunted Mansion! This version is starring Minnie!
Then we have the secret host of the Matterhorn, Yeti!
I <3 this pin! So sparkly and the Yeti slides up the pin like he's climbing the mountain!
I got this pin because it was an Alice pin and had the most characters on it of all the Alice pins...it also commemorates meeting Alice & The Mad Hatter at the park!
This was my 2nd time at Disneyland and my 1st on It's a Small World...let me just say, LOVE IT!! So bright and sparkly and beautiful and I LOVED the addition of the Disney characters!
This beauty is like a fake snowglobe with giant blue hex glitter in it.
One of my absolute favorites!! My pink sparkly dangly Pirates of the Caribbean pin!
Tink & Baby Cinderella (both trades)
Baby Tink & Snowflake Fauna (both trades)
Boo & Jiminy Cricket
Eve & Cheshire Cat
This super sparkly Mickey is in honor of the gorgeous earring and necklace set Sam got my as a gift for our anniversary last year (it was a teaser for our honeymoon trip)
Last but not least, a 2011 with Tink.
Have you been to Disneyland? Have you ever participated in the pin trading?