Since the opening of Disneyland on July 17th, 1955, Walt Disney's parks have been capturing the imaginations of the young and old alike.
For kids, these parks are truly some of the happiest places on earth, with fun attractions and coasters to ride. Adults prepare themselves for a wave of glorious nostalgia after walking through the gates. But no matter what your age is, there's something everyone can agree on: the souveniers are one of the best parts!
Some people collect rare Disney memorabilia for its monetary value, but for most, Disney pins and other collectibles are a way to bring a bit of the magic home with you. If you didn't get a chance to buy a souvenir on your trip, though, it's not too late!
Read on for a quick Disney pin trading guide to start your own collection and share it with friends.
Lilo and Stitch
"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten." That's the message behind the beloved series Lilo and Stitch, the story of a young girl in Hawaii and her adventures with a rambunctious blue alien. Visitors to Walt Disney World can interact with Lilo and Stitch at Stitch's Great Escape Show in Tomorrowland.
Stitch memorabilia is highly sought-after and is a great theme to organize your pin collection around. Show your support for the character by wearing Stitch-themed Disney trading pins on your backpack, jean jacket, or guitar strap.
When we were kids, Peter Pan taught us all the value of childlike innocence, love, and believing in magic. However, the boy who never grew up isn't really the main character. It's Tinkerbell that stole the show!
Everyone's favorite sassy fairy is a popular theme amongst Disney pin trading enthusiasts. Tinkerbell pins often feature the pixie in her signature green dress celebrating a holiday or park anniversary. Others have her holding a vial of pixie dust, made into latte art, or posing for the cover of Tinkertude magazine.
Whichever pins you choose, you'll have a hard time keeping them to yourself once other Tinkerbell enthusiasts see your fantastic collection.
No one celebrates the holidays and changing seasons with more energy than the Disney parks. Halloween, Christmas, and Easter festivities abound, and so does the themed merchandise.
Can you collect all the pins for your favorite holiday? Halloween pins are a great addition to a Halloween costume, while Christmas pins are easy to fashion into one-of-a-kind tree ornaments. Easter Disneyland pins are another crowd favorite—maybe because of how easy they are to fit inside of a plastic Easter egg for a hunt your family will always remember!
How Many Unique Disney Pins Can You Collect?
Disney pin values aren't about the money they're worth. Adding new and unique Disney pins to your collection is a great way to memorialize past trips or represent your favorite characters. Whether you keep them for yourself or trade them with other Disney lovers, there's only one question left to answer: which collection will you start building first?
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