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pin trading in the resorts

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by bweagle, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. bweagle

    bweagle DIS Veteran

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    On past trips, my kids mainly traded with CM's off lanyards and we are looking to expand our trading to other spots around the world this year. A quick search online showed these spots in the resorts as having trading boards, etc. but some of the info was posted a few years ago so I wanted to post here to see how much of this was current. Any new spots not listed? Any of these spots no longer trading locations? Thanks for your help!

    Saratoga Springs
    o bike rental area (ask to see the board at any time)
    o 12:30-1:15 @second lobby between Artists Palette and the main check in area
    o Artists Palette - board behind the left register ask to see anytime between noon and 8 pm

    Grand Floridian
    o Gift shop as you enter the resort from the monorail on 2nd floor at 6 pm

    Poly
    o Bring pin board out at 5 pm in gift shop

    Contemporary
    o Pin board in middle gift shop between 9-10 am and 7-8 pm

    Wilderness Lodge
    o Pin kiosk – book always out
    o Check in desk (book behind counter)

    PO FQ and Riverside
    o Both gift shops has a pin board (ask to see)
    o Also at 5 pm they bring out other boards

    Beach Club – 6:30 (life buoy)

    Old Key West
    o Register nearest Olivia’s Café

    Yacht Club
    o Board at 5 pm in their gift shop

    Boardwalk
    o Pin cart opens at 4 pm just as you come off the boat dock
    o Also have a board in their upper gift shop

    Wilderness Lodge
    o Pin cart in lobby with book to trade in (just ask)

    Pop Century
    o Gift shop has trading board (ask)

    AKL
    o King Pin (trader who comes at M-F at 3 pm in gift shop
     
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  3. tiger4me2

    tiger4me2 DIS Veteran

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    Boardwalk has a book at concierge desk along with a board at the store on the boardwalk. I never saw a pin station on the boardwalk but then again I wasn't looking. Also the DVC desk in the lobby of resort.:thumbsup2
     
  4. Yellosno

    Yellosno DIS Veteran

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    You can go up to the check in desk at Poly and ask to see the pin book and they bring one to you. Also at guest relations at any of the parks and they have a book there also.
     
  5. elaw

    elaw DIS Veteran

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    BC and YC concierge desks have them as well.
     
  6. singastory

    singastory Are you sure this water's sanitary? It looks quest

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    I was at the GF in August 2012 and the pin board was on display in the aforementioned gift shop on a Monday at about 10am. However, they were gearing up to shoot a commercial that day so I don't know if it was out of the ordinary. I seem to remember being in the shop previous times over the weekend and don't remember anything about the "after 6pm" rule... Someone else correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. disneyhorselover

    disneyhorselover Rebel Spy

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    The gift shop at Art of Animation has a pin board that is brought out twice per day for trading. I can't remember the times, but they were posted very clearly in the shop.
     
  8. alongtimeblooming

    alongtimeblooming i am a weapon of massive consumption.

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    I don't remember the exact hours, but there was someone outside The Wave in the Contemporary with a trading pin board during the afternoons. Also, the CMs in Fantasia Gardens had a mini board they could bring out.
     
  9. calnmace

    calnmace Mouseketeer

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    Does Carribbean Beach have a pin board? weve never stayed there, but will be staying there shortly and both my girls love pin trading!
     
  10. bweagle

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    Never thought of Fantasia Gardens......great to know!
     

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