For veteran Pin Event attendees...

Discussion in 'Disney Collectors Board' started by pinhopper, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. pinhopper

    pinhopper Mouseketeer

    Oct 31, 1999
    A couple questions for those who attended last year's Pin Event on how to do everything at this year's pin event...

    1. The itinerary shows six events from 9:30am-12 noon on Friday. Do they all start right at 9:30am, or do they have staggered starting times? If they all start at the same time, which events should be top priority?

    2. What is a "Pin Partner" event?

    Thanks for any info you can offer!
  2. SueEllen

    SueEllen <font color=red>Proud Iced Tea Snob<br><font color

    Sep 20, 1999
    Can anyone help out here?

    Sue Ellen
  3. jojo_ct

    jojo_ct <font color=green>DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>

    Jan 26, 2000
    I've been to a number of pin events, including the big one last year, and the one thing I can tell you is that Disney never seems to do things the same way twice, so the most important thing I can tell you is keep your eyes and ears open and be flexible.

    I can tell you that last year there were several opportunities to purchase extra pins. One was the grab bag, and everyone got tickets to purchase two grab bags anytime during the breakfast. There was no need to stand in line for that. We just wandered over to the cash registers when the mood hit. When the Logo Store opened there was a big rush to get in and pick up some special pins (Millenium Village CM Dangles). If you missed that stampede you were out of luck because the pins disappeared quickly.

    Pin Signing and Auction Preview are things you can do anytime during the morning. They did not have Build-a-Pin last year, but based on the itinerary, you can do that anytime during the 3 days, so I don't think we have to make a point of doing that the first morning. I am guessing Pin Partners is the booths that the DLParis and DL Resort groups set up to show off the pins from those locations. They will also be set up for the whole event.

    I think the best change Disney made this year is letting guests register on Thursday so the lines Friday morning should be much smaller. Last year some people didn't even get to eat because they removed the food before everyone had checked in.

    So don't worry about not knowing the ropes. Disney makes sure we all get surprised but in the end we all have fun.
  4. ScottakaMickey

    ScottakaMickey DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2000
    Pin Partners are booths that are setup inside the Millenium Village, I know that's not the correct name but it will always be Mill Vill to me. The booths last year were for DLP, DL, TDS, Picture Photo, and other areas of Disney that have or were doing pins. DLP was promoting its launch of pins last year at the August event, so Charles had previews of up coming pins. DL had a board as well and gave out PTP buttons.

    Its a good opportunity to stop by and talk to people from the different areas and learn about stuff that is coming in the future.

    Hope this helps.

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