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    Pin Trading - help please

    Hi, We are a family of Brits coming over in the Summer for the 10th time, we just love it. We've been hearing about the pin Trading for a while and thought we might start the next trip but could someone just let us know the rules of what you can and can't do and any tips would be great, Thanks

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    Hi Sally. Be careful, once you catch the Pin Trading bug, it's a difficult thing to overcome. :-)

    There aren't many rules to follow, but there are a few, in regards to pin trading with Cast Members in the parks. Any trading you want to do outside the parks or with another guest in the parks is entirely up to you.
    1) All pins *must* be official Disney Pins. They will have a stamp on the back that says " Disney". No other kind of pin can be traded.
    2) All trades are one-for-one. You can't try to trade one pin that you believe is a high-value for two or more pins that you believe are lower vlaue.
    3) Each guest can trade up to two pins per cast member per day.
    4) You cannot trade a pin to a cast member who is already wearing that same exact pin.
    5) Only children can trade with cast members who are wearing green lanyards. Adults can only trade with CMs wearing blue or yellow lanyards

    So long as those rules are followed, all CMs *must* trade for whatever pin you offer. You can trade with any CM you see wearing a lanyard, in the resorts, the theme parks, the water parks, and Downtown Disney. A couple rules of etiquette to follow:
    * Always ask to see someone's pins, don't just go up to them and start staring
    * Never touch another person's pin. If you want to examine it more closely, ask them to remove it from their lanyard for you.
    * When you make the trade, give the pin to the other person in such a way as to not stick them with the pointy end. Either put the back on it before you hand it to them, or place it face down in the palm of your hand for them to retrieve.

    Hope that helps. Feel free to let us know if you have more questions!

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