Saturday, May 22, 2010

Disney Pins News - Piece of Disney History II | Star Wars and MORE!

May 22, 2010


R2-MK meet R2-MK, the pin.

In other news, we now have a date for the Disney Trading Night in June at Walt Disney World® Resort. It will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Ballroom of the Americas. Admission is free and Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.


May 21, 2010

It's that time of year again! Star Wars™ Weekends 2010 officially starts today at Disney's Hollywood Studios™. The theme of this year's event pays tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. We still recall seeing the film on opening day exactly 30 years ago today.

We have created a collection of Disney Pins for the event this year. You may recall first reading about them on the Disney Parks Blog back in April. We also created an event page featuring this year's collection on

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, we thought we'd offer a behind the scenes look at the evolution of the Disney Vacation Club Member exclusive pin. You may recall this image was once in the running for the main logo for Star Wars™ Weekends 2010. This year is the first time we have ever offered a Disney Vacation Club Member Exclusive pin.

First Logo

This was one of the first attempts at creating artwork featuring the Wampa and Tauntauns. You'll notice that Luke Skywalker and Han Solo were featured in this original concept.

Adding Character

Disney artist Garrett Webb revised the early concept and added Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. He also added the Star Wars™ Weekends 2010 logo. This was Garrett's rough pencil sketch.

Clean Up

The rough concept that Garrett created was then cleaned up.

Final Artwork

This became the final artwork for the pin complete with color fills.

The Final Pin

The final pin that will be sold only to Disney Vacation Club Members who present a valid DVC Membership ID. This pin won't be available via mail order; it will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis at Disney's Hollywood Studios™.

One final note. We can't decide. Do you have a favorite from the image below?

Coming Soon


May 20, 2010

Paradise Pier Hotel

Caribbean Beach Resort

The Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort Do Not Disturb collections have been delayed for one week and will make their appearance on May 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


May 19, 2010

The Disney Parks Blog just put up a great article which previews some unique upcoming open edition pins. Check it out to get a look behind-the-scenes of the creative process for pins.

We'd like to present a closer look at some of the items part of our Dateline: Disneyland - Pin-Vited Press Event:

Dateline Disneyland Bag

The inside of Item #1 - Dateline Disneyland®: 1955 - Trading Bag is equally colorful as the outside.

Dateline Disneyland Bag

The inside pages can be removed to allow the bag to be used as a regular carrying bag.

Icons Boxed Set

Item #20 - Pin Set - Disneyland® Park Retro Icons is sold in a box featuring a quotation of the opening day dedication and a photograph of Walt Disney.

Tomorrowland Diorama

Item #52 - Rocket to the Moon Diorama features three pins in a special box which allows them to be displayed like a diorama.

Purchase with Purchase

Finally, a look at the Purchase with Purchase limited edition pin collection.

For more information, or to register for the event click here.

May 18, 2010

We thought we would provide an update about Piece of Disney History II as we are approach the half-way point of 2010. Below is an image of several upcoming pins followed by a list of the release months. We are still finalizing the months of October through December but stay tuned.

Pieces of Disney History

  • June 2010 - Mark Twain Riverboat - Piece of the Paddle Wheel

  • July 2010 - Rivers Of America Dock

  • August 2010 - Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror - Piece of asphalt from queue area

  • September 2010 - A Bug's Land - Piece of the rock wall


    May 15, 2010

    We've had a few requests for these documents for anyone attending the upcoming hard ticket pin events in Califorina or Florida.

    What is the Random Selection Process (RSP)?

    Random Selection Process - Frequently Asked Questions?

    Speaking of documents, Steven posted a rather lengthy follow up to the recent live chat on that was held on April 29, 2010. You can CLICK HERE to read the "After The Chat" transcript.

    Armed Forces Day

    Finally .... two words: "Thank you."


    May 12, 2010

    We just got this sample for the fantastic new Disney Alice in Wonderland pin created for the DVD release.


    and curiouser!

    As you can see, the "DVD" slides in an out and we just can't stop playing with it! Between this and the Spaceship Earth image over on the Disney Parks Blog, we're driving ourselves mad! Thankfully, we've been told the best people are indeed mad.


    May 10, 2010

    Happy 10th of May! We just received some yummy news that we thought we would post. For those Guests attending the Breakfast or Dessert Receptions for Disney Pin Celebration 2010, here are the menus:

    August 27, 2010 - The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast:

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