Friday, February 10, 2012

My First Disney Pin

In 2008, my bestie and I (along with her family) went to Walt Disney World, my first and only time (so far).  I'm not going to describe the entire trip.  Instead, I'm going to focus on one of the last things I did while in the most magical place on Earth.

After we ate dinner at a Character Dinner, while the others went to brave Space Mountain, my bestie's mother and I went to do some Character Meet-and-Greets.

It was the Princesses.

Aurora, Belle, and Cinderella.

All in one room.

Give me a moment to settle down.

Even though I was the oldest in the room (not counting all the mothers escorting their little princesses), I was a nervous wreck.  I mean, here I was, about to meet some of my childhood heroes.

I was literally freaking out.

Okay, not literally.  I controlled it pretty well.  And as I said in another post, I didn't fully understand my Disney obsession and love for it, so I didn't freak out as much as I would today.

After meeting all the Princesses and getting their autographs, my bestie's mom and I headed over to a Disney store. The rest of my bestie's family were still riding the roller coaster.

And there, my bestie's mom introduced me to Disney Pin Trading.  I thought it was a really cool idea.  If you don't know what it is...I'll post later on that.

My bestie's mom is an avid collector, apparently.  I'm not sure if she trades them.  But she told me about how she has hats which she keeps just to put the pins on.

I absolutely loved the idea.

So I browsed the huge assortment of pins.  I'm not kidding.  There were tons.

I finally settled on one which showed all the Princesses I'd met that day.

My first Disney Pin!
Sorry for the terrible and blurry quality--I had to use my
cellphone since my camera refused to work!
Photo taken and copyrighted by THE Disney Freak.
(I'm trying to find information about the pin, but I can't find a site or other source.  So like my post about the "Bambi" and "Faline" figurines, let me know if you recognize this pin and can tell me anything about it.  I bought it in 2008.)


  1. Thanks for sharing this terrific story. The Disney "magic" is alive and well! :)

    Info on your pin can be found at pinpics:

    By the way, just became a follower of your blog.

    1. Yes, definately magical.
      Wow--thanks! That's awesome!
      Thanks. I'm following yours too, but privately cuz it's doing my gmail name, not my blogger name. Didn't know how to change that...


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