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News For April 2002

April 21, 2002 ~ April 27, 2002

Saturday April 27, 2002


Star Wars

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will feature 29 exclusive Star Wars pins celebrating all five films, including Attack of the Clones on its opening weekend.

The collectible pins feature the likeness' of: Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, C-3PO,
Chewbacca, a clone trooper, Count Dooku, Count Dooku's solar sailor, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Darth Vader's TIE fighter, the Death Star, Han Solo, Jango Fett, a Jedi starfighter, Luke Skywalker, Millennium Falcon, a Naboo N-1 starfighter, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Princess Leia, R2-D2, the Slave I, a stormtrooper, two super battle droids, a TIE fighter, an X-wing, Yoda, Zam Wesell and Zam Wesell's speeder.

At the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the full set of pins will be released on May 15, 2002 at the Star Tours attraction in Tomorrowland. For guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the pins will be found that same weekend at the Star Tours attraction at the Disney/MGM Studios. The pins will sell for $6.50 each.

Guests will also be able to purchase these pins through Disneyland DelivEARS at
1-800-362-4533, by fax at 714-781-4236 or by email at dl.delivEARS@disney.go.com

Thanks to Karyn for the information!

Art Instruction Sessions with Artist & Former Walt Disney Imagineer
Eric Robison

May 17-19, 2002
Disneyland Resort

As part of the One Hundred Mickeys exhibit, Disneyland is pleased to announce two special weekend art instruction courses on "How to Draw & Paint Mickey Mouse".
Artist & Former Walt Disney Imagineer, Eric Robison will be on hand to instruct Guests on how to create their own special Disney masterpiece in just one weekend.

The weekend "Art Instruction Sessions" will take place on the following days at the following times at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel:

1st Session

Friday, May 17, 2002
time to be announced.
Saturday, May 18, 2002
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Sunday, May 19, 2002
10:00 a.m. to Noon

2nd Session

Friday, May 17, 2002
time to be announced.
Saturday, May 18, 2002
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2002
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Art Instruction Session is designed to provide instruction in a variety of techniques & processes basic to drawing and painting. Process includes developing the line drawing of Mickey, transferring the image to board, beginning color contrast/light source logic and painting in color. Instruction includes necessary art supplies.

Tickets for the weekend "Art Instruction Sessions" is $350 per person, per
session. Limited to only 20 Guests per session.
Discounts do not apply to "Art Instruction Session".
Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2002
through Disneyland DeliverEARS at 800.362.4533.

"Art Instruction Session" does not include admission into any of the
Disneyland Resort Theme Parks.
Disneyland asks that you bring no personal items to be signed.
Event information subject to change without notice.

Art Instruction Session Resort Hotel Packages

Art Instruction Session hotel packages are available at all of the
Disneyland Resort Hotels, please call 714.520.5005 for reservations.
Rooms are subject to availability, special room rates do not include tax or
parking. Rates apply to stays in conjunction with the Art Instruction Sessions.

New Saturday Releases

The ninth set in the 12 Months of Magic Pins.
There are seven pins.

Birthstone Pooh - Emerald
Calendar Pin - May (Goofy)
Sleeping Beauty
How to Play Golf
Alameda Street Entrance
United States Stamp ~ Goofy

All pins retail for $5 each

Many thanks to Gary for the information and scans!

New Japan Disney Shibuya Koendori
Store Released Today

Japan Disney Shibuya Koendori
Store Pins Released on April 27th.
New pins are a special release to celebrate second anniversary of "Just Pooh".

Happy Hunny-versary Card Pins

Happy Hunny-versary (Pooh family having a party) LE 800
Tulip (Pooh, Tigger & Butterfly) LE 800
Rose (Pooh, Piglet & bird) LE 800
Gerbera (Pooh, Piglet & bee) LE 800

Retail price is 1500 yen each.

Thanks to Mari and Hajime for the pictures and information!

New History Pins From Japan!

Mickey's Service Station (LE 2900)
Boat Builders (LE 2900)
Peter Pan (LE 2900)
Fun and Fancy Free Bongo (LE 1800)
Thru the Mirror (LE 2900)
Robin Hood (LE 2400)
The Great Mouse Detective (LE 2400)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (LE 2900)
Pocohontas (LE 2400)
The Nifty Nineties (with book opened)
The Nifty Nineties (LE 2900)

Many thanks to ryonooba for the information and pictures!

Friday April 26, 2002

Don't forget...

Sunday is the first day that the 100 Mickeys pins and lanyards will be available for sale. Disneyland will be releasing 5 new 100 Mickeys pin each week for the next 20 weeks!

Yesterday was the first day of the FIRST Robotics Competition at Epcot.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

and the pin is....

The pin was sold at the FIRST Convention Gift and Souvenir Shop.
Limited Edition 1500 Retail $10.50

Thanks to Marlene for the scan and info!

Aloha Pooh Framed Pin Set

Framed Pin Set "Aloha Pooh 2002".
Pins of Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet are in this framed set.
The frame measures 15 cm high and 13 cm wide.
The retail cost is 2000 yen.

Thanks to June for the information and picture!

Thursday April 25, 2002

Heads Up!!

Another new WDW Lanyard Series pin has been spotted on Cast Member lanyards! This cute Mickey head is now "hanging" around your favorite Cast Member!

Click here to see all the Lanyard Series pins that have been released so far!

Cast Member ID Card Series ~ Simba ~

Thanks to Donna for the scan!

Wednesday April 24, 2002

To Be Released at WDW
Friday April 26, 2002
Arbor Day 2002 with Mickey!!

LE 3500
Retail $8.50

This pin will be available at the following locations:

Magic Kingdom ~ Expo Hall
Epcot ~ Pin Central
Disney's Animal Kingdom ~ Island Mercantile
Disney-MGM Studios ~ Sorcerer's Hat
World of Disney FL
Boardwalk Resort
Contemporary Resort
All Star Music Resort

Subject to change without notice.

To Be Released at WDW
Sunday April 28, 2002

Morocco Stamp Pin with Abu!!

Edition Size: 3500
Retail: $10.50

This pin will be available at the following locations:

Magic Kingdom ~ Expo Hall
Epcot ~ Pin Central
Disney's Animal Kingdom ~ Island Mercantile
Disney-MGM Studios ~ Sorcerer's Hat
World of Disney FL
Boardwalk Resort
Contemporary Resort
All Star Music Resort

Subject to change without notice.

To Be Released at WDW
Wednesday May 1, 2002

Animation Legends
Pin of the Month

Figaro 1940

LE 5000
Retail $12.50

This pin will be available property wide.

Subject to change without notice.

Tomorrow is the first day of the FIRST Robotics Competition at Epcot.

And...this is NOT the
First Robotics Competition... it is the FIRST, meaning

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

so it is the FIRST!!

Actually, the First FIRST Competition was in 1992.
The First FIRST National Competition at WDW was in 1995!!

This year, the competition will be at Epcot April 25-27, 2002, and we believe that there will be a special LE pin released to commemorate the event!!

A sneak peak at some upcoming May 2002 Disneyland Resort Paris pin releases, including the LE Mother's Day Pin, can be found by
Clicking Here

To Be Released at the Disney Store
Saturday April 27, 2002
Calendar Pin with Goofy

Goofy ~ How to Play Golf

Sleeping Beauty


Pooh Emerald Birthstone

Alameda Entrance

Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday April 23, 2002

The character scheduled to appear on the May Animation Legend Pin of the Month is Figaro!!

For Tomorrow...
Happy Secretary's Day to all of the Secretaries and Administrative Professionals on your Special Day!!!
Unfortunately, the WDW Secretary's Day Pin has been delayed.... but until that special pin arrives, Dizpins would just like to say...

...for all that you do.

Mickey is getting ready and before you know it...the Grand Pin Celebration will be here on September 20-22, 2002 at Epcot!!
So you can get all of your planning done early...and get those pins ready to trade... Dizpins and Janis of Travel Dreams has reserved group space at the All Star Resort.
Contact Janis of Travel Dreams for these special group rates and info!!
See you all there!!!

Monday April 22, 2002

New Pin Released at Tokyo Disneyland
Aloha Pooh 2002 ~ Hinged Pin
Retail 800 Yen

Thanks Mari!!

The Disneyland Resort Limited Edition Pin Mail Order List has been updated for this week. Click on the DL PTP to get what LE pins are available.

Please note that the last pin listed will be available to order tomorrow, April 23, 2002.

Sleepy is still trying to wake up from his nap...but he wants to thank everyone who helped him with yesterday's VIPs!!
This pin is the give away-pin after taking the new Wild By Design tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
This is the Press Pin for the Press Event held in December 2001, featuring the opening of Dino-Rama. The pin was given in a Mickey's Jammin Jungle Hip Pack. It is reported to be an edition size of 1000 or less.

Sunday April 21, 2002

Cast Pin Party at Hurricane's ~ Disney Village
April 23, 2002 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free beverages.
All pins 75% off original retail (special set of pins releases for the 5th birthday of DLP; Limited edition WDS with dated March 2nd & 3rd).
Sneak peek of the future collections and special board with pins releases at WDW, DL & Tokyo DL.
Disney Artist Jerome will be signing pins and will draw characters on exclusive paper dated.
For the first time a magician for a special "pin show".
ID required.

All of the DLRP cast members are exciting about this party!!

French Translation

Boisson gratuite.
Tous les pins sont à - 75 % de reduction.(set de pins du 5eme anniversaire de DLP; et des Editions Limitées WDS datées du 2 & 3 Mars).
Aperçu Des futures collections et présentation de tableaux avec une partie de la collection de WDW, DL & Tokyo DL.
Jérôme, dessinateur Disney sera present pour signer Des pins et dessiner Des personnages sur du papier exclusif daté.
Pour la premiere fois un magicien sera present pour UN special "pin show"

Les cast members attendent avec impatience.

Sur presentation de l'ID
The DLRP will be awarding the Spring Champion Pin to those very special cast members who have promoted pin trading at the Disneyland Resort Paris.

Congratulations to the DLRP Cast Members who will be receiving this special award!!

Les félicitations aux Cast Members de DLRP qui recevra cette récompense spéciale!

Topiary Mickey!!
Here is the Cast Lanyard Exclusive Topiary Mickey Pin to go with the Minnie Topiary Pin!!

Thanks Linda!!

Let's Go To A Pin Meet!!
Since it is a slow day, let's all go to a Pin Meet!!

The Central Jersey Pin Traders held a Pin Meet on Friday, April 19th 2002, with over 30 Pin Traders attending!!

Click Here

to join in on all of the fun!!

Thanks to John for organizing such a great meet, and Jeff, of Pin Clubs, for sharing the pictures of the meet!!

Here are a couple of Animal Kingdom Pins that the Dizpins Vast Research Department found.

The pin on the left has a dangle that reads..."Wild by Design".
Sleepy was too tired to tell us about these pins, so he is asking you to help him. If you know the specifics about these pins, please e-mail Sleepy and he will read his e-mails after his nap!!


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