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A Family Pin Gathering - Disney's Pin Celebration 2004

SEPTEMBER 10 - 12, 2004

Gather up the family - it's time for a trip to sunny Orlando! New and "seasoned" traders are invited to this very special Family Pin Gathering at Epcot®. Whether you are traveling by plane, boat, train or automobile, you won't want to miss the "Grand-daddy" of all pin events. Remember to bring your best pins - because no pin should be left behind.

Event Admission is $75 per person

Event Activities Include:*

Pin Trading Area with lighting and tables
Carnival Games with pin prizes
Pin Trading Boards
Disney Artist Signings
Food & Beverage
Auction with over 30 lots!
Disney Pin Partners from around the Globe
Pin Trivia Games
Pin Event Gift(s)

Advanced registration and product pick-up at a Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center on Thursday, September 9, 2004.

We can't wait to see you there!

*All event information is subject to change without notice.

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Thursday, September 9 - Disney's® Yacht & Beach Resort Convention Center

12:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Family Check-in and Information
Random Selection Process (RSP) Product Pickup
Submit 4th RSP Request Form to Family Information
Pin Swapping Area
Product Preview Area

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings

Friday, September 10 - World ShowPlace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Check-in and Information
Memorabilia Marketplace
RSP Product Pickup
Pin Swapping Area
Kid's Area
Family Heirloom Auction Preview
Disney Pin Partners
Family Trivia & Games
Submit 4th RSP Request Form to Family Information

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings

Saturday, September 11 - World ShowPlace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Check-in and Information
4th RSP Notification and Pickup
Pin Swapping Area
Kid's Area

9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Family Trivia & Games
9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Memorabilia Marketplace
9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Disney Pin Partners
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Family Heirloom Auction Preview & Check-in
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Disney Design Group Artist Signings
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Grandma's Sweets & Treats Reception
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Family Heirloom Auction

Sunday, September 12 - World ShowPlace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Family Check-in and Information
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Reunion Event Guests - Event Exclusive Purchase Opportunity
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New and Long Lost Relatives Admitted
Memorabilia Market
Pin Swapping Area
Disney Pin Partners
Kid's Area

Registration and General Questions

Q: How do I pre-register?
A: Pre-registration will be held at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort Convention Center on Thursday, September 9, 2004. Registration will take place between 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm. At that time, you can check in, pick up your product, submit your 4th Random Selection Process (RSP) form, and pin trade with other members of the Disney pin family.

Q: What time can I get into Epcot?
A: Epcot gates will open at 9:00 am to all Guests. This includes the Main Entrance Front Gate and the International Gateway entrance.

Q: At the family reunion everyone has different way of saying things. What are they really saying?
A: Here is a quick guide to understanding the Family Pin Gathering lingo.

Family Information = Registration
Pin Swapping Area = Pin Trading Area
Memorabilia Market = Event Store
Family Heirloom Auction = Auction of Rare Pins
Family Trivia & Games = interactive pin games
Grandma's Sweets & Treats Reception = Dessert Reception
Reunion Guests = Event Guests
New and Long Lost Relatives = Non-event Guests that may attend Public Day only
RSP = Random Selection Process

Q: Where can new relatives of the Disney Pin Trading family ask questions at the event?
A: Family Check-in and Information will be happy to answer all the eager new Disney pin family members' questions. You may also ask any Cast Member at the reunion for assistance.

Q: Will ECVs and wheelchairs be available for rent?
A: ECVs and wheelchairs are available to rent at the front of Epcot - Main Entrance on a first come, first served basis. The International Gateway also rents ECVs and wheelchairs in limited quantities (also on a first come, first served basis).

Random Selection Process Questions

Q: Will the Random Selection Process (RSP) forms be mailed out?
A:This year, for the first time ever, you will be able to complete your RSP form on-line. Therefore the RSP forms will not be mailed to your home. Walt Disney Event Services will contact you via e-mail with instructions on how to complete RSP on-line. Once you receive the e-mail, you will enter your registration code provided in the e-mail from Walt Disney Event Services.

Q: If I don't arrive until Saturday, can I still turn in my 4th Random Selection Process Form (RSP)?
A: The 4th RSP deadline is Friday, September 10 at 6:00pm. Please contact Walt Disney Event Services no later than Friday, September 3rd at 5:00 p.m. to submit an 4th RSP in advance.

Activities at Disney's Pin Celebration

Q: What opportunities are there to trade?
A: There will be 10 "trading board" opportunities. However, this year Disney is adding a little down-home spice to them! Some boards will feature speed trading; some boards will feature mystery trading; and some will be spinning trading boards. You won't want to miss the fun!

Q: Will there be trading opportunities for Children?
A: Yes! Children 12 and under will have an area specifically designed for them to have fun and trade. This area will feature a trading board and fun children's activities.

Q: What Disney Design Group artists will be signing during the event?
A: Below is the schedule of appearances for Disney Design Group Artist signings:

Thursday, September, 9 - Disney's Yacht & Beach Resort Convention Center
2:30pm - 4:30pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Friday, September 10 - World ShowPlace - Epcot
10:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Saturday, September 11 - World ShowPlace - Epcot
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Food and Beverage

Q: What Food & Beverage will be included in the event?
A: This year, each Guest will receive two lunch coupons to use at any Epcot Counter Service Restaurant. Guests will also receive a delicious dessert reception - Grandma's Sweets & Treats - which is a group function within the World ShowPlace pavilion.

The lunch coupons will be valid at the following locations throughout Epcot:

The Land - Sunshine Season Food Fair
Innoventions East - Electric Umbrella
Innoventions West - Fountain View Espresso and Bakery
United Kingdom - Harry Ramsden (fish & chips)
France - Boulangerie Patisserie
Morocco - Tangierine Café
Japan - Yakitori House
The American Adventure - Liberty Inn
Germany - Sommerfest
China - Lotus Blossom Café
Norway - Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
Mexico - Cantina de San Angel
World ShowPlace - Cart outside the entrance to the pavilion

Q: Will there be food inside World ShowPlace?
A: Yes! Back by popular demand, snacks will be sold inside World ShowPlace.

Limited Edition Commemorative Gifts

Guests will receive the following items:

(2) Two "Thank You" Limited Edition Pins of 450 of either Disney Villains, Disney Princesses, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Dwarfs, Duck Family or Genie from Disney's Aladdin. You will randomly receive two of the same pins from this series (one to keep and one to trade). Each set of pins will come packaged in a black polybag, so Guests will not know which pins they will receive.

There will also be several surprise gifts at the event! Mickey says we unfortunately can not tell Guests what the gifts will be because he did not want to ruin the surprise.

Registration Gift Pin

On backer card

LE 1250
Pin Partner Gift Pins
Walt Disney World

LE 1250
Disneyland Resort

LE 1500
Disney Catalog

LE 1250
Disneyland Resort Paris
Disney Auctions

LE 1500
Also during the day (4 times each day), twelve lucky pin people were randomly selected to create their own pin. Winning participants got to select the color and paint the first zero and the four to make their own personalized pin.
After coloring, each person received the pin they customized and a factory made version of the same pin for their collection.
After turning in your completed (or non-completed) survey, you received this pin.
The parting gift after you were Reunion'd out, was a scrapbook looking cover that opened to reveal a frame with a place for a photo next to five Fab 5 as pin traders pins.

There were quality control issues with getting the colors correct on the character as you can see with Pluto's ears and tail not being black.

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