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Disney's Pin Celebration 2008 - Pin Trading University
September 5-7, 2008
Epcot® - World Showplace




Graduate with highest trading honors at Disney's Pin Celebration 2008 - Pin Trading University. This three-day, Disney Pin event will be held September 5-7, 2008 at Epcot® - World Showplace

Recall your school days with a "superlative" collection of Disney pins created especially for this event. Students will also enjoy games and activities, plenty of pin trading opportunities and "A Live Auction" presented by the drama club.

Don't forget to bring your No. 2 pins as Trading Class 101 begins at 9:30 sharp!

~ "Class Registration" will begin on Wednesday May 7, 2008 ~
(2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Click Here to Register

Event admission is $115.00 per Guest
**See below for special early booking discount**
(Theme Park admission to Epcot® is not included in the price of
event admission, but is required for attendance)

Event Admission Includes

Opportunity to pre-purchase limited edition pins designed especially for this event.
"Purchase with Purchase" pin promotion for event Guests only featuring exclusive pins.
Trading activities and games at World ShowPlace located at Epcot®.
Limited edition commemorative gifts.
Live and silent auctions of pre-production pins, artist proof pins and more.
"First Trading Opportunity" to collect brand new Hidden Mickey pins.
Opportunity to meet Disney Pin Partners from The Walt Disney Company.
Two (2) $15 Gift Cards redeemable at Epcot® Food and Beverage locations.
Plus extra special surprises throughout the event.

Early Registration Pin

The edition size of the Early Registration Pin is 1043!!

Early Booking Discount

Guests that register for this event by July 7, 2008 will receive an early booking discount. The early booking admission for this event will be $100.00 per Guest. After July 7, 2008, the event admission will be $115.00 per Guest. Theme Park admission to Epcot® is not included in the price of event admission, but is required for attendance.

Specially Designed Pins

Four specially designed limited edition pin collections have been created for Disney's Pin Celebration 2008.

"Most Likely To..." - Pin Trading University is home to a diverse group of students, each with their own talents and interests.
Clubs - Students attending Pin Trading University find time to involve themselves in social clubs of varying interests.
Role Call - PTU's student body ranges from mice to monsters, princesses to aliens. It is through this diversity that Pin Trading University achieves its success.
Class Schedule - Pin Trading University's curriculum stands among the best in the world of academics.

Click Here

to see a catalog of the RSP Merchandise that will be available.

Note: Adobe Acrobat is needed to access this document.
Click Here

for a one page html version of the Merchandise Catalog
Click Here to see the Live Auction Showcase!!

Click Here to see the Silent Auction Showcase!!

Note: pdf file and Adobe Acrobat is needed to access this document.

To download a .PDF file of the Itinerary, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 4 - Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort - Convention Center

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration & Information Desk Open
Random Selection Process (RSP) Product Pickup
Submit 4th RSP Request Form
Pin Trading Area
Product Preview Area
Early Bird Pin Distribution

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings

Friday, September 5 - World Showplace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration & Information Desk Open
School Store Open
RSP Product Pickup
Early Bird Pin Distribution

Pin Trading Area
Pin Trading Activities
Kid’s Area
Live and Silent Auction Preview
Disney Pin Partners
Trivia and Games
Submit 4th RSP Request Form (6 p.m. deadline)

10:00 a.m.
New Student Orientation

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings


2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings

6:00 p.m.
All refunds on 1st, 2nd and 3rd RSPs due

Saturday, September 6 - World Showplace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Information Desk Open
4th RSP and $3.00 Purchase with Purchase Notification and Pickup (ONLY available on Saturday)
School Store Open
Pin Trading Area
Pin Trading Activities
Kid’s Area

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trivia and Games
Disney Pin Partners
Auction Registration and Paddle Distribution

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Live and Silent Auction Preview

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Live and Silent Auction Preview

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conversation with Disney Pin Partners

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Disney Design Group Artist Signings

3:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Bidding Ends

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Silent Auction Winners Announced

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Live Auction

Sunday, September 7 - World Showplace - Epcot®

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Event Guests Only – Event Exclusive Purchase Opportunity

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Information Desk Open
School Store Open
Pin Trading Area
Pin Trading Activities
Kid’s Area

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Guests visiting Epcot may attend

Disney Pin Partners

To complete your RSP, visit http://www.disneyurl.com/PTURSP and enter your registration code you received in your confirmation e-mail.

The RSP will be due by 11:59 PM (Pacific) on August 3, 2008.

Update January 14, 2008
The Pin Trading Team has a new logo for the event and slightly modified name for Disney's Pin Celebration 2008. The updated logo features Mickey Mouse and the name has been modified from "PTU: School of Trading" to "Pin Trading University" - just keeping it simple.

Update January 14, 2008
Did you know that planning for Disney's Pin Celebration 2008 began last July? The Disney Design Group Artists have created outstanding artwork for this three-day event. There will be four collections of pins - "Most Likely To..." (or Superlatives); Clubs; Role Call; and Schedule. Below is a sneak preview of a pin from the "Schedule" collection. Stay tuned during the next few months for more information about Disney's Pin Celebration 2008.


Update February 16, 2008
Guests can start to register for this event on Wednesday May 7, 2008 via DisneyPins.com. Here is a sneak peek of two more pins created for this celebration.


Update February 25, 2008
Here is another sneak peek at a few pins to be released at Pin Trading University. These images feature four different pins from four different pin collections from this event.



From What's HapPINing at Disneypins.com:

On a related note, the theme for this year's Pin Celebration was inspired by "school." It was felt that "school" was something that everyone knows in some fashion, such as high school or college. The pins created for this event were inspired by elements from those types of schools (in other words, some high school mixed with a little college).

The name "Pin Trading University" was liked more than "Pin Trading High School." The name "high school" could have been associated with other "high schools" Disney has created (i.e. Sky High or High School Musical, which are not themes that will be presented in this event - though they are both great movies!). They also thought of "Disney University," which provides extensive training and educational learning opportunities for thousands of Disney Cast Members around the world. Disney University is not an actual university that anyone can attend; it doesn't have a principal or a football team. But, one can immediately understand that it is a place of learning just by including the word "university."

As additional artwork is revealed in the coming months, you will begin to see those "high school" elements and those elements that could be applicable to "college." Ultimately, this event will be the interpretation of what "Pin Trading University" would be like if the world famous Disney Characters could actually attend such a school.


Update May 31, 2008
This preview features the six purchase with purchase promotional pins created for Disney's Pin Celebration 2008 - Pin Trading University. They are pictured in no particular order. WDW is finalizing details on this promotion and hope to have it posted soon!! The promotion will be similar to last year.




Update June 7, 2008
For those Guests still on the fence about attending this event, here is a sneak preview for Figment Fans !! These are the pre-production samples of the four sculpts with pins. Clearly, there are no pins pictured in these previews - they haven't arrived yet. The top picture is the four sculpts together and the bottom picture shows off some details. Please note that the strings and paper won't be present in the final version. They will be replaced with actual pins. They are the perfect size too - each base measures approximately 3.5" round. These will be on display at the upcoming Mickey's Pin Trading Night on June 27 at Disney's Contemporary Resort.



Gift Pins
PTU Welcome Pin

LE 1500
PTU Pin Partners Pin

LE 1500
PTU Goodbye Jumbo Pin

LE 1500
PTU Pennants Boxed Set Pin

LE 1500
We would like to thank Roger for the great updates and images each evening from the event!! Click on the green arrows in each of the image boxes below to be taken to the event!!

Pre-Registration Day
Friday September 5, 2008
Saturday September 6, 2008

A BIG Thanks to Roger for taking us all to the event and for keeping the memories alive for those of us who attended the event!!






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