Piece of Disney History
2005 and 2006 Pin Collection
In 2005, the Piece of Disney History Pin Collection will debut at the Walt Disney World® Resort. This pin collection will celebrate Disney Attractions and let Guests take a piece of Disney history home with them.

Working with the Engineering Services teams around the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Disney Pin Team was able to obtain actual pieces of Disney Attractions, some of which have been retired. In turn, the Pin Team partnered with the manufacturer to add pieces of those Disney Attractions to the pins.

"Attractions are an important part of a Disney vacation," said Julie Young, Product Developer for Disney Pin Trading. "With the Happiest Celebration on Earth just around the corner, I thought this would be a great way for our Guests to remember their favorite attractions."

A variety of Attractions will be featured in this collection from all four Theme Parks, including Maelstrom at Norway Pavilion in Epcot®, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at the Disney-MGM Studios, Swiss Family Treehouse at the Magic Kingdom® Park, and many more.

"I was really inspired by the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea porthole," continued Julie. "After seeing [the porthole], I wanted to find a way to get a piece of that classic attraction into the hands of many Guests. This pin collection was the result."

A new pin will be released each month throughout 2005 and each pin will have an edition size of 2500.

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Following the popularity of the 2005 Piece of Disney History Pin Collection, the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pin Team is excited to announce a second collection for 2006. The "Piece of Disney History II" collection will continue to let Guests take a piece of Disney history home with them.

Working with Engineering Services teams throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Disney Pin Team obtained actual pieces of Disney Attractions. Next, the Disney Pin Team partnered with the pin manufacturer to add pieces of those classic Disney Attractions to Limited Edition pins.

"We were delighted by the positive feedback from our Guests about the first Piece of Disney History Collection," said John Smith, Product Developer for Disney Pin Trading. "People really enjoyed adding these unique pins to their collections."

For the second collection, John wanted to introduce some timeless Disney Attractions not featured in the first set.

"We originally wanted to include the Haunted Mansion in the 2005 collection, but couldn't find a great piece to use," continued John. "Luckily, we obtained an Audio-Animatronics® Head of a Hitchhiking Ghost. The finished pin looks great, and now the ghost can truly follow Guests home."

A new pin will be released on the 15th of each month throughout 2006. Each pin will have an edition size of 2500.

Featured Attractions will include The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management, The Haunted Mansion, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Pirates of the Caribbean and several more for a total of twelve pins.

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For the first time, the Disney Pin Team is offering a sneak preview into the creation of these special pins. Each month, this page will highlight the manufacturing process - from the first cut to the final pin sample. Below you will find the creation of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea pin, the first pin in this collection.

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January 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ 20,000 Leagues ~

This pin celebrates 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and is the first pin in the Piece of Disney History Collection which celebrates Disney Attractions and let Guests take a piece of Disney history home with them. This is the first pin in this collection which features actual pieces of the porthole from the attraction under a clear bubble dome on the pin.

LE 2500
Retail $12.50


February 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Tower of Terror ~

Standing at 199 feet, the Twilight Zone (TM) Tower of Terror is an incredible attraction.The pin features Bellhop Goofy standing next to an open elevator shaft. Inside the shaft, there is a piece of actual elevator cable from the attraction.

LE 2500
Retail $12.50 $12.95


March 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Muppet Vision 3-D
~

Take a piece of Disney History home with this Limited Edition pin. This pin contains instructions on how to operate your 3-D glasses and features Kermit the Frog leaning on a pair of 3-D glasses. The pin contains an actual piece of the frames from the 3-D glasses used at the Muppet Vision 3-D attraction which opened on May 16, 1991, and is located in The Backlot at Disney-MGM Studios.

LE 2500
Retail $12.95


April 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Maelstrom at Norway Pavilion ~
You are not the first to pass this way, and with this pin, you won't be the last. Take home a piece of Disney History with the pin featuring the Norwegian High-Seas Adventure, Maelstrom. This attraction is located in the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot®. It opened on July 5, 1988.

LE 2500
SKU: 10903931
Retail $12.95

May 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Dumbo the Flying Elephant ~
Take flight with this Limited Edition pin celebrating Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Mickey and Minnie. This unique pin features a piece of a banner flown around this attraction. This original attraction is located in Fantasyland® at the Magic Kingdom® Park. It opened on October 1, 1971.

LE 2000
SKU: 10903923
Retail $12.95


June 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Festival of the Lion King ~
Join the circle of life with this Limited Edition pin featuring the Festival of the Lion King show. This pin features a pieces of raffia trim from the Stilt Warrior's costume from this high-energy show. This Disney's Animal Kingdom® Attraction opened on April 22, 1998.

LE 2500
SKU: 10904078
Retail Price: $10.95


July 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ 2005 Pin Collection ~ Jungle Cruise ~
Mickey and Goofy are pictured in this Limited Edition pin featuring the world-famouse Jungle Cruise. They are reinacting the "Trapped Safari" scene and have taken the places of the original Safari members. This pin features a piece of a hat from an Audio-Animatronic® Safari figure from this scene. This original attraction opened in Adventureland® at the Magic Kingdom® Park on October 1, 1971. Mickey Mouse is a pin-on-pin.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904139
Retail Price: $12.95


August 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Test Track ~ - Mickey and Goofy ~


Mickey is riding in a test vehicle with test dummies that look like Goofy at Test Track located at Epcot®. This Limited Edition pin features a piece of a tire that was used on a test vehicle. This Future World attraction opened on March 17, 1999. The pin was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Mark Seppala.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

LE 2500
SKU: 10904141
Retail Price: $12.95


September 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ It's Tough To Be A Bug® ~ Hopper

Appearing in the It's Tough To Be A Bug® Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Hopper is neither a friend to ants or humans. This Limited Edition pin contains a piece of Hopper's leg from the Audio-Animatronic® Figure used in the show. This 3-D attraction opened on April 22, 1998.

This is the ninth pin in this Piece of Disney History 2005 collection. The pin was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Mark Seppala.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904193
Retail Price: $10.95


October 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Peter Pan's Flight ~

This Limited Edition pin contains pieces of a flower prop used in Peter Pan's Flight. Located in Fantasyland® at the Magic Kingdom® Park, this classic attraction opened on October 1, 1971.

This is the tenth pin in this Piece of Disney History 2005 collection. The pin was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Mark Seppala.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904236
Retail Price: $10.95


November 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Splash Mountain ~

 


This Limited Edition pin contains a piece of the Audio-Animatronic® Br'er Rabbit figure as seen in the Splash Mountain® attraction. Located in Frontierland® at the Magic Kingdom® Park, this classic attraction opened on July 17, 1992.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904363
Retail Price: $12.95


December 2005

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Spaceship Earth ~

 


This Limited Edition pin contains actual pieces of a star from the Sorcerer Mickey Epcot® icon at Spaceship Earth. This icon was created for the Millennium Celebration that began on October 1, 1999.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904383
Retail Price: $12.95


January 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ The Enchanted Tiki Room ~

This Limited Edition pin contains feathers from Audio-Animatronic® Birds in "The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management." This original Adventureland® Attraction reopened in April 1998 under new management. Zazu from Disney's The Lion King and the logo for the attraction are pin-on-pin. The feathers are featured in a capsule attached to the pin.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904568
Retail Price: $10.95


February 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ The Haunted Mansion
~

This Limited Edition pin contains pieces of one of the three Audio-Animatronic® Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion. This classic Disney Attraction opened in the Magic Kingdom® Park on October 1, 1971 The Ghost is a pin-on-pin and glows in the dark. The piece of the ghost are in a capsule.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904624
Retail Price: $10.95


March 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Skyway to Fantasyland® Attraction Sign ~

This Limited Edition pin contains pieces of the sign used at the Skyway Station in Tomorrowland® at the Magic Kingdom® Park. The sign advertised the Skyway to Fantasyland® Attraction, which opened on October 1, 1971 and closed on November 9, 1999.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904774
Retail Price: $10.95


April 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Halberd Prop from Mr. Toad's Wild Ride ~

This Limited Edition pin contains pieces of halberd props used in the classic Disney Attraction "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride." A halberd is a type of weapon used against opponents wearing armor. This attraction operated at the Magic Kingdom® Park from October 1, 1971 to September 7, 1998. Rachael Sur from Disney Design Group created the artwork for this pin.

This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10904951
Retail Price: $12.95


May 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Pirates of the Caribbean ~

This Limited Edition pin contains hair from the animatronic dog used in the Disney Attraction Pirates of the Caribbean. The dog that was used was located by the singing men in the village fire scene. Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the classic Disney Attractions still in operation at the Magic Kingdom® Park. Steve Zollman from Disney Design Group created the artwork for this pin.

This is the fifth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 109515061
Retail Price: $12.95


June 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ it's a small world ~

This Limited Edition pin contains a piece of the song books used by the Audio-Animatronic® Children from "it's a small world." This classic Fantasyland® Attraction opened on October 1, 1971 at the Magic Kingdom® Park. Rachael Sur from Disney Design Group created the artwork for this pin.

This is the sixth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.


Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10942545
Retail Price: $12.95


July 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Liberty Belle ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of the life rings used on the Liberty Belle River Boat at the Magic Kingdom® Park. Formerly the Richard F. Irvine, it was renamed and re-commissioned the Liberty Belle on November 26, 1996.

This is the seventh pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905034
Retail Price: $12.95


August 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Alien Encounter ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of the Audio-Animatronic® Alien's leg from The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter®. This classic Tomorrowland® Attraction operated at the Magic Kingdom® Park from June 20, 1995 to October 11, 2003.

This is the eighth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905081
Retail Price: $12.95


September 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Disney Cruise Line® ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of the mooring rope used to anchor the Disney Cruise Line® Ships. The Disney Magic® Ship set sail on July 30, 1998; the Disney Wonder® Ship's maiden voyage took place on August 15, 1999.

This is the ninth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905101
Retail Price: $12.95


October 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Expedition Everest ~ Legend of the Forbidden Mountain ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of the mountain from Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden MountainTM Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park. This attraction opened April 7, 2006 and this pin features a pin on pin and the mountain fragments are held in a bubble held by the Yeti.

This is the tenth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905339
Retail Price: $12.95


November 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ Journey Into Imagination ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of Figment from Journey Into Imagination. This attraction originally opened March 5, 1983, and this pin features Figment as a pin on pin looking into the bubble containing the piece.

This is the eleventh pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905513
Retail Price: $12.95


December 2006

~ Piece of Disney History ~ The Timekeeper ~

This Limited Edition trading pin contains a piece of the audio animatronics hair from The Timekeeper attraction in Tomorrowland ® at the Magic Kingdom ® Park. The Timekeeper attraction opened November 21, 1994.

This is the twelfth pin in the Piece of Disney History 2006 collection. This pin will not be available via Walt Disney World® Mail Order.

Edition Size: 2500
SKU: 10905523
Retail Price: $12.95


 



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