Traveling to theme parks around the United States, though, I've found it almost impossible to find pins at non-Disney theme parks. I've always wondered if there just isn't the market for such items... or if it is a missed opportunity, particularly for Six Flags parks and smaller properties.
Pin collectors, keep on keepin' on. You make the lines slightly shorter for the rest of us.
Jack, I trade at downtown disney store and fastpass the rides. Who needs lines? ;)
I trade Vinyalmation because, lets face it, you never know what you are going to get!
I usually only ever get one when the visit to whatever park I go to is special...(Like my birthday visit to Disneyland...I received four different Snow White pins as a Birthday gift from my boyfriend...so sweet! :D)
And as for other parks....you'd be surprised how many of them sell pins too!! (FYI to whoever posted the comment..Six Flags does indeed sell pins...at least the one in Valencia, CA does....I have no idea which Six Flags they were reffering to).
Despite the small pin collection I have though...I seem to be more of a "theme park flat penny/quarter" collector...you know, the ones where you put a penny/quarter in the machine, pick a design, and watch the machine smash and stamp the design on your change...
The only PIN I care about is the one for my ATM card.
If you think about it, they are actually a pretty cheap souvineer comparativly.
As for me and my wife, we have bought a few here and there for our favorite rides. I found a really nice Expedition Everest pin with the Yeti, a Star Wars pin, and a muppet one I liked. So we have a couple but we really wouldn't qualify as collectors.
I Respond: Mr. Neal, the first step is admitting you have a problem. Or to coin a Jungle Cruise phrase: "You're in da'Nile."