|Pin 2093: Disney's America|
Pin created for Disney's America, the proposed theme park planned for Virginia but never built. It shows a bald eagle in flight over the red and white stripes of a US (American) flag and reads "Disney's America" across the eagle.
There is a matching button. #13808.
|Pin 30957: Disney's America (Mickey) Pin|
This pin features Mickey Mouse standing in front of the red, white & blue American flag (stars & stripes). Mickey's hands are outstretched as if he is welcoming one and all. The bottom of the pin reads "Disney's America"
This is similar to the other pins that were to be released from the Disney Stores but were not due to the end of their selling pins. It was never released and has appeared from other sources, such as cast lanyards, pin events and other outlets.
Another member adds:
"Disney's America" was a theme park Disney attempted to build in Virginia based on American history. The project was cancelled due to outcry based on the proposed location of the park (too close to Civil War battlefields).
|Pin 13808: Button - Disney's America|
This button was given out by the Disney's America office in Haymarket Virginia.
The matching pin is #2093.
|Pin 38629: Disney's America Theme Park - Cast Member Name Tag|
From the Disney's America Theme Park, Haymarket, Virginia. The park was doomed long before it was scheduled to open in 1998.
It is a blank white oval, small red border line, and the Disney's America logo on the top. Similar in size to any Cast Member nametag, the engraving would show blue letters when a name was added.
|Pin 13809: Button - Disney's America Chamber of Commerce Button|
This large button was distributed by the Prince Williams County Chamber of Commerce in support of Disney's America. It shows Prince William County
inside a Mickey Mouse background.
|Pin 13810: Button - Disney's America 'Our Future'|
This button was distributed in Haymarket Virginia at "Haymarket Days" on September 17, 1984. 2 days later Disney announced that they were closing down the project.
|Pin 15758: The Search For Imagination Pin Event - Figment With Walt Photograph|
This pin was released during the Search For Imagination Pin Event at Epcot. A black and white archival photograph of Walt pointing at an aerial map of Epcot. Figment is the pin on pin in color along side the frame.
This pin comes with a gorgeous display which is designed like Spaceship Earth with Mickey's hand and the wand. On Mickey's hand is the event logo. This comes in a beautiful box and was a gift to those that attended the Breakfast Package for the Pin Celebration Event.
The gift was originally planned for 1,200 pieces however a mistake was made during production and the edition size climbed to 2,500. Disney distributed additional gift packages to event guests via fedex around Nov 4th 2002
(per letter rec'd in mine)
So based on the math that means that 1200 were distributed at the breakfast another 1200 were mailed to the breakfast guests which leaves them with 100 plus whatever factory extras they were sent...
|Pin 47273: WDW - It All Started With Walt - Framed Pin Set - Figment of Imagination - Figment and Walt Disney|
Figment is featured in this Limted Edition framed set pin in front of Walt Disney showing his map of the future Walt Disney World® Resort property in Central Florida. This pin is part of the Figment of Imagination Framed Pin Set. This pin will not be sold separately. It is a pin on pin.
This pin was designed by Disney Design Group artist Paola Gutierrez.
|Pin 64652: WDI - Animal Kingdom Concept Art ( Dragon )|
This pin features epoxy coated artwork of the a Dragon who never completely appeared in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Originally Animal Kingdom was supposed to features animals that never were, but later the concept was abandoned. When the Discovery River boats ran, passengers passed by a fire breathing dragon's cave. The artwork is primarly red and black. It is framed by a red and black metal frame.
Two posts on back.
Series includes: 64398, 64650, 64651, 64652
|Pin 101: Disney's Animal Kingdom (Raised Animals Under The Tree Of Life)|
This pin reads "Disney's Animal Kingdom" in a large box at the bottom. Above that, an elephant, dragon and dinosaur are depicted in raised, gold metallic figures. The three are marching beneath the Tree of Life against a red, orange and yellow sunset. This pin was originally released with the "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand" backstamp. It has since been re-released each year with a new backstamp.
It is still available and each year has a different backstamp.
WDW SKU 400109769677
|Pin 102: Disney's Animal Kingdom ( 5 Animal Hat Pin)|
This pin was only available on an expensive hat with pins from the other parks. The words "Disney's Animal Kingdom" appear in a single line in a box at the bottom of the pin. Above that, brown figures of a lion, elephant, dragon, dinosaur and kangaroo march under the Tree of Life against a red, orange and yellow sunset.
The pin measures 1 1/2" (37 mm) wide by 1" (25 mm) tall. The reverse has a single post with a unique screw-on post back; the gold-metal pin also has "© Disney" (in the Disney font), and "MADE IN CHINA."
Other pins on the hat include 103,104 and 1699.
|Pin 176: WDW - Animal Kingdom 5-Animal Logo - Green/White|
This pin was originally only available on a hat along with 4 other pins (Harambe, a lion, zebra, and rhino), but is now available as a pin set also. It is green and white with the Tree of Life and the old 5 animal (Elephant, dragon, dinosaur, lion, goat) AK logo instead of the new one with 3 animals.
Some pins have been noted with the "M" in kingdom filled in green.
See pin 83798 for newer variation.
Pins in this set: 100, 176, 177, 178, 179
|Pin 1013: WDW - Animal Kingdom - Pre-opening|
This cloisonne pin was sold during the year before AK opened in the Main Street store to the right of the train station as you enter the Magic Kingdom. The pin is the AK logo with a mosaic background. The pin back is inscribed, "A new species of Theme Park opens 1998"
The cast member pin that everyone confuses these with is pin 6211, reading "Inaugural Cast 1998". Same animal design, but the label on a yellow band at the bottom is present only in the cast member version.
Still available on CM lanyards (as of 09/2001), traded as a common pin. Pin 6211 is very rare and more difficult to find.
|Pin 14040: Button - Disney's Animal Kingdom Pre-Opening|
Button promoting Disney's Animal Kingdom prior to its opening. It feature the Tree of Life logo with lion, elephant, dragon, triceratops, and antelope. It reads: "Disney's Animal Kingdom" "A New Species Of Theme Park Opens 1998".
|Pin 2659: WDW October Pin of the Month - Animal Kingdom|
This pin shows the regular Animal Kingdom logo over the Pin of the Month (POM) bar on the bottom, which has the Mickey ears on the left side and says "Commemorative Edition, Opening Day, 1998" in gold against a black background. This was the October 2000 Pin of the Month.
|Pin 2569: Animal Kingdom Rectangle pin|
This is a rectangular pin with a gold trim. The center has the Tree of Life logo and the five animals parading in front. Arching across the top it reads "A New Species of Theme Park". On the bottom is "Animal Kingdom" in a green rectangle and "WALT DISNEY WORLD" in green under that.
This pin was a McDonald's pin for the opening promotion
|Pin 11145: Animal Kingdom - Cast Exclusive - Green Opening Year (Gift)|
Often confused with Pin 2569: Animal Kingdom Square pin (Mc Donald's pin) because of its resemblance, this pin is truly square as 2569 is rectangular. It only has the traditional, green AK logo. This pin was distributed to opening day cast team.
|Pin 13777: Button - WDW - Disney's Animal Kingdom|
This white, square button features the Animal Kingdom park logo with the Tree Of Life and animals walking underneath it - lion, elephant, dragon, dinosaur, and a gazelle.
|Pin 14219: Button - WDW - Press - Disney's Animal Kingdom Coming to Life April 1998|
This button was given to everyone who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Disney's Animal Kingdom. It says "A Whole new species of theme park" at the top and says "Coming to life APRIL 1998" at the bottom. On the back it says (C)Disney
|Pin 6211: AK Inaugural Cast 1998|
Metallic pin, reads "Inaugural Cast 1998". This is *the* Animal Kingdom pin worn by cast members when the park first opened in 1998. It is often confused with pin numbers 1013 and 2735 (same pin). Back is stamped in a semicircle " A New Species of Theme Park Opens 1998". c Disney Made in China.
|Pin 60841: WDW - Annual Passholder Celebration 2000 - Animal Kingdom (Button)|
This button was given to passholders that attended the first celebration at the Animal Kingdom. Across the top is written in white, "Annual Passholder Celebration". Beneath this is the number 2000 also in white on a, light green Tree of Life. There are three, dark green animals beneath the tree. From left to right they are, an Elephant, a Dragon and a Triceratops Dinosaur. Below the animals, "Disney's-ANIMAL-KINGDOM" is written on a rectangular light green banner.
This button has a diameter of 2 3/16".
|Pin 114: Cast Member - Animal Kingdom Safari (Pooh & Tigger)|
"Disney's Animal Kingdom Cast Member Safari" pin with a green background, animals across the top, and Pooh and Tigger in safari gear to either side. It was sold at the Company D Store.
The back is a gold tone waffle weave with 1 pin post.
WALT DISNEY WORLD
|Pin 42011: WDW Cast Lanyard Collection 4 - Animal Kingdom Parking Sign (Unicorn)|
A replica of the Unicorn Parking lot sign at Animal Kingdom. Showing a silver Unicorn above a rectangular sign which has Unicorn in white letters against a green background on the top half and the lower half Has Rows 21-29 in yellow letters against a red background.
It is part of a 4-pin collection/series; the backstamp says, "4 of 4." This pin is part of the Cast Lanyard Collection 4 at the Walt Disney World® Resort. It also has a small hidden mickey beside the row number.
You can only get this pin by trading with a cast member.
Series includes 42011, 42012, 42013, 42014.
|Pin 55846: WDW - White Glove Collection - Remember When - Discovery River Boats|
Remember the Discovery River Boats Attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park with this Limited Edition pin. This pin is part of the "White Glove - Remember When" collection and features a pin on pin and a dangle. The Discovery River Boats, which gave guests a close look at the Tree of Life® Attraction, opened April 22, 1998 and closed August 21, 1999. Artwork for this pin was created by Disney Design Group Artist Josh Holtsclaw.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse are riding in a boat that has just passed a dragon who is breathing fire. The fire breathing dragon was to be the gateway to Beastly Kingdom which never opened.
This gold-finished, textured-back pin measures 2 1/2" tall by 1 1/2" wide. It is backstamped with, "LIMITED EDITION OF-750", the 2007 pin trading logo and, "REMEMBER WHEN-Discovery Riverboats-April 22, 1998-(C)DISNEY-CHINA".
|Pin 15133: TDL - Meet The World|
One of the Attraction Series pins released at Tokyo Disneyland during pin trading. Belongs to the Tomorrowland set.
Not only is this pin retired, but now the whole attraction is gone.
As a side note, originally Meet the World was designed to be in EPCOT's Japan Pavillion; but due to construction issues got shelved and went to Tokyo.
Individual pins in this series include: #15132, #15133, #15134, #15135, #15136, #15137, #15138.
|Pin 861: WDW Contact 96|
silver and black, and says "Contact 96 Walt Disney World" on it with a Mickey head surrounded by a circle and stars. This was created for a Sci-fi convention that Walt Disney World was planning on holding in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom back in 1996.
The convention was undersubscribed, so Disney cancelled the full scale convention planned, refunded the attendees' money, and held a smaller one day event.
The nice thing was that along with the refund, the attendees received the merchandise, which included this pin and a watch and other items I'm not sure about. The pin and the watch were available for purchase by the public.
Retired: SOLD OUT
|Pin 14101: Button - WDW - Contact 96|
This is a button with the same graphic as pin #861. Silver and black, and says "Contact 96 Walt Disney World" on it with a Mickey head surrounded by a circle and stars. This was created for a Sci-fi convention that Walt Disney World was planning on holding in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom back in 1996.
The convention was undersubscribed, so Disney cancelled the full scale convention planned, refunded the attendees' money, and held a smaller one day event. Along with the refund, the attendees received the merchandise, which included other items.
3" in diameter
|Pin 36783: WDW - Contact 96 (Prototype)|
Prototype. Pin & Mold sold in 2000 at the first pin trading weekend auction. It was stated at the auction this is the ONLY pin produced. Pin is about 1 1/4" X1" silver plated. Upper fin on ship has: "Disney's." Main body of ship has: "Contact."
The CONTACT event was to take place Jan. 21-23, 1996 but due to low pre registration is was shortened to a 1 day event held at Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World
|Pin 1585: Westcot 2000|
This is a very interesting pin. Westcot was to be the Epcot of the west, it's plans created political debate. The plans for much anticipated Westcot were eventualy changed and instead the new Disney theme park on the west was revamped and renamed "Disney California Adventures". This pin in gold colored, say's "Westcot 2000 community support commitee"
|Pin 14117: Button - DLR - Disneyland Resort Campaign|
Back when they were discussing what to do with the Parking Lot at Disneyland (when they were kicking around ideas like Westcot) this button appeared. I believe it came from the preview center that, at that time was located in the back of the Disneyland Hotel. It Reads "Economic Engine For Tomorrow Disneyland Resort" ©Disney. It has a line drawing of a locomotive for the graphic.
|Pin 55858: Westcot 2000|
Westcot was originally planned to be the EPCOT park constructed on the land of the old parking lot of Disneyland in Anaheim. But later the EPCOT plans were scrapped and Disney instead constructed Disney's California Adventure.
Button says "WESTCOT 2000" and "A Community Support Committee". To be honest, I have no idea regarding the origin of this white and off-green button, nor the meaning of the blue "MEMBER" ribbon.
|Pin 1076: Voyage to 1939: Queen Mary/Spruce Goose|
For a period of about five years, Disney managed (but did not own)the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose in Long Beach, CA. PIn dates from that era, when the company tried to boost attendance with shows and events. Disney no longer manages the attractions.
|Pin 41121: Queen Mary / Spruce Goose|
This pin was sold in the Long Beach attraction the Queen Mary and the Spruce Goose, while Disney controlled them.
I'll try to post a better picture when I can - under the botch, the writing says "Queen Mary & Spruce Goose".
The back says "W.P.P.L. Pinnacle Designs".
|Pin 29993: Disney Catalog - WWII Gremlin Insignia Pin|
During World War II, The Walt Disney Studio was swamped with requests from the military to use Disney characters in creating distinctive unit insignia. Over a five-year period, the Studio contributed over 1,200 designs to the war effort. Disney presents part of a relatively forgotten body of Disney art that helped boost morale during the war years.
One of five pins in pin set #29354.
This pin depicts a gremlin wearing a red kamikaze helmet holding on to a beige plane that appears to be in a dive bomb. The gremlin depicted on this pin is Gus the Gremlin. He's from a movie that was never made, based on Gremlins by Roald Dahl (it's Roald Dahl's first book and the only one that Disney owns the rights to). Though the movie was never made, it was heavily marketed through comics and plushes of the characters as well as appearing on military insignia, such as the one on this pin.
This pewter-finished, textured-back pin measures 1 3/8" tall by 1 9/16" wide. The back of the pin has the Disney Catalog Exclusive Pin Collection logo and, "China (C)Disney-L.E. 1500".
The fighter plane may be a P-51 Mustang or a P-40 Warhawk of Flying Tigers fame.
|Pin 29354: Disney Catalog - Disney Studio Military Insignia Pin Set #2|
During World War II (WWII), The Walt Disney Studio was swamped with requests from the military to use Disney characters in creating distinctive unit insignia. Over a five-year period, the Studio contributed over 1,200 designs to the war effort. Disney presents part of a relatively forgotten body of Disney art that helped boost morale during the war years. This five-pin set includes insignias featuring Jiminy Cricket, the Big Bad Wolf, Donald Duck, a little Gremlin and a Centaurette. Pins range from 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" H. Card 7 1/2"-square.
Individual pins inthe set:
29858 - Jiminy Cricket
|Pin 46421: Gremlin Gus|
During WWII the Disney Studios designed over 1,200 insignia for American and Allied military units. Gremlin Gus was a character from a planned but never completed and released Disney movie based on R.A.F. pilot Roald Dahl's book, 'Gremlins'. In this case I believe the pin depicts the use of Disney nose art painted on the fuselage of B-17 Flying Fortress rather than a unit insignia.
|Pin 87750: Disneyland 45th LE six pin map (NOT CM) - Liberty Street & Edison Square only|
This pin identifies a section of the park with the notations Liberty Street and Edison Square located to the right of Main Street USA.
If anyone can make out other attractions on this pin (the detailing is tiny), please feel free to add.