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Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please

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Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:44:34 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm a new pin collector hence my question.  DLP are releasing some limited edition pins on Sat March 17th in Pueblo Trading Post and I'd like to buy some as I'm there that day.  So my question is, how does it work on these pin release days?  Do I just go to Pueblo at 10am and I'll be able to buy them or will there be massive demand and I need to be outside earlier and in a big queue?  Someone has mentioned to me that I may have to queue in Liberty Arcade and get a wristband to then gain entry to the shop when it opens?  Any advice from you pin buying pros would be much appreciated!  Thank you!

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Re: Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 05:49:35 PM »
Yes. Definately be there for EMT and get your wristband.
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Re: Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 06:38:52 PM »
Where in the Liberty Arcade do you need to queu then?
This is the first i hear about it.
We would like to go to that little shop when we're there 14th of april.
Never been to this shop before, so i need some info to get there.

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Re: Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 07:27:05 PM »
Where in the Liberty Arcade do you need to queu then?
This is the first i hear about it.
We would like to go to that little shop when we're there 14th of april.
Never been to this shop before, so i need some info to get there.

The queue will be throughout the entire Liberty Arcade.
This is only on the days where LE pins get released.
Any other day you just simple walk to the shop and that's it.

For the release of LE pins, people start queuing from the first second the park opens during Extra Magic Time at 8.30am.
The queue will be formed throughout the Liberty Arcade.
Cast members hand out tickets/wristlets which has a number on them.
With that number you form a queue at the Pueblo Pin Trading Post shop after Frontierland rope drop at 10am.
You got to be early, because most of the time by 9/9.30am all tickets/wristlets to get are gone.
LE pins take some serious waiting.

To give an idea of how busy it will be:
this photo was taken a couple of months ago, at 8.10am. Only 10 minutes after park opening.
The queue started at the Frontierland entrance, and ended at the end of the Liberty Arcade.
And all tickets were gone. (And this is pretty much always the case)

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Re: Buying Pins in the Park - advice needed please
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 11:49:58 AM »
Be prepared to run like a crazy person lol

By coincidence we were there for the March pin releases on St Patricks Day. We queued outside the external gates at around 7.45, ran to the turnstiles when the gates were opened, then ran to liberty arcade when the turnstiles opened! There was a large queue immediately but all 3 of us managed to get wristbands in the second colour wave :)

(Each wristband allows you to purchase 2 of each LE pin.)

You're then free to make use of EMT for an hour or so before heading into Frontierland. To get to the shop you need to head to Pocahontas playground. The shop opens at 10 - we were the 2nd colour of wristband which started at 10.30 & we'd done by 11!

The shop queue isn't explained very well but you need to make sure you join the part of the queue for your wristband colour! We didn't know this & joined the back of the large queue but thankfully a cast member checking wristbands moved us forward!

 

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