I was a Merchandise Hostess at Downtown Disney’s Pin Traders for two programs 2013/2014. Guests would often make a special trip to DTD just to visit the biggest pin retail location on the WDW property, Pin Traders.
I had the pleasure of meeting one young boy who had spent the day at Epcot and was visiting us to find this one special pin that he wanted. Earlier that day, he had experienced the “Journey into the Imagination with Figment” attraction, and he was on the hunt for the last Figment hidden Mickey pink/purple pin to complete his collection. He had spent his WDW vacation looking at every Cast lanyard he could find and had found 7 out of 8 of the pins, but still had one more to go.
The little boy told me about his search and how he was leaving the next day to return home. Luckily for me, Tinkerbell was able to work her magic and placed the special pin in a small wooden treasure box with a gold clasp that the boy could hold in his hands. He slowly opened the box and there was the pin that he’d been looking for during his entire vacation!
He proudly put the last pin on his lanyard while his mom took a picture of him. It was a Magical Moment for the boy and his family, and for me as a Cast Member.
Making magic is what we do! 🙂