So what if they are adults? If it is what they like, more power to them. There are far worse hobbies to enjoy. Besides, who are you to question what other people enjoy doing in their spare time? I'm sure you have hobbies and interests that others would not find appealing, yet they leave you alone and don't call you a ruffian for engaging in said hobby.These are grown adults who sit there all day with the sole purpose of trading pins or (out in DDD) Vinylmation.
Nope. Disney has stated that Pin Trading is okay and has even set up official websites and rules and etiquette. It is not okay to bring your memorabilia and trade it, only legitimate, metal Disney pins.So, next time I go to Disneyland and I bring a bunch of plastic bags filled with my Disney memorabilia and I tell people I'm only "trading" it, that will be OK, correct?
What if I want to bring some sandwiches in and say I'm only trading them for other items, not selling them?
Is that OK?
As food is not okay to bring into the parks you would be limited to trading in DTD only with your sandwiches. That said, if you wanted to trade it with someone else, whose going to stop you?
In the end, the property belongs to Disney and they make the rules. Pin trading only within the parks at designated locations and following certain guidelines. No outside food in the parks.
To put it bluntly, your attempted argument is reductio ad absurdum.
Disney has accommodated pin traders by providing multiple locations throughout the park at which to participate in this hobby. Kind of hard to get it away from guests when it is guests participating in it. Plus, the purpose of having it visible is to spark interest in pins and further trading. So that would defeat the purpose.I'd be ALL for this type of pin trading if there were a nice set of tables inside a building somewhere away from guests. Maybe Disney should accommodate this kind of activity inside Aladdin's Oasis?
Ah, but they are not just bringing plastic bags filled with merchandise. Only pins are allowed to be traded. Any plastic bags of merchandise are purchases made by the person within the park like any other park guest.Look, there is sanctioned Disney activity like cast members dressed in costume who are filling a role, then there are people who come in t-shirts with plastic bags filled with merchandise who are just there to trade things. That seems completely out of place to me. But, hey, apparently I am being too sensitive and unmagical. (Yes, I just insulted MYSELF!)
You are allowed your feelings, but you must also respect the feelings of others by not name calling and by allowing them to participate in sanctioned hobbies.