We mentioned yesterday that Disney has taken its Play Disney Parks app to the next level with more locations to play and with the addition of new achievement pins. You earn the right to buy the pins after completing specific challenges inside the app. Right now pins are available for games at Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, and Toy Story Midway Mania. Now we’re getting our first look at the pins.
In the game you can answer Disney trivia, interact with your friends and special hidden elements in the queues and lands of Walt Disney World and Disneyland. This will be a fun way for you to show off some of your favorite achievements.
For now pins are available for those who have earned the Never Lander, Space Mountaineer or Midway Maniac achievements in the Play Disney Parks app. You can show your achievement then purchase commemorative physical pins.
At the Disneyland Resort you can buy the Never Lander pin at the Fantasyland Cart and the Space Mountaineer pin at the Space Mountain Photo Spot at the Space Mountain exit in Disneyland park. Over in Disney California Adventure park, the Midway Maniac pin can be purchased at Midway Mercantile.
Playing at the Walt Disney World Resort? You can buy the Never Lander pin at Fantasy Faire and Space Mountaineer pin at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. in Magic Kingdom Park, or pick up the Midway Maniac pin at Celebrity 5 & 10 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
I don’t think anyone should be surprised that Disney is trying to monetize this app. I’m not upset that the method is pins and would be happy if some other related merchandise was available too. I’d love to have a little mini-vinyl doll representing characters I took a photo with, for example, or quests I completed.
These pins are only available for a limited-time, of course. Will you be adding them to your collection?