Are you a Disney Pin Collector or Trader?
Personally speaking, I’m really not. But I’ve always had an appreciation for the teeny works of art. So every now and then I take a look to check them out, which is how I found myself in Disney’s Pin Traders in the Marketplace of Disney Springs (located directly across from Earl of Sandwich).
And it’s also how I happened upon the Piece of Walt Disney World History Toy Story Pizza Planet Pin!
As the name implies, the Piece of History Pins give you a chance to OWN a piece of a retired Disney World attraction, parade, or — in this case — restaurant! Toy Story Pizza Planet closed down in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in January 2016. The spot was completely re-imagined into PizzeRizzo, leaving the Toy Story theme far behind (in favor of Muppets) as Disney makes way for an entire Toy Story Land slated to open in 2018.
As a special Commemorative Pin, the Toy Story Pizza Planet Pin is kept behind glass, so you have to ask a Cast Member for assistance.
That’s how I got a closer look.
The “piece” of Pizza Planet is tucked inside that teeny little globe on the bottom right of the pin. That bit of filament you see was once part of the yellow and red planet decorations that dotted the arcade.
Look, it’s no huge secret that Pizza Planet was not on the top of our Must Do Dining list. In fact, since your typical Disney Counter Service pizza isn’t good, Pizza Planet never made it to the list at all. It was more of a Must Skip, or — at best — a visit-only-once-IF-you’re-a-major-Toy-Story-fan. For that reason, I was completely surprised by a small rush of sentiment when I spotted this pin, and decided to share it with you all.
Even though I don’t collect them myself, I still think these Piece of History pins are pretty darn cool. (I do own a Piece of History SpectroMagic Parade Pin. Anyone else miss it dearly?) The Piece of Walt Disney World History Toy Story Pizza Planet Pin was released on September 7, 2017, and is a Limited Edition run of 1,500. So, if you aren’t able to grab one in Disney World before they sell out, maybe one of our pals will be willing to trade with you!
Would you like to own a piece of Pizza Planet? Please let us know with a comment!