As of February 3rd, there is no more Vinylmation trading at Walt Disney world! The news came quite suddenly, we only found out by accident. While trading at Animal Kingdom the cast member said “getting in some last minute trading” and I said “yeah, the park is closing soon” and she then started to explain that the whole trading program was ending, all across Disney property, even at D-Street in Downtown Disney. Unbelievable.
We asked why but she didn’t know. We decided to go to D-Street that night and get another trade before we left Disney. The girl at D-Street had some more information, she had explained that they are ending the program because of customer complaints. She said that Disney received many complaints about the condition of the Vinylmations and the rules regarding trading. Some complaints are that people are trading figures that are missing pieces and that are in bad condition, or vice versa, that they are not being allowed to trade their poor condition pieces. Other complaints are about the rules of trading, D-Street enforces the rules more strictly than any of the other trading places. I’m really upset about the situation, I love trading Vinylmations. The girl said there were online trading places, but it takes the fun out of it for me. I also don’t want to take chances or pay shipping fees. I find the Vinylmation figures so much more appealing than the pin collecting and trading. I suppose the only way to get them to bring it back is to write a complaint to Guest Relations, and if enough people want it to be brought back, perhaps they will do so. If you feel the same way I do, I encourage you to contact Disney and tell them you want Vinylmation Trading back.