Nick LoCicero is at the Florida Project over the next few days and you will be able to follow his adventures through our blog. Check back regularly for updates.

This place is amazing! After months of anticipation and hours waiting outside EPCOT, guest are finally let into the Florida Project. In case you didnt know, this years WDW pin and vinylmation trade event is themed after the preview center that introduced guests to the vacation kingdom of the world. The cast members are all in character, pretending it is december 9, 1971. Right now they are airing Walt Disney’s press conference where he announced the plans for his new theme park. The themeing is amazing. Im about to trade some pins, ill be back soon with another update.

The Trading Areas

Mr Toad's Wild Ride Trading Area

The Haunted Mansion Trading Area
The Castle Trading Area

Attraction Archives on Show

A 20,000 Leagues Nautilus
A Skyway Vehicle

On my first ever trade board i got a refreshed board! I got 2 of the event LE pins. Amazing. The hanted mansion trade area isnt a board. There are 5 small coffins. You spin then on a table and get to look inside one for your pins. A quick correction, its september 9, 1971, not december. Silly of me. They also have a lot of previews of upcoming pins and vinylmation. Go to for a look. Ill post some pin previews here later. Back to trading!


Day One is over. So much trading! There was a large trade floor for guests as well as the themed trading areas. Here is a closer look around.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Trading Area
There were Orange Birds hidden all over the rooms

More Orange Bird
Contemporary Resort Trading Area

Polynesian Themed Trading Area

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

There was plenty of entertainment from trivia, to skits to parades and more. And it was all themed back to 1971.
We had to practice the parade before the Magic Kingdom opens.
Disney Artist Alex Maher signs for guests
Disney artists sign for guests.
Disney entertained the crowd with films like Walt Disney press conference, the Florida Project and more.
The Store inside The Florida Project