Participate in Pin Trading at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Participate in Pin Trading at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Pin Trading

Pin Trading at Busch Gardens

Join in the fun of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s pin trading experience. Collect and trade for your favorite pins at the park with ambassadors and other guests! New pins will be released periodically throughout the year so you can continue to grow your collection.


To start your pin trading experience, visit a participating gift shop where collectible pins and lanyards are available for purchase. Happy trading!



Pins and lanyards are available for purchase at select Busch Gardens shopping locations. Once you have your pins and lanyard, you can trade with Busch Gardens Ambassadors and guests who are also wearing a pin trading lanyard. Ambassadors with lanyards can be found throughout the park in gift shops, theaters, front gate, and the park entrance.  You may trade up to 3 pins per Busch Gardens Ambassador, per day. You may also trade with other pin-traders in the park!

What kinds of pins are available?


Core pins feature Busch Gardens animals and are available to purchase until they are retired.


Collection pins are an assortment of pins that all relate to each other. A collection may be added to year after year.


A series is a set of pins that are identified as a group. Make sure to collect the whole series.


Limited edition pins are available in smaller quantities for a specific time or until they sell out. Get limited edition pins right away, they’ll be hard to find later on.


Special edition pins are available only for a limited time and feature many Busch Gardens icons. These pins will go fast, so get them while they’re hot.


Once a pin is retired, it will no longer be produced. These are identified with a retirement label.


Pass Member pins are exclusively available for purchase by Annual Pass Members. 


Accessories are non-pin items that enhance your pin collecting and trading experience and include an assortment of lanyards and pouches.