Hey gang! I did a year-end total for 2016, and I was super excited to check out what the totals were for 2017! This year has been a blast, indeed. We've had a massive amount of new pins come out, some exceptional surprises, and our fair share of stumbles for sure. But all in all, it was a great year! In this post, I'll go over the incredible totals from the year. In the second post, I'll be sharing the results from my pickup survey. And in the third, I'll explain some pickup policy changes that will go into effect immediately. So be sure to stick around for the whole thing. THE TOTALS Total number of new LE/LR pins released for WDW: 323 New Pin of the Month or Quarterly Series released: 7 Magical Melodies, Disney Recollections, Doorways to Disney, Essence of Evil, Piece of Disney History 2017, Annual Passholder Gemstone, Star Wars Vehicles November had the most number of new pins at 24 (not including the 19 Holiday Resort pins or the 5 Jungle Book Anniversary). Total number of individual members requesting pins: 139 Total number of picked up pins: 1,540!!!!!!!! Most requested new series: Doorways to Disney (110), followed closely by Essence of Evil (97) Most requested single pin: Maleficent Essence of Evil (14), followed closely by Star Tours and Jungle Cruise Doorways (13 each) and Pizza Planet PoDH (13) Most requested mystery box: Disney Film Series (98!!!!!!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Total number of trips to Disney in which pickups were a specific goal: roughly 64 Hours spent in the car: roughly 192 (8 days......) Miles driven: roughly 11,392 Bubble Wrap used: roughly 620 square feet Little Bubble Envelopes used: roughly 490 I'm still in shock about some of these numbers! Hahah! And even though some of the figures are pretty astounding, I have genuinely had a blast doing pickups this year. Along the way, I was able to meet some incredible pin friends in person--to list them all would be just setting myself up to forget someone, but you guys know who you are! I got to connect with so many of you at my first ever Pin Event: Love is an Adventure, and I CANNOT WAIT until the 2018 event!!! I also was able to fill out my Disney Character Signature book quite spectacularly! Some highlights include Eeyore and Piglet, Dug and Russell, Star Lord, and Maleficent! And, of course, it was a great year to be an Aladdin collector, as the Aladdin 25th Anniversary event and pin release was just exceptional. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed checking out the totals. Be sure to keep reading to hear the results for the Pickup Survey and a few Pickup Policy Changes. Thanks again for a great year, and here's to 2018!!