The cast member who was working at the pin stand in Future World explained to me a week ago how the trading board works at her station. She said that a computer randomly picks a time for the trading board to open, and a manager brings it over. She said it was meant to be done that way to make it more special when you are able to find it. She also said the trading times for Mouse Gears was 1:00 and 5:00. Also, at the Frontierland pin store, they had the hat, a small cork board, and a post. It was literally like a scratching post you would buy your cat, except it was about five feet tall, with corkboard attached on the sides. They told me that since the store was called "The Trading Post" they had this trading post to go with it. It was the first time I had seen it. I feel like they change things nearly every time I'm there. Another new one I was shown last week was in Sir Mickey's. When I was looking at a CM lanyard, they mentioned that they had a sword and sheild to trade off of. They got out foam toys shaped like a sword and one shaped like a shield. They kind of made it sound like it was their own idea as cast members working in this store to take it upon themselves to set this additional trading opportunity up. Not sure if that is a fair assumption, but they said something to make me think so. Another CM (I forget where) had a lanyard that had about twice the amount of pins they usually have on. I asked if there wasn't a rule that they had to always have twelve? She said that so far no one had told her otherwise, so that made me think that some folks are doing things their own way when they are able. I can't believe I was there a week ago and instead of being satisfied with my trip, I am already planning what to do next time I go!