Fans of Disney’s pressed pennies take note! Walt Disney World has special 50th anniversary-themed pressed coins along with impressive medallions and unique tags. You won’t want to miss these keepsakes!
Each keepsake depicts one of the characters in the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection or a Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary design and are available throughout the 18-month celebration.
“Our guests love to have unique and special takeaways, so these pennies are perfect for the celebration,” said Bob Opificius, Manager, Operations Experience Integration and one of the magical masterminds behind these collections. “Coin pressed pennies, medallions and tags are great for everyone from die-hard collectors to guests just having fun, bouncing around the Disney area collecting souvenirs.”
Along with these new designs comes a new generation of penny presses. That’s right, they’ve gone digital, making it even easier to find and use each machine!
Guests can now find the Coin Press Machine locations using the My Disney Experience app! Open up the app, select the magnifying glass located on the bottom of the screen, then type “coin press machines” in the search bar. You can then select the “Find on Map” for machine locations all over Walt Disney World Resort!
The new machine designs are also easy to use, more reliable and best of all, there’s no need to search for the perfect shiny penny to use for your souvenir. Machines are now filled with brand-new, uncirculated pennies that will forever carry the design you choose. Equipped with a touch screen for easy navigation, the new penny press machines operate in six different languages and give guests the ability to select one, eight or even twelve different penny designs all at once for easy collecting.
Plus, they no longer require coins to enjoy. Every machine also accepts all credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Wallet, in addition to cash.
If you still love the hand crank experience, or love using your own pennies, don’t worry. Select locations still have original machines for your penny pressing experience.
Will you be collecting these new pressed penny designs?
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