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Splash 8-die machine relocated during refurb

While Splash Mountain is being refurnished (an annual event), its 8-die machine has been relocated to the Briar Patch gift shop. The CTM Group map shows its original location and its new location, but there is only one machine.

Splash will reopen in mid-November.

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Port Orleans adds 7 Princess & The Frog designs

Two new machines were added in late September to Port Orleans.  With a total of seven designs, the new machines are dedicated to the New Orleans-based cartoon The Princess & The Frog.

The website for CTM Group, the vendor responsible for penny presses at Disney World, had shown the old Celebrity 5 & 10 machine at Port Orleans, but in early October the site was updated to show the 3-die Frog machine instead.

 

8-die machine comes to Space Mountain

Another 8-die zinc-dispensing machine has been added – this time at the Tomorrowland Power & Light store adjacent to Space Mountain.  All 8 coins have space or Space Mountain themes and bear the attraction’s name.

The machine is toward the back of the store and replaces the 3-die quarter press. That machine may be retired, or it may make a comeback.

Mid-August WDW updates

Presscoins.com is reporting that the quarter machine at Tower of Terror – which was off-stage for a couple weeks – has returned with an updated cabinet that matches the new 8-die penny press recently installed.

They are also reporting that the Marketplace Fund Finds store at Disney Springs still has its outdoor machine, but the indoor machine has been removed now that the store has been rethemed as a Star Wars shop.  There is no reason the indoor machine wouldn’t pop up elsewhere in Disney Springs, so keep an eye out.

Three more 8-die machines added, all at Hollywood Studios

More 8-die machines have been added (with zinc pennies supplied by the machines).

Two machines at Once Upon a Time were added.  One has Beauty & the Beast theme, and replaces a 3-die Beauty & the Beast machine.  The second machine has Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs as a numbered set; it replaces a machine with 3 princes.

Meanwhile, at the end of Sunset Boulevard a new 8-die machine has been placed in the photo preview area of Tower of Terror (adjacent to the gift shop).  It has coins with a Tower theme, including several with popular Disney characters.