Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

Differences between Nala Magic Kingdom coins

I like to catalog the differences between coins, using the Presscoins numbering system.  I will chronicle my findings here if they are not already on the Presscoins website.

Here, I compare the Nala pennies from the Magic Kingdom using Presscoins.com’s photos. MK0014, retired from the Seven Dwarfs Mine shop, uses squares and parallelograms in the upper left ring pattern.  MK0058, from the Zanzibar/Island Supply shop in Adventureland, has a sawtooth pattern with triangles and a gap between.

January 2017 updates from Disney World

There are a lot of updates this month, so I’ll just rattle them off quickly.

2017

The 2017 coins have been in place since the first week, but machines have been out of order so it is difficult to build complete sets.  During my visit, three machines (out of 15 with dated designs) were broken.

Disney Springs

A new 4-die machine was installed at the walkway outside the World of Disney Store with new designs.  They are available for sale on my website.

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Magic Kingdom

The two machines at Verandah Breezeway connecting Frontierland with Adventureland were removed in December.  The Adventureland designs came back in January.  The change machine also returned.  The Island Supply machine with Lion King designs did not return.

There are no longer change machines at the Tomorrowland Power & Light location; the arcade has closed.  The penny, dime and quarter machines are still there.

The 8-die Toy Story machine in Tomorrowland is located inside the photo pickup area of the Buzz Lightyear ride.  The 4-die machine at the Buzz Lightyear kiosk has returned.

Epcot

Innoventions once again has machines in both the East and West buildings.

Hollywood Studios

The official maps don’t show this, but the 4-die Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster machine in the courtyard is still at that location.

The Tower of Terror courtyard machine (4 dies) continues to roll short for copper pennies.  One contributor to my Facebook page reports that he had better luck with zinc coins.

Although Pizza Planet once housed numerous penny presses, its replacement PizzeRizzo has none.

The Celebrity 5 & 10 machine is inaccessible during renovations of the neighboring photo shop.

Miscellaneous

The price of penny books has gone up to $11.99.  The new design and the Tinkerbell design are both available at most locations.

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The two Wreck-It Ralph machines have been moved from inside Disney Quest to the store.

The machine outside Pioneer Hall at Fort Wilderness was not found on my mid-January visit, and cast members did not know what happened to it.

 

 

 

2017 coins coming to Disney World

Although I do not have confirmation that all the coins are on-stage yet, the vendor who handles pressed coins at Disney World (CTM Group) has included new 2017 designs on its maps of machine locations.  Here are the details:

There will be 15 coins, as in 2015 and 2016.  The locations will be the same as where the 2016 machines ended up (remember – there were some moves during construction at Hollywood Studios) with one exception.

Again, there will be 8 pennies, which includes a numbered series of 4.  There will also be 7 quarters.

The exception: One of the 2016 pennies had ended up at Island Supply Co./Verandah Breezeway in Adventureland.  Two machines at that location have been removed, according to the maps (I will confirm their status in mid-January when I visit).  To replace the 2016 design, a 2017 design has been placed at the 3-die machine at Rock Around the Shop, the coaster gift shop at Hollywood Studios.

I have adapted the artwork from the CTM Group’s website to create these images:

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2017-quartersThe new coin at Rock Around the Shop replaces the old Walt Disney Studios design with a silhouette Mickey and camera.  Hollywood Studios has struggled with name and icon changes over the year –  the Earful Tower was once the symbol of the Studios, replaced by the Sorcerer’s Hat.  Now it appears the Tower of Terror is the icon representing the Studios, at least on three of these coins.

January 2 update:  Not all the coins were on-stage as of January 1. It appears (as in years past) it might take a few days for all to be ready.

Quick November updates

In reviewing the Disney World penny press maps, it appears the 4-die machine Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster machine at the coaster’s Courtyard is off-stage and possibly retired.  Only the “Cars” themed machine (which had been moved here from the Luigi’s Garage meet-and-greet) is shown for this location.  The 3-die machine in the store remains.

The Toy Story 2 4-die machine located at the Buzz Lightyear souvenir kiosk remains off stage.

As noted in an earlier post, a gun purge is underway at Disney (no toy gun sales in the gift shops; no toy guns with children’s costumes).  Ironically, among all the new Star Wars machines are several designs with various guns.

3 more 8-die machines at WDW

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Presscoins.com is reporting three new 8-die electronic machines added in late September.  A Marvel machine has been added to the Once Upon a Toy store at Disney Springs, and an entire machine devoted to Buzz Lightyear is now found at the Buzz Lightyear ride.  The 4-die machine at the Buzz Lightyear cart is off-stage.  Finally, the existing 3-die machine in the Splash Mountain store has been replaced by a new 8-die unit.

11/3/2016 update: I have added photos from the CTM Group website, which features a guide to press locations at Disney World.

2016 coins are here!

The 2016 dated coins started being installed in the last couple days of December and carried into the first week of January. There are 7 quarters and 8 pennies, and they are exact replacements for the 2015 dated coins.

The locations and descriptions are:

Pennies: Magic Kingdom: Emporium front door (castle); Sir Mickey’s (Sorcerer Mickey holding hands out); Splash Mountain store (large 2016 surrounded by four characters).

Epcot: Mouse Gear (Sorcerer Mickey guiding waves of water).

Hollywood Studios: Prop Shop (horizontal large 2016 with sorcerer’s hat on the zero).

Animal Kingdom: Chester & Hester’s (Sorcerer Mickey with wand).

Hotels: Contemporary Resort: (horizontal, 6 characters).  Grand Floridian second-floor lobby: (Goofy playing drum).

Quarters: Magic Kingdom: under Main Street Railroad Station (castle).

Epcot: The Land – outside Garden Grill (Donald Duck with tuba).

Hollywood Studios: Pizza Planet (machine formerly located in Mickey’s of Hollywood) (2016 design with sorcerer’s hat on the zero).

Animal Kingdom: Harambe Railroad Station/Wildlife Express (Pluto with saxophone).

Hotels: Contemporary Resort (horizontal ornate 2016 design).  All Star Sports arcade (Minnie Mouse with cello).  All Star Music arcade (Daisy Duck with violin).