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.
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.
The Once Upon a Toy store at Disney Springs has replaced the four dies in its hand-crank machine with four new designs. Gone are two pennies from The Incredibles and two from Cars. The new dies feature Buzz Lightyear, a little green man alien, Mickey Mouse with arms outstretched, and Nemo with Dory.
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.
My sales page has been updated with numerous sets from Disneyland. This includes all the machines that have been installed since the 60th anniversary celebration ended in 2016.
All pennies are pressed on pre-1982 copper cents, and quarters are pressed on AU and BU quarters. In addition, there is a selection of designs pressed on foreign coins that are the same size as American coins.
Marketplace Fun Finds will close July 24 for renovation for one week. It is expected to have a new name and merchandise selection when it re-opens.
Once Upon a Toy will close July 31 for renovation. Its Star Wars merchandise will be moved to Marketplace Fun Finds while Toy is being refurbished.
This will affect several penny presses, but we don’t know which ones might become unavailable long-term. None of the machines bear the stores’ names, so they will not become obsolete. Three are hand-crank machines that could be quickly placed anywhere.
AUGUST 3 UPDATE: The Marvel 8-die machine has been placed inside World of Disney (in an area devoted to Marvel merchandise) during the renovation.
A new 8-die machine with zinc pennies was placed at the Celebrity 5 & 10 store in July. The designs feature various classic characters with no particular theme.
There had been a 3-die machine at that location; the 3-die machine was removed during renovations of the adjoining camera shop and never returned.