WDW News Today is reporting that the Souvenir Penny Machines at Walt Disney World are going digital.
We’ve blogged several times about how fabulous the Pressed Pennies machines are – especially the hand-cranked ones!
A new, digital pressed penny machine was spotted this week at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Once Upon a Toy at Downtown Disney also has one of the new digital machines, that one featuring Frozen designs.
The machine has a digital display which eliminates the use of hand cranks or illuminated buttons, and you can’t even put your own penny in it. 😦
The cost is $1 per penny, or you can get all 12 pressed pennies for $10.
The pressed penny cost for the old style machines is 51 cents: 1 penny for the machine and two quarters to run it.
There are well over 200 pressed coin machines at WDW and they are everywhere: in all the Parks, at Downtown Disney, at all the resorts, at the two water parks, and at the Disney Cruise Line ports.
On our very first trip to WDW in 1993, we started collecting pressed pennies of our favorite rides and attractions. Disney sells a pressed coin collection vinyl booklet to display your pennies in. It’s a steal at $6.95.
Here is a link to a .pdf of the current WDW Coin Press Map: http://www.parkpennies.com/disney-pennies-wdw/wdw-penny-press-machine-maps.pdf
We think that pressed pennies are one of the best souvenirs that kids can get at WDW.
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