A new and first of its kind for Walt Disney World 12-die penny machine was installed today at Hollywood Studios. This new machine replaces the 3-die machine that was at the In Character gift shop.
Each design has a Disney character and is part of a numbered twelve design Heroines series. The twelve characters in this series are Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Pocahontas, Mulan, Jasmine, Tiana, Belle, Aurora, Merida and Alice. Each design has the character's name in script letters at the top, Walt Disney World below the character and what number in the series the design is at the very bottom.
As you can see from the above picture each design is now $1 instead of the usual $0.50 plus your penny that you want to press. You can also get all twelve designs for $10. This new type of machine is currently preloaded with circulated pennies instead of uncirculated pennies. Since the machine is currently using circulated pennies that are randomly loaded, you no longer have any control as to how the design will look. Due to the Lincoln Memorial columns on the reverse of pennies that will sometimes cause a problem with designs in some machines, most collectors like to do their presses on the Lincoln Head side. Most collectors also like to use copper cents that are dated 1981 or older. Most likely you will get the design on a copper plated zinc cent since copper cents are not as common in circulation as they used to be.
The machine has a touch screen that allows you to select your language, what design you want or all designs and what method of payment you will be using. The current language options are English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese. The current payment methods are the major credit cards, cash or ApplePay.
If you only want one design you can only use a $1 bill for payment. If you want all 12 designs then you can use a $10 bill or a credit card.