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New Goofy's Candy Company Machine
Friday, October 20th, 2017

A new 4-die hand crank machine has been placed on-stage inside Goofy's Candy Company at Disney Springs. All four designs have Goofy on them with three of them that say "GOOFY'S CANDY Co." at the bottom. The fourth design has "yur Friend! Goofy" at the bottom in script style lettering.

The designs are:

  • Goofy flying up in the air holding balloons
  • Goofy sitting holding a spoon and eating a sundae
  • Goofy walking left holding balloons and bags of popcorn trying to throw and catch popcorn in his mouth
  • Goofy sitting and resting head on hand

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Damaged Jack Jack Die
Friday, October 13th, 2017

One of the most difficult things for us to catch is any dies that get damaged and replaced. About the only way to catch this is to roll a coin when the die is damaged and then to keep checking the machine with the damaged die until it gets replaced.

We were lucky to notice that the Jack Jack die in the machine inside Disney Traders at Epcot was damaged. We were planning on posting something whenever the die was replaced but since it's now been over three months since we noticed it we wanted to go ahead and post something about this.

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Big Hero 6 Machine Back On-Stage
Friday, October 13th, 2017
The Big Hero 6 3-die machine that was removed from Pizza Planet at Hollywood Studios when it closed in January 2016 is back on-stage at Epcot. This machine is at Epcot Character Spot which is located inside the Innoventions East building. Disney also calls this location Hiro's Workshop which is the Meet-And-Greet place for Baymax.
Splashdown Photos 8-Die Machine Temporarily Moved
Friday, October 13th, 2017
The 8-die Frontierland machine that was placed on-stage at Splashdown Photos a year ago has been off-stage several weeks due to the refurbishment being done at Splash Mountain. This machine has been temporarily moved to the Briar Patch gift shop until after Splash Mountain reopens which is currently scheduled for November 17.
Two New Port Orleans Machines
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Two new machines have been placed on-stage at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. Both machines contain designs from The Princess and the Frog movie and have Disney Port Orleans at the top.

The first machine is a 4-die hand crank machine and is located at the entrance to Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. The designs are:

  • Naveen & Tiana as frogs
  • Louis the Alligator
  • Two Mardi Gras masks
  • Princess Tiana

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The second new machine is a 3-die electric machine and is located in the lobby area across from the check-in. The designs in this machine are:

  • Princess Tiana
  • Prince Naveen
  • Ray the Lovesick Cajun Firefly

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Wreck-It Ralph Machines Back On-Stage
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Both of the Wreck-It Ralph machines that were removed due to Disney Quest closing July 3 have been placed back on-stage in Pixel Play Arcade at the Art of Animation Resort.

These two machines have probably been moved more then any other Disney World machine. These machines were placed on-stage November 2, 2012 at Pizza Planet at Hollywood Studios. A few months later the machines were moved to the Prop Shop and then moved again in December 2013 to The Magic of Disney Animation. In November 2014 both machines were moved from Hollywood Studios to inside Disney Quest at Downtown Disney. The machines were moved again to the Disney Quest lobby in January of this year only to be moved to the Disney Quest Emporium in April where they remained until Disney Quest closed the beginning of July. Now the machines are in the Pixel Play Arcade at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. These are all the moves that we saw so there could have been a few more moves that we didn't catch. Hopefully, both of these two machines have found a permanent home where they can remain.

Coronado Springs Resort Machines Moved
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Both the 3-die penny machine and the single die quarter machine that were located inside Panchito's Gifts and Sundries at Coronado Springs Resort have been moved to the hallway leading to the Convention Center rooms.
New 8-Die Space Mountain Machine
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

A new 8-die machine with Space Mountain themed designs is now available at Tomorrowland Light & Power Company at Magic Kingdom. All eight designs have the Space Mountain logo and are all horizontal designs except for one that has Mickey holding a Mickey Ears space helmet.

The new designs are:

  • Space Mountain logo
  • Space Mountain Donald
  • Space Mountain Mickey with Saturn in the background
  • Mickey, Donald and Goofy in Space Mountain ride car
  • Mike & Sulley from Monsters, Inc. in Space Mountain ride car
  • Mickey & Minnie in Space Mountain ride car
  • Space Mountain Mickey holding a Mickey Ears space helmet
  • Space Mountain Chip & Dale

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This new machine is located where the 3-die quarter machine was located at this located. The quarter machine has been removed and we are not sure at this time if it's been permanently removed or out for refurbishment.

Marketplace Fun Finds Machine and Store Update
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Marketplace Fun Finds store at Disney Springs that was recently closed for refurbishment and changed to sell Star Wars Merchandise has a new name. The new name for this store is Star Wars Trading Post. The 4-die machine that was inside this store has been removed and there is now a Star Wars themed dog tag ID machine where the pressed penny machine was located at. We anticipate that the machine that was at this location will eventually find a new home and we will give an update if this happens. The 4-die machine that was on the outside of the store is still there and available to use.

Tower Hotel Gifts Quarter Machine Back On-Stage
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The 3-die quarter machine that was removed from Tower Hotel Gifts at Hollywood Studios is back on-stage. The cabinet has been refurbished to match the cabinet of the new 8-die machine that was recently installed in this store. This quarter machine was put back right by the new 8-die machine.

The quarter change machine that was in the same area is still there but it has been moved beside the dog tag ID machine. Unfortunately, this change machine seems to have a few problems because it is supposed to accept $10 bills but they usually don't work. Even when using $5 bills the machine may or may not accept the bill. Hopefully, this change machine will get fixed in the near future.