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New 8-Die Tomorrowland Machine
 
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
 
 

A new 8-die machine was placed on-stage today inside Mickey's Star Traders at Magic Kingdom. This new machine is located in the same location where the quarter machine was located. The quarter machine has been moved to the opposite side of the store near the doors. All eight new designs have a Tomorrowland theme with different Disney characters.

Mickey's Star Traders Machine

 
     
 
Goombay Games Arcade Machines Are Off-Stage
 
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
 
 
All three pressed penny machines at Goombay Games Arcade at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort are currently off-stage due to refurbishment at this resort. The refurbishment is scheduled to last until June 30, 2018. We do not know at this time if the machines will remain off-stage for over a year or if they will be relocated to some other location. We will post something if we have anymore details.
 
     
 
Star Wars Machine Moved
 
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
 
 
The 8-die Star Wars machine that was located at Once Upon A Toy at Disney Springs has been moved. It is now located inside the store Mouse Gears at Epcot.
 
     
 
Checklists Updated
 
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
 
 
All checklists, listings and reports were updated today.
 
     
 
New 8-Die Star Wars Machine
 
Friday, March 31st, 2017
 
 

You would think that with 27 Star Wars pressed pennies currently available at Disney World that there would not be anymore. Evidently there needs to be a few more because there are now 35 Star Wars penny designs with the addition of a new 8-die machine that was put on-stage this week. This new machine is located inside Merchant of Venus at Magic Kingdom and is the fourth 8-die penny machine at Disney World with Star Wars designs. The new designs are:

  • X-wing Starfighter
  • Darth Vader
  • Luke Skywalker
  • TIE fighter
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Star Wars logo
  • R2-D2
  • Stormtrooper

Merchant of Venus Machine

 
     
 
New Machine At China World Showcase
 
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
 
 

A third machine has been put on-stage in the China World Showcase at EPCOT. This new machine has four designs with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald. The Mickey and Minnie designs have the word "CHINA" on them and the other two designs with Goofy and Donald have a small Mickey / Disney World design with a China theme. All four of the Disney characters are wearing China attire.

New China Machine

 
     
 
Wreck-It Ralph Machines Moved Again
 
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
 
 
Two months ago we reported that the two Wreck-It Ralph machines had been moved from inside DisneyQuest to the lobby where you could get to the machines without buying an admission ticket. These two machines have been moved again and they are now inside the DisneyQuest Emporium gift shop.
 
     
 
New Additional Location Signs Appear On Machines
 
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
 
 

We have noticed that the old signs are being removed from the machines directing guests to the vendor's website for additional machine locations and for reporting problems with a machine. The phone number remains the same to text whatever machine number to report a problem but the small sign now has to go to disneyworld.com/coinpresses or search "coin press" if you have the My Disney Experience app on your iPhone or Android cellphone.

New Machine Info Signs

Of course we still think we have the most accurate location and coin information along with search tools and hard copy listings that neither the vendor nor Disney has. As far as the Disney website or the information in the My Disney Experience app only location information is given. It does not have anymore details like how many machines are at a location, additional location details or what designs are at a location. Some guests may find the Disney phone app useful if they are not familiar with Disney World and would rather use a phone app that has the pressed coin machines on an interactive map on their phone instead of looking at a hardcopy map that you can get when entering the parks.

 
     
 
Celebrity 5 & 10 Machine Currently Off-Stage
 
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
 
 

Due to construction and refurbishment of the Darkroom and Cover Story at Hollywood Studios there is now a construction wall right where the Celebrity 5 & 10 machine was located at. The machine could still be located near the same spot on the other side of the construction wall but there is no way to get to this machine. The construction is supposed to be completed and the area reopened on March 24, 2017. So until that time it appears that the Celebrity 5 & 10 machine is off-stage until the refurbishment is completed.


 
     
 
Two More Machines At Disney's Pin Traders
 
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
 
 

A machine from Hollywood Studios Prop Shop and the three dies from the Eurolink hand crank machine previously located at Pizza Planet have been put on-stage at Disney's Pin Traders at Disney Springs. The machine originally located at the Prop Shop had Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl from The Incredibles series and a third design with Olaf from the Disney movie Frozen. The three dies from the hand crank machine previously located inside Pizza Planet are very old designs and have now been put in an electric machine. The designs are Classic Mickey Mouse, Donald's face with rays and Pluto's face.

One thing that is interesting is the same Olaf design is now in two different machines at Pin Traders. This is the first time in the history of Disney World elongated coins that we can remember where the same design has been in multiple machines at the same location. This Olaf design is also the button "C" selection for both machines.