At Animal Kingdom the 3-die machine that was originally located inside the Conservation Station at Rafiki's Planet Watch and moved to Mombasa Marketplace due to refurbishment at Rafiki's Planet Watch is back on-stage. This machine was temporarily moved to Mombasa Marketplace but was removed in May of this year. It is now located to the left of the doors as you enter the Conservation Station beside the Dog Tag ID machine.
The 3-die penny machine outside of Island Mercantile at Animal Kingdom has been moved inside the store by the doors nearest to Pandora. The 3-die quarter machine that was removed from this location a few months ago is still off-stage.
The 4-die machine with Disney•Pixar Cars movie designs that was in the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Courtyard at Hollywood Studios has a new faceplate and the machine has been moved outside of Lightning McQueen Racing Academy.
Most of the machine changes have occurred at Epcot as the 4-die penny machines that cost $0.50 plus your own penny that you want to press are being converted to one dollar preloaded zinc penny machines. The first batch of 4-die hand crank machines that were removed several weeks ago are now all back and are converted to one dollar machines. These machines are Sunshine Seasons at The Land, African Outpost, both of the 4-die China machines that are located in the courtyard and one of the 4-die machines in the Japan World Showcase courtyard. The next batch of 4-die machines have been removed to be converted to one dollar preloaded zinc penny machines and they are the other Japan courtyard machine that wasn't converted in the first batch and both machines at Pin Traders.
One thing to note with the one dollar preloaded zinc penny machines is that at Magic Kingdom you can only use a credit card if you want all four designs from a machine. At Epcot you can use a credit card for each coin that you want to get. As we have mentioned before from our own experience is that credit card issuers usually have a problem if there are multiple transactions from the same place on the same day.
The four die hand crank machines at Disney World are also not the only machines that we have seen that are being converted at other amusement parks and locations that cost $0.50 plus the penny that you want to press to one dollar preloaded zinc machines. Disney World is the only place that we have seen that accept both one dollar bills and have a credit card reader for using a credit card.