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This is one of the features in our web site that we hope you will enjoy. Here in the News Blog you can find out the latest information about Walt Disney World pressed coins.

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New 8-Die Magic Kingdom Machine
 
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
 
 
A new 8-die machine is now on-stage at Magic Kingdom and is located in the Verandah Breezeway outside of Island Supply Company. All the designs in this machine are themed after the Disney animated movie Aladdin and have the Aladdin logo on them. This new machine replaces the 3-die machine that was at this location.

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New 8-Die Animal Kingdom Machine
 
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
 
 
A new 8-die machine is now on-stage at Animal Kingdom and is located at Island Mercantile. All the designs in this machine are themed after the movie The Jungle Book.

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First 3-Die Preloaded Zinc Penny Machine
 
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
 
 

The Newsstand pressed penny machine located at the Magic Kingdom was recently removed and has now been returned as the first 3-die preloaded zinc penny machine. All the four, eight and twelve die machines at Walt Disney World are already preloaded with zinc pennies. The 3-die machines were the only ones remaining where you could still use your own penny where most collectors would use pre-1982 copper pennies instead of copper plated zinc pennies. Each design like the other preloaded zinc penny machines also cost $1.00 for each individual design. This new machine no longer accepts quarters but either a $1.00 bill for each design or a credit card can be used if you want all three designs.

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Two New 4-Die Machines
 
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
 
 
Two new 4-die hand crank preloaded zinc penny machines have been placed on-stage at Walt Disney World. The first one is located at Epcot in the courtyard of The American Adventure. All four new designs have The American Adventure logo at the top. This new machine replaces the 3-die machine that was at The American Adventure.

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The second new 4-die machine is located below the Frontierland Railroad Station in the same location where a 3-die machine was located at before Walt Disney World closed due to Covid-19. This 3-die machine had already been removed sometime before the Magic Kingdom park reopened in July.

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2020 Spaceship Earth Design Back On-Stage
 
Thursday, August 6th, 2020
 
 
We have received a report that the 2020 Spaceship Earth design that was only available for a few days at Mouse Gears before being closed in January and moved to a temporary location is now back on-stage. This design is now available in the 3-die machine at The Puffin's Roost in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. This 2020 design replaces the Mickey holding flags design in the button "C" position in this machine.
 
     
 
Database, Listings and Checklists Updated Today
 
Monday, August 3rd, 2020
 
 

Our database and all of our listings and checklists were updated today. Due to Covid-19 we have left the designs for locations that are still closed. It appears as things slowly reopened at Disney World that most of the machines were basically as they were when everything closed March 15, 2020. There were a few machine removals and five new 8-die machines replacing older 3-die machines since our last listings were posted February 2020.

 
     
 
New 8-Die Mission Space Machine
 
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
 
 
Another new 8-die machine is on-stage at Epcot and it is located at Mission Space. This new machine is located inside the Mission Space Cargo Bay gift shop and replaces the 8-die Star Wars machine that was at this location. The Star Wars machine was at Mouse Gears and it replaced the 3-die Mission Space machine in January 2020 when Mouse Gears was closed for refurbishment. We will be updating our database that this 8-die Star Wars machine is now retired.

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New 8-Die Epcot Machine
 
Thursday, July 16th, 2020
 
 
Another new 8-die machine is on-stage and this time it is located at Epcot. This new machine is located inside the Test Track SIMporium gift shop. The machine cabinet and the eight new designs are themed after this attraction and replaces the 3-die machine that was at this location.

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New Country Bear Jamboree Machine
 
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
 
 

Usually it takes several months for a new machine to be decided upon and to be placed on-stage. It appears that with the closure of Walt Disney World for almost four months that all the machines that were in the process of being made are now on-stage for the reopening of Disney World.

In addition to the two new 8-die machines at the Emporium there is also a new 8-die machine that replaces the 3-die machine at the Country Bear Jamboree. All eight of the new designs are vertical designs with various Country Bear characters. At the top of each design are the words "COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE". The names of all the Country Bear characters are also on each of the eight designs.

These new designs have Brother Ted, Cousin Zeb, Henry & Sammy, Wendell, Liver Lips, Big All, Teddy Barra and Terrence.

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Magic Kingdom Machine Change
 
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
 
 

Disney Springs and some of the Disney World Resorts have already opened to guests after being closed for almost 4 months due to Covid-19. So far from what we have seen most of the pressed coin machines are still available at the same locations assuming that the various locations are open.

In addition to the two new 8-die machines at Magic Kingdom Emporium replacing the two penny and one quarter machines inside this gift shop another machine has been removed at Magic Kingdom which we are assuming is retired. Disney has announced that Splash Mountain that was based on the 1946 movie the Song of the South is going to be changed to a Princess and the Frog theme.

The 3-die penny machine with the characters Brer Vulture, Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear from the Song of the South movie that was located under the Frontierland Railroad Station has already been removed. The 3-die machine located at Splashdown Photos Preview Area and the 8-die machine located in the Splashdown Photos gift shop were still available but we are assuming that these machines will either be changed or removed in the future since they also have designs based on Disney's Song of the South movie.