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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 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.

 
     
 
Two New Machines At Magic Kingdom
 
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
 
 

After being closed for almost 4 months due to Covid-19 the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks are preparing to open to guests July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios will be opening July 15. Two new 8-die machines were installed inside the Magic Kingdom Emporium doing this closure. These two new machines have replaced the two penny and one quarter 3-die machines at this location and are in the same locations as the previous machines.

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Three Disney Springs Hotel Machines Removed
 
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
 
 
Three Disney Springs hotel machines have been removed and according to Disney cast members they will not be coming back. The hotels are B Resort & Spa, Best Western and DoubleTree Suites.
 
     
 
4-Die Machine Conversions Have Ended
 
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
 
 

All of the 4-die machines at Walt Disney World have now been converted to a preloaded zinc penny machine that now cost $1.00 for each design. The Food Truck machine at Disney Springs was the last machine to be converted and it has been placed back on-stage.

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The conversion of all the 4-die machines to $1.00 preloaded zinc penny machines began April 2019 with the removal of the Tomorrowland Speedway machine and has ended with the Food Truck machine. During this conversion some 4-die machines were not converted and were retired. There were also a few new 4-die machines placed on-stage. Currently, there are forty-five $1.00 preloaded zinc penny machines at Walt Disney World that would cost a total of $180 to get all of the designs. Keep in mind that one of these machines that was at Pin Central at Epcot is currently off-stage due to the construction at this park.

 
     
 
Database, Listings and Checklists Updated Today
 
Monday, February 10th, 2020
 
 

Our database and all of our listings and checklists were updated today. Since our last listings all of the 2019 dated coins and Mickey's 90th Birthday designs have been removed and replaced.

Another change that has been completed is that there are no longer any 4-die machines that are still on-stage at Walt Disney World that still cost $0.50 plus your penny that you want to press. The last of the 4-die machines not converted have been removed and some of them have returned as converted $1.00 preloaded zinc penny machines. The most recent 4-die machines that were removed and have not been put back on-stage have a note on our listings that the machine is currently off-stage.

 
     
 
4-Die Hand Crank Machine Conversion Update
 
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
 
 

We had previously posted last year and have given updates about the 4-die hand crank machines being converted to $1.00 preloaded zinc penny machines. This conversion began the beginning of May 2019 with the conversion of the Tomorrowland Speedway machine at Magic Kingdom. At the same time there were two new 4-die machines with preloaded zinc pennies that cost $1.00 for each design placed on-stage at the Main Street Railroad Station. The rest of the 4-die hand crank machines at Magic Kingdom were then removed and converted by the middle of June 2019. Epcot was the next park where 4-die machines were removed and by the end of 2019 most of the 4-die hand crank machines had either been converted or removed.

This conversion is coming to an end with the remaining 4-die machines that have not been converted being removed. All of these few remaining 4-die machines are currently off-stage to be converted except for the one 4-die machine by the Food Trucks at Exposition Park at Disney Springs. One machine has already been placed back on-stage from the most recent machines removed the beginning of January to be converted. This machine is the Boardwalk Promenade Pier machine. With the exception of the 4-die machine that was moved a few weeks ago from Port Orleans French Quarters all of the remaining 4-die machines to be converted are located at Disney Springs.

 
     
 
2019 Coin Replacement Update
 
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
 
 

There were five Mickey's 90th Birthday designs as part of the 2019 designs that were placed in different machines. All of the Mickey's 90th Birthday designs were placed on-stage the first part of February 2019 and they have now all been replaced with retired designs from other locations or with the design that was in the machine prior to being changed last year.

The design at Mouse Gears in Epcot and at the Newsstand in Magic Kingdom were the first two machines to be changed back to the designs that were previously in those machines. Both of these were changed back in November which meant these Mickey's 90th Birthday designs were only on-stage for a little over nine months. The three remaining designs were removed this month with the last one being removed recently from Pin Traders at Disney Springs.

The machine located in the Verandah Breezeway near Island Supply at Magic Kingdom was changed back with the previous design that it had. The machine at Disney's Studio Store at Hollywood Studios received a design from a machine that was at Goombay Games Arcade at Caribbean Beach that was placed off-stage May 1, 2017 when major remodeling began at that resort. We previously posted in our News Blog about this change. Another design from this same Goombay Games Arcade machine had Nemo that was the 1 of 6 design from that series. This design replaces the 90th Birthday design that was in Disney's Pin Traders 3-die penny machine at Disney Springs.

Disney's Pin Traders Machine Changed

The last time that we checked the other twenty-one 2019 designs have all been replaced with 2020 designs or removed except for the 2019 penny design with Chip & Dale inside the Emporium at Magic Kingdom and the 2019 quarter machine design at the Wildlife Express Train Station at Harambe, Africa. So far it appears that there will only be sixteen 2020 designs for this year.

One thing to note is that the 2020 penny that was in a machine inside Mouse Gears at Epcot has been off-stage since January 5 due to the remodeling and the store being moved to a temporary location. So far, this 3-die penny machine has not been moved to the temporary store location and this 2020 design or machine has not been placed back on-stage.