Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS digital machine

Our kids love to collect things, so this interest is often sparked when they see a new souvenir item at Walt Disney World. They’ve got collections of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom trading cards, transportation trading cards, Dumbo stuffed animals, trading pins, mini Tsum Tsums, and stuffed Mickeys. On this trip, they fell in love with the pressed penny machines. It started when our 7-year-old, Jonah, realized that his change from another purchase was 51 cents, just the amount he would need to make a pressed penny. قمار اون لاين



Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS penny penny

Pressed penny machines can be found all across property – at all four theme parks, Downtown Disney, the resorts and the water parks. The cost for the pennies is 51 cents: 50 cents for the purchase and one penny to be pressed. You can actually even find a few pressed quarter machines (these cost $1, plus the quarter to press).  You can find a wide variety of designs, including characters, attractions, theme park logos and even special events.  We didn’t plan ahead for this, but one great tip that I’ve heard is to use a mini M&M container and to fill the container with layers of two quarters and a penny, that way you always know you’ll have the correct amount.



Each boy had their own souvenir money, so we told them that as long as they were spending their own money, they could make as many pennies as they would like. As a mom, I was just happy that the pennies are small and wouldn’t take up much room at home…

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS Jonah Jonah

At first, they were just getting pennies from every machine they saw, but they quickly decided that they wanted to be more purposeful in their choices. On the front of the machines, a website was listed that would give them a map of the parks and show where each machine was located. Anytime we were in line for the rides, they would open the map on our phones and pour over it, checking out all the photos and deciding which pennies they really wanted and which they could live without.



Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS website website

They each had a different method to which pennies they would collect. Jacob, age 9, loves Mickey, Duffy and America, so he gravitated towards pennies that had to do with any of those themes. Jonah just looked through the site until he found pennies that he liked. They then made a list of where the machines were so we could make sure to hunt them down.



It was interesting to see the different kinds of machines. Our favorites were the ones where you had to turn a crank to create the design.

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS crank machine crank machine



More often though, we found machines that you just pressed a button to make the penny.

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS button machine button machine

After we got home, I even read about some new digital machines that can be found on property. You don’t even have to put your own penny in and you can use a credit card; the price has been raised to $1. The boys said they were very glad that they didn’t have to use any of the digital machines. Personally, I think the digital machines take away a lot of the fun of making the pennies. The photo below (courtesy of Kathy Werling) shows one of the new digital machines that was just installed.

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS digital machine digital machine

The kids loved collecting these pennies. We bought them each a little book to display them in and they were both very specific about how they wanted everything organized. Jonah even made a page for each park so he would know where he got the pennies. العاب قمار

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS book book

I’m not sure if they’ll get so many the next time we travel to Disney World, but I can see them continuing their collection if they see something special that piques their interest.

Our Newest Disney Souvenir Collection: Pressed Pennies The DIS book1 book1

Have you ever made any pressed pennies or is this a souvenir that doesn’t hold any interest for you? موقع مراهنات Share your experiences below!

Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.




















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