Pressed pennies are a great souvenir to collect while at Disney and are very popular with kids. Each penny features a Disney character, a Disney ride or attraction or event. With hundreds of possibilities, many people collect them over several trips.
In recent years, the Disney Pressed Pennies have evolved. There have been new pennies added and also new types of machines.
If you are planning a trip to Disney World and want to collect these pennies, here is everything you need to know.
Guide to Collecting Disney Pressed Pennies 2022 & Beyond
Old Crank Arm Disney Pressed Penny Machines
In the past, Disney pressed pennies were 51 cents and had to be purchased with 2 quarters and a penny.
You would place your coins in the appropriates slots, select the penny design crank and arm, and out would pop the penny you choose.
While some of these machines still exists, they are harder to find.
Disney World is now replacing these machines with new machines that no longer need coins and these machines are a tad bit pricier.
NEW Digital Disney Pressed Penny Machines
Disney has been rolling out NEW digital presses where you are able to pay with cash, card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) or Smartphone app (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay & Google Pay).
No longer are you required to bring a penny. The new Disney Penny presses come with brand-new, uncirculated pennies ready to be stamped!
Also the NEW Disney Pressed Penny machings allow you to get one, or a set of eight-twelve different penny designs all at once for easy collecting.
Where Can you Find Disney Pressed Pennies?
- Disney World parks. Pressed Penny Machines are usually placed in the gift shop and near exit points of rides and attractions.
- Disney Resorts. They are often located near restaurants, open hallways and near check-in desks.
- Disney Springs. You will find them at Disney Pin Traders and in stores like Once Upon a Toy, World of Disney and Disney Marketplace.
- Disney Mini Golf Courses .Each mini-golf location has a machine near their snack area
- Disney Cruise Ships. At Port Canaveral, you will be able to find a machine in the lobby area.
- Disney Wild World of Sports. Look for a machine in the gift shop.
- Orlando International Airport. Only one place here, Disney’s Earport.
Use the My Disney Experience App
Coin Press Machine locations can be located easily with the My Disney Experience Mobile app!
- Open My Disney Experience Mobile app
- Select the magnifying glass located on the bottom of the screen.
- At the search bar, type in “Coin Press Machines”
- Select“Find on Map” for machine locations all over Walt Disney World Resort
Collecting Disney pressed pennies is a great way to document your favorite parts of your Disney trip.
You might collect pressed pennies of a favorite character, or maybe you could get one from your favorite rides.
Any way you slice it, it is one of the most affordable souvenirs you can get!
50th Anniversary Collectible Pressed Penny Coins
During the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration you can purchase 50th anniversary-themed pressed coins!!.
Coins are available in 50 unique designs featuring the Disney Fab 50 characters, including:
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
- Donald Duck
- Daisy Duck
- Tinker Bell
- Orange Bird
- Winnie the Pooh
And many more!
Disney Pressed Penny Book
Those looking to collect Pressed Pennies at Disney World, can find Disney Pressed Penny books located at the register in most Disney gift shops.
This booklet has 65 pockets: eight for coins to be pressed (so you can store money for future pennies), 48 for pressed pennies, and nine for pressed quarters (yes, they have those at the parks too).
Pressed Penny Jewelry
Another cool way to display your pins is with a PennyBandz Necklace or PennyBandz Bracelet.
You can choose your favorite pressed penny to display (and it can be changed out each day of your trip if you would like).
It even glows in the dark which is even more fun for being at the parks at night!
Overall, we think Pressed Pennies are a great Disney Souvenir and definitely one you should consider if you are traveling to Disney World on a budget!
Are you collecting pressed pennies at Disney World? What do you think about the changes?
Sunday 11th of November 2018
Actually Disney is phasing out the machines that take coins. They are replacing them with machines that now, for that same penny, you’ll pay $1 for one. Or $5 for a “set” that is from the same machine and a certain theme. For example, the old machines normally have anywhere from 4-6 designs that you can choose from, so right outside of the Buzz Lightyear ride (Magic Kingdom) you’ll find an old machine that has Jesse, Buzz, Woody, Lotso and Bullet for the $0.51 each. BUT at the end of the aforementioned ride inside the building is one of the new machines and you can pay (with your credit card because it no longer takes coins - not sure if it takes bills) $1 for your pick of 1 coin or $5 for the set of 8 coins all with different designs. So that popular $0.51 “cheapest” souvenir has now become $0.63 (if you pay the $5 and get all 8) or $1 a piece. Still by far the cheapest Disney souvenir but at a little higher cost than before. The old machines are not completely phased out yet so when you find them take advantage because they won’t be around very much longer.
This is personal experience from our recent vacation there on October 27th thru November 4th, 2018. Just thought I’d pass it along.
Sunday 11th of November 2018
Thanks for the heads up. I didn't see these back in the Spring, so they must be new. I'll be in Disney World next week and will keep my eye out for the new ones. Sad to see this change, but I understand Disney trying to take advantage of eliminating the needing to provide change for those looking to collect and not having exact coins.
Saturday 10th of November 2018
Bring a ton of change