• On Sep 8, 2019
    Brittney from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I heard rumors that Pressed Penny Machines were only accepting cards now. They are my favorite thing to collect, so I was wondering if I could get a confirmation on that as we leave for our trip in a few weeks! Should I still bring quarters & pennies?

    Hi Brittney,
    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! We're so glad you're here.

    If you want my two cents on pressed penny machines, you came to the right place!  I'm sure I don't need to change your mind on pressed coins being incredible souvenirs to take home from the Walt Disney World Resort. The link I've provided gives you locations of these little beauties.

    Brittney, I was just visiting the Walt Disney World Resort a couple of weeks ago and noticed both types of machines that you mention-card machines and those that still take the coins that you bring with you to press.  So yes, please still bring your quarters and pennies to cash in on these awesome little memories!

    I'm sure you already know this (but just in case you weren't aware) pennies minted in 1982 or before are nearly solid copper.  Pennies minted in 1983 or after are mostly zinc that is coated in copper.  The zinc pennies can turn a very dark color, while the nearly solid copper ones will stay shiny (like Tamatoa of course) as they age.  I think it's worth taking a few moments to sort out those pre-1982 pennies and shine them up before you leave to have gorgeous pressed pennies to bring home with you.

    One more quick reminder to bring your coins with you should you ever vacation on Disney Cruise Line from Port Canaveral, FL.  There are six coins to choose from within the cruise terminal that are only accessible prior to boarding your cruise ship.

    Please come back and visit us again with all of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions.

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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