It’s that time of year again and Walt Disney World has released their new 2016 pressed penny and quarter designs at various locations throughout the resort. Just like last year they have released 15 designs in total.
As you can see above there is a nice variety of designs including the famous Disney Characters, the castle and even the ones with just the 2016 year listed.
Here is a shot of just the penny designs which just like last year have 8 designs in total, and below is a picture of the 7 quarter designs.
Now let me go over each individual coin so you can see a close up and I’ll review where to find each one.
First up we will visit the Magic Kingdom where you can find 4 of these designs. The picture above is of Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey with his hands outstretched is pressed on a penny and available at Sir Mickey’s Store near Cinderella’s Castle.
The penny on the left is of Cinderella’s Castle and can be found at the Emporium on Main Street.
The third design is also on a penny and shows Apprentice Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Pluto surrounding the 2016. This penny is available at the Splashdown Photos Preview at the end of Splash Mountain (Tip: You don’t need to actually go on the ride but can walk back trough the gift shop towards the exit of Splash Mountain to access this machine).
The only 2016 quarter design available in the Magic Kingdom can be found at the Main Street Railroad Station at the bottom of the stairs. The image is of Cinderella’s Castle above the 2016.
Over at Epcot they have two designs available. The first is located in the huge Mouse Gears gift shop in Future World. The penny had Apprentice Mickey controlling the waves surrounding him.
A short walk over towards The Land is where you will find the second coin at Epcot. It’s located right outside the Garden Grill revolving restaurant and has Donald with a Tuba wrapped around his neck.
At the Animal Kingdom park the penny design is available at Chester & Hester’s Dino Treasures. Are you noticing a theme here? This design also has an image of Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey with his magic wand.
The second coin is available at the Harambe Railway Station. Here you will find the quarter design which has Pluto playing a saxophone.
So far Disney hasn’t released the new name of this park so for now I’m still going to call it Hollywood Studios. This park also has two designs available. The first is a penny located at the Prop Shop along with about 12 other machines (not really but pretty close). This is a nice image of 2016 with the Sorcerer’s Hat on top of the zero.
UPDATED: This quarter design is in a machine that was originally located at the Mickeye’s of Hollywood store, but was moved to the Pizza Planet in Hollywood Studios. My friend was able to find the machine at the Pizza Planet but recently it seems to have gone missing. If any of you have been keeping up with Disney renovation news the Pizza Planet is about to be closed down (maybe moved) to make room for the new Star Wars and Toy Story lands.
Time to ride the monorail. First stop is the Contemporary Resort, and the awesome wall of pressed coin machines located on the 4th floor concourse directly below the monorail platform. The penny design has 2016 in the middle surrounded by 6 different Disney characters.
The machine with the quarter design is also located on the 4th floor concourse. This is a really nice coin. 2016 is in the middle and surrounded by Music, Magic, Memories (2016’s theme) and a banner that says Where magic lives.
Three monorail stops later and we are at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Taking the monorail will have you on the exact floor of the resort you need to be for the penny machine. It’s located on the 2nd floor Lobby and has an image of Goofy playing a drum.
These last two will require a trip on a bus (or take your car) over to the All-Star Resorts. The first stop is at the All-Star Sports Resort to find the above quarter design located at the Game Point Arcade. The image is of Minnie Mouse playing a Bass Violin.
Just one resort over and you arrive at the All-Star Music Resort. The quarter machine is located at the Note-able Games Arcade and shows Daisy playing a violin.
Whew!! That’s the whole set for this year, and as I said last year it looks like they are really trying to up the ante each year which I think is completely awesome. I like that there are no duplicate designs this year and can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the year.