Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and Disney has definitely started helping people in Florida get into the Holiday spirit. It’s still a little strange to be walking through the theme parks with fake snow falling from the rooftops and Christmas trees everywhere you look but I’m still wearing shorts and a t-shirt with mid-70 degree weather. This is going to take some getting used any.
Of course Disney also has some places that celebrate the holiday’s year round including one store in Disney Springs called the Days of Christmas. This place is almost always very busy regardless of the time of year. People just really love Christmas and who can blame them. While working today I got a notification that a new 8-Design penny machine was just released and located in this store.
Inside is the biggest selection of Christmas ornaments I have ever seen, and they are Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars related. Some can be customized which is fun to watch the cast members with steady hands working endlessly on these special souvenirs.
The dated ornaments with the year listed on them are always popular with people commemorating their trips. I’ll admit I am one of them as well. Towards the back of the main store is another room that has some clothing, Santa hats, and other souvenirs. This is where I found the new machine just near the door.
I’m not sure if I’m surprise or not but this was another 8-design penny-sized token machine. These have definitely become the popular option for new machines of late on Disney property and even Universal.
I had to double-check on some of the characters as I didn’t initially remember all their names. This is a pretty cool set and I’m sure this is a first appearance in coin form for a lot of these characters. The designs include images of: Jack Skellington, Sally & Jack in the moonlight, Zero, Oogie Boogie, the Mayor of Halloween town, Sally with a veil, Jack clasping his hands, and Barrel.
As usual I have not intel on whether this is a temporary machine or not. But since this store is holiday themed all year round, and does include quite a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise I think it’s a same assumption that this machine will be around for a while. This is a very popular movie, and people really love these characters so I’m sure this machine will be very popular. Make sure to get your set as this is definitely a nice additional to any collection.