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They’re here!! It’s that time of year again and the 2018 dated pressed coins have started showing up all over property. I spent the good part of my weekend driving to all the parks and resorts in an attempt to get all these new coins. But unfortunately not all of them have been made available. Just like the last few years there will be a total of 15 designs. I was able to get 11 of them, and will be updating this post as I acquire the last 4. I’m sure these final few designs will be made available in the next couple weeks at the latest. So let’s get started.
My trip started early Saturday morning at the Animal Kingdom. To my surprise the large crowds were there to visit Pandora and not get these brand new coins. But I guess that works out better for us collectors.
Located in Dinoland USA in a store called Chester & Hester’s Dino Treasures. The penny at this machine has 2018 with the new slogan “The Year to be Here” and a small Tree of Life.
The second machine in the Animal Kingdom is at the Harambe Railroad Station platform. This train will take you to Rafiki’s Planet Watch but is not required to use the machine. This machine pressed a quarter of Pluto and the year 2018.
After leaving Animal Kingdom my next stop was over at the All-Star Sports resort. Located just outside the Game Point Arcade is where the machine is found.
This machine had 2018 Donald Duck pressed on a quarter. Thankfully the next machine wasn’t too far away and just down the street in the All-Star Music resort.
Spending more time just outside the Note’able Games arcade to use the machine and press a quarter with 2018 Minnie Mouse. I grabbed a quick snack in the food court and hopped back in my car for the next stop.
I was making pretty good time heading all over Disney property and found myself at Epcot for the next three machines. First was in the Mouse Gear gift shop.
This penny design is similar to the one I collected earlier at the Animal Kingdom except it has Spaceship earth and 2018 The Year to be Here. Somehow I managed to leave this store without buying anything which almost never happens, but my wallet definitely thanked me. After leaving the store I headed towards the World Showcase and into the Disney Traders store.
Every time I use this machine I think it should do more than just press pennies as it looks pretty fancy. But alas is just pressed pennies which is still fine with me. The design from this machine is on a penny and is the main mouse himself Mickey leaning on the 2018. With the penny safely stored away I checked my Disney Parks app and was able to grab a fastness for Soarin’ which is one of my favorite rides.
Over at the Land pavilion I headed in to use my fastness, but once done I headed upstairs towards the Garden Grill which is a revolving restaurant where you can meet Mickey, Pluto and Chip and Dale. Right beside the restaurant is also where I found the next machine.
Just like in the restaurant this pressed quarter has the dynamic duo of Chip and Dale underneath a Mickey ears hat and 2018. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to leave my car in the Epcot parking lot and take the monorail over to the next two stops. Once back at the Ticketing and Transportation center I switched monorail and decided to check out the Contemporary Resort first.
For anyone that has taken the monorail over to the Contemporary you exit onto a planform and then need to take an escalator down to the fourth floor concourse. This is where you can find Chef Mickey’s or the Contempo Cafe for something to each. But this is also where the Game Station arcade.
The first machine here had a design of Goofy with 2018 The Year to be Here.
A few steps to the left and I was face to face with the second machine offering a 2018 design. This machine had an image of Minnie Mouse and The Year to Be Here pressed on a quarter. I left the arcade and headed back up to the monorail platform so I could head into the Magic Kingdom.
Immediately upon entering the kingdom I headed underneath the Main Street Railroad station. There are two machines down here but only the quarter machine had a new 2018 Cinderella’s Castle design. A little further up main street I headed into the Emporium for the last available 2018 design.
This one is probably my favorite this year. It has 2018 with the soon to be famous tag line for this year (I promise not to type it down again). But the big winner on this penny is the image of Walt and Mickey holding hands. This is based on the famous Partners statue that is a reminder to all how this all started.
I made it over for a quick follow-up visit to Disney’s flagship Grand Floridian Resort & spa. About a week ago I visited here and the design hadn’t been updated, but on this visit the change had finally been made. It’s on the second floor concourse right near the doors that led out to the monorail platform. This design is of Chip & Dale under a Mickey Ears hat and the year 2018.
After work I took a quick drive over to Hollywood Studios to try to get the penny that was released in the Rock Around the Shop. This is the gift store at the exit to Rockin’ Roller Coaster. However, if you are a chicken like me and don’t want to ride the coaster, you can just walk in the “Exit” and up the ramp into the store. The design is of Mickey’s face with 2018 and the new slogan.
Since we are just out of the holiday season I don’t want to say this is a slow time at the parks but it is a little less crowded. Due to this the parks all have much shorter operating hours during the week so it was hard to get into the Magic Kingdom after work. However I was finally able to get over there today and get the pressed penny at Sir Mickey’s
The last pressed quarter finally showed up today but it wasn’t where we were anticipating it to be. It was rumored that this coin would be available in the same location as last year which is the Stage 1 Company (Muppets) gift shop in Hollywood Studios. But due to this location being partially under construction and the machine mysteriously behind a construction wall this design was moved (temporarily?) to the All-Star Movies Resort. Right alongside the other 3 machines in the World Premier Food Court is where you can find this last design.
This design may not be here all year and potentially could move over to the Muppets store in Hollywood Studios once construction is completed, but only time will tell.
Here’s a look at the eight pressed penny designs.
and the seven pressed quarter designs.
These new 2018 pressed coins are really nice again this year. This has become one of my favorite times of year for collecting pressed coins. It’s exciting to see the new designs and of course a lot of fun to trek around property collecting them all. Make sure to grab a set or two for your collection before the year ends.
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is the one at Grand Floridian the same as the one outside Garden Grill except its on a penny instead of a quarter
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Hi Mari Sue. Yes you are correct it’s the exact same design as the machine located in Epcot outside the Garden Grill just on a penny instead of a quarter. There are a few others this year like that as well, Cinderella’s castle on a penny in the Magic Kingdom at Sir Mickey’s and on a quarter in the Magic Kingdom at the Main street railroad. There is also Mickey leaning on the 2018 on a penny at Epcot’s Disney Traders, and on a quarter in Hollywood Studios Stage 1 Company store (the muppets store) but this one isn’t currently available as it’s located behind a construction wall right now.
Can you tell me where the run disney pennies are?
I’ll be honest these pennies can be a little hard to acquire. They are located over at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in a building called the J Center (formerly the Jostens Center). Basically when you walk in the main entrance to the complex this is the big area/building on the right hand side across from the big main baseball stadium. Unfortunately this building is not opened all the time and is usually only accessible during certain events. I visited last year during the Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend and found the machine inside on the lower level. I would recommend either checking out the Wide World of Sports complex website or call guest relations before you attempt to get these coins to make sure the J Center is open. Otherwise it’s a bit of a trip out there to find out the building isn’t open that day. Hope this helps and good luck with your collection.
Thank you so much for the information!! As soon as I saw these I went to ebay and found them! Didn’t want to miss out on these and take the chance of not being able to get them! Another question how do you clean your pennies?
Do you do it before you press them? Or after? And what do you use to clean them with?
Enjoyed the video also!!!
I’m actually lazy when it comes to cleaning pennies so I usually buy large quants of Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) pre-1982 pennies. This way they come already nice a shiny even though they are over 30 years old. But I do have some pennies I collected years ago that were pressed using less than desirable coins at the time. I’ve tried most of the common solutions, but always found that just soaking them in a solution of vinegar and salt for awhile, then gently scrubbing them does work wonders. It’s a little time consuming but I get pretty good results from it. This is actually something that is on my to-write list at some point. I took a bunch of pictures of various methods to clean pennies like silver polish, ketchup and all sorts of crazy things. Hopefully in the near future I’ll be able to put together a post all about these different methods and the results I got.
Glad you enjoyed the video. If you have any other questions please let me know and I’ll try my best to help.
Here’s a link to a video from my youtube channel about my trip to find this penny set in case you wanted to check it out. Thanks again.
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