If you read my post a few weeks ago about the Good Neighbor hotels near Disney Springs in Florida this is a follow-up. In the post I had mentioned that five of the seven hotels had received new penny press machines. Well just a short while ago those remaining two hotels finally got their machines. I had been told by a few cast members that they were coming, and it seems they were absolutely correct.
I had been working that day and received the message on my phone that these new penny machines were available. So this was going to be a night trip over to Disney Springs. Just as I did the last time I parked in one of the garages and then just walked over to the good neighbor hotel area. It is a bit of a hike so if you aren’t up to it (or have spent all your energy at the parks) see if someone can drop you off, or you could probably use the short-term check-in parking spots if they are available at each hotel.
First was the Wyndham hotel at Lake Buena Vista.
Make sure you are careful walking around these hotels as it seemed like there was even more traffic at night with people coming back to their hotels.
Once inside the main lobby area just to the right side is the Disney gift shop.
As soon as you are inside the store the penny machine is right near the main door.
The designs available at this machine are of Goofy with a tire around his neck, Pluto, and Tinker Bell.
The next hotel was a little further of a walk than I had remember the first time around. For some reason I thought it was right next to the Wyndham but there are a few other buildings in between.
Eventually I did make it to the Best Western. I also just heard recently that they are adding a second tower so they must be doing pretty good business at this hotel.
As you walk into the Best Western there are two stores one on the left and a another on the right. The store on the right is where you can get drinks, and snacks. The Disney gift shop is the one on the left side.
The store has two doors but is not very big. If you are inside looking at the register check-out counter the machine is on the left side.
I thought this set of pennies was pretty cute. It includes Mickey and Pluto driving in a car, Goofy in his PJs and another Tinker Bell.
With all the pennies pressed I had the long walk back to my car. It is nice to see these good neighbor hotels getting in on the pressed penny craze. They are not the easiest places to get to unless you don’t mind walking.