These 8-design penny machines are taking Walt Disney World by storm. I received word that one of these new machines was put out over at the Polynesian Village Resort.
This is a resort that I visit whenever possible. Not only does it have one of my favorite restaurants (Ohana) but the island vibe you get just from walking around the property is a lot of fun.
Once inside the main ceremonial house the friendly staff greet you with a flower lei, and the beautiful flowers all around just put you in the vacation mood. Something else I usually do when visiting here is walk straight back through the rear doors to the Pineapple Lanai for a dole whip. But on this trip I had a quick pit stop first.
Previously just to the left of these rear doors was a 3 design penny machine, but as you can see it has been removed. Now there is a new touch screen machine.
The designs available here are all themed around the movie Moana which makes perfect sense at this resort.
The penny designs include Moana herself in a few different poses, Maui, HeiHei, Pua and even a couple of Kakamora. I think this is a really cool little set for such a great movie.
Before heading outside for my Dole whip I went upstairs to see if those two machines were still there and they were. Just outside the Moana mercantile are two machines (one has 3 penny designs, and the other has 3 quarter designs). The designs on all of these coins have remained unchanged…for now.
With the new coins pressed, and the previous machines checked up on it was time for my treat. I made my way back downstairs and out the back of the ceremonial house to the Pineapple Lanai. Amazingly there was no one in line so I got right up to the counter and ordered my Dole whip. I walked it over to the beach along side the seven seas lagoon and just enjoyed a little bit of island time with my feet in the sand before heading back home.