As we got closer to Christmas and the new year we had family in town which is always a great time but very busy. Plus my job has its busy time of year leaving up to January 1st so there was a lot going on. To top things off I was anxiously waiting for the new 2019 pressed coin designs (detailed post coming soon!), so I was surprised when a new machine made an appearance in the Magic Kingdom.
My sister and her family didn’t need much convincing to visit the Magic Kingdom that evening after I was done with work. But we knew that being this close to the holidays the crowds of guests was going to be pretty crazy.
I always think the Magic Kingdom looks beautiful at night with all its lights on, and Main Street seemed even more magical.
If you are familiar with the current location of the penny press machines along Main Street, most of them are along the left side (when you are facing the castle). This new machine though was in the Main Street Confectionery on the right side and maybe starting a new set of machines along that side. There are quite a few shops along that side that have plenty of room for some machines.
Inside the Confectionery is like being in a candy factory. All the shelves are stuffed with candy apples, popcorn, cotton candy and bags of all kinds of sweets.
In the back you can see some cast members working on a fresh batch of caramel apples.
Each of these stores connect to one another so you don’t need to go outside and back inside. Rather there are just connecting doors in the wall, and on the far side of the Confectionery by this door was where the penny machine was located.
The cabinet of the machine is a plain white design. I was hoping it would have candy themed designs on it, but the theming of these new machines doesn’t seem to go into that amount of detail unlike some of the older style machines.
Thankfully the store wasn’t too busy. I think mostly because everyone was outside on Main Street were preparing for the fireworks. I walked right up to the machine and pressed my coins.
The designs on the pennies in this set are really cute, and do fit in with the location of the machine. The set includes images of your favorite Disney characters enjoying some sweet treats. Mickey and Donald with Candy Apples, Goofy with some Candy Canes, and Minnie with Ice cream just to name a few.
I have only been in this store a handful of times. Usually with my kids on visits to the park we avoid candy stores whenever possible. But it’s really a fun store, and if you have a sweet tooth it’s a place you can load up on some enjoyable treats.
I walked outside just in time to see some of the fireworks above Cinderella’s Castle. We live close enough to the parks that most nights we can hear the fireworks, but there’s nothing like being there in person to see them high in the sky.
Now it was time to hit up some rides and maybe find a savory snacks, I think I had enough candy for one day.