In 2018 Disney’s Animal Kingdom was celebrating its 20th anniversary and had released some special pressed penny designs. Well now that it is 2019 the anniversary has come and gone which means those 20th anniversary designs are also no longer available.
At the Outpost Shop located at the entrance to the Animal Kingdom before even the security checkpoints is where the first machine was found.
The machine cabinet has remained the same, only the penny designs inside and the marquee have been changed.
I should rephrase that a bit. The penny designs are actually still the same but now without the 20th anniversary banner on each. Now the designs just say Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Disney Conservation Fund.
The pennies have images of Russell, Doug and Kevin from the movie Up!
The second set of pennies that have changed was relocated at the Mombasa Marketplace.
This store has lots of unique African inspired artwork and even some instruments that my two daughters always enjoy creating music with.
Just like the other set, these designs are the same main image as before but the 20th anniversary banner has been removed.
This set is from The Lion King and includes images of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa.
As you can see these are not major changes, and the casual pressed penny collector probably wouldn’t notice. But for some any one interested in trying to acquire all Disney pennies the 20th anniversary set may be a little hard to find now. Hopefully you were able to pick up a set before they were retired.