This small change to one of the penny press machines over at Disney’s All-Star Sports resort almost went unnoticed due to all the other new machines on property.
I took a quick drive over to the All-Star Sports resort which is one of the value resorts on Disney property. When I was younger and taking trips down to Florida on my own, these were the resorts I stayed at most. The majority of my days were spent at the parks or resort hopping as I tried to press all the pennies and quarters on property. So I spent very little time in my room and it seems like a waste to spend more on a resort with better accommodations that I really wasn’t going to be using. They are still a lot of fun to stay at, but they are no frills and fighting the crowds in the food court style eatery is not a great experience.
After parking my car I headed into the main building of the resort. Past the check-in area towards the back of the building is where the End Zone food court is found and across from that is the Game Point Arcade. Just outside the arcade is the above group of penny press machines. There is one pressed quarter machine, and the other three are penny machines. A nice addition here is the change machine which is a nice way to load up on quarters if you didn’t get enough before your trip.
The machine located all the way on the right is the one that received some new/old designs.
I say as they are new to this machine, but these designs were actually located at Hollywood Studios a few years ago and had been retired. Or so we thought. The two Beauty and the Beast designs were originally at the Once Upon a Time store along Hollywood Boulevard, and the Mickey Film Strip design was at the Pizza Planet restaurant near Muppets Courtyard.
It just goes to show you just when you think something may be retired and no longer available they may surprise us and bring them back. Although it’s probably just a good idea to try and get them the first time around just in case.