One evening I was over at Disney’s Magic Kingdom with nothing in particular on the agenda. I always feel very fortunate to be able to visit the parks as often as I do, and sometimes go just to walk through the parks and take in the magic. Whenever possible I offer to help families take pictures, or help guide someone that looks a bit lost.
Of course, as I wander around the parks I’m also keeping an eye our on the pressed penny machines. Trying to keep up to date on if new machines have shown up, or existing machines have been changed or removed. I walked over to Storybook Circus to check on the penny machine in the Big Top Souvenir shop (which FYI was removed and we think being changed into a $1 per penny machine click here to read more).
While I was inside I took a look at some of the new items and on this spinning rack fixture something caught my eye.
This was a package of what they titled a “Coin Set”.
It also had the official “Authentic Original Disney Parks” seal of approval.
The cost for the coins was $12.99, so that’s $3.25 per coin not including tax. I also received a passholder discount which helped reduce the cost a bit.
Once I got home I took them out of the package to get a better look. Each coin is a different color. I don’t think they are actually made out of different metals, but rather just a different coating. Each coin represents the different theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom. The coins also include the year that each of the parks was originally opened.
On the back of each coin is the corresponding park name and logo.
These coins are pretty hefty and do have some weight to them. I tried to take a bit of a profile picture above so you could see how thick they are. They are pretty cool and I just couldn’t resist picking up a set for my collection. I doubt this would be an ongoing series with new coins being released periodically but with Disney, you just never know. So far the Big Top Souvenir store is the only place I’ve seen this coin set available, but I’m sure they can be found in other stores on property you just have to keep your eyes open for them.