Over the years since I started posting about my pressed penny collection, and trying to keep everyone up to date on new Disney coins I receive quite a few comments and emails from all our wonderful readers. The questions range from tips about starting or storing a collection to my guess on new coin designs. But one question I do get quite often is if I have any maps of the Theme Parks that show the locations of all the coin press machines.
Years ago if you visited Walt Disney World you could head over to guess services and they would have printed maps showing where the machines were, but those quickly became outdated and are no longer available. Then a few years ago I remember seeing a sign on one of the WDW machines listing a web address to maps that were being maintained by CTM Group, Inc (The Pennymen), they worked pretty well but that also quickly became outdated a year or so later. Currently Disney has added the Coin Press machines to their myDisneyExperience mobile app which is a nice feature, but I find it lacks in information about what type of machine is there (Penny, Quarter, Dime), how much are the coins to press, and even if there is more than one machine in this location.
So in an effort to try and help fellow collectors, I have taken it upon myself to try and help with a series of updated maps. These will be updated each time I visit the parks (which is on a pretty frequent basis right now). I have been working on these for a few weeks now tweaking the layout and the information available that I feel would be most beneficial to anyone looking to press some coins.
First I want to review what maps are available. Of course, there will be all of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Disney Springs:
We will also have maps of all the Disney Resorts:
Disney Water Parks, Mini-Golf Courses and even the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
There are also maps of the Universal Orlando Resort (Parks and Citywalk areas):
SeaWorld, Legoland, and even Busch Gardens.
Basically, we are going to try and keep updated maps for all the big Central Florida theme parks. As you can see from the sample pictures above we are using updated maps directly from the parks, and we created a special legend to help review the cost per coin at each machine, whether a credit card can be used to pay, and whether you need to supply your own coin to be pressed, or if the machine supplied a preloaded zinc penny.
These maps have been added to its own area of the blog. Located right underneath the main banner at the top of the page there is a menu option for “Penny Maps”. Click here for a quick review of how the legend on each maps works, definitions used on the maps, and of course links to each available map. The maps are all in standard PDF format and are completely FREE. Please feel free to download, print, share and use these on your penny pressing trips and visits to the park. If you have any comments about any changes you feel may be helpful in future revisions of the maps please let me know. Happy Collecting!