So we are halfway through the month of December. This is the time of year that I begin to try and prepare myself for the chaos that ensues when Disney starts releasing the new dated coins all over property. I assumed those would be the next “new” coins, but then they tried to sneak a new machine over at The Land Pavilion in Epcot.
My family was heading into Epcot for the Candlelight Processional the day after I had heard about this new machine. So things couldn’t have worked out better. After we had dinner there was a little time to spare before the show was to start, which gave me the opportunity to visit The Land.
When you walk into this pavilion you are on the second floor. Directly across is the Garden grill revolving restaurant and just to the right of that is where the coin press machines were located.
There used to a 3 design penny machine and a 3 design quarter machine (see above) here but both have now been removed. The quarter machine had one of the 2019 dated designs so this may be the beginning of those being retired.
Above is a picture I took to show that both of those old machines are gone and only the new 8-design machine is there along with a dog-tag engraving machine.
Here is a close up of the machine. It has a similar cabinet design to the previous machines and blends in nicely with The Land Pavilion theme.
The internal working of the press is always very mesmerizing to me. I enjoy getting down close and watching as it presses my coins.
Here is a picture of the marquee on the top of the machine with the designs available in this set. Same price as the other similar machines, $1 per penny or all 8 for $5.
Finally above is pictured my complete set after pressing. There are some fun designs in this set and some characters we don’t see very often like Bambi and Jiminy Cricket.
The entire set has the works “Living with the Land” on them which are in reference to the classic slow movie boat ride that takes you through The Land Pavilion greenhouse. It’s not a very thrilling ride but has some fun information along the way and you get to see where they grow some of the produce used in the restaurants all over property.
Will this be the last new set before those 2020 coins start showing up. I’ll be sure to keep you all up to date on where and when that all starts happening.