It’s been a little while since we were over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, so we had scheduled a reservation to visit this past weekend. It seems that it was just meant to be as I was informed on the drive over to the park that there were reports of a new pressed penny machine sighting.
We did have a whole day planned at the park, but it didn’t take too long for us to find the new machine. Just over the bridge when you first see the Tree of Life there is a pretty large gift shop on the left called the Island Mercantile.
I usually cut through these stores just for some quick Air Conditioning, but this time we were on the hunt.
The inside of the store is really beautiful with all sorts of theming and unique carvings on the walls and up in the ceiling. Plus there is a ton of merch, but we will revisit this shortly.
After wandering around the entire inside of the store more than a couple times I headed outside, and sure enough, there was the machine.
The cabinet of this new machine was gorgeous, with some cool wood carved creatures on the front and both sides. Plus I really liked the blue color.
I pressed a set of the new pennies and was a bit surprised to notice that they were all themed around the Disney classic animated movie The Jungle Book. There are designs of Mowgli, Baloo, Shere Khan, Kaa, Bagheera, and more.
Now just a quick note, after getting these pennies I headed back into the store and was just curious to see what type of merchandise they would have for The Jungle Book. I checked every shelf and display I could and the only items I found were a couple collectible pins. It is a bit sad to know that this movie doesn’t have much available, but at least we have a nice new pressed penny set. Keep on Pressing!