Earlier this week I made a quick trip over to the Magic Kingdom so I could press some pennies for a friend of mine. Other than getting these pennies I didn’t have much of an agenda which was supposed to make for a nice leisurely trip to the park. All too often I’m rushing around the park, and you kind of forget about what a magical place you are in. It is nice to every so often take your time and enjoy where you are.
On Main Street USA I stopped into the Starbucks for a coffee and then headed towards Adventureland. I’m not sure why this is my preferred path, but I do find this is the direction I head more often than not.
There are quite a few great attractions in Adventureland, but one that holds a bit of sentimental value for me is The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. This was the first ride we had taken our oldest daughter Hanna on when we first took her to the parks when she was small. We don’t go on it very often anymore but I always look fondly on this ride every time I pass by.
Even though I was taking it easy on this visit, I still find myself visiting each penny machine just to make sure they are still there, or if any changes have been made. In between the Swiss Family Tree House and the Magic Carpet ride is a machine that can be easily missed due to its location at the Island Supply Breezeway (restroom area).
This is a high traffic area most of the time since there are restrooms here and it’s a shortcut from Adventureland over to the Liberty Square area of the park. But about halfway through this breezeway is where the penny machine is located. When I walked into this area I immediately noticed the machine had been changed. Previously this was a 3-design electronic machine with a change machine attached all in one cabinet. That is no longer here (even the change machine is gone) and now a new 8-design machine is available.
The machine cabinet is just plain white and nothing overly special about the design or theme. It is the newer touch screen versions we have come to know so well and are definitely becoming the new normal in the parks.
The designs on the pennies are all themed around one of my favorite animated movies Aladdin. The images include Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Genie, Iago, Abu, and more. This is a really great set and I’m so glad it was released. I think this will be a very popular machine.
After pressing the pennies I made the executive decision to jump in line and take a spin on a magic carpet. It would have been more fun if my daughter was with me, but that’s okay it was still fun and I’ll be sure to take her on the next time we are in the parks. Happy Collecting and Keep on Pressing!