50th Anniversary Collectible Medallions – Walt Disney World

** Updated 10/25/2021**

No changes as of today. We are still anxiously awaiting the last few medallion machines to be placed. I visited the rumored locations over the last couple days with no changes so far.

We have found a total of 43 medallions in 9 machines (see below for details). Some of those were temporarily made available due to some of the designs quickly selling out. From information I have heard there is scheduled to be another 4 or maybe 5 medallions machines to be released before the end of October. Here is a picture I received from a list a Cast Member referred to when a guest inquired about other available medallions.

If this list is accurate we should be seeing a second machine in EPCOT at the Disney Traders store, Hollywood Studios in the Tower Hotel Gift Shop, Fort Wilderness Resort Campground at the Meadows Trading Post, and Disney Springs at the World of Disney Store. This list also references a mysterious 5th machine at Port Orleans (doesn’t specify Riverside or French Quarter) and also lists only one design for Dante from Coco. Not sure if this will be a special one medallion machine, or maybe Dante will be the only unique medallion available here with other designs already released elsewhere. As of this past weekend I checked a few of these locations with no new medallions released yet. If any comes across these new machines or medallion designs please feel free to let us know and I’ll keep this post updated so we can know what is available and where to find them.

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping an eye out during their travels for these medallions, it’s been so much fun helping everyone collect these really awesome souvenirs. -DCT


I’m sure you have all been anxiously following along in the related article to this one where I’ve documented all the 50th Anniversary Pressed coins that I have been hunting down. If you haven’t be sure to check it out here. Something I’ve been hearing along my travels for those coins is that not only will we be seeing 50 special pressed coins, but also 50 collectible medallions. I don’t know for sure if this will be true or not, but just in case I figured why not keep this search in a separate post to keep things nice and organized. Here is what we have found so far.

Magic Kingdom

This first medallions machine was found inside the Magic Kingdom right on Main Street inside the Hall of Champions store.

** Updated 10/13/2021. The below designs have been restocked at this location **

This set has some really nice designs of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Lady and Tinkerbell. The reverse of each coin has a smiling Mickey face, and says The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50 Walt Disney World which I really love.

Epcot

The next set of medallions to be released was over at Epcot inside the Port of Entry store which is located just as you enter the World Showcase if you are coming from the Spaceship earth area of the park. There are two gift shops in this area that are almost identical and this is the one closes to the Canada Pavilion side.

This machine has been in this location for quite a while. In the past we have seen medallions for some of the different Festivals, but then it went stale for quite awhile with some Winter character designs that stuck around for much longer than we anticipated. I was happy to see these have finally been updated with some nice new 50th Anniversary designs of Figment, Miguel from Coco, the Genie from Aladdin and Jimmy Cricket.

Hollywood Studios

Special thank you to Stephanie E, Matthew and Zizzy who all came across the newly released medallion machine at Hollywood Studios. This machine can be found in the Celebrity 5 & 10 store located near the front of the park as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard. The designs available her include Lumber, Woody, R2-D2 and Hei Hei from Moana.

Animal Kingdom

Next up we took a headed into the jungle over at one of the most beautiful Disney parks Animal Kingdom. There was only one medallion machine I knew about in this park so that’s where I was headed first before exploring the rest of the park. Thankfully may assumption was correct and this existing machine had the old Lion King designs removed and replaced with the new 50th versions.

This machine is located in the Ziwani Traders store which is back near the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction entrance. The medallions available here include Simba, Bambi, Timon and Pumbaa.

Disney Springs

Before we start our pilgrimage to all the different resorts looking for medallions I was pretty sure we would find some a Disney Springs. More specifically in the Pin Trader store where there was currently a machine with some 2021 designs.

Sure enough my hunch was right and the machine was just recently loaded with these brand new 50th designs Donald, Daisy, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet too.

Contemporary Resort

The first set of collectible medallions I have come across at a resort was found in a brand new machine over at the Contemporary Resort. It can be found on the 4th floor concourse just outside the arcade near the monorail security check point.

These medallions were nice quality, bright and shiny. Plus they were really heavy, even more heavy than I think the standard medallions we have found around property were but I may have to double check on that. Could have been I was just more used to the penny weight lately instead. The designs are of similar characters we have found on the pressed pennies including Tramp, Bo Peep, Pinocchio and even a Contemporary Resort image. They are not exactly the same designs that are on the pennies but similar. I’m hoping this is not going to be the case where the medallions and pennies all have the same / similar designs but I’m sure we will find out before too long.

Polynesian Village Resort

The Polynesian Village resort is one of my favorites. Unfortunately I’ve never actually stayed here, but have visited many times either to collect some pressed coins or in most situations to eat at ‘Ohana which is my all time favorite restaurant on WDW Property. On the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House across from ‘Ohana is a shop called the Moana Mercantile and just outside this store is where the next medallion machine can be found.

** Updated 10/13/2021. The below designs have been restocked at this location **

Adding to this ever growing set of 50th Anniversary Medallions we found designs celebrating the Polynesian Village Resort, the Orange Bird, Stitch and Pua from Moana. The reverse image is the same as all the other medallions we have found so far.

All-Star Movies Resort

A very special thank you to Kathleen B. who submitted a tip on the next two sets of medallions.

This machine is found in the World Premier Food Court and has replaced the pressed quarter machine that used to be here. The cabinet matches the pressed penny machines which I think is a nice touch. The medallion designs here are of the Mad Hatter, Joe Gardner, Frozone and Edna Mode.

All-Star Music Resort

Thankfully this next resort was not too far away, and I just walked over to the All-Star Music resort. The new medallion machine has also replaced the pressed quarter machines that was outside the Note’able Games Arcade.

This is an other great set of medallions with designs of Dumbo, Timothy Mouse, Pluto and Abu.

**Currently Unavailable**

Below are seven medallions that were made available for a short time while some other designs were out of stock. Since then these coins have been removed and are currently unavailable. But that should only be temporary as they are scheduled to appear in new machines by the end of October 2021. I have them listed here just so everyone can see what they look like and I’ve also included the rumored location that they may eventually be placed.

These four medallions were first seen at the Polynesian Village Resort for only a few days. Once the original designs at the Polynesian were restocked the above were removed. These are listed to be placed in a new machine inside EPCOT at the Disney Traders store at the entrance to World Showcase.

The above three medallions where also available for only a short while at the Hall of Champions store in the Magic Kingdom. The accompanied the Mickey Mouse design which is still available at this location. These are rumored to be headed to Disney Springs in the World of Disney store along with a medallion of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

74 thoughts on “50th Anniversary Collectible Medallions – Walt Disney World

  1. Pingback: 50th Anniversary Pressed Coin – Walt Disney World | David's Coin Travels

  2. So far I’ve seen Epcot had Genie, Jiminy Cricket, Figment, and Miguel at the Port of Entry.
    Polynesian had Polynesian, Orange Bird, Stitch and Pua.
    Excited to find out how many there are! (Even if they are a bit expensive)

    Like

    • That is a great set of new medallions and I’m happy to see that machine in Epcot finally get some new designs. I have also seen 50th medallions in Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort, Polynesian Resort and also received a message that Animal Kingdom just gone some today. They are certain rolling them out quickly. It’s defintely going to be pricey to get all of these, but from what I’ve seen they are really popular among guests and collectors.

      Like

      • I have not heard anything about medallions at Hollywood Studios, but since they are showing up at the other parks I would assume that park will get a machine as well. I did hear that one or two of the All-Star Resorts is on the list to get new medallion machines shortly. I’m hoping to get back over there within the week to check on it and will also be keeping an eye on Hollywood Studios. Rumor is we are getting 50 medallions as well so there are plenty more machines still due to be released around the property.

        Like

  3. Pingback: Contemporary Resort Two New Pressed Penny Machines | David's Coin Travels

  4. The guy who maintenances them told me on Sat. 10/2, that they would be adding medallion machines to Pop Movie and Pop Music this week.

    Like

      • Thank you for the tip. I actually was just over at the All-Star music resort visiting some friends and found the medallion machine just outside the arcade. I ran over to the Movies resort and that machine was also there. A cast member nearby told me they just arrived this morning. Thank you again for the info. If you hear anything else please let me know!

        Like

    • Yes, I’m continuing to update this post as the new designs are released. I’ve got some rumors of the last few locations but those machines haven’t shown up yet. The info I have on the Goofy design is that it may be in a machine at Hollywood Studios in the Tower of Terror Gift shop. I visited that shop earlier today (10/6) and the machine wasn’t there (yet). But I’ll keep checking back over the next few days.

      Like

  5. This is so helpful and exciting. Thank you for all of the posts. I’m determined to collect them all. I’m going DAK and AS Music and movies tomorrow. 🙂

    Like

  6. Pingback: Polynesian Village Resort NEW Pressed Pennies | David's Coin Travels

    • I stopped by Magic Kingdom to check on the medallions and they changed slightly again since your visit. Lady is now gone and was replaced with Jaq. So the machine currently has Mickey, Gusgus, Olaf and Jaq. I still think that those original designs will come back once they get more in stock, and since this is a popular location they didn’t want the machine left empty so they are filling it with some designs that were scheduled to be placed elsewhere on property in the future. Thanks again for keeping an eye out for these changes.

      Like

    • Thank you for that update. It’s interesting that some of the designs are already being changed. Maybe this is due to certain designs selling out of their current inventory. If you see any other changes or new machines please feel free to let us know!

      Like

  7. I was at Hollywood Studios on Sunday. Still no medallions but the Five and Dime on the Main Street said they would have a machine soon. Lots of people asking. I think I talked to a manager so seemed like a good source but take that for what its worth.

    Like

  8. David, in your opinion, how may medallion variations do you think they will release? The 50th anniversary goes on for a year and a half and Disney has 1000s of characters – they could make a lot of medallions. The chase is really fun and if you could make a complete set of every medallion released that would be really epic!

    Like

    • That is certainly a hot topic among collectors. We assumed there would be 50 designs but with each machine having 4 designs it seems more likely we will see more than exactly 50. I think it would be great to see them changed out periodically during the 50th celebration but would make acquiring the entire set quite the task. I’ve been doing my best to keep this post updated with all the changes and once I think all the medallions have been released I’ll have a picture or one-pager to print out with all the designs and locations to hopefully help guests collect the entire set. I’m also working on a video for our YouTube channel that will also show off all the machine locations and designs. Just trying my best to help everyone collect these fun collectible coins. Thanks again for reaching out, all the eyes out in the park certainly helps keep our list up to date.

      Like

      • Thank you so much. A friend of mine is getting Olaf and Gus for me hopefully tomorrow. I’m stopping Poly tomorrow afternoon to get the new set of four. I pray they still have them. So exciting. I have the list of all the 50 characters but I noticed the Genie and Jiminy Cricket are not part of the 50. No doubt they’re doing more than that. I’m shooting for the 50.
        Here’s a list of the 50 characters
        *MK*
        •Mickey Mouse-MK
        •Minnie Mouse-MK
        •Donald Duck-DS
        Goofy
        •Daisy Duck-DS
        •Pluto-AS Music
        Chip
        Dale
        Lumiere
        Cogsworth
        •Orange Bird-Poly
        •Mad Hatter-AS Movies
        Cheshire Cat
        •Dumbo-AS Music
        •Timothy E. Mouse-AS Music
        •Stitch-Poly
        •Pooh-DS
        •Piglet-DS
        •Pinocchio-Contemp
        Gus Gus @MK
        Jaq Jaq
        •Lady-MK
        •Tramp-Contemp
        •Abu-AS Music
        •Tinkerbell-MK

        *EC*
        •Figment-EC
        Dante
        •Miguel-EC
        Rocket Raccoon
        Baby Groot
        •Pua-Poly
        Hei-hei
        Olaf @ MK
        Bruni Lizard

        *DHS*
        •Joe Gardner-AS Movie
        •Edna Mode-AS Movie
        Woody
        •Bo Peep-Contemp
        •Frozone-AS Movie
        R2-D2
        BB-8
        Sebastian
        Flounder

        *DAK*
        •Timon-DAK
        •Pumba-DAK
        •Simba-DAK
        Nemo
        Dory
        •Bambi-DAK
        Thumper

        *OTHER*
        •Jiminy Cricket-EC
        •Genie-EC

        Like

  9. That’s a nice list. Not so sure that’s going to happen. But fun to chase for. I love these medallion releases. Honestly I think they release more then 50 designs, just too many characters to choose from

    Like

  10. I’m @ the Poly and they sold out on Nemo. Then the system froze on my Credit card and would not complete the sale. The manager showed up and unplugged the machine. Hopefully Nemo will be back.

    Like

    • Wow these medallions seem to be selling out really quickly. I hope they restock them quickly as it can be a pain for guests to get to some of the locations. Hopefully you were able to get your credit card swipe refunded.

      Like

    • Thanks for the list of the “Fab 50”. I suppose the Polynesian & Contemporary resort medallions can be added to the *OTHER* category. When McDonald’s released the 50 characters for their happy meal toys, Figment & Orange Bird weren’t included – instead they were replaced with Genie & Jiminy Cricket. Maybe that’s why they included them as coins too.

      Like

  11. I need help collecting the last 5 sets. I’ve tried to get a personal shopper for the last 2 days, but Facebook hates coin sales apparently. So can anyone recommend where I can get Nemo, Dory, Flounder and Sebastian for now for cost plus shipping?

    Like

  12. Update. As you might already know the Poly switch to the original four and just found out Magic Kingdom did too. No change @ the Contemporary. On my way to Hollywood Studios. 🤞🏽

    Like

  13. Has anyone seen a WDW 50th Album to hold these Collectible Medallions? I have seen a 50th one for the pressed pennies… or if not, is there a generic album out there somewhere that would fit these wonderful coins? Thanks.

    Like

  14. Hi Everyone,
    My wife and I were at MK for her birthday on Saturday (10/16). We saw the 50th Medallions for the first time and picked up four. We then heard that they were all over Disney. We went on a scavenger hunt to all four parks, Disney Springs, and five resorts. While we were checking the Polynesian and Contemporary, we also checked the Grand Floridian (none were there). There were also four non-50th medallions at the Pirates of the Caribbean. The only one that we could not get was Bambi at Animal Kingdom – they were sold out.
    This is a list of the medallions that we picked up and their locations:
    50th Medallion (Polynesian)
    Mickey Mouse (Magic Kingdom)
    Minnie Mouse (Magic Kingdom)
    Mickey and Minnie (Contemporary)
    Donald Duck (Disney Springs)
    Daisy Duck (Disney Springs)
    Pluto (All Star Music)
    Lumiere (Hollywood Studios)
    Orange Bird (Polynesian)
    Mad Hatter (All Star Movies)
    Dumbo (All Star Music)
    Timothy E. Mouse (All Star Movies)
    Stitch (Polynesian)
    Pooh (Disney Springs)
    Piglet (Disney Springs)
    Pinocchio (Contemporary)
    Lady (Magic Kingdom)
    Tramp (Contemporary)
    Abu (All Star Music)
    Tinkerbell (Magic Kingdom)
    Figment (Epcot)
    Miguel (Epcot)
    Pua (Polynesian)
    Hei-hei (Hollywood Studios)
    Joe Gardner (Sole) (All Star Movie)
    Edna (All Star Movies)
    Woody (Hollywood Studios)
    Bo peep (Contemporary)
    Frozone (All Star Movies)
    R2D2 (Hollywood Studios)
    Timon (Animal Kingdom)
    Pumba (Animal Kingdom)
    Simba (Animal Kingdom)
    Bambi (Animal Kingdom)
    Jiminy Cricket (Epcot)
    Genie (Epcot)

    Like

  15. I have 42 medallions so far and just need 12 more!
    I still need:

    Goofy
    Jaq
    Chip
    Dale
    Thumper
    Bruni
    Dante
    Cogsworth
    BB8
    Cheshire Cat
    Rocket
    Groot

    That will be 54 in total –
    The Fab 50 characters from the celebration statues,
    Plus Genie & Jiminy Cricket (who replaced Figment & Orange Bird in the 50 Happy Meal toys that were released),
    And the Contemporary & Polynesian (the only two resorts that existed when WDW opened in 1971)

    I don’t know if they will release more than these 54, but these are the only ones I want to collect.

    Like

    • From what I’ve seen and heard, the following are yet to be seen anywhere:
      Cheshire Cat, Fort Wilderness logo, Chip, Dale, Thumper, Cogsworth, Bruni, Goofy, BB-8

      That would put total medallions at 52 (13 x 4 sets). Seen no mention of Rocket, Groot or Dante. But could be totally wrong about that.

      Like

      • IBEX, I’m assuming that they’ll do medallions of all 50 characters who have 50th anniversary statues in the parks, but that might not be the case. I guess time will tell.

        Like

  16. FYI Winnie the Pooh is sold out at Pin Traders in Disney Springs as of today and Jaq is in it’s place. I assume that’s temporary and Pooh will be back once they get more stock.

    Like

  17. Thought I’d offer some geeky technical specs on the medallions (because I’m a coin collector and such things interest me :). I noticed there are two types of medallions, reeded edge (like a quarter) and smooth edge (like a nickel). Both types are 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) in diameter. The reeded edge version (like Minnie) weighs 20 grams and is about 2.5 mm thick. The smooth edge (like Edna) is bigger, weighs 25 gms and is about 3 mm thick. Interesting there are two distinct varieties which indicates they probably are coming from two different mints, hopefully Disney is using US based mints – several are very capable of doing these.

    Like

      • It doesn’t seem so. I think that’s why some of the machines have been getting designs that are scheduled for other locations. Disney or the Third party vendor seems like they may have underestimated the popularity of these medallions. I get the feeling once they have a more adequate inventory of these coins available we will see those last few machines appear in their rumored locations. Hopefully soon as I’d like to see those last few sets.

        Like

  18. Yay! Thank you for the update my fellow Medallion fans. I made a reservation for MK tomorrow. I will be heading there after work doing the Resort Monorail run. My last stop Disney Springs. Hopefully, I can get Olaf, Gus-Gus and Jac 🤞🏽

    Like

    • Good luck tomorrow! If you notice any of the coins have changes feel free to let us know. That machine in MK seems to be flip flopping between a few different designs over the last couple weeks. Fingers crossed they have the ones you are looking for.

      Like

  19. ~Update~
    Polynesian, MK, and Contemporary are back to the original medallions. I did not go Disney Spring because I got some new information for us. Wednesday is the day that the Medallions get restocked. After Wednesday if any of the machine runs out the vendor is notified (not sure if by the machine itself or Disney contacts them) and they’ll put whatever they have on hand to restock with. One of the merchandise Coordinator shared that information. But I did not miss out on this little trip. The 50th Chip and Dale plushes arrived today. This has made my trip worth while. Halle-freaking-lujah 🙌🏽

    Like

  20. Pingback: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins – Walt Disney World | David's Coin Travels

  21. Disney pin traders had a print out of all the character coins. It’s behind the register. However. No locations or hotel coins were on the print out.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s