Things have certainly gotten a little busy over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Recently they have started converting their 3-design pressed pennies machines over to $1 and on a recent trip I made to check on those machines, I found that one had been removed and replaced with something new.
The Harambe section of the park is probably one of the more popular just due to the Kilimanjaro Safari, Gorilla falls walking path, and Conservation Station. They also have an outdoor food market which has some really unique food options like Grilled Chicken Skewers, Gyro Flatbread, Grilled Sausages and even spice-rubbed ribs.
There is a even a stand that sells grilled corn on the cob which always smells amazing whenever I walk by. One of these trips I’ll have to stop and actually try it out. On this trip however I was heading to the Ziwani Traders shop which is right near the corn stand, and entrance to the Safari attraction.
I believe Ziwani Traders is just the name for this outdoor area of the store. Inside is the Mombassa Marketplace. This place has some beautiful African inspired items, and also some that were a little unique.
These would look pretty good as part of a Halloween display, but they were definitely intriguing to look at.
My daughters always love to stop here to play with the different instruments. The one pictures above takes a bit of practice to spin in between the palms of your hands but makes some fun music once you get the hang of it.
Just outside the door that will take you inside the Mombassa Marketplace was where an old 3-design pressed penny machine used to be. I visited here to see if it had been converted to $1, but was instead surprised to see it had been completely removed and replaced with a Collectible Medallion machine instead.
The cabinet of the machine had a nice wood grain look to it. I really liked the decorative trip along the top, bottom and sides of the machine giving it an almost “hand carved’ looked to it.
There are four designs available in this machine. The cost is $5 per medallion, or you get a bit of a discount of $15 for all four if you would like the entire set.
The designs on the medallions are inspired by the animated movie The Lion King, and has the Animal Kingdom logo and Tree of Life on the reverse of each coin.
I just can’t fight it any longer and have really come to enjoy collecting these medallions. I think that with the larger coin size the vendor is able to put a lot more detail on these images and they are really beautiful. I’m still working on a nice way to display these within my collection and but may be something I can review in a future post.
Are you going to get a set of these for your own collection? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for checking in this week, I always appreciate you taking the time visit. Have a fantastic week and Keep on Pressing!