5/21/2020 -UPDATED 5/30- Thanks to Nancy W., Chuck & Delores N., Michael H., Don C., Mark B., Randy K., and other fellow collectors for generously offering their welcome adds, edits, images, and inspiration for resent updates especially over the past week. Shared contributions made by fellow collectors is what ParkPennies is all about. As long time readers will remember, twenty-some years ago, this web site offered only a very early list of Disneyland coins on an Excel or was it a Lotus 123 spreadsheet? Additions, updates and an amazing amount of knowledge shared by collectors and for collectors has made all the difference. Now that many of us are "sheltered in place" it's a great time to share a few more pictures, a bit more history and maybe even a new coin or two... As you browse the ParkPennies pages, you'll see some added marquee pictures, added honorable mention of the 2016 TEC coin set in the DW Guide, updated drop-down main menu, some re-written pages... and more to come. Happy collecting! Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
5/07/2020 Our thanks to fellow collector, Michael H. for sharing his updates to the -Download- Excel version of the ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides. (Also viewable as a web page and Editable PDF version.) As long time ParkPennies readers will recall, this is an abridged version of the online ParkPennies guides that you on your own device, Windows or IOS (may require app), can convert and modify to add notes, identify coins owned, costs, dates of acquisition, coins wanted, coins held for trade... With Michael's most welcome update all Disneyland Resort pressed coins are now up to date! Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
5/03/2020 You know, I think many of us will have a new appreciation for long lines and jammed pressed coin machines when this is all over! :-) Needless to say, it's been a slow month for new pressed coin machine reports here at ParkPennies. Boomer has even resorted to posting jokes on ParkPennies! But, thanks to Alex L. in Hong Kong, we do have a report of a new example of a very scarce coin. The coin design, out of the thousands of coins pictured in the ParkPennies Guides, is the only "unassigned" coin! Maybe with this new report, we are getting closer to attributing this Mickey Mouse Rays mystery coin? Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
4/20/2020 Some "Smiles for Today", a collection of jokes, cartoons, and memes. Might be a good one in there somewhere to share? :-) We're adding new ones from time to time... Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
4/15/20 2020 Disneyland COVID Shutdown DW0049 pressed coin set. The set was issued this month by Don Cade. Although Don said he wasn't happy with the engraving, in my opinion, the lettering style tells the story well. These historically tragic times are testing the people of the world as well as many businesses. Disney Resorts have even closed. But, when the pandemic has passed, I think this coin set will persist as a reminder not to take a day for granted, much less a day with our friends or family; especially a day with our friends and family at Disneyland. We've added this set to the DW Pressed Coin Guides. (There is no machine location. Don Cade often rolls his coin designs for fellow pressed coin collectors sometimes offering them via eBay.) Please remember to thank our healthcare heroes and to stay safe. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the park... soon! Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
3/29/20 Here's a new site on our list! It's DavidsCoinTravels.Blog a very nice non-commercial WDW pressed Coin blog run by a fellow TEC member. Definitely worth a visit and you may even want to bookmark it. Our thanks to the anony-mouse tipster that shared the site with us. Do contact Boomer to share your favorite Disney pressed coin sites. Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies
3/21/20 It's slow at the parks. :-( But, we're hoping that there will be a new machine or two waiting when the Disney Resorts reopen. Until then, there's a lot to do on the 'net. There are some bits of opinion and history here on ParkPennies that might be of interest, just click the link square above "The History of Disney Pressed Coins, Sorta :)" and then the boxed links offered on that page... Also, if you're on FaceBook, you might like to visit Pressed Penny Collectors, ZZZCoins, Disney Coin Pressers, The Elongated Collectors, or contact Boomer to share your favorite Disney pressed coin websites / FaceBook pages with ParkPennies readers :-) Happy collecting! Boomer and The Folks at ParkPennies.com
3/18/20 Lots of families spending time at home nowadays. Great time to organize our pressed coin collections! :-) Maybe send an email or two asking fellow Disneyland pressed coin collectors to trade some coins? Of course, the TEC newsletter is a fun read too. If you are not already a member, do check out the TEC web site for news and an application to join. ;-) Looking forward to a celebration when the Disney parks reopen. Happy collecting, The Folks at ParkPennies.
3/14/20 We've updated the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide, the Disneyland Park Pressed Coin Guide, and added a "draft" page with some background on our recently added Don Edgren Pirates of the Caribbean Piece of Eight.
3/13/20 Well... for those of us not visiting the Disney parks today... Why not check out the eBay pressed coin auctions by fellow ParkPennies visitors? A great web site to get caught up on WDW pressed coins is www.PressCoins.com, it's our go to site for all WDW coins. And of course, do explore the drop down menu above that says "INDEX of All Fun Stuff". It's updated often and has a lot of links to ParkPennies articles. Some nostalgic, obscure, even a few of them are interesting.:-) Also there are links to our guides, old archived news pages back to the 1990s... fun! Looking forward to the reopening of the Disney parks... The Folks at ParkPennies.
3/08/20 With great sadness, we must share that the elongated coin collecting world lost Mr. Ray Dillard on March 8, 2020. His name is mentioned often on this site and I can think of no one that has done more for the hobby or for so many years. A wonderful person, friend, and mentor to so many of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family and his world of friends. The Folks at ParkPennies.
3/01/20 No news to report. However, if you haven't seen the Disneyland penny pressing adventure we posted here on 3/14/19 you might want to take a look. The video was filmed inside the park by Chris Provost and has to be one of Boomer's favorites! Here is a link to Enjoy Chris's newest video and his contagious Disneyland penny pressing enthusiasm! :-) If you have some time to see what up for sale on eBay, there are also lots of Disney Pressed Coins currently listed by fellow ParkPennies visitors. Enjoy the weekend and do check back here often. Lots of rumors of planned new machines for the Disneyland Resort. I hope to have something to post before long. Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/24/20 The Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary pressed quarter set was "updated". The backstamps have been better centered and inverted, they look even better and the machine is working great! We've accordingly updated the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary pressed quarter set guide listings and the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF . Happy collecting! Boomer.
2/23/20 Our thanks to Shawn P. for reporting the Haunted Mansion machine is back onstage and working great. I'm confirming some changes and working on an update... stay tuned! Happy collecting, Boomer
2/21/20 Our thanks to John D. for reporting that the Haunted Mansion machine was offstage yesterday. If the machine does not return soon, we will update the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF to "offstage". Rumors are that the machine is out for maintenance, something that the Haunted Mansion quarters need often due to their popularity. However, given the theme of the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary pressed quarter set, these coins *might* have been retired.
1/31/20 2020 Disney California Adventure Annual Pressed Nickel Set!!! We have updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and will be updating the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide soon. Happy Collecting!!!! Boomer.
1/18/20 Our thanks to Michael H. for being the first to report a new coin, the DW0048, which was issued this month by Don Cade. We've added it to the DW Pressed Coin Guides with images.
1/14/20 Our thanks to Nathan P. and his daughter who shared an excellent report on HKDL pressed coin machines and locations in late 2019. The report and images have been added to the Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Coin Guides over the past month and are now finally completed. (Sorry for the delay, crazy busy December this year.) The report includes images of the machine marquees and some great tips as well. Nathan writes in part: "Last week, I did a business trip that ended in Hong Kong, and I opted to visit the park and attempt to collect one of each pressed coin blank. Here's what I found. Feel free to use the pictures on the site to help others find these pressed coins. Interestingly, most of the machines are unused for the most part, and many sounded empty when you deposit the HK$5 coins to pay for them, except for the Ironman Experience one. I suspect that this is partially due to Tony Stark threatening one of the robots in the show with being turned into a coin press machine." Nathan also mentions "The biggest reason that the machines sounded empty is probably because they take HK Octopus cards, as well as coins." (Nathan suggests that collectors obtain an Octopus Card for use with the HKDL coin press machines.) "Each pressed coin costs HK$15 (approximately US$1.92). Pretty steep! The coin album was the only one on offer, and it was HK$125 (or about US$16)." Nathan also noted that the Iron Man Experience and the machine inside Professor Porter's were the most popular. For HKDL specific news and archives, please bookmark the Hong Kong Disneyland News Page. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/13/20 The Holiday pressed nickel sets in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have been retired. The 2019 year nickel set was still on stage late last night. The guides have been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/12/20 Our thanks to Shay B. for being the first to report a NEW Disneyland pressed nickel machine Guide numbers DL0705, DL0706, and DL0707! It's the Disneyland 2020 annual pressed nickel set, looks great and is located at the Main Street Penny Arcade. We've updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and will update the The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides soon.
1/08/20 Jimmy in Hong Kong reports four new coins at the Shanghai Disneyland Resort! Happy collecting! Boomer.
12/15/19 Our thanks to Ralph X. and Jimmy in Hong Kong for reporting several new Shanghai Disneyland Resort pressed souvenir vending machines ("Penny" Presses). Looks like this has been a busy month for SDR collectors! Please see the SDR Shanghai Disneyland Resort Pressed Souvenirs News Page for details. Happy collecting, Boomer
12/12/19 Our thanks to Jessica T. and Jon G. who were the first to report the NEW HAUNTED MANSION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRESSED QUARTERS!!!! It's located at the Port Royal in New Orleans Square in the good old coffin coin press machine. Pictures and descriptions soon in the The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides. Happy collecting, Boomer
12/09/19 Our thanks to Ralph X., who again shared a most welcome update for the pressed souvenir vending machines at the SDR. Ralph reports that two machines were updated at the World of Disney, Disneytown, Shanghai Disney Resort. (Four new coins in each of the two eight-play machines, eight coins in total.)
Plus these two World of Disney machines plus one machine at Intergalactic Imports, Tomorrowland, Shanghai Disneyland now vend GOLD colored "pennies" instead of the copper ones. Ralph also has shared images of the new SDR machine marquees.
12/05/19 Here are the images lots of visitors have requested of The 2019 Disneyland Resort Holiday Pressed Coins . Our thanks to the readers that shared their pictures... Kelly, Bob, Mike, and Larry. We plan to have the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide (Guide Numbers CA0262, CA0263, and CA0264) and the The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides (Guide Numbers DL0699, DL0700, and DL0701) updated soon... I hope to see you at the park. Best of the Season and Happy Collecting, Boomer.
12/04/19 Our thanks to Chuck N. and Laura P. for reporting the arrival of the 2019 DISNEYLAND HOLIDAY NICKELS!!! They are located in the Main Street Penny Arcade... more to follow. Happy collecting! Boomer.
12/02/19 Disney California Adventure
Holiday Nickels! The long awaited, very popular DCA Holiday nickels are now onstage at the Kingswell Camera Shop (temporarily occupying the Finding Dory coin press). We have updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF and will be updating the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide soon. HAPPY COLLECTING! Boomer.
12/01/19 The Folks at ParkPennies are very thankful for the honor of being awarded the 2019 TEC Presidential Merit Award.
11/23/19 A DN0001 Mickey Rays has just been offered on eBay for $4,000.00 / best offer by a former Centek executive. To the best of our knowledge, this coin has rarely been offered for sale and even then was only offered privately between very advanced collectors. A few of us may recall that occasionally other Disneyland prototype elongated coins, not thought to be as scarce as the DN0001, have sold for more than $3,000.00. Given the DN0001 is acknowledged as the earliest of all Disney prototype elongated coins and is rarely seen... we had to share the news. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
11/09/19 I try not to post unless there is some news... But, it's really been slow lately! Didn't want you to think that our last post isn't still the latest... Lots of rumors of more coins for DLR. But, nothing has been placed onstage since the DCA 2019 nickel set, so far. Maybe something soon? Holiday Nickel Sets for DL or DCA? Haunted Mansion Set for the 50th? You know we'll post it here ASAP. If you spot a new machine first, please contact Boomer to share your find. And a BIG THANK YOU for sharing ParkPennies in social media posts. Word of mouth is our only advertising. It really makes our day when we see our humble website is worthy of mention. Happy collecting, Boomer. [Edited 11/22/19 to upgrade some horrible grammar to our usual bad grammar standard. :-)]
10/18/19 A new DW0047 pressed coin set was reported yesterday by the well-known collector Mark B. It's a replacement for the limited and very similar DW0045 "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World" and DW0046 "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World" coin dies. The new DW0047 design is easily distinguishable from the DW0046 set because of the brush or script Disney-style lettering vs. the Kingdom or Old English Disney-style lettering used on earlier 2019 coins. We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. Happy collecting, Boomer.
10/04/19 Several collectors have asked if / when a Disneyland 2019 nickel set or the Disneyland and DCA Holiday Nickel Sets might be placed onstage. There still is no official word that we've heard. Even the rumors and bits we hear from people in the know are still very vague. As long time collectors know, this link to all The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Holiday Nickel Sets since 1995 has the dates Holiday sets have been placed onstage and taken offstage and provides some speculative guidance about when the Holiday coins might arrive this year. Understandably, some collectors are waiting until all sets are onstage before renewing Annual Passports or spending big bucks for entry into the parks. We hear you... As always, we'll post here as soon as we have more news. If you have any news to add, as always please contact Boomer to share your most welcome report with fellow collectors. You will receive named credit as the first to report it... or you may have it posted anony-mousely. Happy Collecting, Boomer.
10/02/19 Our thanks to Cathy P. for being the first to report the NEW 2019 NICKEL SET! The set was just placed onstage today and is located at the Jolly Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure. It's a very nice video based three-play nickel press machine with an excellent, bright, video display show... still priced at only 75 cents plus the nickel to be pressed before your eyes! The coins feature Pie-Eyed Mickey, Pie-Eyed Minnie and Pluto dated "2019" and each features an excellent California Adventure backstamp. (As pressed coin collectors know, backstamps, that often include the coin's park location, are a special "plus" that has been featured on DLR pressed coins since 2004.) The Guide Numbers for these new coins are CA0259, CA0260, and CA0261. The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has already been updated and the Disney California Adventure Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
8/28/19 Not many new machines at the park lately. So, we've had time to add or update a couple of pages. We hope you'll like them. The page additions were inspired by ParkPennies emails from fellow collectors and based on tips and notes we've collected over the years. They cover things I wish I had known when we first started collecting Disney pressed coins back in the 1980s... The University of Hard Knocks can be an expensive education! :-) Thankfully fellow collectors helped us out over the years. The two pages we updated are: Tips on How to Clean a Pressed Penny with a companion page, Tips on How to Flatten a Curved Pressed Penny. We also recently started a new page on Pressed Pennies Facts and Fiction: Do all coins press alike? Hopefully there is something that will be of interest to you or something you might share with another collector. As always, please contact Boomer to submit your most welcome additions to any page. By the way, thank you again for sharing links with friends and on social media to (y)our ad-free, nothing for sale, by collectors and for collectors hobbyist website... ParkPennies.com :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/24/19 New 2019 D23 Expo marquee picture added... Advanced Collector, Alex D. asks "Why does it say Walt Disney World on the marquee?". Hmmm.... indeed the D23 Expo penny press marquee at the Anaheim Convention Center, inside the walls of the 2019 D23 Expo, walking distance from The Disneyland Resort, does read: "TURN YOUR OWN PENNY INTO A WALT DISNEY WORLD SOUVENIR". Well, to the credit of D23, they had a very cool penny press, the elongated coins do not say "Walt Disney World", and it is not a credit card machine vending zinc cents! Yes folks, I did have to count to 10 and re-edit this post more than once. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer in Anaheim, home of The Anaheim Convention Center and The ORIGINAL DISNEYLAND RESORT! ;-)
UPDATE 8/23/19: The well-known long time Disney pressed coin collector, Aprille C., just shared an update about the D23 pressed coin machine... and some pictures! She reports the coins are currently free to press and cents are offered by D23 if you do not have your own. However, the line is long and you are permitted to press only one coin per turn. (As we understand it, a single set of the three different coins would require waiting in line three times!) -If you have additional pictures of the D23 pressed coin machine / marquee / sign / crowd, to share here with fellow collectors, please contact Boomer. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/23/19 NEW MACHINE FOR D23 Confirmed! Our thanks to Aprille C. for being the first to report a rumored machine for D23 earlier this week and to Don C. for positive conformation today. Based on Aprille C's report and D23.com's post that follows here, it appears the machine is in... "The D23 Gold Member Fan Lounge, located at the back of Hall B, is a hideaway exclusively for D23 Gold Members. Just present your D23 Gold Member Card (or sign up to be a D23 Gold Member at D23 Expo 2019), and enjoy all the perks! There are charging stations for your phone, places for you to recharge, and exclusive giveaways to grab.". Image of the D23 coin press stage from D23.com. This set of D23 2019 coins will be listed in the ParkPennies Cast Member and Special Events Guide as CM0055, CM0056, and CM0057.
8/04/19 Fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, has added a new website to complement his highly rated Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone and Pressed Coins at WDW Android Phone Apps. The new Bad Llama Group website is: https://badllamagroup.wixsite.com/website. Eric's site offers a forum as well as a direct line to Eric. Please do check it out. Happy collecting, Boomer.
8/01/19 Randy K. reports that the Star Wars pressed quarter machines are back onstage at the Starcade. We didn't notice any changes in the coins. We did heard that the machines were in need of some TLC / preventative maintenance which could be the reason for their absence. By the way, ParkPennies has plans to add a Disneyland "Star Wars" pressed coin page for those collectors that would like to build a specialized collection of Disneyland issued pressed coins with a Star Wars theme. Although there are not many coins in that category now, given the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land, we have A New Hope. :-) The future ParkPennies Star Wars Pressed Coin page will have guide numbers, years of issue and pictures to help in your search and organization... Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/21/19 Several machines are off-stage. Such as the two Star Wars machines at the Starcade, the boardwalk machine in Frontierland... all are over due to return. However, we've kept them listed on the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF as current because we believe, at least for the time being, that the machines are off-stage for preventative maintenance and will return. But, if there is conformation that the machines / coin sets will not return, or the return with new coin designs, we will as usual post here, update the guides and the coin location page. If you spot a new machine / coin design at the Disneyland Resort please contact Boomer to share and see your name here in print. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
7/14/19 Our thanks to Ricky K. and others who alerted us to a redirect of this web site. Thankfully, it didn't affect your most appreciated blog links to ParkPennies only some referral / search page links. I think it's fixed now. (Kind of like painting a bridge. When you've painted from one end to the other, it's time to start over again! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer. PS: Boomer is going crazy looking for a new coin press machine! Okay, I should have said crazier! :-) Maybe there will be something soon.
7/01/19 ZZZZzzzZZzzzz... Please see 6/06/19 post below.
6/06/19 Greetings! It's been a long time since our last post... Nothing has happened to write about so far. But, based on the latest rumors, we are hopeful that there will be a new machine(s) at the Disneyland Resort this summer. Vague I know, but, it's all I got so far. :-) Do check back often. We're always looking, listening, and spying! :-) If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news with fellow collectors and see your name in print here for the find. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/19/19 Fellow collector, Eric Thomas of Bad Llama Group, has released a complement to his highly rated Pressed Coins at Disneyland Android Phone App. The newest app is The Pressed Coins at WDW Android Phone App. These apps are a *major* undertaking and Eric surely has our thanks for doing so much to share this wonderful hobby. Please do check it out these apps if you are looking for a way to keep pressed coin collection and machine locations info on your android phone(s). Happy collecting, Boomer.
5/05/19 Our 3/29/19 "Boomer's got to vent!" post brought some emails that may be of interest to people that love pressed coin machines or look forward to sharing the hobby with friends and future generations. One ParkPennies visitor mentioned a recent news article about New $1 Magic Kingdom Machines on the excellent PressCoins.com pressed coin web site. Another comment dated May 1, 2019 reads: " The collecting of [Florida Amusement Park] elongated coins took a very different route today. This morning three new machines were put on stage. Two are 4-die machines and have new designs but they are now $1.00 a coin. The third "new" machine is at the Tomorrowland Speedway. It is the old machine that was always there but it has now been modified to take dollars or credit cards instead of quarters. The machine originally took 2 quarters and a penny and you got your pressed cent. Now you pay a dollar and you get a pre-loaded shiny new [zinc] penny. You no longer can use your own penny. This is the first that have come out....". Also: " ... I know many machines nation-wide now have gone to $1.00 a penny. I thought that [Florida Amusement Park] might hold the cost for collectors. Now I am interested to see how this works out, will collectors or casual collectors pay the dollar or will there be kickback about the doubling of the price. I am glad to hear that Disneyland is hold at 51 cents for the collectors.". [ParkPennies edits]
As long time readers know, ParkPennies tries to avoid "commentary". But, we feel we must to preserve this wonderful hobby.
I can only imagine the pressure Disneyland is under to follow other amusement parks. So, please do say thanks to the good folks at The Original Disneyland Resort. Your comments to Cast Members when you visit the park or when you post on social media lets them know you appreciate their preservation of Disney-land tradition, show, and this wonderful hobby. Per our 3/29/19 comment "... we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback..." Happy Collecting, Boomer and the folks at ParkPennies.
4/08/19 NEW PENNY PRESS! Our thanks to Mike T., Mike R. and Boomer for reporting the latest Disneyland Park pressed coin machine. It's themed "Mary Poppins" and features three silhouette images of Mary Poppins and excellent backstamps! You'll find this machine at the Main Street Penny Arcade. The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides will be updated soon. Do print a copy or download a copy of our Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF on your smartphone for the latest locations of all Disneyland Resort area pressed coin machines. Happy collecting! Boomer.
4/01/19 New Ant-Man Wasp pressed penny set at Hong Kong Disneyland! Our thanks to Jimmy in Hong Kong for reporting this new set. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guide will be updated soon. Happy collecting, Boomer.
3/29/19 Sorry, Boomer's got to vent! We hear lots of complaints about "credit card" penny presses that vend poorly pressed zinc cents for $1.00 or 8 for $5.00. Rest assured, we share your frustration and we hear you loud and clear. Disney fans in California are lucky. The Original Disneyland Resort has always had "the real thing", pressed coin machines that provide the "show" that generations of visitors have enjoyed since 1987. Disneyland machines were the first Disney machines to press your own coin or token before you eyes, present an excellent souvenir, a priceless memory, and they still do. Not to mention the cost of pressed coins at Disneyland is still a bargain!
But, we know all too well that some parks have gone astray. So, readers write to us in hopes we can help. We are flattered. But, sadly we have no say over decisions made by "Florida amusement parks". However, we do encourage fellow collectors and guests to voice their opinions directly to amusement park web sites or via social media. Often top management people see and appreciate guest feedback. Matter of fact, even when you like what management is doing, I think they appreciate hearing from you. ;-) Happy collecting, Boomer. Thanks for reading. I feel better now. :-)
3/26/19 Kuniaki Hiraki's excellent Tokyo Disneyland Resort English language web site has moved! The new address is: http://torapooh.main.jp/index_e.htm. It's the same site we all know, just a URL change. So, please update your bookmarks so you won't miss out on his major work in sharing this wonderful hobby. Happy collecting, Boomer.
3/14/19 Just Uploaded! Disneyland penny pressing adventure filmed inside the park! Chris says it all about the latest production: "Today on Provost Park Pass Chris presses his very first pressed penny. Pressed Pennies are amazing Disneyland souvenirs. This was one of our most requested videos!!" Boomer has long enjoyed Chris's YouTube Channel. But, this video has to, of course, be one of Boomer's favorites! Enjoy Chris's newest video and his contagious Disneyland penny pressing enthusiasm! :-) Do I sound too excited about this video?? Impossible! It's all about Disneyland Pressed Pennies!!!! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer and the Folks at ParkPennies.
3/11/19 Rumors are building... Boomer is pacing... a few machines are off-stage possibly for installation of new coin designs... Check back often for updates. We'll post here as soon as a new machine is confirmed onstage. Disneyland has a lot of penny press machines... But, if you spot a new machine or have an update for Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF please contact Boomer to share the news and get all the credit! :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
2/17/19 A new DW0046 pressed coin set was reported today. It's the replacement for the limited and very similar DW0045 "Disneyland / Pressed Penny Collector / 2019 / Walt Disney World" pressed coin set that came to an end when the die shaft shattered in 2018. The new DW0046 set is easily distinguishable from the DW0045 set because of the "Pressed Coin Collector" in place of the earlier "Pressed Penny Collector" and the missing dots before and after the words "Disneyland" and "Walt Disney World", as well as a slightly changed border,. We've updated the ParkPennies.com DW Disneyland Tributes Guide to include this latest issue. -Edits, additions and corrections were made to this post 2/17/19- Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/26/19 When White Water Snacks was closed for remodeling in September of 2018, we listed the penny press machine located there as "Closed", "Inaccessible" with the hope the machine would return when the snack shop reopened. However, when White Water reopened on January 18, 2019, the coin press machine was absent. We are *assuming* that the DR0147-149 elongated coin set is retired and have noted that "We will presume for now that this set of coins has been "retired"" in the ParkPennies guide. On the bright side, there are a few machines in the DLR that were taken offstage, a great sign that new pressed coin sets may be planned! :-) The Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF has been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/20/19 Recently the "Best Friends Forever" Pixar Fest themed penny press machines were taken offstage at the Main Street Penny Arcade and the boardwalk in Frontierland, Disneyland. A most welcome anony-mouse report today confirmed the machines have not returned. Given the coins were dated 2018 and had Pixar Fest backstamps, we believe these six coins, the DL0684-689, are retired. The Disneyland Pressed Coin Guide and the newly improved with larger print :-) Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page (PDF) have both been updated. Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/10/19 The Nightmare Before Christmas machine is also now retired. We've updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF already.
1/8/19 The Holiday pressed nickel sets are now offstage / retired in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as the Disneyland Resort Holiday Season came to an end for 2018 /2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides have been updated.
Also, 2019 has already brought new admission prices... A one day pass for one adult for both parks (Park Hopper), now costs $154.00 to $199.00 depending on the day, parking $25.00. Boomer remembers when his "good every day of the year with premium parking" annual pass cost $125.00. Yep. He's old... and starting to talk in third person... I think he er ah I need to spend a few leisurely days at the park and unwind, before my pass expires! :-) Don't forget, you can still collect all the "DR" Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney pressed coins outside of the gates of Disneyland and DCA without paying admission! And the cost of pressed coins at Disney is a bargain! (The ParkPennies Pressed Coin Machine Pages has a section of machines accessible without paying admission.) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/2/19 NEW HOLIDAY PRESSED NICKEL MACHINE AT DISNEYLAND!! Our thanks to Mike R. who reported the machine was probably placed onstage overnight. The machine features a video marquee which plays both video and sound. The pressed nickel images are of Mickey, Minnie, & Donald all with Disneyland Holiday backstamps. We've updated the Disneyland Resort Area Pressed Coin Machine Locations Page PDF already. The The ParkPennies Disneyland Resort Pressed Coin Guides will be updated soon. Happy Collecting! Boomer.
1/1/19 Our thanks to Alex, Lou, Anastasia, Bob, Char, Stan, Mike, and Ed to name just a few of the many ParkPennies readers who have shared their coin machine searches with fellow collectors here at ParkPennies over the past week. Although as of this morning, there is still no report of a Holiday Nickel machine at Disneyland Park, we have reported a nice one at Disney California Adventure and the "Holidays at the Disneyland Resort" will continue until January 6, 2019... So, Boomer ain't givin' up hope! If you spot a new coin press machine first, please contact Boomer to share the news and get all the credit. :-) Happy collecting, Boomer.
1/1/2019 HAPPY NEW YEAR! :-)
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