Important Tips Unique to The Shanghai Disneyland Resort:
We often receive very welcome reports from ParkPennies visitors for fellow ParkPennies readers planning to visit SHDL. Of course, most pressed coin collectors in the USA expect SHDL will have some language and currency differences compared to the Disney Resorts in the USA. But, you can never be too prepared and there are some things mentioned here that surprised us... First, do keep in mind that Shanghai Disneyland machines use planchets, copper "slugs", not coins are are used in most all USA pressed coin machines. You don't need to bring coins to press. But, the machine are more costly at 100 yuan / CNY ~$1.50 each (with discounts for multiple purchases from a single machine). A single machine can, at the time of this writing, vend as many as 12 different designs. It will take a lot of CNY! So, be sure to plan ahead for payment options as mentioned below, currency types needed for the pressed coin machines may not be readily available at the resort.
Our thanks to Ralph X. for sharing his excellent Shanghai Disneyland Resort pressed coin machine tips.
"Notes for SDL (Shanghai Disney): As an Chinese, I have some recommends here:
Please exchange some 10 RMB (CNY) PAPER MONEY before you enter the park. (paper only! no coins! no apple pay! no Ali pay!) Please do that in the banks. Because of these 4 designs machines only accept 10. The 8 designs machine can accept 10, 20 & 50. But no charge. 12 designs machine accept 100. Yes, you can exchange in the store. But usually, they haven't enough 10 RMB brand new paper money for you.
These 8 designs machine accept 'full collect' by only 70 RMB. Which means you can save 10. And 12 Chinese Zodiac machine allow you pay 100 RMB for 12 designs full collect, that means you save 20 RMB. So, at least, and totally, fully collect all the designs, you need 1 of 100, 5 of 50, 5 of 20, and 24 of 10 paper money!
Please prepare a little more 10 RMB. Because of the 8 & 12 machines press the designs not very well by 'full collect' (especially the 12-Chinese Zodiac). And these machines different with U.S.A. that you can choose nice & clean pennies. Those machines will provide the base tokens by themselves. So, you may met some ugly pennies. (my friend met 2 pieces with rust.) Do not use too old money, or broken money, or foreign money! I beg you! New money much more better. Otherwise the machines will damaged easily. As my experience, seems these machines' money check system didn't program very well. And these machines repaired very slowly. I wait at the Star Wars store half day, and no one try to repair. The employees told me, someone insert foreign money, so, it didn't work, cannot insert any money now. So, I failed collect all of them in 1 day. I'll try Star Wars again in the future.
The hotels outside of the park, so, if you missed these 2 machines, you can by metro subway line #11 and get them again. Took the maps at front door, the machines' location already show on it."
ParkPennies added: Several fellow collectors have reported since the SHDL Resort first opened that occationally the new style automated coin press machines were out of order and / or coins were rolling short, missing part of the design image... If you have an issue with a machine while at the resort, please report it to a Cast Member. They may be able to help.
Ralph added on 9/19/2017: "IMPORTANT!!!
BECAUSE OF the Shanghai Disney accept WeChat payment. So, Chinese now using online pay now!
That means, The Disney will get less paper money than last year from Chinese tourists. That will be much more harder to exchange paper money for Overseas tourists! DON’T FORGET change enough 50, 20, & 10 CNY before enter the park! (That is a bank: ICBC in the town, try it!)"
If you if have SHDL pressed coin news, tips or observations to share with fellow collectors as Ralph has, please email Boomer.
Hong Kong Disneyland Pressed Penny News:
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Greetings! Because of (y)our interest as well as the increasing interest by the Shanghai Disney Resort in pressed coins, we feel a SHDL news page is in order. So we have added this ONLY Shanghai Disneyland News Page to the existing ParkPennies Disneyland USA+ - TDR Tokyo - HKDL Hong Kong and DLRP Paris news pages. Combined news, for all resorts including SHDL will be, as always, on the ParkPennies, Disneyland USA, Home Page.
UPDATE 2017: Both the Shanghai Disneyland Downtown World of Disney Store and the Disneyland Hotel have changed the A, B, C, and D selections offered on their eight play penny presses. The new selections feature seven new 1st Anniversary themed coins and one carry over castle image.
4/1/2018 No, it's not an April Fools joke! :-) Boomer really did add all the new Shanghai Disneyland coin press machine marquees to the bottom of the Shanghai Disneyland Opening Day Pressed Coins Guide! We hope the marquee images will help share images of the latest Shanghai Disney pressed coins. Marquees / new coin machines are added as they are shared with us. Some, if not most of these new machine designs, replace older designs that were in the same park locations. There are some really nicely themed, engraved, and designed coins in this collection. Enjoy! Happy collecting, Boomer.
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