Shanghai Disneyland Pressed Coins are a wonderful Disney souvenir collection. Because collectors in the USA may be facing a greater challenge given their distance from the park and probable language differences we have added "tips" to our news page. Information shared is based on the most welcome help from fellow collectors and is offered here on this news page as well as the ParkPennies Shanghai Disneyland Pressed Penny Guides. We hope these tips and information shared here is of help to you in collecting and in enjoying these fun Disney collectibles. -For unfiltered news covering all the Disneyland Resort penny press machine news from around the word and more gossip :-) the ParkPennies "Pressed Pennies" The Elongated Coins of Disneyland home page is a good read. Please contact us whenever you have a question, news to share, or a comment about HKDL Pressed Pennies. Happy Collecting, Boomer
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 occasionally 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.
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.
5/13/18 Our thanks to Fellow Collector Ralph X. in China who just sent a great Shanghai Disneyland pressed coin machine update! Ralph writes: "
Hello! It’s me again! The Ralph X. in Shanghai local.
Today I visited SDR again. And give you a report. IN THE PARK. Most machines are still alive. I’m very happy that a lot of kids are playing it.So that means, the machine will die soon! Ahahahahaha! BUT the Star war zone is closed, I don’t know what’s really going on. Canceled or just closed for a while. So, I didn’t check this area.
Yep, the new Toy Story zone have one 4 coin machine. Die cast machine. AL’s toy store. (Just one big store at there.) Same as ParkPennies.com photo: Toy Story Pressed Coin Marquee.
Then! Confirm this ParkPennies.com photo of The Mickey and Friends Coin Press Marquee.
It’s a die cast machine also. But this one is really strange. It’s a “hidden” machine. It didn’t located on the park map. (The paper map already update with the toy story zone, that zone should be open later than this machine was found.) Don’t like the others, no lights. You will think does it still work?. It’s at the exit of the Avenue M Arcade. Everyone should see it after check out and exit. BUT! If you don’t want to buy anything, you will find a remark near it: EXIT ONLY, DO NOT ENTER FROM HERE. DON’T confuse, just get in and use that machine. NO ONE WILL STOP YOU. Confirm 3 pennies are new. But the castle same as before SDL 1604.
Next, retired ones:
The 1 year Anniversary pennies are all retired. You cannot find any more.
Then, the 8 coin pennies located at World of Disney retired (in last year, 3 pennies retired and changed to 1 year anniversary pennies, but now, all retired).
Instead of them, is this machine, ParkPennies.com picture of New Eight Pressed Coin Machine Marquee:
So, now, all the problems resolved. : )
The book. Now have a new red book. 4 sheets like old blue one. The blue one seems still on sale. My wife told me saw it. But I didn’t. So, don’t retire it now."
Thank you again Ralph for sharing this excellent Shanghai Disneyland Resort update! Happy collecting, Boomer.
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.