Thrifty Thursday: Disney World Pressed Coins

With airlines charging for luggage, inexpensive souvenirs can become expensive. For example, if they are heavy they can make your suitcase over weight. Or if they are too big to fit, you have to buy another piece of luggage. That being said, I suggest one of my favorite souvenirs, pressed coins.

In case you don’t know what a pressed coin is, they are typically pennies that are mechanically flattened and imprinted with a picture or design. At Walt Disney World there are well over 100 of these coin machines with either three or four different designs to choose from. You can find these at each of the four parks and the water parks. There are some at Downtown Disney as well as the Walt Disney World Resorts.

There are three different types of pressed coin machines. Penny machines cost .51¢ and dime machines are .85¢. Quarter machines will run you $1.25. There are not too many souvenirs anywhere that are around a dollar or less.

Disney offers coin collection books for purchase at the parks. There are several different designs to choose from. They typically hold 48 pressed pennies or dimes and 6 quarters. These books are affordable and a great way to display your pressed coins. A slender collection book filled with coins is not going to be too big or heavy to fit in a suitcase.

Before your next Walt Disney World vacation gather your change so you may start a pressed coin collection of your own! has maps with locations of the coin machines as well as what designs are offered at each.

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Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!

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