The first Pressed Pennies machine was in Chicago over a century ago, but they’ve actually been around much longer than that.  People used to place pennies on train tracks to flatten them then carve their own design in the metal. Of course, this is not safe – and has even proven to be fatal for some adventurous artists.

Today, penny pressing has become a popular hobby. Collectors and casual penny squishers alike love the chase of finding different designs, but what’s really great about this hobby is that it’s very affordable. For just $0.51, you can get a cool design on a penny and great souvenir.

Pressed Pennies at Disney World

There are over 100 pressed penny locations in Disney World throughout the parks, water parks, resorts, and entertainment districts. Each location has a few different designs to choose from.

Just drop in two quarters and a penny, choose your design, and watch as the rollers use over 10,000 pounds of force to press the penny.

Here’s a little tip for you: collectors prefer pennies minted before 1982 because they were made entirely of copper; pennies made after 1982 are comprised of a few different metals and will result in silvery streaks in the design.

It's easy and fun to make pressed pennies!

It’s easy and fun to make pressed pennies!

Let’s see where the pressed penny locations are located in Disney World!  (Note that locations can change over time; check with a Disney Cast Member if you have questions.)

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Press some pennies to remember your trip around World Showcase!

Press some pennies to remember your trip around World Showcase!

Most country pavilions in World Showcase have pressed penny machines!

Most country pavilions in World Showcase have pressed penny machines!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Oscar’s Super Service
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Legends of Hollywood
  • Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith
  • In Character
  • Stage 1 Company Store
  • Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Courtyard
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Sunset Ranch Pins and Souvenirs
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Disney Studio Store
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Sunset Center near the restrooms
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Courtyard
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
  • Frozen Fractal Gifts

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Discovery Trading Company
  • Rainforest Café
  • Island Mercantile
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures
Here are the three design options at Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures.

Here are the three design options at Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures.

  • Dawa Bar
  • Duka la Filimu
  • Mombasa Marketplace / Ziwani Traders
  • Wildlife Express Train Station
  • Yak & Yeti
  • Expedition Everest
  • Conservation Station

Blizzard Beach

  • Beach Haus

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

  • Singapore Sal’s

Disney Springs

  • House Of Blues
  • Once Upon a Toy
  • Star Wars Trading Post
  • T-Rex Restaurant
  • World of Disney
  • Rainforest Café
  • Super Hero Headquarters
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost
  • Marketplace Stage
  • Disney Pin Traders

Disney Resort Hotels

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Jackson Square Gifts and Desires
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Lobby
  • Disney’s Port Orleans –Riverside Mill Food Court
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort Lobby
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Lobby
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Lobby
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort Lafferty Place Arcade
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort Game Point Arcade
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge The Mara
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Pumbaa’s Fun & Games Arcade
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort Note’able Games Arcade
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries
  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort World Premiere Food Court
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hotel Fourth Floor
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Settlement Trading Post
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort near Kona Café
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort Pineapple Lanai
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Lobby
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Bus Stop
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Check-in
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Meadow Trading Post
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa 1900 Park Fare
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Second Floor Lobby
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Bus Stop
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Ink & Paint Shop

Other

  • Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature golf
  • Disney’s Boardwalk ESPN Club

Do you collect pressed pennies at Disney World?