Penny Press Machines on Wonder/Magic

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Memaw2Wm, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,041
    My grandkids love to collect pressed pennies at WDW ... are there any penny presses on the ships?

    If so, do you know where?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. jwann

    jwann <font color=FF00CC>Have a ~*~*~ Pixie Dust ~*~*~ k

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    1,049
    We cruised on the Wonder twice last year and didn't see any on the ship or in the terminal. My boys collect them as well so we had our eyes peeled.
     
  4. lotsofboys

    lotsofboys DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Messages:
    714
    There are none on the Magic either :(
     
  5. Cruisin

    Cruisin If you can't carry it, you don't

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    Messages:
    20,895
    There are also none in the terminal.

    I asked in January when we went.


    I do have a pressed quarter from a machine that was on the Wonder. It was dated 1999. So they did have machines on board the ship at one time but don't seem to have them anymore .
     
  6. sherr

    sherr Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    145
    We were on the Wonder in Feb. and my dds were collecting from DW. We asked on board and they said they got rid of the machines a few years ago.:mad:
     
  7. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,041
    Darn it ... they would have made nice souveniers :mad:

    Thanks for the info!
     
  8. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    27,533
    Just heard an interesting discussion about these machines on our local radio station....question was does the actual penny you put in the machine come out pressed....or does the machine hold a supply of "pressed" pennies in different designs and spits out the one you chose.

    The D.J. was heart broken when he heard that it is not the penny you put in that is actually pressed. A caller said they cannot use real pennies because it is defacing US currency and that is illegal.....anybody know for sure how these machines work?? Just curious!!

    We have used these machines in the past at WDW and never really thought how it was done. If I can remember we had to put in a penny along with .50 for the machine to do its thing.

    MJ
     
  9. CRSNDSNY

    CRSNDSNY <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    11,731
    :( Then why do we go through all of the trouble to find clean shiny pennies? I hope this is not true.
     
  10. The4OfUs

    The4OfUs Happy DVC members since '97!

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,121
    Well, happily, that's not a true statement...there are several where you can actually SEE it happen (I thought I remembered that at OKW?), and I found this on a Penny Press site (where they sell the machines)

    *goes back to saving shiny pennies*

    *wink*
     
  11. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,041
    Seems like all the presses we've used at WDW you can see the penny drop into the press and watch it get smooshed ... that's half the fun!
     
  12. Cruisin

    Cruisin If you can't carry it, you don't

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2003
    Messages:
    20,895
    I believe that they do use the penny that you put into the machine.

    There have been occasions where I have used a Canadian penny to make my pressed penny. Sometimes you can still see the imprint of the original letters when you look at the back of your pressed penny.
     
  13. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    27,533
    I am very glad to hear that!!! Maybe I will send the the above article to the Radio Station to put the D.J. mind to rest!!!

    MJ
     
  14. CAMICKEY

    CAMICKEY <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,008
    I can confirm that at DL and CA that you get the penny back that you put in the machine. - Mike
     
  15. tstobb

    tstobb DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2002
    Messages:
    2,007
    You can not deface currency if you intend to defraud someone with it so the penny (& quarter) squishers are considered legal because the end result is a novelty item - it doesn't make your penny look like a quarter.
     
  16. inkkognito

    inkkognito <font color=green>I shall call him Mini-Me<br><fon

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 1999
    Messages:
    14,454
    I too love to see the actual coin being pressed. My favorite is a "six toed cat" quarter that I made at the Hemingway House in Key West. I miss the machines on the ships.
    Barb
    Visit the Platinum Castaway Club at: www.castawayclub.com
     

Share This Page