Pressed Pennies?

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  1. aprilfoolwed

    aprilfoolwed DIS Veteran

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    I am going to guess yes, but are there pressed penny machines at US/IOA? My kids love doing them.
     
  2. JumpingJack

    JumpingJack Earning My Ears

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    We'll be going for the first time in a couple of weeks, so I researched this, as well. My son loved doing them at Disney.

    There are penny press machines at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as well as in the parking structures that connects to the parks, and in CityWalk.
    Unlike Disney World, Universals on-site hotel resorts do not have penny press machines.

    Here's a list I gathered (it's long!)-
    In Islands of Adventure:
    Located inside the queue line for the Hulk coaster.
    There is a new machine in the Lost Continent located across from the Magic Show/Shop. The machine is across the midway and not facing the midway directly.
    2 machines in the Spiderman Gift Shop
    Machine in Spiderman Ride line
    Hulkcoaster exit line
    Kingpin Arcade
    Adventure Comics
    X-Men shop
    Near the Times board, across from Confisco Grill
    Treasures of Poseidon
    Jurassic Outfitters had 3 machines
    Dino Store
    DeFotos Expedition
    Toon Extra
    Betty Boop Shop
    Gasoline Alley- near restrooms
    Trading Company has 2 machines
    Port of Entry 1- Popeye
    Port Entry 2
    Snookers and Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers
    Circus McGurkus
    Cat in the Hat Ride
    Cats Hats and Things
    Mulberry Street
    Dr Seuss Machine
    Fantastic Four Machine
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co- CityWalk
    Nascar Sports Grille- CityWalk
    NBA City- CityWalk

    Universal Studios:
    On Location Store (outside by picture pickup area)
    Universal Studios Store- 3 machines
    Simpsons Ride- outside Kwik-E-Mart
    Horror Makeup Show
    Shreks Ye Olde Souvenir Shop
    Shrek Photo Pick up/donkey photos
    Revenge of the Mummy
    Aftermath- Twister Gift Shop
    Restrooms by Richters Burgers
    Jaws- Midway near Disasters ride (may be gone now)
    Broadside Midway games near Wave Roll
    MIB Gear Shop
    Barney Store
    Cartoon Store (may be 4 machines)
    Lucy Tribute
    Terminator Cyber Image Gifts
    Its a Wrap Store
    Rip Ride Rocket
    ET Gifts

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. derekburgan

    derekburgan Mouseketeer

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    There were two Jaws machines, both putting out some really cool pressed penny options. When I went for HHH one was gone, but the other was still there near a bathroom near where the Jaws attraction used to be and across from the Fear Factor Live area.

    There's also three or four pressed penny machines located at the parking garage main hub and, unless it has changed in the last couple weeks, is the only place to get Despicable Me pressed pennies.

    Some really neat ones located throughout the parks, including ones based around the classic Universal Monsters.

    And here's my favorite Jaws one:
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  4. FutureDis

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    Thanks for all the information! My son loves to collect these, and I'll be sure to keep my eyes out for them, now that I know where they are!
     

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