Pressed Pennies at Walt Disney World – with List of Locations for Download

Pressed Pennies at Walt Disney World

 

One thing anyone who has ever been to Walt Disney World knows is that souvenirs can be darned expensive. But, there are some souvenirs that are not only very reasonably priced, they also add to the fun Disney experience – pressed coins!

Walt Disney World Pressed Coin MachineThroughout Disney World’s parks and resorts are pressed coin machines – to the tune of over 500 available designs on Disney property! (There are 6 designs that you must travel to the Disney Cruise Lines Terminal in Port Canaveral in order to get.)

There are 528 penny designs, 4 dime designs, and 70 quarter designs – with a cost of $.50, $.75, and $1.00 respectively (not including the coin that gets pressed). Not only is finding and collecting the pressed coins at Disney World super-fun, but it is inexpensive and can become a family tradition as there are so many that you can’t possibly get them all in one visit. Adding to the fun even more is coming up with unique ways to display or even wear your pressed coins once you get them home. Here are a couple of examples…

Mickey Mouse Frame

Pressed Penny Necklace

Don’t forget to download the complete list of available pressed coins!

NEW Download – Disney World Ride Height Requirements

There are many height requirement infographics out there, but none seem to include the rides that have NO height requirement and that everyone in the family can enjoy…so here it is! It really is amazing how much Disney has to offer for our littles!

Height Requirement Infographic

 

Height Requirements PDF

FastPass+ How it Works & Attractions

FastPass+
Photo Credit: Kent Phillips/Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Ever since Disney rolled it out, the new FastPass+ has some people scratching their heads and wondering how the heck it works. Here’s the deal…

For those staying on Disney property, you are allowed to choose 3 FastPass+ per day for your length of stay, 60 days prior to your trip. For those staying off-property, you are able to choose 3 FastPass+ per day, one day at a time, 30 days prior to your travel.

The three FastPass+ you choose in advance must all be at the same park.

Once those three are used, you can get more FastPass+ at a kiosk in the parks (you cannot get additional FastPasses through the My Disney Experience app). You are not limited to the initial park you chose FastPasses for – you can park-hop and get additional FastPasses at any park you please.

There is NO CHARGE for FastPasses – they are one of the free benefits of visiting Walt Disney World.

Now for the fun stuff – here’s a list of all the attractions and character meet-and-greets that you can use a FastPass+ for…

Magic Kingdom

  • Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Meet Anna & Elsa at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Arial at her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and Rapunzel at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Tinker Bell at Town Square Theater
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Wishes Nighttime Spectacular

Epcot

  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
  • Mission: Space
  • Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Hollywood Studios

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along
  • Great Movie Ride
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Rock n’ Roller Coaster
  • Star Tours
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Animal Kingdom

  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventure Outpost
  • Primeval Whirl

NEW Downloads – Walt Disney World Park Maps

Walt Disney World Property Map

 

If any of you are like me, you like to have a general plan of how you are going to work your way through the parks before you even get there so you don’t waste time walking around in circles. Unfortunately, Disney stopped mailing out the customize-able maps at the end of 2014, but here are some you can download and print. (Please note that the images DO NOT represent the complete map.)

Magic Kingdom 2015

Magic Kingdom 2015 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

Epcot Center 2015

Epcot Center 2015 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood Studios 2015

Hollywood Studios 2015 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Kingdom 2015

Animal Kingdom 2015 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blizzard Beach 2013

Blizzard Beach 2013 PDF

 

 

 

 

 

Typhoon Lagoon 2013

 

Typhoon Lagoon 2013 PDF

NEW Download – Epcot Passport Book

Many people think there isn’t anything for kids to do at Epcot Center in the World Showcase. Reality couldn’t be farther from the truth! There are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy along with live entertainment that is specific to each country. I made this fun passport book for my son to use for getting stamps at each of the Epcot countries in World Showcase, and it came out so nicely that I made up instructions and decided to share it here!

Epcot Passport to the World

 

Epcot Passport Book