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

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

Walt Disney World 2015 Ticket Prices

Magic BandsTicket pricing for Walt Disney World is another area where people can sometimes get confused. It’s actually quite simple. The more days worth of base tickets you purchase, the cheaper each day is. Well, here’s how it works.

If you are only purchasing a 1 day ticket, you must choose between Magic Kingdom or one of Epcot, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom. Children under the age of 3 (up to 2 years, 364 days) are admitted free of charge.

Ticket Prices

Single Day
Ticket Choice
Ages 10+Ages 3-9
Magic Kingdom Only$105$99
Epcot, Animal Kingdom or
Hollywood Studios
(Choose One Park)

For multiple-day tickets, you can choose 1 park per day – either Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom. I’ve added the cost per day and total savings to the chart so you can see what you are getting for your money. By the time you get past 4 days, you’re only paying $10 more per extra day!

Number of
Days (Choose
1 Park Per
Ages 10+
Cost per Day
Ages 3-9
Cost per Day
Total PriceSavings
per Ticket

Now come the options, and this is where people really get confused.

Park HopperPark Passes

Park Hopper lets you go to any combination of the 4 big parks you want on the same day. For example, if you wanted to catch the opening show at Magic Kingdom, then dine at Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom for lunch, then head over to Epcot to see Illuminations, you could totally do that (although you’d waste so much time traveling that I wouldn’t suggest it).

To add Park Hopper to any ticket that is 3 days or less will add $50 to the price of your tickets. That is for the duration of your tickets – not per day. To add Park Hopper to tickets for 4 days or more will add $64 to your total.

Water Park Fun & More

This option lets you visit Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, DisneyQuest, Oak Trail Golf Course or either of the Miniature Golf parks the same number of days as your park tickets. If you bought a 4-day ticket and added this option, you would be able to choose 4 admissions to the following: Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, DisneyQuest, Oak Trail Golf Course or either Miniature Golf park on each day. The way it works is you get 4 total admissions, so you could choose Blizzard Beach, Disney Quest, 1 Miniature Golf, and Typhoon Lagoon, or you could use all 4 at DisneyQuest. How you use the 4 is up to you. The pricing is the same regardless of how long your tickets are for – $64.

Park Hopper AND Water Park Fun & More

This is where the fun really happens! With this option, you can pretty much do as you please. You can visit any of the 4 big parks, any time you like during your trip, and you get the number of admissions to the water parks, Oak Trail Golf Course, DisneyQuest, and either of the Miniature Golf parks that equal the length of your tickets. Just like the name suggests, it combines Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More, but gives a slight price break for getting both. The price is $90 for however many days your park tickets are good for.

Water Park Only Tickets

You can purchase 1-day tickets with no blockout dates or save some money by purchasing a 1-Day Seasonal Water Park Ticket that is valid any day except May 23, 2015-August 30, 2015.

All tickets provide 1-day of admission, but if both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are open, you can travel between them as you please.

Just as with the major parks, children under 3 are admitted free.

Ticket TypeAges 10 +Ages 3-9
1-Day Water Park Ticket$58.00$50.00
1-Day Seasonal Water Park Ticket$53.00$45.00


Discounted Tickets

There are discounted tickets available for some – through their jobs, the military, or other special circumstances. AAA no longer has a relationship with Disney, so they are only able to offer tickets at the standard prices. I would highly advise AGAINST purchasing tickets on eBay or Craigslist because tickets are linked to specific people upon purchase, and the chances of you getting valid tickets are very slim.

The ONLY reliable source for discount tickets that I have ever heard of (and I’ve only heard good things) is Undercover Tourist.