All throughout the Disneyland Resort, you can find pressed coin machines. These machines press images onto pennies, and some machines even press nickels, dimes, or quarters. These images feature Disney characters, attractions, and more. Pressing pennies is an awesome activity to do at the Disney parks and we want to share with you some tips on how to start your Disney pressed coin collection.
To start pressing coins at Disneyland, you need, well, coins! There are a few ways to get change. First, you can go to any merchandise register and ask a cast member for change. Second, at the Penny Arcade on Main Street, they have a change machine where you can insert a quarter and receive 25 pennies. Another option is to stop by your local bank before your visit to Disneyland and get all the change you might need to start your pressed pennies adventure. If you do go to the bank, ask for pre-1982 pennies. These older pennies are made of copper, unlike current pennies which are zinc with a copper coding. If you use pennies post-1982, you might see a streak in your pressed pennies which is the result of the zinc.
Another tip is to buy a pressed penny souvenir book. These souvenir books are available in the Emporium on Main Street and in some of the larger gift shops around the Disneyland Resort. You do not have to buy one of these books to press pennies, but it is a really neat way to keep your pressed penny collection.
There are pressed coin machines located in Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Downtown Disney, the Disneyland Hotel, and there’s even one at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. To locate these machines you can use the Disneyland App which will show you where these machines are. Another way is to go to ParkPennies.com where you can download a list of the locations so it’s more of a challenge to find them.
Each pressed coin machine has different designs that are themed to the specific land or attraction where it is located. Some of our favorite machines are the ones located at the Splash Mountain exit, the elephant pressed coin machine in the Adventureland Bizarre, and the two machines in The Star Trader in Tomorrowland.
If you want to start collecting pressed pennies, we suggest choosing a specific theme or a character to collect. For example, some might want all the Disney Princess themed coins while someone else might want coins exclusive to each attraction. This will make it more fun to do this activity and you can continue collecting your coins throughout multiple visits.
Dimes, Nickels, and Quarters! Oh My!
Disneyland often rotates and retires designs for pressed pennies while they come out with new ones. Also, pennies are not the only coins you can press at Disneyland, but you can also press nickels, dimes, and quarters on certain machines. The pressed nickel machines are seasonal, so you can only get these certain times of the year, but they often have a new design each year.
Collecting pressed coins at the Disneyland Resort may not be the first thing you think of when you plan your visit, but it is something really neat to consider doing. Not only is it a fun activity, but it’s also a great souvenir to take home with you at the end of your visit. Are you now interested in collecting pressed pennies at Disneyland? Have you done it before? Share your experience with us by commenting below or take a picture of your Disney pressed coin collection and share it with us on Instagram @provostparkpass. For even more tips and secrets to help make your visit at the Disneyland Resort more magical, read some more blog posts, check out our videos on YouTube, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Visiting the Disneyland Resort is one of the most magical things you’ll ever experience. To capture the memories of your visit, Disney has a wide range of souvenirs that you can purchase to keep the magic of Disney with you long after your visit. Here are our favorite souvenirs to get when you visit the Disneyland Resort.
From shirts and dresses to ties and socks, Disney has a variety of clothing options that are perfect for any member of the family. These assortments of clothing items feature the classic Disney characters, Disneyland attractions, and any holidays or celebrations that are going on at the time of your visit.
Who doesn’t remember getting wet on Splash Mountain or screaming your head off on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!? Well, in case you want to capture that thrilling moment, Disney offers on-ride photos on select attractions that are available for purchase and download. After your ride, look for your photo displayed at the end of the attraction. The photo will have a code that you can type into the Disneyland app and you’ll be able to purchase, download, and share it on your social media accounts. If you have the MaxPass then you can download all your attraction photos for free! A hard copy of the picture is also available to purchase at the attraction’s gift shop.
Ever wanted to eat popcorn out of a Disney character’s head? This is possible with the purchase of Popcorn Buckets. These are available at most kiosks where popcorn is sold and come in a variety of characters, sizes, and themes. Disney often releases a new popcorn bucket every holiday or for special events.
At many shops around the Disneyland Resort, you can find some awesome household items to take home some Disney magic for everyday use. These items include plates, cups, utensils, towels, and even items for your pets. The best place to find these items is at a Downtown Disney at a shop called Home.
Since the very beginning of Disneyland, you can get personalized, hand-cut silhouettes of your face. These are available at Main Street and it only takes a few minutes. What’s incredible is they hand-cut your face without any tracing.
What woman doesn’t like a little bling-bling? Disneyland has an assortment of jewelry for almost everyone. From more expensive brands like Pandora to simple bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for any princess. They even have designer watches for men. You can find jewelry all over the parks in almost any gift shop.
Disney Pins are a great souvenir because there are hundreds of different pins of Disney characters, attractions, themes, and sizes. The neat thing about pins is that you are able to trade them with cast members and collect certain sets. Pins are great because you’re able to put them on lanyards, backpacks, hats, or you keep them in a pin trading bag if you are an avid collector.
Disney Academy Character Drawing
Over in the Disney Animation building in California Adventure, you can participate in the Animation Academy where you will learn to draw some of your favorite Disney characters. This drawing is a fun souvenir to take home with you because it showcases your talent and it’s a great way to capture this memory on your vacation. Be sure to check the schedule to see when they’re drawing your favorite character.
Meeting the Disney characters may be the highlight of your children’s visit to Disneyland. One way to capture this memory for your kids is by having them collect the characters’ autographs. Autograph books are available to purchase at most shopping locations, or you could bring a journal or a hand-made autograph book from home.
Since the Mickey Mouse Club first aired in the 1950s, Mickey Ears have been the most recognizable and beloved Disney souvenir. There are so many different designs and themes to choose from that everyone can find the right pair of ears for them. One way to make your Mickey Ears more personal is by getting them embroidered with your name. This service is available at the Mad Hatter in Fantasyland and Main Street, Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure, and at World of Disney in Downtown Disney. The last piece of advice, get your ears right when you get to the Disneyland Resort so you can wear them throughout your visit.
If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you can get your items shipped to your room. This is a great service for those who may not want to carry purchased items around the park. There is also a complimentary package check service that allows you to store purchased items for the day as you enjoy the park. Just don’t forget to pick them up at the end of the day!
Disneyland has so many souvenirs and merchandise options to choose from that it will be extremely hard not to buy everything! If we’ve missed one of your favorite Disneyland Resort merchandise items, let us know! For even more tips and secrets to help make your visit at the Disneyland Resort more magical, read some more blog posts, check out our videos on YouTube, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @provostparkpass.
When you visit Disneyland, you can’t help but be drawn to all the treats and desserts around the park. There’re so many to choose from and that is why we have compiled a list of our favorite Disneyland desserts.
If you love marshmallows then you have to head over to Pooh Corner in Critter Country and get a Tigger Tail. This has fresh-made marshmallows, chocolate, powdered sugar, and caramel! A similar treat can be found on Main Street, but the Tigger Tails are special because the marshmallows are made at Pooh Corner.
House-made Funnel Cake
Next to the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland at the Stage Door Café, you can get a House-made Funnel Cake. This is the only location where you can find funnel cakes in the park. You can order your funnel cake with powdered sugar or with strawberries.
One of the classic desserts you can find at Disneyland is the Candy Apple. These scrumptious treats are sold at Main Street at Candy Place And Candy Kitchen or at Pooh Corner in Critter Country. What makes Disneyland’s candy apples so amazing is they take inspiration from different Disney characters or holidays. These apples are so good and they’re big enough to share with your entire group.
A trip to Disneyland is not complete until you have a churro. Disneyland’s churros are sold at carts in almost every land throughout the park. However, if you want a special churro, you can head over to Tomorrowland where they color your churros to look like a lightsaber from Star Wars. Disneyland also has specialty churros available during the holidays such as the Halloween Time Sour Apple Churro.
Don’t forget to stop by at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square to get some Mickey Beignets. These Beignets are hot out of the oven and are covered with powdered sugar. Not only are they delicious, but they are shaped like Mickey Mouse which adds that little bit of Disney Magic.
Inspired by Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Matterhorn Macaroon is a delicious treat that you can get at the Jolly Holiday Cafe near the Hub. Topped with white chocolate and sprinkles, the Matterhorn Macaroon is something you do not want to miss.
One of the most well-kept secrets of Disneyland are Disneyland Donuts. These donuts are only available at a cart next to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and they have a verity to choose from. They bring out the donuts at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and only a limited number are sold each day, so make sure you get one before they’re gone.
Grey Stuff Gâteau
Unlike the song “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, we hope you don’t have to ask the dishes to believe us when we tell you the Grey Stuff is delicious. At the Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland, you can try the Grey Stuff for yourself when you order the Grey Stuff Gâteau. This is a white chocolate mousse and red velvet cake with a raspberry center.
One of the most famous desserts in all of Disneyland is the DOLE WHIP®. This a pineapple soft-serve and it is the perfect treat to get on a hot day. DOLE WHIP® is sold at the Tiki Juice Bar next to Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland. The Tiki Juice Bar also sells a DOLE WHIP® Float which is DOLE® Pineapple Juice topped with pineapple DOLE WHIP® soft-serve.
Disneyland is filled with all sort of goodies and treats that will make any sugar-lover happy. Let us know what you think of these desserts and if we missed one of your favorites, let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of our blog posts and YouTube videos to make your Disneyland visit that much more magical.
As you enjoy your day at Disneyland, you might need a little pick-me-up, especially during those hot summer days. Disneyland has some of the most delicious drinks available and here are just a few of our favorites.
At the Bangle Barbecue in Adventureland, you can enjoy the Jungle Julep. This drink is perfect for those toasty days as it is a slush of orange, pineapple, grape, and lemon juices. If you are looking for a refreshing, sweet drink then the Jungle Julep will be a perfect choice.
Raspberry Vanilla Coca-Cola®
If you’re an avid soda drinker and need that carbonation plus caffeine fix, then Raspberry Vanilla Coca-Cola® is your drink. This fun, fruity twist on a classic drink is available on Main Street the Refreshment Corner.
Boyson Apple Freeze
Over in Fantasy Fair next to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Maurice’s Treats you can cool down with a Boysen Apple Freeze. This icy drink has an apple and wild berry juice mix with a delicious fruit foam smoothie on top. It’s a perfect drink to get right before you go next door to hear Storytelling at the Royal Theatre.
Guston's Famous Brew
No one is like Guston, but you can drink like Guston at the Red Rose Taverne. Don’t worry… IT’S JUST JUICE! To be precise, it’s apple-mango punch with a passion fruit foam on top. It’s super delicious, but people may confuse it for another kind of “brew,” but it’s really JUST JUICE!
New orleans mint julep
Probably one of the most famous and delicious drinks in all of Disneyland is the Mint Julep. This refreshing mint drink with a hint of lime is available at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square next to the Disneyland Railroad - New Orleans Station. You can also order Mint Juleps at the French Market Restaurant and the Blue Bayou Restaurant.
Going to Disneyland can be exhausting, so why not try one of these specialty drinks to give you a boost to enjoy the rest of your day. If you try one of these drinks during your visit to Disneyland, let us know if you enjoyed it. If there’s a drink we missed, let us know. Don’t forget to check out more blog posts and YouTube videos for more tips and hacks for planning your visit to Disneyland. Also, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more Provost Park Pass fun.