This circulated coin has been cleaned, shows wear and tear and is pressed on a copper-plated zinc penny.
The Walt Disney World Resort,1 informally known as Walt Disney World or simply Disney World, is an entertainment complex that opened October 1, 1971, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and is the most visited such complex in the world. It is owned by The Walt Disney Company through its division Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The property covers 30,080 acres (12,173 ha; 47 sq mi), in which it houses 24 themed resorts, four theme parks, two water parks, and several additional recreational and entertainment venues. Magic Kingdom is the original theme park on the complex, and Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Designed to supplement Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which had opened in 1955, Walt Disney developed the complex in the 1960s, though he died in 1966 before construction on “The Florida Project” began. After extensive lobbying, the Government of Florida created the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a special government district that essentially gave The Walt Disney Company the standard powers and autonomy of an incorporated city. Original plans called for the inclusion of an “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”, a planned city that would serve as a test bed for new innovations for city living.
World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney2 area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and more. This fun-filled district includes Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island. Parking and admission to Downtown Disney area are complimentary.
There are many machines throughout the park (a mix of Eurolink and PennyCollector) and they change constantly. No one list is accurate or complete, so please use the information on PennyCollector.com3 as a guide only. You may want to consult James’ very fine listings available at PressCoins.com before venturing out. And once in the park, you may also want to ask for a listing at Guest Services. Finally, if you’ve come unprepared and need quarters or pennies, the various shops are generally willing to help you out.
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