Seaworld Gift Shop in Orlando Airport – Orlando, FL

Another weekend has flown by and I had a quick trip down to Orlando for just a couple of days.  My trip was packed with appointments so I was unable to visit any of the theme parks located in the area which left my penny collecting obsession feel a little incomplete.  I mean Orlando is like the mecca for pressed pennies how could I leave without getting at least one.  Thankfully the very last place I was in Orlando happened to have a machine available.

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Orlando Airport of all places.  Luckily I had a little time to waste before my plane took off so I wondered around and found more than one machine available.  The first machine I had already collected on a previous visit was located at the Disney Earport Store and you can read about it here.  Since those coins hadn’t changed I bypassed them and kept looking.  There is a Universal Studios gift shop with lots of Harry Potter merchandise but no pennies.  My next stop I hit pay dirt.

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The SeaWorld gift had just what I was looking for (plush sea creatures) but more importantly a penny machine.  I could feel my collecting anxiety start to melt away.

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The machine was a 4 design hand crank model.  There were some stray coins in the bottom of the machine which always gives me a little concern, but the machine worked nice and smoothly without any issues.

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The four designs were basically advertising the multiple SeaWorld theme parks.  The coins included SeaWorld, Aquatica, Discovery Code and Busch Gardens.  This was a nice set to collect and when I finally got home I realized I had collected this set years ago.  This made a nice update to the collection even though the designs hadn’t changed.  My collecting itch had been scratched for a short while and my flight back home was pretty uneventful which for me is a success.  I’m scheduled to go back to Orlando in January and will do everything I can to schedule in time to visit some of the other parks and get as many new pressed coins as I can.

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