Penny Arcade | Disney World

Last Updated on: January 21st, 2024

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Penny Arcade attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

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What is Penny Arcade?

Designed to be reminiscent of the arcades from Walt Disney’s youth, the Penny Arcade is where you’ll also find the Fortune Teller Esmeralda and the Welte Orchestrion. This hand-carved, majestic orchestrion, purchased by Walt Disney for his collection of unusual instruments, plays tunes every seven minutes. (source)

Penny Arcade Fun Facts

  • For a time, this was the only place in the Magic Kingdom where guests could press pennies.

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