Disney Dollars (1968-now)

When taking a Disney vacation, you may want to have funds set aside to spend in the Disney theme parks and resorts. Disney Dollars are one such way to do this.

What is a Disney Dollar?

Disney Dollars are currency printed at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. They can be used in the theme parks and resorts just like regular money. Disney Dollars can be a great way to budget for a vacation because you can buy the amount you want to spend on food and souvenirs and only use your Disney Dollars in the park. This practice can help you to avoid overspending. These funds are similar to purchasing a gift card but can be a fun option for children who may enjoy the fun illustrations on the bills, like Mickey Mouse. Although the printing of Disney Dollars was discontinued in 2016, the money is still used as currency in the parks.

Where can you use Disney Dollars?

Although they are no longer printed, the dollars do not expire, and you can use them at a variety of Walt Disney World and Disneyland locations just like gift cards. You can use them at:

  • Ticketing locations
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Merchandise locations
  • Recreation areas
  • Disney hotel front desks
  • Disney hotel concierges
  • Guest relations at Disney theme parks and water parks
Are Disney Dollars collectible?

Disney Dollars are highly collectible. As Disney stopped printing the money, the dollars have now become very valuable. Certain prints and series are worth more, based on rarity.

Every year, since their inception, the money has featured different characters, and they are signed by treasurer Scrooge McDuck. Some of the most popular bills include some of the first ones that were printed in the 1980s.

The initial run featured characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. There are also special edition bills from Disneyland's 50th anniversary printed in 2005. You can sometimes find an uncut sheet of bills, and those are also a very rare collector's item. To own one of each printed, you would need a total of 172 Disney bills.

Additionally, each year the Disney Dollars were printed, the bills featured unique themes and designs. As a result, these bucks are considered collectors' items. Some people do not buy Disney Dollars to spend at the park; instead, they keep them as part of their Disney memorabilia collections.

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