It’s official folks. Disney Dollars are no longer available to purchase as of today, Saturday May 14th.
The popular form of Disney currency has been collected and enjoyed by guests for the past 29 years. The use of Disney gift cards and other forms of payment have apparently made the souvenir item obsolete. Existing Disney Dollars in circulation will still be accepted as payment at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
“It’s a testimony to the enthusiasm and heart of Disney guests and collectors that Disney Dollars remain collectible today,” the Disneyland statement said. “We continue to offer many ways to collect cherished Disney memories in tangible ways.”
Circulation of Disney Dollars began on May 5, 1987 under the watch of Disneyland’s first President, Jack Lindquist. The fun currency was offered in response to the growing popularity of the Anaheim and Orlando theme parks in the mid 80’s. Disney characters appeared on the face of the bill and were available in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50.
Lindquist’s memoir, “In Service to the Mouse” stated “We set the criteria that our Disney money would always be tied to the price of the U.S. currency, so if a dollar is worth a dollar, a Disney Dollar would be worth a U.S. dollar. That way, the money could be spent in the parks, the same way U.S. currency is.”
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