BREAKING: Disney Dollars to be Discontinued May 14th, 2016

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Disney Dollars, which have been an accepted form of currency at Disney Parks and the Disney Store (as well as a valuable collector’s item) since 1987, are finally being discontinued on May 14th, 2016.

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Disney announced today that they will cease all sales of the bills on Saturday. Of course, all existing Disney Dollars will continue to be accepted at Disney locations as they do not expire.

Disney is citing the increasing use of gift cards and “digital currency” for the stop in sales and production of Disney Dollars.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I was on hold an hour- after hitting re-dial 13 times on May 13th to buy 5- $10 Disney Dollars, then Saturday morning I woke up early- got through to the queue right away but spent 45 minutes to buy 10 more $10 Disney Dollars (2 different cards). When I called on Friday I was told they only had $10’s left.
    My husband called to tell me they arrived today. I plan to put them in the safe and hope in the future to give to my granddaughter (and any other grandchildren I have). I expect them to be worth something some day and if not it will be nice to keep at least one as a souvenir to frame. It’s not really a risk because even if they never are worth anything extra they are still worth the face value at Disneyland, WDW or Disney Stores.

  • For those of you who don’t know the actual value of some of these, look at eBay or sites like Kath’s Disney Dollars. Many of these bills, if in mint condition and/or graded are worth hundreds and even thousands of dollars apiece. Disney Dollars were originally conceived of as a collector’s item. Many thousands of notes were never spent. Discontinuing these high-quality works of Disney art was a silly (and sad) choice.