Disney Dollars – Currency with Character

Disney Dollars were introduced in 1987 at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. For an in-depth history of Disney Dollars, please check out disneydollars.net.

I bought my first Disney Dollars at the Disney Store in 1992, for use on my first trip to Walt Disney World that year. I saved a few, and have picked up more through the years.

Let’s start with the earliest dollars, the $1 and $5 bills:

A waving Mickey greets us. Series 1991

“May be used as legal tender only at Disneyland Park, Walt Disney World Resorts and the Disney Stores.” “Disney Dollars may be spent or collected and saved as souvenirs and are redeemable at any time before or after any time of inactivity.”

A lovely illustration of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle on the back

Goofy looks proud to be honored with the 5 Dollar bill. For my second trip to Walt Disney World in 1994, I picked up a few more Disney Dollars, including this fiver.

Same disclaimer as to where the dollars could be used, but with a notation that they could only be used in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.


The highlight of this is the absolutely beautiful illustration on the back

1993 was Mickey’s 65th birthday, and this momentous occasion called for a special dollar, and Mickey is decked out in a tuxedo to celebrate.

1993 was also the year that Mickey’s Toontown opened in Disneyland, which is commemorated on the back.

Disney Dollars even came with their own fun envelopes. “Currency With Character”. Cute!

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