Disney introduces Disney Dollars

Tuesday, May 5, 1987

On May 5, 1987, the Disney Dollar was introduced.

It’s a form of corporate scrip that can be used, purchased or exchanged for their equal value in U.S. Dollars at the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Stores and at certain parts of Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Caribbean.

Disney Dollars are similar in size, shape and design to United States Dollars. However, they bear the images of famous Walt Disney theme park landmarks or portraits of Disney characters.

Initially, only two denominations were issued, the Disney $1 (in 1987 featuring Mickey Mouse) and Disney $5 (featuring Goofy) bank notes. A 10 dollar bill was added in 1990.

Did you know… that each bill has a serial number that shows its place of distribution?

Check the letter at the beginning of the code.

A: created for the Disneyland Resort.

D: created for the Walt Disney World Resort.

T: created for the Disney Stores.

B: Disney $50 bill created for the Disneyland Resort, released in 2005 and designed by Disney artist Charles Boyer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland.

E: Disney $1 bill created for the Disneyland Resort, released in 2007 or 2011 (if it depicts the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”), celebrating the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

F: Disney $1 bill created for the Walt Disney World Resort, released in 2007 or 2011 (if it depicts the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”), celebrating the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Did you know... that in 2000, the Disney $10 bank note featured the image of “Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant” at Disneyland Paris?

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