Last revised April 5, 2000.
Disney Dollars are available in various denominations including
$1, $5, and $10, and can be purchased from any main entrance
ticket booth, from the Main Street Bank in Disneyland, from
City Hall, or from various hotels. They are also often included
in small quantities "free" as an incentive in some
selected vacation packages.
They can be used within the theme park exactly the same as
normal cash, and are accepted at all Disney operated hotels,
and at all shops and restaurants within thevarious theme parks.
They can be exchanged for real currency at any time.
So why would you want to use them ? Why go to the trouble
of exchanging 1 US dollar for 1 Disney Dollar, which can be
used at exactly the same exchange rate, but only within Disney
property ? Good question!
Given that they are directly exchangable for currency and
carry no discount benefits there seems little point in exchanging
real currency for Disney Dollars, unless you particularly
want to buy souvenirs with Mickey's own personal currency.
They can be quite a novelty for children, but they're a little
wasted on most adults to be honest.