A once-beloved souvenir has faded into Yesterland in the face of modern technology, as the Disney theme parks have discontinued sales of Disney Dollars as of May 15, 2016.Disney Dollars are customized currencies that are accepted as legal tender at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts and inside Disney Stores. They were sold to guests in various denominations since 1987 on a $1-to-$1 exchange rate with U.S. dollars. With most guests now opting for credit cards and electronic payments over cash, the Disney resorts halted sales of new Disney Dollars after May 14, 2016. Instead, guests can opt for gift cards, which (unlike Disney Dollars) can not be redeemed for cash.
Any guests who still have remaining Disney Dollars can continue to spend them at Walt Disney World and Disneyland locations, and at Disney Stores. They can also still be exchanged for cash a any Disney theme park Guest Relations, resort concierge, or hotel front desks. Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can also visit Disney Springs Guest Relations to exchange Disney Dollars for cash equivalent.
For a comprehensive catalog of Disney Dollars over the decades, check out DisneyDollars.net.