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  • On Jul 18, 2009
    Shelley from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does Disney still have Disney Money to purchase?

    I believe you're referring to Disney Dollars, and yes, Disney Dollars do still exist. Disney Dollars are just like cash, only with pictures of Disney characters on them rather than the US presidents. They look very much like Monopoly money, but they have real value. Basically what you do is buy the Disney Dollars with regular money in a one-for-one trade. $1 American dollar = $1 Disney. You can use the Disney Dollars as payment for goods throughout the parks. More on this HERE. I know that several of the Moms Panelists love Disney Dollars, but frankly they scare me a little. Because they have real value, they must be protected just like you would cash. To me, the toy-like feel of them makes it seem like you're not spending real money, which you are, and I think this would make my children less cautious about their purchases. But again, many of the moms do have their kids use Disney Dollars in the parks.

    Disney also has gift cards. These look more like credit cards. You load a gift card with value at the beginning of your trip and you or your family members could use the gift card to pay for food and merchandise in the parks. There is no service charge or additional fee to use gift cards.

    Disney Dollars may be purchased at many retail locations at WDW. Additionally, many of the Disney Stores sell Disney dollars for use in the parks. It always makes sense to call before heading out to your local store, just to make sure that they have a supply of Disney dollars in stock.

    If you don't have a local store or if your local store is out of Disney dollars, you can order them through the mail. Moms Panelist Beth tells you exactly how to do this HERE.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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