Published: August 7, 2013 at 4:57 PMMan, I forgot there even was a Disney dollar! It was like regular money, but err fun. Too bad no one accepted mine. :(
Published: August 7, 2013 at 5:05 PMThe transition to a mostly cashless society eliminated demand for Disney Dollars, but some remain in circulation and, as Jack alluded, many are sitting around in drawers out there -- free loans to the Walt Disney Company.
There's a great story in the book about Jack negotiating with American Express to become the first credit card accepted in Disney theme parks -- around 1980 or so. People forget that for its first 25 years or so, Disneyland was an all-cash operation. (As was Walt Disney World for its first decade.)
Themed currency still has its fans, though. I know I've heard several people know wish that Universal would do something similar in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, creating Wizarding Galleons for use in Universal theme parks.
Published: August 8, 2013 at 8:23 AMMr Lindquist is to blame for the $70 or so worth of Disney Dollars that I have sitting in my collection!
This is a great interview of a real pioneer in the industry. Hoping to buy the book!
Published: August 10, 2013 at 2:44 PMI loved the New year's Eve parties at Disneyland!! That was my father's brithday and when I had enough allowance saved upped I would put that aside to buy us al tickets for his brithday to go there. I remember buying the tickets at Sears. My parents weren't much for crowds or theme parks but with the limited attendance for New Year's Eve they enjoyed going to the park.