Saturday will mark the end of an era for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, as the theme parks will stop offering Disney Dollars.
Popular with visitors, the brightly colored currency featuring Disney characters has served as both a souvenir and coin of the realm since 1987. However, the increasing popularity of gift cards and the decline of paper money have combined to make the Disney Dollar virtually obsolete, according to WDW News Today.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are on their way to Walt Disney World in Florida, and they’re coming to dance.
According to the Disney Parks blog, a Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party is being planned as part of a “Villains Unleashed” event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Aug. 23. Per the post, guests can dance to the film’s best-selling soundtrack — at least until Star-Lord and Gamora show up to retrieve the tape.
Last week I was away from the blog on vacation (big thanks to Chris Arrant for helping out last week!) and I thought I’d share a couple of vacation pictures here on the blog. Before clicking away in horror, though, I should point out that they’re actually comic-related.
My wife and I spent last week at Disney World; it wasn’t our first trip, but it was the first time we’ve been there since Disney bought Marvel. And while you still have to go across town to Universal to ride the (ultra cool) Spider-Man ride, you can now get a pretty decent Marvel comic book fix at the Disney parks. As you can see in the picture above, Marvel costumes, toys, action figures and the like were readily available in the toy store in Downtown Disney. That same shop also had lots of comic books, trades and hardcovers for sale: