Disney Monopoly Guide

Attention, all dreamers! The magical world of Disney has made its way to Monopoly, a board game that brings some of its most iconic characters to one of the world’s most popular family games. Monopoly: The Disney Edition will take players across magical lands, buying some of Disney’s most memorable and beloved films.

It combines the best of both worlds in one magical experience that I can’t get enough of. Everything you love from the original Monopoly makes its way to Monopoly: The Disney Edition, but with some slight twists and variations.

So even if you aren’t the biggest Disney fan, Monopoly: The Disney Edition could still end up being one of your favorites due to its colorful game board and interesting twists.

It can be interesting to try out different versions of a classic board game like Monopoly. Still, when done right, these different versions can even outshine the original for those that have grown up with the characters presented.

This holds true for Monopoly: The Disney Edition. It’s a board game that longtime fans of Disney will absolutely love, and even those who only know a few Disney series can appreciate it.

In this Monopoly: The Disney Edition guide, I will provide you with everything that you need to know to become the most dazzling prince or princess in the Magical Kingdom of Disney.

Monopoly: The Disney Edition: an Overview

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Monopoly: The Disney Edition was released in 2001 by Hasbro in collaboration with Disney. It features over 22 different movie franchises from different moments in Disney history, from Steamboat Willy to Toy Story.

The game board itself is built up of different movies that players will be able to purchase when playing Monopoly: The Disney Edition.

Disney is a company that was started by Walt Disney and has grown to become one of the number one entertainment hubs in the entire world. They’ve recently acquired some of the most incredible movie franchises, including Marvel and Star Wars.

Unfortunately, this version of Monopoly: The Disney Edition was released in 2001 and didn’t include any of these series. But it does include various series that have grown to become iconic franchises in many people’s lives. Despite this being a Monopoly game and the basic premise being the same, the game board itself is set up very differently.

Various gameplay mechanics have been altered to fit into the Disney theme, and the board spaces themselves have been changed to resemble iconic Disney movies that players will need to buy.

The basic premise is the same, and to win the game, players will need to be the wealthiest Disney business mogul on the board.

The Aim of the Game

Monopoly Disney Edition

The aim of the game is bankrupt all the other players while building up your own wealth and properties. To do this, players will need to be thoughtful about their purchases and deals.

There is also some luck involved when it comes to the spaces that you can land on. But as long as you are the last player with money, then you will be declared the winner of Monopoly: The Disney Edition.

Being able to buy films and build on these purchases successfully is how you will be able to cement your victory!

How to Play

Playing Monopoly: The Disney Edition is very similar to playing the classic version of Monopoly. All the standard game rules remain, but there are variations in the game pieces, board spaces, and the overall feel of Monopoly.

So as long as you familiarize yourself with these changes and what part of classic Monopoly they pertain to, you’ll be a pro in no time!

  • The design of the board has been changed to reflect the vast collection of Disney films that have been released. The spaces on the board represent Disney films that players will be able to purchase instead of properties.
  • There are 8 Metal Tokens that players can choose as their starting pieces. These include Sleeping Beauty, Alice, Snow White, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Mowgli, Lady and the Tramp, and Dumbo. These are some of the most detailed tokens in any Monopoly game!
  • White Rabbit’s Cottage replaces Houses.
  • Sleeping Beauty’s Castle replaces Hotels.
  • Railway stations are replaced by iconic forms of transportation in Disney films: The Albatross from The Rescuers, Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship from Peter Pan, the Pumpkin from Cinderella, and Cruella de Vil’s car from 101 Dalmations.
  • Magic powers now replace the Electric Company and Water Works, including Pixie Dust and Magic Wand.
  • Scrooge McDuck’s Tax replaces Income Tax.
  • Prince John’s Tax replaces Luxury Tax.
  • Show Time and Magic Moments replace Chance and Community Chests.
  • Disney Dollars replace the classic Monopoly Money.
  • Instead of buying properties, you are buying the rights to different films from Disney’s history.

Disney Films Featured in Monopoly: The Disney Edition

Monopoly: The Disney Edition

  • Steamboat Willy
  • Snow White & The Seven Dwarves
  • Pinocchio
  • Dumbo
  • Bambi
  • Cinderella
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Peter Pan
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • 101 Dalmations
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Rescuers
  • Fox and the Hound
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Pocahontas
  • Toy Story
  • Mulan
  • Tarzan


When setting up for Monopoly: The Disney Edition, here’s everything you need to do:

  1. Shuffle all the Magical Moments and Show Time cards and place them face down in their corresponding spot on the board.
  2. Select a player to be the Banker. They will handle all the transactions, including dealing the starting money to each player. They are also in charge of the White Rabbit’s Cottages, Sleeping Beauty’s Castles, Title Deed Cards, and even the Auctions! So choose someone that you know is very responsible with their money and will ensure everyone playing will have a magical time!
  3. The Banker will need to give each player these amounts of Disney Dollars:
    1. 2 x $500
    2. 2 x $100
    3. 1 x $50
    4. 6 x $20
    5. 5 x $10
    6. 5 x $5
    7. 5 x $1
  4. Players choose their metal tokens and place them on GO!
  5. Put the die by the game board.

Follow these steps, and you and your friends will be ready to begin your very first game of Monopoly: The Disney Edition!

The Bank and The Banker

Monopoly Disney Edition

The Banker will be in charge of everything regarding the Bank. It’s a big responsibility and something that will be very important throughout the game.

If there are more than five players, then it is recommended to have the Banker only act as the Bank and the Auctioneer. As the Auctioneer, the Banker will need to properly auction off any property as needed.

The Bank holds all the Title Deeds, White Rabbit’s Cottages, and Sleepy Beauty’s Castles. The Bank also pays salaries and bonuses given by Magical Moments or Show Time cards.

It hands out the proper Title Deed to other players and helps auction out any Title Deeds necessary. The Bank is also in charge of collecting all the taxes, fines, loans, interest, and prices of all the properties.

Starting the Game

Start with the Banker and roll the dice. The player who rolls the largest number will be rewarded with the first turn. After them, it will rotate to the player to the left and so on.

Taking a Turn

Here is how your turn will work in Monopoly: The Disney Edition.

  1. Roll both dice.
  2. Move your metal token clockwise according to the total number that you rolled with your die. Follow the arrow! There will never be a time when you are asked to go backward.
  3. When you land on a space on the board, perform whatever action is asked of you. If you land on a property, either purchase it, auction it, or pay rent.
  4. Collect $200 Disney Dollars every time you pass GO! unless instructed not to do so.
  5. If you roll a double, then you get to go again! But don’t celebrate yet. If you happen to roll three doubles, then you will go straight to Jail for being greedy!
  6. Pass the turn to the player to your left after you have completed all your actions.
  7. If you land in the same space as other tokens, then that is fine. Nothing bad happens!

Spots on the Board You Could Land in

Monopoly Disney Edition

Unpurchased Films

Unpurchased Films are the most common space on the board during your first turn in Monopoly: The Disney Edition. This can be Steamboat Willy, Tarzan, Snow White, or even Pinocchio. If you land on this type of space, then you have two different options.

You can either:

  1. Purchase the film and receive the Title Deed from the Banker.
  2. Have the Banker auction off the Title Deed. You can still participate in the auction, but now there is a chance that someone else will get the Title Deed from the Banker.

But I highly suggest that you purchase as many of the Films as possible. This is how you’re going to win the game. The more films you own then, the more you’ll be able to charge rent to other players and take their Disney Dollars for yourself. We’ll explain more about rent and how to increase it further down.

Owned Films

Landing on any Films that are already owned by other players will mean that you need to pay rent to that player depending on how much is stated in the Title Deed.

But you will only need to pay this if that player requests the salary from you. If they aren’t paying attention and the next player goes, then you don’t need to pay rent to anyone! This rarely happens, but when it does, it can be a lifesaver.

The amount that you will need to pay depends on how much the player has built up their film. If there are White Rabbit’s Cottages or even a Sleeping Beauty Castle in the space, you may lose a lot of your money. So it’s best to try and buy up as much property as you can in the earlier rounds so that you don’t run into this problem too often.

Magical Moments or Show Time

If you land on a Magical Moments or Show Time card, then you will need to pick up a card from the corresponding space. Once you have the card, then you will need to resolve the effects of the card. Once you’ve resolved the effects of the card, then you will be able to pass on the turn to the next player.

Scrooge McDuck’s Tax or Prince John’s Tax

If you land on Scourge McDuck’s Tax or Prince John’s Tax, then you will need to pay the amount stated on the space before you can continue with your turn. These work similar to Normal Tax and Luxury Tax from the Classic version of Monopoly. If you don’t have enough to pay them, then you will go bankrupt and be out of the game!

Pixie Dust or Magic Wand

Pixie Dust and Magic Wand function similar to utilities. You can purchase them and charge players that land on them. If you own both of them, then you can charge players even more. But it can be difficult to land on them, to begin with, so if you are the first one to land on one, then I recommend you buy it immediately.

A Form of Disney Transporation

If you land on the Albatross from The Rescuers, Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship from Peter Pan, the Pumpkin from Cinderella, and Cruella de Vil’s car from 101 Dalmations, then you will also be given the option to purchase them. They function similar to the Railroads in Classic Monopoly.

Go to Jail

If you land on this spot, then you will immediately be sent to Jail. Do not collect $200 if you pass GO! and you will need to remain there. To leave Jail, you will need to either use a Get Out of Jail Free Card, roll doubles, or pay the price requested by the Banker. But once you do, you can continue your turn as normal.

Free Parking

This is one of the best spots to land in when you are playing Monopoly: The Disney Edition. Free Parking is a free space where nothing happens. Same when you land on the Jail space and are Just Visiting. You don’t have to pay anyone rent or pay taxes to the Banker.

Actions You Can Take

Monopoly: The Disney Edition

These are the different actions you’ll be able to take when playing Monopoly: The Disney Edition.

Buy Properties

This is one of the most important actions that you will be taking in Monopoly: The Disney Edition. When you land on a space, and you’re the first one to land on it, then you’ll be able to purchase the Title Deed for that film. Once you have the Title Deed, then you can start charging rent to any player that lands on the space.

If you buy properties on the same color set, then their rent will go up, and you will be able to build on them. This is the best way to come out on top in Monopoly: The Disney Edition. It guarantees that you will have a stable source of income since it is very likely that multiple players will land on your spaces when you have a complete color set.

If you do not purchase any films/properties, then you will have no chance of winning. There is no way to win without at least having some control over the spaces on the board. Without them, then you’ll be constantly paying other players.

Collect Rent

Whenever another player lands on any of your films, utilities, or Disney Transporation spaces, then you will be able to collect rent from them. The amount of rent depends on how many films of the color set you own and if you’ve built any White Rabbit Cottages or a Sleeping Beauty’s Castle on them.


The Banker is able to auction off any Title Deed cards that players do not purchase. Let’s say you land on a film, but you don’t want to use your money, or you don’t have enough money to purchase it. The Banker will now be able to auction off the Title Deed card to everyone for a lower or sometimes even higher price.

The Banker is also in charge of auctioning off all the Title Deed cards from any players that become bankrupt. During an auction, the Title Deed card will go towards whichever player has the largest offer.


Building on your films/properties is an important aspect that will help you bankrupt the other players quickly and efficiently. But doing it will require a lot of preparation and sometimes even luck. Players will need to own the film’s complete color set to build White Rabbit Cottages and Sleeping Beauty’s Castles.

This means that if you wish to build on Bambi, then you will also need to own Pinocchio and Aladdin. But once you do own a complete color set, then you will be able to increase rent on these films by building White Rabbit Cottages and Sleeping Beauty’s Castles.


If you are struggling to pay your rent and think you’re in danger of going bankrupt, then you can always sell your properties to other players.

Usually, players that are looking to complete a color set will be interested and will offer you more than you paid for. But before you can even sell a film, you will need to sell any buildings that you have on it. You can sell these back to the Bank for half the price.

It’s a valuable strategy and one that can save your game!

Mortgage Properties

If you’re starting to fall behind on funds but don’t want to let go of your properties, then you can also Mortgage them. When you mortgage a film/property, you will need to make sure there are not White Rabbit Cottages or a Sleeping Beauty Castle on them.

Once the buildings are gone, you will be able to turn it over and collect that money from the Bank.

You will not be able to build on any mortgaged property in Monopoly: The Disney Edition. You will not be able to collect rent from any mortgaged property.

But no other player will be able to take your mortgaged property from you. It is yours until you are ready to repay the mortgage plus 10% to the Bank. Or you can sell the mortgaged property to another player.

Those players will need to repay the mortgage to be able to build on the film. If they don’t immediately pay the mortgage, then they will need to add a 10% interest to it whenever they do.


Players are also able to trade their properties, utilities, or Disney Transporation Title Deed cards with other players. But as usual, you will not be able to trade with any film or property that has a White Rabbit Cottage or Sleepy Beauty’s Castle on it. Players can trade with money, Title Deed cards, and Get Out of Jail cards. They can be combined together.

Winning the Game

Monopoly: The Disney Edition

To win the game, you will need to become the wealthiest Disney film fanatic in the entire magical kingdom. You can make this happen by buying films and charging rent to other players!

What is Disney?

Disney is one of the largest entertainment companies in the world and the home to iconic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, and Buzz Lightyear.

Through the years, the company has managed to amass a great deal of success both commercially and critically. You may also know Disney from Disneyland and Disney World. Two amusement parks that celebrate all the wonderful characters that Disney has hosted throughout the years, much like Monopoly: The Disney Edition does.

There are plenty of incredible Disney movies, video games, board games, and characters out there! I recommend you really invest yourself and get a Disney+ subscription to get an idea of what I’m talking about. You will not regret it.

How Many Components are there in Monopoly: The Disney Edition?

Here is every piece that is included in Monopoly: The Disney Edition:

  • Monopoly: The Disney Edition Game Board
  • 8 Collectible Metal Tokens: Sleeping Beauty, Alice, Snow White, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Mowgli, Lady, and the Tramp, and Dumbo.
  • 28 Title Deed Cards
  • Disney Dollars
  • Bankers Tray
  • 16 Magical Moment Cards
  • 16 Show Time Cards
  • Disney Dollars
  • 32 White Rabbit Cottages
  • 12 Sleeping Beauty Castles
  • Rule Book
  • Dice

Different Ways to Play Monopoly: The Disney Edition

Believe it or not, there are other ways to play Monopoly: The Disney Edition for those that don’t want to spend too long in one single game!

Short Game

Here is how to play a short game of Monopoly: The Disney Edition:

  1. Shuffle 3 Title Deed Cards to each player. These are all free Films.
  2. Instead of four, you will only need three White Rabbit Cottages to upgrade your film to a Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  3. If you are sent to Jail you may leave on your next turn by paying $50 Disney Dollars or rolling doubles.
  4. The penalty for falling on Income Tax is a flat $200.
  5. The game ends when one player goes bankrupt. The other players must gather the value of all their assets. The richest players will win the game!

Another Good Short Game

In this, one player will set a time limit. Once that time limit is reached, the richest player will win. The Banker will shuffle two Title Deed cards to each of the players.

Alternatives to Monopoly: The Disney Edition

Pokemon Monopoly

Pokemon Monopoly

Pokemon Monopoly brings everything we love about the classic board game and throws you into the world of Pokemon! In this version of Monopoly, you will be able to capture your favorite Pokemon while exploring the iconic Kanto Region of the Pokemon series. Instead of properties, you capture Pokemon on your road to becoming Pokemon Master!

It’s a lot of fun and one of our favorite game boards to look at!

Find out everything you need to know and more in our complete Pokemon Monopoly Guide.

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Naruto Shippuden Monopoly

Naruto Shippuden Monopoly

Naruto Shippuden Monopoly takes players to the Hidden Leaf Village, where they must recruit the best ninja around to impress the Hokage and prove their leadership skills.

Most of the classic Monopoly rules return, but with visuals that represent the Hidden Leaf Village and various ninjas that occupy it. There are also Akatsuki and even Obito in the mix.

It’s a ton of fun, and if you enjoy Monopoly: Disney Edition, you’ll enjoy this one!

Find out everything you need to know and more in our complete Naruto Monopoly Guide.

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly

Super Mario Celebration Monopoly adds a unique twist to the classic Monopoly formula that even those who aren’t familiar with the Italian Plumber will enjoy. Instead of Chance cards, Super Mario Celebration Monopoly introduces a fully functional Random Cube with sounds! Depending on the sound, a different fate will await you!

It’s an interesting take and one we really recommend for any fans of Monopoly!

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 8+
  • Playing time – 60-120 minutes

Disney Villainous

Disney Villainous

Disney Villainous allows players to take control of some of the most iconic Disney Villains. This strategic board game is a lot of fun and will have you yelling at your friends due to how competitive but fun it can be. In it, players control different Disney Villains and do their best to slow down other players and become the rulers of the Magical Kingdom!

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 10+
  • Playing time – 50 minutes

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts

In Talisman: Kingdom Hearts, players will race to find a Keyblade and close the Doors of Darkness while they fight to survive the Heartless. It’s a fun game that doesn’t take too long to learn but requires a fair amount of strategy.

  • Players – 2-6
  • Recommended age – 11+
  • Playing time – 60-90 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is there an Expansion to Monopoly: The Disney Edition

Answer: No, there is currently no expansion of Monopoly: The Disney Edition, but there is an updated version that features some of the more recent films that have been released, including Cars.

Question: Can You Play Monopoly: The Disney Edition Solo?

Answer: Unfortunately, no. You will not be able to play Monopoly: The Disney Edition alone. You need at least one other player so that one of you can be the Banker.

Question: Is there a Pixar Monopoly?

Answer: Yes! There actually is a Monopoly: Disney Pixar Edition that players can enjoy! It features iconic Pixar films ranging from Cars to Monsters INC. It’s just as fun as Monopoly: The Disney Edition and a must-have for anyone’s Disney collection.

Question: Can the Metal Tokens Break?

Answer: Yes! The Metal Tokens can bend and even sometimes break! So treat them with care. If a piece does bend, then you can quickly bend it back into place carefully.

Monopoly: The Disney Edition – Is It Worth Buying?

If you’re thinking about picking up Monopoly: The Disney Edition, then I strongly recommend that you watch a few of the films before doing so. If not, then a lot of the references may fly over your head, and you won’t be able to appreciate the art and contents as much.

When getting a different version of a classic board game like Monopoly, it’s always best to get a version with characters that you recognize. Or you will find yourself that you may not enjoy it as much and may want to return it.

But if you are a Disney fan, the Monopoly: The Disney Edition is an absolute must-buy. The pieces are beautiful, and it’s such a pleasant experience for any Disney fan to see all your favorite films on a board game. Being able to purchase your favorite Disney films and best your friends is a unique and fun experience.

So don’t miss out!

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