By Darrin Lee Unser
"Our participation in the circulation pilot is part of a continued commitment to environmentality," states Thomas Smith (Social Media Director, Disney Parks) in the official blog about the launch of the program. "The coin is an environmentally responsible choice—it’s recyclable and lasts decades longer than paper bills."
In an effort to persuade individuals to start using the dollar coins, the Mint has utilized marketing as well as programs such as the one starting in Disney World. By introducing more of the public to the coins, it is felt they will become more accepted and a phase-out of the dollar bill could eventually occur.