Own any of these old Disney VHS tapes? You could be sitting on big bucks

We'll show you exactly what you need to look for to see if you hit the jackpot

Remember a time when the family would squeeze onto the living room couch for a movie night? But you weren't surfing Netflix or Hulu; you were instead sifting through the VHS tapes that filled your shelves. We all remember shoving the tape inside the VCR and hoping the last person to watch the movie rewound it before putting it back. 

Now let's talk Disney merchandise, which is notorious for becoming more valuable over time. Could that be true for Disney VHS tapes, as well? We'll tell you how to decipher if yours have value -- and which tapes are considered to be worth the most. So sit back and enjoy our feature presentation. 


We should start by saying NOT all Disney VHS tapes are valuable. Don't run to your attic thinking you've struck gold just yet. In order to see if your tapes have what it take, you'll want to look for these signs. 

The first sign that you might have a collectible VHS on your hands is if it were a part of the Disney "Black Diamond Collection." These tapes were released between 1984 and 1994. The diamond can be found on the spine of the case or printed directly on the tape. According to eBay, if your tape has this logo, your video could be worth anywhere from $50 to $250. 

Photo: Tom Metevia/ Graham Media Group

There were only a number of movies that were graced with the black classics diamond:

  • "Robin Hood" (1984, 1991)
  • "Pinocchio" (1985, 1993)
  • "Dumbo" (1985, 1991)
  • "Sword in the Stone" (1986, 1991)
  • "Alice in Wonderland" (1986, 1991)
  • "Sleeping Beauty" (1986)
  • "Lady and the Tramp" (1987)
  • "Cinderella" (1988)
  • "Bambi" (1989)
  • "The Little Mermaid" (1990)
  • "Peter Pan" (1990)
  • "The Jungle Book" (1991)
  • "The Rescuers Down Under" (1991)
  • "Fantasia" (1991)
  • "101 Dalmatians" (1992)
  • "The Great Mouse Detective" (1992)
  • "The Rescuers" (1992)
  • "Beauty and the Beast" (1992)
  • "Aladdin" (1993)
  • "The Fox and the Hound" (1994)