Disneyland has finally revealed its brand new annual passholder program — Magic Key!
Ticket sales are set to begin on August 25th and guests will be able to choose from four different membership options that will let them enjoy the parks most (if not all) days of the year and other benefits. And, if you’re thinking about becoming a Magic Key holder, we’re covering all of the little details that you may have missed from Disneyland’s big announcement!
The Magic Key Program includes four different memberships including the Dream Key, Believe Key, Enchant Key, and Imagine Key (which is only available for Southern California residents). And, each option is priced a little differently and includes different benefits and discounts — so the more you pay, the more perks you’ll receive.
And, for those who would like to forego a one-time payment, there will be a monthly payment program with one caveat — you must be a California resident to qualify.
Those who opt in to the program will then have their payments dispersed over the course of 12-months. So, the Dream Key will cost $102 per month after a $179 down payment…
…the Believe Key will cost $65 per month after a $179 down payment…
…the Enchant Key will cost $40 per month after a $179 down payment…
…and the Imagine Key will cost $19 per month after a $179 down payment.
Disneyland has not yet shared details on how to purchase your tickets through the monthly payment program, but we’ll keep an eye out for updates.
And, one of the major differences between each key option is blockout dates. Currently, the only Magic Key that includes 0 blockout dates is the Dream Key and all others feature some dates that the tickets are not valid.
According to Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) on Twitter, the Believe Key includes 48 blockout dates total with select dates in October 2021 through May and July 2022 unavailable…
…the Enchant Key includes 151 blockout dates with select dates in September 2021 through September 2022 (and the entire month of July) unavailable…
…and the Imagine Key includes 235 blockout dates with select dates in August 2021 through September 2022 (and the entire month of June and July) unavailable.
The full blockout calendar can be found for each individual key pass on Disneyland’s website and is subject to change, so be sure to check it out before you decide which park pass to purchase.
“No Show” Policy
It will be important to keep up-to-date on which days you actually plan to go because Disneyland is implementing a “no show” policy.
Under the new policy, guests who do not cancel their park pass reservation by 11:59PM PT the day before and do not scan into the park for three reservations in a 90-day window will not be able to make a new park pass reservation for a 30 day period.
The 30-day period will begin on the date of the third no show, though Disney will not cancel any existing park reservations you just won’t be able to make new ones
And, it wouldn’t be a new Disneyland program if there wasn’t some reward for becoming the first to become a member, right? Disney has shared that those who become Magic Key holders between August 25th through October 30th, 2021, will be considered “charter members” and receive a welcome package that is full of exclusive gifts!
It will include a premium branded pin, celebratory button, magnet, and more. Plus, Disney will even give Magic Key holders access to an exclusive “experience” at Starcade in Tomorrowland with charging stations, a special photo opportunity, and “other fun surprises.”
Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more details about Disneyland’s new membership program and benefits available for those who become Magic Key holders so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!
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