Magic Key

On August 3, 2021, Disney released details about the new Magic Key program that replaces the Disneyland Annual Passholder program that had been at the Disneyland Resort for decades. This new program has many similarities and also some differences from the old program. Below is your ultimate guide for everything you need to know about the Magic Key program coming to the Disneyland Resort.

Four Levels of Magic Key

Imagine Key – $399 or $19/ month after down payment

(Only available for Southern California Residents living in zip codes 90000 to 93599)

  • Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks select days of the year.
  • Hold up to 2 theme park reservations at a time*
  • 10% off select merchandise**
  • 10% off select dining**

Enchant Key – $649 or $40/ month after down payment

  • Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks select days of the year.
  • Hold up to 4 theme park reservations at a time*
  • 10% off select merchandise**
  • 10% off select dining**

Believe Key – $949 or $65/ month after down payment

  • Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks most days of the year.
  • Hold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time*
  • 10% off select merchandise**
  • 10% off select dining**
  • 50% off standard theme park parking (excluding blockout days, and available for purchase at Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and the Toy Story Parking Area)***

Dream Key – $1,399 or $102/ month after down payment

  • Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks every day of the year.
  • Hold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time for different dates*
  • Up to 20% off select merchandise**
  • Up to 15% off select dining**
  • Standard theme park parking included (excluding blockout days)***

Magic Key Metrics

There are many questions surrounding the pricing and benefits of Disneyland’s Magic Key. Check out this look at the Magic Key in the context of what has come before (Disneyland Annual Pass) and also compared to what current ticket prices are. Check out this analysis here

How to Use Magic Key

  1. Check Magic Key access calendar for blockout dates and reservation availability.
  2. Make Reservation by logging into Disneyland account (and make sure Magic Key is linked to your account!) and visiting the Park Reservations page on Disneyland.com.
  3. Review and confirm visit. This includes providing an email where confirmation will be sent. Be prepared to show Magic Key pass in Disneyland app on the day of your reservation and arrival.

Magic Key Benefits

There are several benefits associated with being a Magic Key holder. They include:

  • Magic Key terrace: a re-imagined reservation-based lounge just for Magic Key holders and their friends and family
  • Magic Key Holder Month: a month-long celebration of Magic Key holders
  • Special Experiences & Collectibles: access exciting, unique experiences and collectible keepsakes designed with you in mind—including special offerings during festivals!
  • First Access Opportunities: be among the first to have the opportunity to access exciting new offerings at the Disneyland Resort throughout the year, including select new merchandise collections
  • Downtown Disney District: discounts at participating locations
  • Magic Key Merchandise, Novelties, Menu Items and More: Show your Magic Key pride! Opportunity to purchase Magic Key holder-themed popcorn buckets, sippers and menu items throughout the year.
  • Magic Key Disney PhotoPass Opportunities: enjoy special photo spots and other opportunities sprinkled in throughout the year.
  • Magic Key embroidery: special options available for Magic Key holders at select locations in the parks

Magic Key Details of Note

  • Magic Key holders must present their valid Magic Key pass for purchases to receive applicable benefits and discounts. It is possible that identification may also be required.
  • Magic Key benefits and discounts are only valid at select locations with specific restrictions and exclusions. They may or may not be offered at third-party locations. Check with individual locations for specific benefits and discounts.
  • Benefits of Magic Key pass are not transferrable and are only for personal use only.
  • Magic Key pass may not be used for commercial purposes or for the benefit of others. This includes purchasing merchandise with the intent of reselling merchandise. It also includes sharing benefits with others who aren’t the Magic Key holder.
  • To see all specifics that are allowed and aren’t allowed visit the Magic Key Terms and Conditions.

Magic Key News

Magic Key Payment Plan

There is a monthly payment plan available for Magic Key holders from California. California residents will pay a $179 down payment and then the remainder will be divided throughout the year for the monthly payments. Full details about prices and monthly payments can be found here.

Official Magic Key No-Show Policy

The ability of Magic Key holders to make and hold park reservations will be impacted by the “no show” policy. Magic Key holders who are a “no show” for 3 reservations in a 90-day window will be unable to make new park reservations for 30 days. Existing park reservations at that time will not be cancelled. The 30-day period begins the day after the third “no-show,” and will continue even if the pass is upgraded to another pass during that time. A Magic Key holder who enters the designated park any time before closing on the day of the reservation is not considered a “no-show.” If the reservation is for both parks, only one park needs to be entered to avoid being a “no-show.” Magic Key holders who timely cancel a reservation are also not considered a “no-show.” Cancellation of a reservation must be done by 11:59 PM PT on the day before the reserved date. Rules and policies are subject to change without notice.

Magic Key Community

Join the community of other Key Holders in the DAPS MAGIC chat room. Also, make sure and follow the Magic Key socials at DisneylandMagicKey on Facebook and @DisneylandMagicKey on Instagram.

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