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Last minute Disneyland Magic Key FAQs

Last minute Disneyland Magic Key FAQs

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Today, the Disneyland resort answered some guest FAQs about the new Magic Key program. Read on for details.

Disney announced earlier this month that Disneyland annual passes would be coming back! Now, as the passes are about to go on sale, they’ve answered your frequently asked questions!

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To learn more about the available pass options, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Obviously with a brand new program, long time Disney guests and new prospective passholders alike have many questions! Here’s what Disney wants you to know for Wednesday.

Where can I purchase a Magic Key?

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Magic Key will not be sold in person at Disneyland. It is only available online at and on the Disneyland app.

Do I need to buy it on August 25?

It is not necessary to purchase the pass on Wednesday. Disney probably would prefer if guests didn’t all try to buy at once as their IT is notoriously finicky.

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What benefits are there to purchasing in the first 66 days?

“In addition to all the great benefits that come with being a Magic Key holder, you will also receive a special charter member welcome package sent to the address on file, which will include a limited-edition Magic Key pin, celebratory button, magnet and more!”

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There will also be a limited time experience for Magic Key holders at Starcade in Tomorrowland, which includes a photo opportunity and a charging station.

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Is there a monthly payment option?

“Eligible” California residents can select the monthly payment option. Disney did not clarify what eligible refers to.

Can I upgrade an existing ticket to a Magic Key?

As long as the ticket is not expired and it was not complimentary (i.e. media) or for a special event, that ticket can be applied to your Magic Key purchase directly on the website.

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Partially used tickets, as long as they are still good, can be used to offset the cost of the Magic Key.

How will I make Park Reservations?

First, visit the Disneyland reservation website. Next, select the date you’d like to visit.

You may select one or both parks to make reservations at, if you plan to visit both parks, depending on availability. However, you must select a starting park.

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Park hopping begins at 1p.m. If you have a park reservation for both parks, but arrive after 1p.m., you may enter either park. In other words, you don’t have to start at your starting park after 1p.m.

In terms of reservation limits, making dual park reservations for the same day will count as a single reservation.

Are you planning to buy a Disneyland Magic Key? Will you go for it right away or wait a few days? Sound off in the comments on Facebook.

-Rebecca W Davis

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