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JUST ANNOUNCED: The New Magic Key Program Unlocks Choice, Flexibility, and Value for Disneyland Fans

By the D23 Team

For fans of Legacy Passholders and fans of Disneyland, being able to frequently visit Disneyland Resort is key—especially with all the new and returning offerings, from Avengers Campus to fireworks spectaculars. Disney Parks Blog just announced great news! The next evolution of the Disneyland Resort Annual Pass program is here, thanks to extensive research and feedback from guests and fans who call Disneyland Resort their home.

Welcome to the Magic Key program, a guest-centric offering that will deliver choice, flexibility, and value for park admission, special access to unique experiences, valuable saving opportunities, and so much more. There will be four options of Magic Key passes, to provide guests and their families with choices that fit various needs and lifestyle preferences for how they wish to visit the Disneyland Resort.

We’re sharing a brief overview on what you can expect from this new program. You can dive into all the details at

While we’d all love to visit Disneyland 24/7, Disney fans do have busy lives and full schedules—which is why Magic Key provides much needed flexibility to guests. Thanks to extensive feedback from guests and former Annual Passholders, the Magic Key team knows how much guests value having access to Disneyland based on their own schedules. All four tiers of Magic Key feature a reservation system with a 90-day booking window, allowing lots of time for guests to plan their next trip. Don’t worry if something comes up and you have to cancel—all guests using Magic Key to make their Disneyland reservations can cancel their reservations as close as the night before their trip.

Visit to check out the reservation calendars for all four tiers of passes and read additional details on the Disney Parks Blog. As a cornerstone component to the Magic Key Program, the theme park reservation system provides a great experience to all guests.

Additional Offerings and Benefits

Magic Key doesn’t just unlock your best day ever at Disneyland Resort—Magic Key holders will have access to an array of special offerings, such as valuable saving opportunities for merchandise and food & beverage. Throughout the year, they may also be able to enjoy special benefits such as a dedicated dining experience and custom menu items at the Magic Key terrace; special offerings at our festivals just for Magic Key holders; a Magic Key holder celebration month; plus other unique surprises! Magic Key Holders will be able to get all the details in one convenient place thanks to an all-new Magic Key portal, coming to the Disneyland app to more deeply engage directly with the community of Magic Key holders in the future.

If you just can’t wait to become a Magic Keyholder, you’ll be delighted to know that for a limited time, those who sign up within the first 66 days (as we celebrate 66 years of Disneyland Resort) will receive a charter member welcome package that will include unique items such as a premium branded pin, celebratory button, magnet, and more! Plus, Magic Key holders who enter Disneyland park will also be celebrated with access to a limited-time experience at Starcade in Tomorrowland (which begins on Sept. 1), where they can enjoy charging stations, a special photo opportunity, and other fun surprises.

Purchasing a Magic Key Pass

Now you know the details—so your next question is, of course, “When can I sign up?” Your year-round Disneyland adventure is just around the corner! Starting August 25, 2021 (no earlier than 10 a.m. PT), guests will be able to purchase their preferred Magic Key pass type. Their first opportunity to “unlock” a visit to Disneyland park or Disney California Adventure park with a theme park reservation will be that same day!

A monthly payment plan exclusively for California residents will be offered—which continues to be a priority for our guests of Disneyland Resort. Magic Key passes start as low as $399/year or $19/month for 12 months (for Southern California residents, and after a down payment).

Guests will be able to purchase and manage their Magic Key pass through and the Disneyland app, where they will be able to access an interactive admission calendar for their pass type to view reservation availability and book their theme park reservations.

With Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary only months away, you may be wondering about the Resort’s Annual Pass program, too. Good news! New pass sales will become available in time for the start of the 50th anniversary celebration! Walt Disney World Resort will be sharing additional information and details later this month, so be sure to stay tuned
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