Disneyland Introduces new AP Program, Magic Key

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Earlier this year the Disneyland Resort suspended its Annual Passholder program. Recently, it was announced that the resort would replace the program with something new. Now, we know that the new program is Magic Key! This program is a new, 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.

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Here’s a brief overview about the various Magic Key passes:

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Magic Key Theme Park Reservation System

Disneyland’s theme park reservation system is a cornerstone component of the Magic Key program as part of Disney’s efforts to help provide a great experience for all guests. Magic Key holders will make advanced reservations to enjoy Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park on available dates, and be able to hold a certain number of upcoming reservations (depending on the pass type).

Additional Offerings and Benefits

Magic Key holders will have access to an array of special offerings and many features that Guests will love, 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 festivals just for Magic Key holders, a Magic Key holder celebration month, plus other unique surprises! 

What’s more, Disney will be introducing an all-new Magic Key portal on the Disneyland app to more deeply engage directly with the community of Magic Key holders in the future.

Be Among the First

For a limited time, Disney will celebrate the charter members that become Magic Key holders within the first 66 days (as we celebrate 66 years of the Disneyland Resort). These Guests will receive a special 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

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 Guests of Disneyland Resort. Magic Key passes start as low as $399 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 Disneyland.com 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.

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Extraordinary Time to Visit

This is an extraordinary time at Disneyland Resort; favorite attractions, beloved entertainment, festive foods and characters galore bring joy to Guests every day. Plus, favorite seasonal traditions, like Halloween Time, will return to Disneyland Resort Sept. 3 through Oct. 31, special festivals will be enjoyed throughout the year, and even more will be shared soon.

And for those wondering about Walt Disney World Annual Passes, 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 for more.

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