Disneyland Magic Key Price Increase, Renewals, and Changes

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Disneyland Magic Key Price Increase, Renewals, and Changes

A lot of changes are underway for Disneyland’s Annual Pass Program called Magic Key. Disneyland has released a new Magic Key, changes to existing passes including a price hike, along with no news on new Annual Pass purchases.

Read on for all of the details:

Disneyland Magic Key Price Increase, Renewals, and Changes

Renewals and Price Increase

As you may know, Disneyland has paused new sales of Magic Key passes. At this time, current Magic Key holders have the opportunity during their renewal window to renew into one of several passes that are being made available for this year’s program. The number of passes and pass types available for renewal or purchase may be limited and passes or a pass type may not be available from time to time or at any given time.

Disneyland will raise Magic Key prices from 8% to 16% when annual pass renewals go on sale to existing pass holders on Thursday, Aug. 18th at 9 a.m.

The new prices for the four Disneyland Magic Key annual passes are:

  • Inspire $1,599
  • Believe $1,099
  • Enchant $699
  • Imagine $449

Magic Key costs will increase by $200 for the Inspire Key compared to the former Dream Key, $150 for the Believe Key, $50 for the Enchant Key, and $50 for Imagine Key, which is available only to Southern California residents.

Related – 2023 Disneyland Packages available for booking on August 17th

Disneyland Magic Key Price Increase, Renewals, and Changes

New Magic Key

A new 4th Key has been added called Inspire Key, with a $1600 price tag and block-out dates this pass seems to be an interesting addition.

Inspire Key

$1,599

  • Reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks most days of the year, subject to availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes, applicable pass blockout dates, and the Magic Key Terms and Conditions
  • Hold up to 6 theme park reservations at a time****
  • 20% off the purchase of Disney Genie+ service (subject to limited availability) on days when you use your pass for park admission.* View important information about Disney Genie+ service
  • Coming Soon – Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads***
  • Up to 20% off select merchandiseϯ
  • Up to 15% off select diningϯ
  • Standard theme park parking included (excluding blockout dates, at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure and Toy Story Parking Area)**

View Inspire Key Calendar

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Important Details

Theme Park Reservations
Disneyland Resort Magic Key passes are a limited license to enter Disneyland Resort’s theme parks. To enter a Disneyland Resort theme park, each Magic Key holder is required to have both a theme park reservation and Magic Key pass valid for admission to the same park on the same date they plan to visit. With the purchase of a pass, Magic Key holders become eligible to make park reservations to visit during their pass term. Park reservations for Magic Key holders are limited in number and subject to the availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes as determined by Disney, applicable pass blockout dates, and theme park capacity. Pass blockout dates are dates on which a pass type is not valid for park admission and applicable Magic Key holders may not make or hold any park reservations. A Magic Key pass does not guarantee park entry, even on dates when a pass is not blocked out. Disney allocates daily park reservations among Magic Key passes, other passes and theme park tickets, and therefore makes available to those Magic Key holders eligible to make reservations for a particular day only a portion of the total park reservation capacity. Disney determines the number of park reservations available to Magic Key holders for any date, and Magic Key holders may access only those reservations that Disney makes available to them.

Once all park reservations made available to Magic Key holders for any date are reserved, Magic Key holders may not make reservations for that date using their pass unless and until reservations become available due to cancellations or Disney makes additional Magic Key reservations available, which Disney is not required to do, but may or may not do from time to time in its discretion. On any given date, park reservations may still be available for theme park tickets even though park reservations allocated to the Magic Key passes are fully reserved. 

Magic Key holders, regardless of their pass type, are not entitled to any or all reservations Disney makes available to others, including theme park ticket purchasers, on any date, to all reservations up to park capacity on any date, or to any minimum number of reservations on any date. Even for dates that are not blocked out to a pass type, it may be difficult or not possible for Magic Key holders to get park reservations to visit on their preferred dates or preferred theme park, including popular dates like weekends or holiday periods. 

Since Magic Key park reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, it may also be difficult or not possible at times for Magic Key holders to get park reservations for certain dates in the near future. Park reservations are nontransferable and are not guaranteed for any specific dates or park, no matter the pass type. Other restrictions, such as number of park reservation holds per pass type, time during which a Magic Key holder may hold or make reservations, and Park Hopper and no-show rules, may apply, and may change from time to time in Disney’s discretion without notice or liability.

The number of theme park reservations that may be held at a time during a Disney-designated reservation booking window is dependent on Magic Key pass type and is subject to availability of park reservations allocated to Magic Key passes and applicable pass blockout dates. Once the maximum number of park reservations is made for such period, another park reservation may not be made until a currently held park reservation is used, expires, or is cancelled. Magic Key holders may be restricted in their ability to make park reservations per applicable Magic Key pass benefit rules, such as the “no-show” policy. Pass benefits, rules and policies, including but not limited to the reservation booking window and the no-show policy, may change from time to time in Disney’s discretion without notice or liability.

No-Show Policy
At this time, Magic Key holders who are a no-show for 3 reservations in any 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 type or renewed 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. At this time, cancellation of a reservation must be done by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the day before the reserved date. The no-show policy is subject to change in Disney’s discretion without notice or liability.

Park Hopper Benefit
Magic Key holders who have a park reservation for both theme parks must enter the first park as designated in their park reservation, and may cross over and switch between parks on the same day beginning at 1:00 PM. Please check the Park Hours calendar and the Disneyland app for the most up-to-date Park Hopper hours, as they could change, depending on the day and park. After 1:00 PM, Magic Key holders who have a park reservation for both parks and who have not entered any park yet, may enter either park despite the first park that is designated in their park reservation. At this time, a park reservation is not required for the other park after visiting the first park; however, reservation requirements are subject to change. Please note that the ability to visit the other park will be subject to that park’s capacity limitations, operational hours, closures and other restrictions, and is not guaranteed.

Magic Key Pass Activation and Expiration – See Magic Key Terms and Conditions

Theme Park Visit
Theme park capacity or operating hours may be limited or changed from time to time for any reason without notice or liability. Some Magic Key benefits and features may not be available during periods of limited capacity and are subject to change or cancellation without notice or liability. Certain attractions, restaurants, experiences, services and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, have limited capacity and may be subject to limited availability or even closure. Offerings are not guaranteed.

The state of California strongly recommends that all Guests complete their primary vaccination series or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort. If planning to travel, please check and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and any state travel advisories. Do not travel to or enter Disneyland Resort unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and otherwise comply with the requirements of such advisories and restrictions. View important details and what you need to know before visiting the Disneyland Resortincluding the latest information on face coverings.

For more information please visit the Disneyland Website.

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