UPDATE August 19 - The renewal line for Disneyland Magic Keys is now open. However, Scott Gustin tweeted yesterday that there had been an issue for people who are trying to use a Disney Gift Card. The renewal system is not currently accepting them but Disney is apparently working on this and hopefully it will be resolved as soon as possible.
A note if you’re trying to renew online: The Disneyland payment system is not accepting Disney gift cards as payment for renewal. Disneyland has acknowledged the issue and says they are working on it. https://t.co/AZrqM0xAYc— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 19, 2022
August 17 - Disneyland fans have been eagerly awaiting news of whether the Disneyland Magic Key program would ever return and it has now been confirmed that it will. Beginning August 18, all four tiers of the Disneyland Magic Key program will be available for guests to RENEW but there are some changes and price hikes you will need to be aware of. At this point we do not know when Disney will open the Disneyland Key program up for new guests to purchase.
Firstly, the Dream Key which was the most expensive of the four tiers has been replaced by the Inspire Key. We assume this is because of the continuing court case and controversy surrounding it. Prices have increased for all four tiers as was expected.
- Inspire Key – $1599
- Believe Key – $1099 (was $949)
- Enchant Key – $699 (was $649)
- Imagine Key – $449 (was $399)
All three top tiers are available to all guests with the cheapest Imagine Key only being available to Southern California Residents living in zip codes 90000 to 93599. Blockout dates apply for each tier and the amount of reservations you can hold, percentage of merchandise, dining and parking discounts depends on the tier you select.
It appears that guests will be able to upgrade or downgrade their Disneyland Magic Key during the 30-day renewal window. Outside the renewal window this will only be possible if/when the Disneyland Magic Keys come back on sale.
A note for current MK holders:— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 16, 2022
Inside 30-day renewal window: You can upgrade or downgrade to another tier.
Outside 30-day renewal window: No changes to Magic Key unless new passes become available for sale again. At that time, you can upgrade outside the 30-day renewal window.
For those guests that speculated that Disney may scrap the Disneyland Magic Key program which debuted in August 2021, replacing the previous Annual Pass program which ended in January 2021, this is certainly good news.
Disneyland Magic Keys haven't been available to purchase for a long time with the top two tiers, the Dream Key and Believe Key selling out in November 2021 and the bottom two tiers; Enchant and Imagine being halted in May 2022.
For further details regarding each tier and how to purchase, visit the official website. Are you pleased the Disneyland Magic Keys will soon be available again? Are the price increases justified? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page. We will keep you posted when Disney announces further details of when Disneyland Magic Keys can be purchased by new guests.
UPDATE August 1 - It was back on May 31, that all tiers of the Disneyland Magic Key passes were halted. We have been awaiting news of if or when they will become available again, with some fans speculating Magic Key will be replaced. There has been an Instagram post from gothicrosie saying the Magic Key embroidered design on the Mickey Hats are now unavailable.
Now, this could be due to the fact that Magic Key passes have been unavailable since the end of May so they are currently not printing any or it could be that they are phasing them out because the future of Magic Key passes is uncertain. The official Magic Key website page is still live and Disney has not officially confirmed the fate of the Magic Key passes as of yet. We will keep you posted on further details regarding Magic Passes when they are announced.
June 1 - Disney has announced a new special discounted ticket for California residents this summer, as Annual Pass Magic Key sales are halted. The Disneyland Magic Key has been in the news recently due to an ongoing lawsuit regarding the Dream Key. Those guests who currently have a Magic Key will get the opportunity to renew them this year and details will be emailed to those that this applies to.
The 3-Day, 1-Park per day tickets start at $249 for admission on Mondays through Thursdays, or from $299 ($100 per day) for any day including weekends for eligible California residents.
Disney is also offering a 3-Day Park Hopper ticket which can be purchased for an additional $60. California residents may use their tickets on any three eligible days from June 13 – September 15, 2022, subject to park reservation availability.
These special discounted tickets for California residents are now on sale and are said to be available for purchase for a limited time only. For further information visit the official Disneyland website.
Those guests choosing to purchase this 3-Day, 1-Park per day ticket or 3-Day Park Hopper ticket have the chance to experience the recently returning Fantasmic! at Disneyland Park as well as Main Street Electrical Parade and "Disneyland Forever" firework spectacular. There is also "World of Color" for guests to enjoy at Disney California Adventure.