Magic Happens Parade at DLR; mickey; moana; Main Street
  • On Jan 7, 2024
    Jessica from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I want to buy the Imagine Key but want to do the payment plan, can I use a Disney gift card for the down payment and have a payment method on the app saved to use for the monthly payment?

    Hi ya, Jessica! 

    Welcome to planDisney! We are having a big party over here because Magic Key passes are finally going to be for sale again this week. As my pal Mickey would say, "Hot dog!"

    I went to do a little research for you and I think that the Magic Key Buying Guide has everything we need to know about purchasing a Magic Key pass this week. The guide currently states that a Disney Gift Card is an accepted method of payment when making a payment in full for a new pass, which means it cannot be used in combination with the monthly payment option available to California residents. I'm sorry! My best recommendation is to save that Disney Gift Card to use during your (many!) future visits to the parks. I'm sure you'll find plenty of snacks and souvenirs to put it to good use! 

    Do you know what will make that gift card stretch a little farther? Magic Key holders get discounts on select merchandise and dining! So if you think about it, your gift card is actually worth more if you don't use it as the down payment on your pass because you'll benefit from the discounts around the resort once you're a Magic Key holder. My husband calls this "Disney Math" and it's my favorite kind of math to do! 

    Be ready to purchase that Magic Key on Wednesday morning, Jessica! I hope you'll be able to enjoy plenty of visits to the parks this year.

    Keep moving forward!

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Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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