Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On Nov 12, 2021
    Mary from CA Asked

    I want to buy a magic key as a Christmas gift. Does the time start when I purchase or when it’s activated?

    Hello there, Mary! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! 

    Wow! A Disneyland Resort Magic Key is a phenomenal Christmas present! Magic Keys are activated the first time they are used to enter a park, not the date of purchase. So you could purchase the Magic Key at any time and the recipient will have one-year from the date you purchased it to activate the Magic Key for the first time. Then, they can use the Magic Key for a whole year after it is activated. 

    Just make sure that the recipient is aware of the blockout dates associated with their Magic Key and that theme park reservations are required for every day they want to visit. They can make reservations up to 90 days in advance and, depending on the type of Magic Key you purchase, they can hold between two and six reservations at a time. They will also use a theme park reservation availability calendar that is specifically for Magic Key holders. 

    I hope your holiday season is full of joy and magic!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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