dlr activities 04; holiday parade, dancing reindeer
  • On Jan 8, 2024
    Shaylee from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to buy magic keys when they go on sale. Is it a lottery system to buy or will I be likely to get one? Also, can I buy and then wait to use for the first time til Dec '24? If so, will it be good for one year from then (Dec '25)?

    Greetings to you Shaylee, and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm happy to share more information about the Disneyland Resort's Magic Key pass program. It was recently announced that all four levels of the Magic Key passes will be available for purchase again beginning January 10, 2024, no earlier than 9 am PST.

    The Magic Key pass sales are not a lottery system, although it feels like a jackpot win when you can secure one! Sales are based on availability - first come, first served. Luckily there is a buying guide to help you prepare for your Magic Key pass purchase. In my experience, they tend to sell out fairly quickly, so I advise setting an alarm and ensuring you are logged into your Disney account on the website before you attempt to get into the queue. Additionally, entering the queue does not guarantee the ability to purchase a Magic Key.

    It sounds like you're hoping to visit the Disneyland Resort during the holiday season, which is probably one of my favorite times to visit. This year, Holidays at the Disneyland Resort return on November 15, 2024. Unfortunately, at this time, all Magic Keys are blocked out during the holiday on December 24, 2024. If a Magic Key pass holder wants to visit during a blocked-out date, a separate single or multi-day ticket will need to be purchased for admission. Review the Magic Key calendar to ensure the dates you plan to make reservations for are available and you can view the comparison chart to see which pass is the best fit for you and your family.

    Once you purchase your Magic Key pass it will be active as of the first day it is scanned for entry into either Park or when the parking benefit for a full-paid first entry into a pay-on-entry lot at the Disneyland Resort is used.

    For example, if you successfully purchase a Magic Key pass on January 10, 2024, but do not scan for entry into either Park until December 19, 2024, the pass will activate on December 19, 2024, and is valid for one (1) year from that initial date of entry. For complete terms and conditions for the Magic Key pass please visit this website.

    Well, Shaylee, I appreciate you asking this question. I know that was quite a bit of information, so if you have additional questions you're welcome to reach out to me directly. I sure hope that you're able to purchase your Magic Key and begin planning a year of adventures to the Disneyland Resort soon!

    Have a magical day,
    Camille
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Meet the Panelist: Camille, California

Hiya pals! I’m a California dreamer, wife of over 20 years, and mama to five. Traveling to Disneyland with a large family is fun and sometimes overwhelming, but I'm here to help! When I'm not strolling down Main Street, U.S.A. with a churro in hand, I'm crafting gifts for my shop and supporting organizations with HR, branding, and communications! I love finding ways to infuse Disney magic into every aspect of my life! I can’t wait to show you a whole new world at the Disneyland Resort! Learn More About Camille

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