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  • On Apr 6, 2022
    Katie 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 we buy season passes are they good for a year from the day we buy or when we use them? Our trip is in august but we don’t want to wait to buy in case they sell out.

    Hiya, Katie, and welcome to planDisney!

    I’m so excited to hEAR that you’re thinking about purchasing a Magic Key Pass, which is the new name for an Annual Passport. I’m a Magic Key holder myself, and I love the amazing discounts and benefits that come along with this membership. 

    Here’s how it works – your Magic Keys will be activated when you first use them to enter a Disneyland Resort theme park. Then, your passes will be valid for one year from the date of activation. Though your park privileges won’t be available until your passes are activated, you can still make your park reservations so long as your passes have not expired. If for some reason you’re not able to activate your passes within a year, the passes would expire and could no longer be activated or used to make a park reservation. 

    So, I think it’s a great idea to go ahead and purchase your Magic Keys now in anticipation of your August visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Just keep in mind that two Magic Keys are currently sold out, including the Dream Key and the Believe Key. The Enchant Key and the Imagine Key, however, are both still available, though the Imagine Key is only available for Southern California Residents living in zip codes 90000 to 93599.  

    I hope this information helps in your decision to purchase a Magic Key, Katie! Please stop by with any additional questions… we’re all EARs!

    Wishing you a magical year ahead,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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