• On Nov 16, 2022
    Jamie 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.

    I am a current pass holder and I am within my renewal period and I wanted to know if I have to leave another down payment when renewing / upgrading

    Hey howdy hey, Jamie! You’ve got a friend in me at planDisney, so let’s get started!

    First off, I hope you’ve been enjoying your year as a Magic Key holder! As a fellow Magic Key holder, I love all the fun giveaways, perks, and special discounts that come along with this exclusive membership. 

    I had this very same question when my Magic Key renewal window opened a few months ago. I have good news, Jamie -- I’m happy to report that you won’t have to make another down payment when it’s your time to renew or upgrade your Key! Since it looks like you’re a California resident, you’ll most likely have the option to continue making Monthly Payments, or to pay in full instead. Just like in the past, monthly payments will be broken down into 12 payments with 0% APR as part of your Magic Key contract. This information is subject to change without notice, so it’s always a good idea to check the fine print during the renewal process. Also, keep in mind that your first monthly payment will take place on your renewal day, so your monthly payments could overlap slightly if you’re still making your last payment for your previous Key.

    When you’re ready to renew, simply navigate to to begin. You’ll be prompted to sign into your Disney account, and then you’ll be directed to the renewal page, which will say, “Renew Your Magic Key Pass” at the top of the page. There, you’ll see your Magic Key, along with any other Keys you’re linked to, that are also within their renewal windows. You'll have the chance to upgrade or downgrade to a different pass type, subject to pass availability. You’ll also be able to see the Monthly Payment cost for each available pass on this page. Simply complete your transaction, and you’ll be ready to unlock another magical year!

    If you’re planning to visit the parks during the month of December, I recommend keeping your eyes peeled for a fun Magic Key-holder exclusive giveaway. Pick up your specialty branded Magic Key holiday tote between December 5, 2022 and December 20, 2022, inside Disney California Adventure Park, just under Silly Symphony Swings from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

    Wishing you another year filled with magic,
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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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