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  • On Jan 21, 2024
    Nancy 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.

    What date is considered the ‘purchase date’ for a Magic Key pass if you are on a payment plan?

    Hi there, Nancy!

    Welcome to planDisney and the Magic Key Program! It's always neat to greet a fellow Magic Key Holder. I've had my Magic Key ever since the program's inception and I've been very happy with it. I love the specials that are offered to us and some of my favorite souvenirs have been Magic Key Holder merchandise.

    Regardless of what method you choose to pay for your Magic Key Pass, the purchase date will be the date that the transaction took place in which you made the initial down payment and first monthly payment for the Magic Key. You will then have one year to activate your Magic Key before it expires and monthly payments will continue to be charged to the card on file. Once activated, your Magic Key Pass will then be good for one year from that new date and the expiration date will change to reflect its activation. So the purchase date will no longer matter once you activate the Pass. Your renewal window will begin 30 days prior to the expiration date and that is the date that becomes most important because late renewals are not allowed.

    As a Magic Key Holder, I would recommend checking the Magic Key Portal in the Disneyland Mobile App whenever you visit the Disneyland Resort. They often post special offers and Magic Shots just for us! And be sure to make a reservation for the Magic Key Terrace to enjoy a meal in a beautifully decorated hacienda located above the crowds in Disney California Adventure.

    Fun Fact: According to Imagineer Kim Irvine, the Magic Key Terrace has a backstory where it was recently purchased by a young couple who wanted to keep its existing charm while adding some contemporary touches. 

    Nancy, I hope that you found this helpful. Please do not hesitate to come back if you need anything else. You're always welcome at planDisney and we'd love to hear from you again! We'll see ya real soon!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!

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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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