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  • On Jan 4, 2024
    Cynthia 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.

    Hello! I'm getting ready to get an annual pass again! I havent had one since before the covid lockdown! Can I use my disney giftcards for the down-payment for an annual pass? I am a Southern California Resident.

    Hi there, Cynthia!

    Welcome, and thanks for bringing your Disneyland Resort question to planDisney. Hooray…today is the day! I hope you’re ready to enjoy a year full of pixie-dusted memories and magical extras with your new Magic Key pass!

    Disney Gift Cards can generally be used to purchase almost everything Disney-related, including Magic Key passes when you're paying in full upfront. However, if you are planning to take advantage of the monthly payment plan option for California residents, you must pay with a major credit card instead. Typically, the down payment for a pass is equal to the current price of a 1-Day, Tier 1 Park Hopper Ticket, plus you’ll owe the first of 12 monthly payments at the time of purchase. The monthly amount you pay will depend on the Magic Key type you choose and will be automatically deducted from your credit card on file on the same day each month. The good news is that your gift cards will be even more valuable after you’re a Magic Key holder thanks to the food, beverage, and merchandise discounts!

    I hope this answers your question, Cynthia, and that your next visit to the Disneyland Resort is a dream come true! If you have any more questions as you prepare to embark on your year as a Magic Key holder, please send them our way.

    Wishing you magic, 
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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