Two Men; Couple at DCA; Mickey Rice Krispies; laughter
  • On Nov 27, 2023
    Gabby 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.

    Hi, are the "keys" the same thing as making a reservation? Do I currently need reservations to visit?

    Heya Gabby!

    Welcome once again to planDisney! We're happy to see you here and I'm excited for you to visit the Disneyland Resort at the end of the year. What a wonderful way to see out last year and welcome the new one! It sounds like you have some questions about ticket terminology and reservations, so let's elaborate on some of these details.

    Over at the Disneyland Resort, annual passes are known as "Magic Key Passes," and I am guessing that these are what you are referring to in your question. There are multiple types of Magic Key Pass Types, each with differing benefits and blockout dates. Having a Magic Key is not the same thing as having a reservation, however. Magic Key Holders still need to book reservations on the days that they would like to visit.

    Most Guests visit the Disneyland Resort by purchasing regular Theme Park Tickets through the Disneyland website. All Park Guests need a valid ticket and park reservation in order to visit. Usually, park reservations are automatically made for you as part of the ticket purchase process. You can check your reservations or make new ones at Ticket and Reservation Details. It is very important to make sure that you have a reservation for all the dates of your visit! 

    During your visit, the Holiday Season festivities will still be going on! Be sure to grab that Mickey Gingerbread Cookie if you see one! I'm glad that you'll be seeing the Happiest Place on Earth when it is so beautifully decorated for the Season and I hope you have a truly magical visit. 

    Gabby, I hope that this was helpful information for you as you prepare for your trip. If there is anything else that we can do for you, please reach out again anytime. You're always welcome at planDisney! Until next time!

    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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