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  • On Apr 24, 2024
    Rachel from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Once you buy a pass, will it activate the first time you scan into the park and a year from there it expires? I bought my pass today but can’t go till August.

    Heigh-ho, Rachel!

    Welcome to planDisney! It sounds like you're interested in joining the Magic Key program just like me! My little Mouseketeer and I have had so much fun exploring The Happiest Place On Earth with no one to tell us no, or where to go, or say we're only dreaming.

    And let me tell you, snagging those exclusive perks available only to Keyholders is a real treat! 

    Rachel, according to the current Magic Key Terms and Conditions, your pass will expire unless it's activated within a year of purchase. So, you've got a whole year to activate your pass and kick off the Magic Key experience. Once you use it for the first time to enter a Disneyland Resort theme park, you've got a full year from that activation date to enjoy all the perks. For instance, if you use it for the first time in August 2024, your pass will be valid until August 2025. Just keep in mind that your Magic Key will renew annually from the date of activation (not specifically the date of purchase).

    Actually, you could grab a new Magic Key now while they're available (except for the Imagine Key, which is currently unavailable for new purchases), and you'll still have a year to activate it.

    No matter when you dive in, Rachel, get ready for a year packed with fun! If you have more questions or want some insider tips, feel free to send me a direct question. That way, I can zoom back with an answer faster than Lightning McQueen can say "Ka-Chow"!

    You've got a friend in me,
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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