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  • On Mar 19, 2023
    Christine 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.

    My pass is blocked out for a certain date. Is there any way to upgrade my pass or is there a discount to get in for that day? I have family coming from out of town and would love to see them!

    Hello there, Christine!

    I'm just bouncing with excitement that you asked this question! I know just how you feel because, as an Imagine Magic Key holder myself, I was in the same situation just last week. The Imagine Key is super special for Southern California residents, but it does have some pesky blockout dates - especially during holidays, so planning a vacation can be a bit tricky. When I was planning a spring break adventure with my husband and our tumbly little Tigger toddler, I found out that we wouldn't be able to use our pass during our week off. And what do you know, that happens to be the same time you're thinking of visiting too! This can be a really sticky situation when you have a bunch of honey-loving family members excited to go on an adventure with you

    But don't you worry, Christine! There are definitely ways to save some honey and still have a bouncing good time. If you have a driver's license or passport that shows your address within the 90000-93599 zip codes, then the Southern California Resident Ticket offer might be perfect for you! This offer includes three theme park admission tickets to one park at a time, and they all must be used before May 25, 2023. 

    As for me, what I did was purchase this offer and make theme park reservations for the week when my pass was blocked out. This way, I still get to spend time with my family and create lasting memories without breaking the bank. 

    Now, as for upgrading your pass, you can certainly do that too. You’ll have to visit the friendly folks at the ticketing booths in person to upgrade to an available Magic Key. As I'm writing this, it looks like the only pass available for purchase is the Inspire Magic Key. The Disneyland Resort did mention that they'll be offering more sales for Magic Key Passes throughout 2023 as they become available, but let's not get our hopes up for it happening before your visit in a few weeks. If you choose to upgrade to the Inspire pass, you’ll have to immediately pay the difference between your current pass and the Inspire, because payment plans are not available for upgrades.

    But always remember: even if your pass is blocked out, there's still plenty of fun to be had at the Disneyland Resort. Exploring the Downtown Disney District and trying out some yummy treats with friends both in and out of town has always been a favorite pastime of mine. There's always something to do! So as Tigger would say, put a spring in your step, Christine, and let's go make some bouncy memories with your family!

    Well, It was my pleasure to bounce around and help you out today, Christine. Don't hesitate to come back and visit me again if you have any more questions. I'm always here to help my friends!

    Ta ta for now!

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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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