Special Needs Family with Mirabel; girl in costume; Encanto
  • On Oct 11, 2023
    Wendy 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.

    We are planning a day for my daughters birthday but it’s going to cost almost $1000 for my family for one day. I would rather do passes. Any chance those are going to become available any time in the near future?

    Hey there, hi there, Wendy! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney.

    I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate a birthday than with a magical adventure at The Happiest Place on Earth. How special! And with the Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort in full swing, you and your family could not be planning to visit at a better time. I'm so excited for you! Saving money and maximizing value (and magic!) is the name of my Disney planning game, so I'm more than happy to answer your question today.

    As you already know, the sales of new Disneyland Resort Magic Key Passes are paused, and unfortunately, we do not know when sales of new Passes will resume again. I recommend keeping a close eye on the Magic Key Passes page on the Disneyland Resort website as well as the Disneyland Magic Key Instagram account for news on when Pass sales will resume as soon as it drops. 

    Since we don't yet know when Magic Key Passes will be available again and your visit is in a few weeks, I do recommend purchasing your family's Theme Park Tickets and making your Theme Park Reservations as soon as possible. One of my favorite ways to save money on tickets is to purchase discounted Disney Gift Cards at my local retailer (in my neck of the woods, it is Sam's Club). You can combine Disney Gift Cards up to $1000 on the Disney Gift Card website and use the discounted cards on purchases of tickets, dining, merchandise and more. Happy saving and happy birthday to your daughter!

    While this may not be the answer you were hoping for, Wendy, I hope it was at least helpful. Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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