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  • On Jun 22, 2022
    Glenn 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.

    If I renew my believe key does it start right away or after I use the first time after the original start date?

    Hi Glenn!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so much for sending your Disneyland Resort Magic Key pass question to us hEAR!

    This is a great question. I love that you want to be prepared! I'm so sorry to say that at this time my official answer is "We're not sure at the moment." The Magic Key program is still so new (it's coming up on its first anniversary this August!), and there hasn't been any information officially released by Mickey about when or how renewals will happen.

    However, if I were to guess, Magic Key renewals will probably be pretty similar, if not identical, to the previous Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder program, which was sunset after the historic pandemic closure. Annual Pass renewals really just seamlessly extended your original expiration date by 365 days. Guests were allowed to renew their existing pass anytime in the 30 days before their current expiration and would finish out their original contract. Then, the new yEAR would pick right up without a pause or disruption in service or need to validate anything.

    hEARs an example: If you purchased your pass on August 16, your expiration day would be August 15. You could renew anytime between July 15 and August 15 which would extend your expiration date to August 15 of next year. (Unless the next yEAR contained a Leap Day, in which case the new expiration date would be August 14.)

    Your best bet will be to keep up with the Disney Parks Blog, which is the best source of the newest Disney Parks news, straight from Mickey himself! You can even follow them across all of your social media networks!

    I hope that this helped to clEAR things up a bit, Glenn! Be sure to check out the official planDisney Panel Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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