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  • On Sep 17, 2022
    Arlynn 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! If I renew my magic key, would the key automatically activate, or would it activate on the first day I visit the park/use it? Also, I forgot: would I be charged immediately upon renewal or once I visit? Thanks!

    Hi there, Arlynn! Thanks so much for stopping by with your question. You have a fellow Magic Key holder in me, so we should be a good pair navigating through this together. Speaking of good pairs, just consider me the Carl to your Russell ... or maybe I'm the Russell to your Carl in this scenario. A Wilderness Explorer is a friend to all after all! No matter what, you are on the brink of a brand new Magic Key year and adventure is out there!

    First things first, let's find out when your renewed Magic Key would activate. I did a little digging and spoke to the Magic Key Guest Services team. They confirmed that renewed keys automatically activate the day after your current key expires. The beauty of renewing is that you would just roll right into your next Magic Key year! 

    Second, let's talk about when you would see the charge for the new key. According to the experts, you would be charged on the day of your transaction. In other words, the day you make the renewal purchase as opposed to the day that your key activates.

    Third, let's explore some of the new benefits and perks for renewed and current Magic Key holders! All Magic Keys now offer 20% off the cost of Disney Genie+ AND parking discounts that vary depending on your key. Yes, you heard that right! Lighting Lanes and parking at a discount just for you! If you currently have a Dream or Believe key or renew to an Inspire key, you'll also get unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads so those memories will last forever! 

    Arlynn, I sure hope this helped find your way to a new Magic Key. While days in the parks are filled with exciting hustle and bustle, be sure to take some time to slow down and have a few quieter moments. In the wise words of Russell, "That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most." It's usually in these moments where you can find the most magic. If you have any more questions, you know where to find us here at planDisney!

    Thanks for the adventure!

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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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