Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On Aug 10, 2021
    Ashli 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.

    Hello! We will be visiting both Disneyland and California Adventure parks in Sept and purchased the 3-day California Residence tickets. We would like to upgrade to a Dream Magic Key! Should that be done upon arrival on our first day? Or the last day?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Ashli!

    Your trip to the Disneyland Resort is just around the corner! How exciting! I'm also thrilled that you are looking into purchasing one of the new Magic Key passes. Unfortunately, though, the promotional California Resident tickets are not eligible to be upgraded to a Magic Key. But, as a California resident, you will have the option of paying for your new Dream Key using a payment plan. You'll pay a $179 down payment and then $102 per month. The Dream Key is such a dreamy choice as you'll be able to visit the parks every day of the year! You'll also have your theme park parking included and enjoy 20% off merchandise and 15% off food and beverage. 

    Keep in mind that you'll need to make theme park reservations each time you want to visit the parks with your Dream Key. You will be able to make theme park reservations up to 90 days in advance and can hold up to six reservations at a time. 

    Finally, did you hear the news about the Disney Genie digital service coming to the Disneyland app? This complimentary service will provide personalized park touring itineraries based on your interests. You'll also be able to purchase Disney Genie+ in order to select an arrival time and use the Lightning Lane for select attractions. The release date for Disney Genie hasn't yet been announced, but keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all Disney Genie news, including information on how to add it to your Dream Key. 

    I hope this helps! Have a delightful time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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