Disneyland Introduces Magic Key Program, a new alternative to season passes

Ever since Disney announced that season passes would no longer be available for their flagship park, Disneyland, guests have speculated what would replace it, if anything. Previous season pass owners were understandably upset. Disneyland season passes provided a great value for them at an affordable price.

Enter the Magic Key program, a new guest offering that will deliver choice, flexibility and value for park admission, special access to unique experiences, valuable saving opportunities and so much more. Guests will have four options to choose from with this new program.

Since it is reservation based, it certainly seems like the reservation system to enter the parks is here to stay. At times, the reservation system can be a bit of a pain, but for the most part, I think it’s been really great. It’s a bit of a makeshift crowd calendar to some extent. If a park color is yellow for a certain day, you know it’s nearing capapcity and you may want to avoid that particular park that day. The most important part is remembering to make your park pass reservations IMMEDIATELY after purchasing your tickets or package. You don’t want to miss out on what’s important to you because your favorite park has reached capacity! I know it’s difficult to decide what your plans will be so far ahead sometimes, but it’s not set in stone. As long as a park is still available, you can always change your reservations around in the future.

The Magic Key Program will be available for purchase starting on August 25, 2021. Disney also announced that even though season passes have not been available to purchase for Walt Disney World in over a year, they will be available in time for the 50th anniversary celebration!

Published by Emily Trempe

I am a mom of 2 boys ages 11 and 14, and have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband, Brian for 14 years. I work full time in the billing department of a large opthamolgy practice in Michigan. I have not just a love for all things Disney that started from birth. My boys sometimes call it my Disney problem, but my husband and I fondly refer to it as my Disney passion. I have a side gig as a travel advisor. I can help plan almost any vacation, but as you can guess, I specialize in Disney and Universal.

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