Disneyland announced an annual pass program for fans on Tuesday.
What is the new Disneyland annual pass program?
The new program — called the Magic Key program — will require guests to make reservations before heading to the park.
- The Magic Key program is a “new, guest-centric offering that will deliver choice, flexibility and value for park admission, special access to unique experiences, savings opportunities, enhanced benefits and more,” according to a Disneyland press release sent to the Deseret News.
Cost, benefits of the Magic Key program
The new Magic Key program will have four options, which you can read in detail at Disneyland’s website. All of the plans can be bought at yearly or monthly rates, and allow access to both Disneyland and California Adventure Park. All of these plans are only available to California residents right now, per Disney.
- The cheapest option — called the Imagine Key — costs $399 per year. It has 218 block-out dates with no available weekends. Most of the summer is blocked on this option. Parking is not included. You can make two reservations at once with this plan. This is only available to Southern California residents, though.
- A secondary option — called Enchant Key — costs $649 per year, which allows theme park reservations on certain days of the year. It has 149 block-out dates, which include most of June, July and days around Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is no access to parking. You can make four reservations at once with this plan.
- The third option — titled Believe Key — goes for $949 per year with 48 block-out dates, including dates around Thanksgiving and Christmas. You get a 50% discount on parking with this pass and can make six reservations at once.
- Another option costs $1,399 per year to have access to no block-out days and flexibility for reservations. You get access to parking and can make six reservations at once. You get 20% discount off merchandise and a 15% discount off of food and beverages.
The previous pass plan ranged from $419 to $2,199, according to The Los Angeles Times. The $2,199 option allowed access to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and Disneyland in California. The new program is only for Disneyland in California.
When did Disney end its annual pass program?
In January 2021, both Disneyland and the California Adventure theme parks said they would end the Annual Passport program due to uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic, as I wrote for the Deseret News.