Disney Park Pauses Sales of Magic Key Passes Ahead of Summer Crowds

Both the Disneyland Resort and a Walt Disney World Resort have had a rocky couple of years of managing Annual Passholder sales, renewals, and expectations since theme parks on both coasts reopened following their 2020 closures.

While new Annual Pass sales have not yet been possible at Walt Disney World (with the exception of very few Florida Resident passes) Disneyland had previously rolled out its Magic Key program with passes (albeit limited by blockout dates) available.

Today, theme park journalist Scott Gustin confirmed that Disney has paused all sales of Magic Key passes at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s what we know so far.


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Disneyland’s Magic Key passes are no longer available for purchase as a new Magic Key holder. Only renewals Guests who are current Magic Key holders will be available at this time, and those Passholders will be sent renewal information when their passes start to expire. (Given the timeframe on when Magic Key rolled out, that information will become available to current Magic Key holders later this summer.)

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Disneyland simultaneously paused the sales of new Magic Key passes on the same day that the resort rolled out a new special ticket offer just for California residents. The new offer includes three-day tickets valid for midweek visits (Mon.-Thurs.) for $249. The resident offer will run from June 13-September 15, 2022.

While the resident offer does offer some valuable savings over the price of individual park tickets, it does limit Guests to weekday visits only, and it is still subject to the same theme park reservation system that many Guests have grown tired of over the past year.

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Disneyland has not yet shared when Magic Key passes will once again be available for purchase as a new Key holder, and on the East coast, Walt Disney World continues to remain silent on when Annual Passes for those who are not Florida residents will return.

We will keep you updated on Annual Pass availability at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort as we learn more here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."