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Magic Key Reservations Are Full for December

When Disneyland closed in March 2020, no one expected the California Theme Parks to remain closed for over a year. Disney decided to refund Annual Passholders for unused days and rework the program. The result is Magic Key Passes. Just like Walt Disney World in Florida, Disney Park Pass Reservations are required. You can’t just show up.

Magic Key Holders are discovering a problem that plagued Walt Disney World Annual Passholders when the Florida Theme Parks reopened. There aren’t many open reservations. At this moment, the entire month of December is full! Additional spots could be added at some point but there is no guarantee that this will happen.

Many Magic Key Holders are disappointed because the holidays are magical at Disneyland. Some dates are still available in November, but Thanksgiving Week is full. New Year’s Day is unavailable as well.

There are four levels of Magic Key Passes. Imagine Key is for Southern California Residents only. Enchant Key is the lowest level for all, and allows four Theme Park Reservations at a time. Believe Key allows six reservations at a time and fewer blockout dates. Dream Key is the top level, and there are no blockout dates. Dream Key is sold out on the Disneyland website.

It is interesting to note that Dream Key Holders are the only ones who aren’t blocked out after December 17. The first holiday blockout date for Believe Key is December 18. Enchant Key and Imagine Key are both blocked out starting on December 17. That means that all the spots from December 18 through January 1 have been taken by Dream Key Holders.

Unlike Walt Disney World, Magic Key Holders can only make reservations 90 days in advance. There is also a penalty for not using a reservation. If you miss three reservations within 90 days, you will not be able to make another reservation for 30 days.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.