With the holidays in view, locals have something to celebrate! Disneyland announced their Magic Key program last year as a replacement for the Annual Passport. Now, locals have a pass designed just for them.
Before we get too excited, the park also announced that the “number of passes and pass types available for renewal or purchase may be limited and passes or a pass type may not be available from time to time or at any given time.”
So what exactly is the Magic Key program? Per the Disneyland website, “The Magic Key program provides reservation-based admission to one or both Disneyland Resort theme parks where you’ll make memories visit after visit. Magic Key passes feature a variety of admission opportunities, pricing options, experiences, and savings on food, beverages and merchandise.”
“Magic Key holders enjoy admission opportunities, value and convenience at the Disneyland Resort. Whether you consider yourself a Mouseketeer, Space Ranger or superhero, there is something for everyone as a Magic Key holder.”
“At this time, Guests have the opportunity to purchase a pass made available within the program. The quantity of passes and pass types available for renewal or purchase may be limited and passes or a pass type may be unavailable from time to time or at any given time.”
What’s the price tag for the locals? The Imagine Magic Key runs $449 and is only available to SoCal residents living in zip codes 90000 to 93599. This Key includes reservation-based admission to one or both theme parks select days of the year; you may hold up to two theme park reservations at a time; plus discounts on merchandise, dining, and parking. This Key also has the highest number of blackout dates.
The Keys available to anyone include: Inspire Key ($1,599) fewest blackout dates, free standard theme park parking; Believe Key ($1,099) more blackout dates than Inspire Key; and Enchant Key ($699) is only a renewal at this time.
Sure, things aren’t what they once were – which honestly applies to just about everything and everywhere now! – it is a little Goofy. But, it is a start in the right direction for locals to enjoy the park that is literally in their own backyard!