Disneyland has sold out of the two most expensive Magic Keys after just three months amid complaints from annual passholders about the widespread lack of reservations available through the rest of the year for the Anaheim theme parks.
The Believe Key is sold out, according to Disneyland officials. Disneyland sold out of the top-priced Dream Key in late October after the new Magic Key annual passes went on sale in late August amid hours-long virtual waits.
The other Magic Key passes — the Enchant Key and Imagine Key — remain on sale at this time, according to Disneyland officials.
Disneyland’s four new Magic Key annual passes — the $1,399 Dream Key, $949 Believe Key, $649 Enchant Key and $399 Imagine Key — went on sale Aug. 25. Passholders pay more for increased access to the parks — with the Dream Key boasting no blockout dates and the Imagine Key having the most blockout dates.
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Disneyland officials said they will continue to monitor the Enchant Key and Imagine Key and make adjustments as needed.
All Disneyland keyholders who purchased a Magic Key — including current Dream and Believe keyholders — will continue to have access to benefits such as the Magic Key Terrace, specialty merchandise, select discounts and an upcoming keyholder appreciation month.
Disneyland will share additional details about Magic Key renewals at a later date, according to Disneyland officials.
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Magic Key reservations have been frequently unavailable through the end of the year. In contrast, the daily ticket calendar often shows availability virtually every day — with a few near-term dates “sold out.”
Disneyland’s loyal fan base has grown increasingly irate over the apparent prioritization of daily ticket buyers over annual passholders.
Dee Yore of Rancho Santa Margarita regrets buying the top-priced Magic Key now that so many reservation dates are unavailable.
“Feeling disenchanted with most days ‘no reservation available’ even for the top $$ Dream Key pass,” Yore wrote on Twitter. “The park is not full, but giving preference for ticket buyers.”
The separate Magic Key and daily ticket online calendars are dynamic and constantly changing — which means unavailable reservations can become available again at any time.
Disneyland is managing attendance by leveraging its theme park reservation system that requires advance reservations for Magic Key holders and day guests to spread out visitation, according to Disney officials.
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Keyholders can visit either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure any day their passes are not blocked out and reservations are available. Keyholders can make two, four or six reservations at a time in a 90-day window depending on their pass type.
Walt Disney World in Florida halted sales of its three top-priced Magic Keys earlier this week, leaving only the lowest-priced annual pass available for purchase.
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