Disneyland Annual Pass Renewal Guide: How to Renew Your Magic Key

by | Apr 12, 2023 | Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Disneyland Parks, DLR Food, DLR News, Magic Key

After discontinuing its annual pass program during the 13-month COVID-19 closure of Disneyland, Disney announced a new annual pass program called Magic Key. This program created four tiers for potential passholders to purchase, including the Imagine Key, Enchant Key, Believe Key, and Dream Key.

The Imagine Key was the entry-level tier while the Dream Key went for $1,399. The Dream Key, only for California residents, included no blockout dates, meaning Dream Key Holders could theoretically visit Disneyland every single day.

While Disneyland previously paused the sale of new passes, as of April 11, 2023, Magic Key passes are currently available for sale again. But, if you’re wondering how to renew your Magic Key pass, we’re sharing everything you need to know.

How to Renew Your Disneyland Magic Key

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There are four Magic Key tiers for the Disneyland annual pass renewal. Photo courtesy of Disney

The Magic Key renewal program looks a little different from the original Magic Key program that Disneyland debuted in 2021. The two biggest changes:

  • Pricing
  • Blockout dates

Notably, the Disney Dream Key has been discontinued; instead, Disney has replaced it with the Inspire Key. Why the name change? Disney scrapped the no-blockout date perk from the Dream Key. Disney needed a new name to differentiate between its old premium pass with no blockout dates and its new premium pass with blockout dates.

How Much Will a Disneyland Annual Pass Renewal Cost?

Pricing for all four tiers of the Disneyland Magic Key annual pass has increased. Here’s what a Disneyland annual pass renewal will cost you in 2023:

  • Disneyland Imagine Key renewal cost: $449. Previously, this pass cost $399.
  • Disneyland Enchant Key renewal cost: $699Previously, the pass cost $649.
  • Disneyland Believe Key renewal cost: $1,099. Previously, the pass cost $949.
  • Disneyland Inspire Key cost: $1,599. Previously, the Disneyland Dream Key cost $1,399.

The largest increase is from the old Dream Key to the replacement Inspire Key—an odd jump given that Disney reduced the perks of its premium pass.

What Are the Disneyland Magic Key Blockout Dates?

Blockout dates are days you cannot get into Disneyland using your annual pass. The cheaper the pass, the more blockout dates you’ll have to contend with. This is Disney’s strategy for keeping crowds at bay, especially during the busiest times of the year (like weekends, summer, and Christmas).

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Blockout dates mean fewer days to see Fantasmic! at Disneyland. Photo by Brian Shih

The biggest upset: Even the premium tier Disney Inspire Magic Key contains blockout dates around Christmastime. Here’s a full list of blockout dates for each Magic Key tier for 2023 and halfway through 2024.

Disneyland Imagine Key Blockout Dates, 2023, 2024

2023

  • January 1-8, 14-16, 21-22, 28-29
  • February 4-5, 11-12, 17-20, 25-26
  • March 4-5, 11-12, 17-19, 24-28, 31
  • April 1-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
  • May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-29
  • June 2-30
  • July 1-31
  • August 1-20, 25-27
  • September 2-4, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30
  • October 1, 5-15, 19-22, 26-29
  • November 4-5, 10-12, 18-30
  • December 1-31

2024

  • January 1-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
  • February 3-4, 10-11, 16-19, 23-25
  • March 2-3, 9-10, 15-17, 22-31
  • April 5-I 7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
  • May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-27, 31

Disneyland Enchant Key Blockout Dates, 2023, 2024

2023

  • January 1-5, 14-16
  • February 18-20
  • March 11, 18, 25
  • April 1-9, 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20, 26-29
  • June 2-4, 9-30
  • July 1-31
  • August 1-13, 19, 26
  • September 2-3, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
  • November 4, 19-11, 18-26
  • December 2-3, 9-10, 16-31

2024

  • January 1-6, 13, 20, 27
  • February 3, 10, 17-18, 24
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23-31
  • Apil 5-6, 13, 20, 27
  • May 4, 11, 18-19, 25-26, 31

Disneyland Believe Key Blockout Dates, 2023, 2024

2023

  • January 1
  • February 18-19
  • March 18, 25
  • April 1-9
  • May 27-28
  • July 1, 4, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 1, 7-8, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 10-22, 18-19, 23-25
  • December 2, 9, 16-17, 20-31

2024

  • January 1-3, 6,
  • February 17
  • March 16, 23-31
  • April 6
  • May 4, 25

Disneyland Inspire Key Blockout Dates, 2023, 2024

2023

  • December 20-31

2024

  • January 1-2

Magic Key Renewal Tiers: Full Breakdown

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Fireworks explode over Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park. Photo by Brian Shih

In addition to access to the parks, the Disneyland annual pass program gets you some pretty sweet discounts and lets you hold a set number of Park Pass Reservations, depending on the tier you select.

You can see the full list of perks on the Disneyland site, but here’s a quick breakdown of what each Magic Key level offers:

Imagine Key Perks

  • Up to 2 theme park reservations at a time
  • 20% of Disney Genie+
  • Up to 10% off select merch
  • Up to 10% off select dining
  • 25% of standard theme park parking at the Toy Story Parking Area, excluding blockout dates

Enchant Key Perks

  • Up to 4 theme park reservations at a time
  • 20% of Disney Genie+
  • Up to 10% off select merch
  • Up to 10% off select dining
  • 25% of standard theme park parking at the Toy Story Parking Area, excluding blockout dates

Believe Key Perks

  • Up to 6 theme park reservations at a time
  • 20% of Disney Genie+
  • Coming soon: Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads
  • Up to 10% off select merch
  • Up to 10% off select dining
  • 50% of standard theme park parking at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure, and Toy Story Parking Area, excluding blockout dates

Imagine Key Perks

  • Up to 6 theme park reservations at a time
  • 20% of Disney Genie+
  • Coming soon: Unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads
  • Up to 20% off select merch
  • Up to 15% off select dining
  • Standard theme park parking included at Mickey & Friends Parking Structure, Pixar Pals Parking Structure, and Toy Story Parking Area, excluding blockout dates

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Timothy Moore is the editorial director of WDW Magazine, DLR Magazine, and DCL Magazine. He has 15 years of experience in storytelling across roles in content marketing, market research, SEO, and journalism. In addition to running an award-winning Disney magazine, Timothy writes travel and finance content for sites like Business Insider, USA Today, and Forbes.
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