2024 Disneyland Magic Key Blockout Dates

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Disneyland Parks, Magic Key

Whether you’re thinking about buying a Magic Key or simply want to know when you can –– and can’t –– visit Disneyland, these are the blockout dates you need to know.

Disneyland’s Magic Key pass program has been hugely popular with both locals and guests who simply can’t get enough of the Happiest Place on Earth since it first launched in 2021. As the replacement for the former Disneyland Annual Pass program, Magic Keys offer year-round access to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park (plus plenty of other perks, like discounts on parking, food, and merch!).

While purchasing a Magic Key pass allows you to visit Disneyland Resort all year long, there is one catch: Every Magic Key comes with blockout dates. Wondering which Magic Keys offer the least blockout dates? We’re breaking down the 2024 blockout date calendar for each Key type for you.

Disneyland Magic Key Blockout Dates

Before we get to the 2024 Magic Key blockout dates, it’s important to remember that no matter which Key you purchase, you will have blockout dates. While the former Disneyland Annual Pass program did offer pass options that had no blockout dates, every level of Magic Key includes at least a few blockout dates –– meaning you’ll want to make sure you check the blockout calendar each year!

Find this year’s blockout dates for every Magic Key below.

Inspire Key Blockout Dates

The Inspire Key is the highest tier of Magic Key pass available. As a result, it’s also the option with the fewest blockout dates. Inspire Key holders are blocked out on the following days in 2024:

  • December 21 to 31

Additionally, Disneyland has also revealed some of the 2025 blockout dates for the Inspire Key:

  • January 1 to 3, 2025

Believe Key Blockout Dates

The Believe Key is the second-highest tier of Magic Key pass available. It offers a good balance of available dates and relatively few blockout dates, giving Key holders plenty of options. Believe Key holders are blocked out on the following days in 2024:

  • March 16
  • March 23 to 31
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 4 to 6
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 27
  • August 3
  • October 5 and 6
  • October 12 and 13
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 8 to 10
  • November 16
  • November 23 and 24
  • November 28 to 30
  • December 7
  • December 14 and 15
  • December 18 to 31

Additionally, Disneyland has also revealed some of the 2025 blockout dates for the Believe Key:

  • January 1 to 4, 2025
  • February 15, 2025

Enchant Key Blockout Dates

The Enchant Key is one of the midrange Magic Key options, and as such it also offers a balance of blockout dates and available dates throughout the year like the Believe Key. However, the Enchant Key tends to limit the number of weekends that Key holders can visit the theme parks –– and much of the summer is blocked out. Enchant Key holders are blocked out on the following days in 2024:

  • February 24
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23 to 31
  • April 5 and 6
  • April 13
  • April 20
  • April 27
  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18 and 19
  • May 25 and 26
  • May 31
  • June 1 and 2
  • June 7 to 30
  • July 1 to 31
  • August 1 to 4
  • August 10
  • August 17
  • August 24
  • August 31
  • September 1
  • September 7
  • September 14
  • September 21
  • September 28
  • October 5 and 6
  • October 12 and 13
  • October 19 and 20
  • October 26 and 27
  • November 2
  • November 8 to 10
  • November 16 and 17
  • November 23 to 30
  • December 1
  • December 7 and 8
  • December 14 to 31

Additionally, Disneyland has also revealed some of the 2025 blockout dates for the Enchant Key:

  • January 1 to 4, 2025
  • January 11, 2025
  • January 18, 2025
  • January 25, 2025
  • February 1, 2025
  • February 8, 2025
  • February 15, 2025

Imagine Key Blockout Dates

As the lowest tier of Magic Key, the Imagine Key offers the fewest perks –– and the most blockout dates. With more limitations than other Keys, the Imagine Key does require a bit more advance planning, particularly during Disneyland’s busiest times of the year. Additionally, it’s worth noting that this pass level is blocked out on all weekends year-round. Imagine Key holders are blocked out on the following days in 2024:

  • February 23 to 25
  • March 2 and 3
  • March 9 and 10
  • March 15 to 17
  • March 22 to 31
  • April 5 to 7
  • April 12 to 14
  • April 19 to 21
  • April 26 to 28
  • May 3 to 5
  • May 10 to 12
  • May 17 to 19
  • May 24 to 27
  • May 31
  • June 1 to 30
  • July 1 to 31
  • August 1 to 11
  • August 16 to 18
  • August 24 and 25
  • August 31
  • September 1 and 2
  • September 7 and 8 
  • September 14 and 15
  • September 21 and 22
  • September 28 and 29
  • October 3 to 14
  • October 17 to 20
  • October 25 to 27
  • November 2 and 3
  • November 8 to 10
  • November 16 and 17
  • November 23 to 30
  • December 1 to 31

Additionally, Disneyland has also revealed some of the 2025 blockout dates for the Imagine Key:

  • January 1 to 5, 2025
  • January 11 and 12, 2025
  • January 18 and 19, 2025
  • January 25 and 26, 2025
  • February 1 and 2, 2025
  • February 8 and 9, 2025
  • February 14 to 17, 2025
  • February 21 to 23, 2025
  • March 1 and 2, 2025
  • March 8 and 9, 2025
  • March 15 and 16, 2025
  • March 21 to 23, 2025
  • March 28 to 30, 2025

Frequently Asked Questions About Magic Key Blockout Dates

What are Disney blockout dates?

Disney blockout dates –– or Magic Key pass blockout dates –– are dates on which a particular pass type isn’t valid for admission. Simply put, if you’re a Magic Key holder who’s “blocked out,” then you cannot use your pass to enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure park on that date. You also will not be able to make a park reservation for any blockout date.

Blockout dates are common, and all Disney theme park passes have them! For example, if you’re an Annual Passholder for Walt Disney World Resort, your pass likely also has blockout dates.

Why does the Inspire Key have blockout dates?

With a hefty price, the Inspire Key is certainly an investment, and it’s the highest tier of Magic Key pass guests can purchase. However, if you’ve been a Disneyland Resort guest for a while, you may remember that the old top-tier Signature Plus pass had no blockout dates. This, unfortunately, is no longer the case for the Inspire Key. With a greater emphasis on crowd control and predicting guest numbers for each day at the parks, Disneyland no longer offers a pass that’s completely free of blockout dates.

Although the Inspire Key does have blockout dates, it’s worth noting that those blockout dates are significantly fewer in number compared to the other three Magic Key tiers. You’ll only be blocked out for one week during the holiday season with the Inspire Key (the busiest week of the entire year at Disneyland, in fact!); with the other Key passes, you’ll have far more blockout dates.

Does Disney ever lift blockout dates?

Unfortunately, once you’ve purchased your Magic Key, your blockout dates won’t change. Disney typically releases the blockout dates for each Key pass well in advance (over one year in advance, in fact) –– meaning you have plenty of warning when you purchase or renew your pass. Blockout dates can change when Magic Key passes themselves change, such as when the Dream Key was discontinued; however, it’s more likely that they will stay exactly the same year to year.

Can you get into Disneyland on a Magic Key blockout date?

Technically, you can still visit Disneyland or California Adventure (or both!) when you’re faced with a blockout date for your Magic Key. But you won’t be able to use your pass –– you’ll have to purchase a theme park ticket and make a theme park reservation to visit on blockoute dates.

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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