With the resumption of the Annual Passes, it’s become abundantly clear that the demand is incredibly high, with Guests stuck in absurdly long virtual queues to get their passes.
Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort Guests love the Disney Parks for the magical experience they can provide. The Disneyland Resort, in particular is home to two Disney Parks—Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. Guests can enjoy myriad rides and attractions at either Theme Park when they visit.
Just yesterday, Disney announced that they were reopening sales for the Magic Key passes for Disneyland Resort. These sales have been paused since May 31, 2022—the two higher tiers, the Dream Key and Believe Key, both sold out in November 2021, with the Enchant Key and Imagine Key becoming unavailable this May.
However, while this was exciting news, many Guests have been struggling to get the passes with absurdly long wait times and queues. Twitter user @hastin shared, “This is wild. The Virtual Queue for Magic Key has been over 12 hours, and they’ve updated the site to indicate that certain passes may sell out soon. It’s 4:00am local time. I just can’t believe there’s this much demand.“
This is wild. The Virtual Queue for Magic Key has been over 12 hours, and they've updated the site to indicate that certain passes may sell out soon.
— Hastin (@hastin) November 17, 2022
When Disney reopened these sales, they said, “With an incredible year ahead, we’re happy to open new sales for select Magic Key passes in time for holiday giving and to create opportunities for guests to treat themselves and their families to a year full of experiences during the upcoming Disney100 celebration.”
However, it’s apparent that this will still stay a dream for many Guests. One user, @TWALTZ, shared:
We’ve officially passed the 12 hour mark in the Magic Key virtual queue lol. Most pathetic excuse for a Fortune 500 company ever.
And in the midst of this, just a little over a day after beginning sales, Disney has already announced stopping several Magic Key pass tiers.
Guests were quite disappointed at this turn of events since they’d been waiting to purchase their own passes since the release. The prices for were listed as The ($1599), Believe Key ($1099), and ($449 – SoCal only). The ($699) remains unavailable for new sales.
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