Disney Includes “Excessive No-Show” Rule in New Magic Key Program

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When Disneyland Resort’s Flex Pass — an Annual Passport option that required theme park reservations — was introduced in 2019, it included a new rule for Annual Passholders. Making a theme park reservation and not showing up multiple times was an offense that could come with consequences, specifically when it came to making new reservations.

Now, Disney has carried this “excessive no-show” rule over to its new Magic Key Pass program.

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The membership program — which is replacing the former Disneyland Annual Passholder program — will have four tiers, all of which have different benefits, including varying numbers of theme park reservations that can be made at any given time.

In the fine print, however, Disney noted that all Guests, no matter which Magic Key tier they choose, will be subject to the “excessive no-show” clause:

The number of theme park reservations that may be held at a time during a specific booking window is dependent on pass type and is subject to availability and other rules and restrictions, including excessive “no-show” rules.

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At this time, Disney has not confirmed exactly how many “no-show” chances Guests will get before they will face consequences.

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If you are hoping to purchase a new Magic Key Pass, they will be available on August 25, 2021. Like an Annual Pass, a Magic Key will be valid at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Keep in mind that a theme park reservation at your Park of choice is required.

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Disney Parks Blog’s official synopsis of the Magic Key program reads:

We are pleased to introduce the Magic Key program, a new, guest-centric offering that will deliver choice, flexibility and value for park admission, special access to unique experiences, valuable saving opportunities and so much more. There will be four options of Magic Key passes, to provide our guests and their families with choices that fit various needs and lifestyle preferences for how they wish to visit the Disneyland Resort.

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