Disneyland’s Magic Key Terrace Gets Opening Date!

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Magic Key Terrace

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Back in July, Disney announced that it would finally be bringing an Annual Pass Program back to the Disneyland Resort. The new Magic Key Program would be launching on August 25 and Guests could once again visit The Happiest Place on Earth without having to purchase a ticket each time they wanted to go. Since Disneyland is largely a locals park, the announcement of Magic Keys made many former Annual Passholders  — now called Legacy Passholders — happy.

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With the announcement of the new Magic Key Pass Program, some additional changes had to come to Disneyland. Legacy Passholders had been receiving special discounts on select food and merchandise, but that ended August 15. Another change that happened was the closing of the Alfresco Tasting Terrace at Disney California Adventure Park.

Alfresco Tasting Terrace
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The Alfresco Tasting Terrace had been a dining location exclusive to Annual Passholders before the pandemic shut the theme parks down. Upon the Parks reopening, the Tasting Terrace reopened as well but remained available exclusively for Legacy Passholders. Once Magic Keys were announced, Disney also shared that the Alfresco Tasting Terrace would be closing and reopen as Magic Key Terrace. Alfresco Tasting Terrace officially closed on August 15.

Alfresco Tasting Terrace
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At first, Disney did not confirm when Magic Key Terrace would be opening, but that has now changed! Magic Key Terrace will be opening on the same day that Magic Key Passes go on sale — August 25!

Here is some more information on Magic Key Terrace from the Disneyland website:

This enchanting outdoor locale—with one-of-a-kind park views and inspired beverage and dining menus—makes an ideal retreat for relaxing with friends and fellow Magic Key holders.

Guests (ages 21 and older) may enjoy a hard seltzer, beer or expertly chosen wine. Long-time Disney California Adventure Park fans will love the playful menu of specialty cocktails inspired by the park’s history.

Pair a glass or bottle with an assortment of delicious, California-fresh appetizers, such as Condor Flats-Bread, Bountiful Valley Charcuterie, Screamin’ Cauliflower Ceviche, Mulholland Meatball Madness and Slider Invasion.

Condor Flats-Bread
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While the location name will be different, as of right now, the menu will remain the same as it was before. Guests can dine on some delicious food and refreshing drinks — many of which give nods to California Adventure. Some of these fun dishes include the Condor Flats-Bread, the Screamin’ Cauliflower Ceviche, and the Heimlich Chew Chew Juice.

Heimlich Chew Chew Juice
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When Magic Key Terrace opens on August 25, seating will be available on a walk-up-only basis. Disney has not said how long this walk-up dining will last. Prior to this, Legacy Passholders had been able to make reservations at Alfresco Tasting Terrace online and through the Disneyland app.

The Disneyland website also states that Guests can check dining availability for Magic Key Terrace through the Disneyland app and mentions joining a walk-up waitlist, so it seems that the walk-up-only dining will only be for a limited time.

Are you excited to see Magic Key Terrace open? Will you be dining there? Let us know in the comments!

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