Disneyland is now enforcing Magic Key no-show policy

All Disneyland Magic Keyholders agreed to a no-show policy for park reservations when they purchased their pass; however, there’s been an “grace period” to allow guests to become familiar with the Magic Key program and park reservation system, so the Magic Key no-show policy has not been enforced – until now.

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Disneyland has confirmed to Attractions that starting March 7, 2022, all Disneyland Magic Keyholders will be held to the no-show policy described on Disneyland’s website and the official Disneyland app, which states the following:

The ability of Magic Key holders to make and hold park reservations will be impacted by the no show policy. Magic Key holders who are a no show for three reservations in a 90-day window will be unable to make new park reservations for 30 days. Existing park reservations at that time will not be cancelled. The 30-day period begins the day after the third no show, and will continue even if the pass is upgraded to another pass during that time. A Magic Key holder who enters the designated park any time before closing on the day of the reservation is not considered a no show. If the reservation is for both parks, only one park needs to be entered to avoid being a no show. Magic Key holders who timely cancel a reservation are also not considered a no show. Cancellation of a reservation must be done by 11:59 PM PT on the day before the reserved date.

Why does this matter?

Since re-opening, Disneyland Resort has required all guests to make park reservations, including members of the four-tiered Magic Key program. Since Magic Keyholders can hold up to six park reservations at a time for the two top-tier passes (four reservations or two reservations for the lower passes), that obviously impacts the number of reservations available to guests who purchase individual park admission tickets. As a result, if a Keyholder is a “no show,” that means another guest was not able to reserve that spot.

While most members were likely not even aware that the “grace period” was in effect, it’s important to keep the Magic Key no-show policy in mind when making park reservations in the future.

Regarding Walt Disney World Annual Passholder park reservations, Disney said, “at this time Walt Disney World has not introduced a ‘no-show’ policy, however, we encourage our Passholders to modify or cancel their theme park reservations if their plans have changed.”

Click here for more information about Disneyland Resort Magic Key policies.