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    So, I purchased 3 Imagine Key passes on the first day of sale. I still haven't received an email that they said will be sent in 24 hours. Is anyone else still waiting on their e-ticket delivery of the magic key?
    2012-2015 Era DCA rides/attractions we went on regularly:
    Soarin' Over California
    Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    Radiator Springs Racers
    Grizzly River Run
    California Screamin'
    Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular

    2019 Era-Present DCA rides/attractions we go on regularly:
    Grizzly River Run
    Radiator Springs Racers
    Incredicoaster

  • #2
    You should have seen it when you got your order confirmation. There was an option to print your ticket on that same page. Mine was also automatically linked to my app.

    Here's a screenshot of the order confirmation and the button that allowed you to access the tickets.

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    • #3
      Not to be that guy but.... Check the Junk/Spam folder, I have Disney as a safe contact and for whatecer reason it is sending all my reservation and my MK confirmation to my Junk box again.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jack Frost View Post
        Not to be that guy but.... Check the Junk/Spam folder, I have Disney as a safe contact and for whatecer reason it is sending all my reservation and my MK confirmation to my Junk box again.
        That's a good point. All my Disney stuff went to my junk mailbox for months until I fixed the problem.

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        • #5
          Mine came right away.
          Hey the Dream Pass is already showing "No Reservations" for Sat and Sun. Anyone have ideas why they've gone to the nuclear option already?!!
          Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
          Mark Twain

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sailor310 View Post
            Mine came right away.
            Hey the Dream Pass is already showing "No Reservations" for Sat and Sun. Anyone have ideas why they've gone to the nuclear option already?!!
            I think this was always the plan. In fact, this is the exact reason that annual passes, erm, "keys", came back. Their ability to limit key holders is the only reason we have the current program. When Disneyland management announced a new "membership program" back in April, this was not what they had in mind. The success of the reservation system changed everything.

            No, I can't convince anyone of this, but I promise you that senior members of MiceChat staff met personally with the Disneyland president, and the program that Disneyland wanted to implement back in April was not simply a rebrand of the AP program.

            The success of the reservation system (and its ability to limit attendance) is the only reason why we have the new Magic Key program. The fact that Sat and Sun no longer have reservations available proves what MiceChat has been saying all along. This was expected.

            Disneyland wants as many people as possible to buy Magic Keys, but that does NOT mean they are going to let them in the parks and create the pre-pandemic crowding.

            If you still don't believe me, take a look at wait times today. It's slow even for a Saturday. You can buy a regular ticket and get in, but your Magic Key won't (unless you already had a reservation).

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            • #7
              Understand, but still would think that they'd "play nice" until many more folks had bought the most expensive passes, THEN start shutting down reservations. I'm surprised.
              Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
              Mark Twain

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              • #8
                I so, so, so sympathize with locals who bought the Magic Key. I really do. On the other hand, I only go once a year and IF I go again, it is nice to know there might be a chance of it not being horribly crowded. I have been reading with horrible fascination on this board about the literal "shoulder to shoulder" crowds. I never experienced that before. Crowded, but not the actual "watching a parade" type of crowd being the norm throughout the park (if some of the reports I read here are not hyperbole). Last time I went was the Monday after Thanksgiving, so I have learned to time my visits very carefully, hence why I am shocked about how bad crowding had become. Now, if mobile ordering remains the only way to eat, if the standby lines appear to stand still while EVERYONE buys the genie+ and lightning lane options, if the lightning lane for ROTR is more than $10, then I am still not going to subject my family to that. Now, if Disney developed some kind of kids pricing or family pricing for the lightning lane, that might be more palatable. I actually sympathize with Disney programmers and pricing specialists. They must have a nightmarish amount of data from surveys about how to price these things. But I sympathize more with ME trying to figure out such a menu of prices.

                I almost forgot! The Parking lot tram! I honestly believe that this is just a covid, technical, "can't legally find a place to gas them up" type of dilemma, and the trams will come back some day. But there is NO WAY I am paying $25 just to carry my kids back to my car after a day in the park. Uh-uh. And if I can't park at Anaheim Hotel, or stay in a hotel on Harbor, we physically can't do it. So, back to the laundry list of things Disney has to fix. But, it seems to make sense that they are going to keep the status quo if the current attendance is enough to pay the bills.
                Last edited by nostalgic; 08-28-2021, 01:15 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PhotoMatt View Post
                  The success of the reservation system (and its ability to limit attendance) is the only reason why we have the new Magic Key program. The fact that Sat and Sun no longer have reservations available proves what MiceChat has been saying all along. This was expected.

                  Disneyland wants as many people as possible to buy Magic Keys, but that does NOT mean they are going to let them in the parks and create the pre-pandemic crowding.

                  If you still don't believe me, take a look at wait times today. It's slow even for a Saturday. You can buy a regular ticket and get in, but your Magic Key won't (unless you already had a reservation).
                  This is exactly why MK (disregarding the reduced offerings/experience) seems like a bad deal to me. Putting Fire Marshal caps aside, Disney gets to decide whether or not you get in the park. If they end up selling a significant number of MKs, seems like a lot of people are going to be SOL on days they'd prefer to go due to a lack of reservation space. Which has the effect of funneling them to off-days they'd likely prefer to not go, which in turn means these MK holders may not get the benefit they expected from having the MK in the first place. Unless they're willing -- and able-- to bend to the reservation system and be flexible for Disney's purposes, as well as the possibility those days may be less crowded for them resulting in a "better" experience. If that's the case, well -- Win-Win. If not, it's money wasted. Or more money spent if the desire is strong enough to buy regular tickets while still holding MKs.

                  Disney is the casino (Mouse) house with the odds in their favor with the reservation system. The reservation system "implies" less crowded conditions and a more favorable experience for those that get in on any given day (and if it doesn't, Gawd help Disney), but for those that are locked out, and maybe locked out MULTIPLE times, there'll be no recourse -- and that's going to leave a bitter taste.

                  Unless...

                  Unless MK sales are below projections. In that case, those that purchased MKs may still have "acceptable" reservation availability over their year of use, but I'm not willing to take that gamble. All Disney has to do is offer additional ticket deals to fill the gaps or do something to encourage more MK sales (both serving to ultimately restricting reservations). I can't imagine they'd lower prices, but if there's a significant up-tick in advertising around this you can be sure MK sales have been soft.

                  As I've said elsewhere, I'm watching this from the sidelines. It's going to be fascinating to watch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sailor310 View Post
                    Understand, but still would think that they'd "play nice" until many more folks had bought the most expensive passes, THEN start shutting down reservations. I'm surprised.
                    I think that what happening......specially with a new "AP"
                    They playing be nice at first then ?????new ball game on the reservation
                    IMO
                    Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PhotoMatt View Post
                      You should have seen it when you got your order confirmation. There was an option to print your ticket on that same page. Mine was also automatically linked to my app.

                      Here's a screenshot of the order confirmation and the button that allowed you to access the tickets.

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                      Thanks, that was it. I'm the one in the family that did the whole process to purchase. So it apparently emailed my mom although I had everyone specified as different e-mail addresses.
                      2012-2015 Era DCA rides/attractions we went on regularly:
                      Soarin' Over California
                      Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
                      Radiator Springs Racers
                      Grizzly River Run
                      California Screamin'
                      Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular

                      2019 Era-Present DCA rides/attractions we go on regularly:
                      Grizzly River Run
                      Radiator Springs Racers
                      Incredicoaster

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                      • #12
                        Side note: does anyone else know what the $20 physical card is like? Is it the same quality as the old passes or just a crappy piece of paper? I miss having a physical handheld passport.
                        2012-2015 Era DCA rides/attractions we went on regularly:
                        Soarin' Over California
                        Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
                        Radiator Springs Racers
                        Grizzly River Run
                        California Screamin'
                        Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular

                        2019 Era-Present DCA rides/attractions we go on regularly:
                        Grizzly River Run
                        Radiator Springs Racers
                        Incredicoaster

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rld275501 View Post
                          Side note: does anyone else know what the $20 physical card is like? Is it the same quality as the old passes or just a crappy piece of paper? I miss having a physical handheld passport.

                          Its a paper ticket, no different than a single day or multi-day tickets.
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                          • #14
                            Ryan120420 do you have any information on how to get the physical/paper MK card? I have a friend that absolutely does not want to bring her phone into the park and is very interested in the physical card.

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                            • #15
                              Can you just take a screenshot of the Magic Key barcode or QR code from within the App, and print it at home?

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by OCDave View Post
                                Ryan120420 do you have any information on how to get the physical/paper MK card? I have a friend that absolutely does not want to bring her phone into the park and is very interested in the physical card.
                                You go to the ticket booth and request a physicals Magic Key card. They are suppose to charge you $20 for it, but I've been hearing they are giving the first one for free.


                                If you buy your Magic Key pass at the ticket booth or upgrade a ticket in person, they will give you the card upon completion of the sale/upgrade at no charge.



                                If you buy the Magic Key online you could also print the Disney e-Ticket and just use that. The barcode on the e-ticket is identical to the barcode in the app,


                                Just incase the app doesn't work or I have problems with my phone, I've printed out my e-ticket, cut it down to a business card size, Laminate it, and have it in my wallet.
                                Last edited by Ryan120420; 08-29-2021, 04:29 PM.
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                                • #17
                                  Ryan, I love how you “lament” your Magic Key. Just kidding…

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                                  • #18
                                    Ryan120420 Thank you sir!

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                                    • #19
                                      I want all you locals to know that I don't mean to come across as feeling Schadenfreude about the MK program. I have often considered buying an annual pass one summer and using it again the next spring break, thereafter skipping a year of Disney. If a company offers a discount or deal, all of you are within your rights to use it. As someone else points out, it's like Disney is a casino (or a restaurant offering an all-u-can-eat buffet). Disney is gambling they make more money off of the buffet eaters, and the buffet eaters gamble that Disney has no idea how much they can eat. I just wanted to toss out the perspective of a daytripper. I was one of those people working the Fastpass system, and my free buffet is over... :-(

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                                      • #20
                                        There are no park reservations for Passholders OR regular ticketed guests next weekend (4th & 5th) according to Disney's website. It will be interesting to see what the crowd levels look like with both ticket "pools" at capacity on a Holiday weekend.

                                        Update: Looks like the reservations change every hour or so. There were none this morning, now there are some. I guess if people cancel, that frees up more availability. Still looks to be a sold out weekend though.
                                        Last edited by PirateLover; 08-30-2021, 08:31 AM.

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