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N087 Magic Key Renewals, Disney Skyliner Maintenance, and EPCOT Tours Returning

Pete, Vicky, and Jen discuss the new renewal information announced for Disneyland's Magic Keys program, including price increases, blockout dates, and other changes. Disney's Skyliner will be down for maintenance in late January 2023. Disney also announced three tours will return to Walt Disney World's EPCOT in October 2022, including the popular Behind the Seeds tour. N087

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Magic Key renewal program announced

Disneyland has finally announced the renewal program for their magic key program, the equivalent of an annual pass in Florida.  Some changes are being made as well as a pretty hefty price increase.

The top tier program “Dream Key” is being replaced with an “Inspire Key”. This pass has a black-out dates from December 21st to January 1st, leaving no passes available for Christmas holidays.  The pass price also went up $200 to $1,599 per person, though photo pass has now been added to all passes and a 20% discount on Genie+ was added to this as well as the “Believe Key”.

The other Key levels remain the same, with the Believe Key price now at $1,099, which is a $150 increase. 

The Enchant Key went up $50 at $699 and Inspire Key for local residents at $449 also went up $50. 

Magic Key first became available on August 21st, 2021 – and renewals began on August 18th, 2021. Key holders will be allowed to renew up to 30 days after the expiration of their pass. 

And this is important –  When you renew, you can choose to stay at your current pass level or choose any other Magic Key that might be better for you. However, note that there will be no new Magic Keys sold at this time, only renewals. AND, due to the popularity of certain keys, any key may sell out at any time. It’s possible that a key may not be available during your renewal period (but you’ll still be able to select another available Key). So essentially you are guaranteed to be allowed to renew – but NOT guaranteed to get the same pass you currently have.

Source: Disneyland Website and Micechat

Disney Skyliner to be down for maintenance January 2023

From January 22-29, 2023, Disney's Skyliner will be unavailable while routine maintenance is performed on the transportation system. 

It is unlikely that the entire Skyliner route will be closed for this 8-day span; rather portions of the line will likely be unavailable for several days while the rest of the system continues to run. 

Since there are three separate spurs, it is likely that one or more of those spurs may be scheduled to close for 2-3 days while the other routes continue to transport guests. The exact maintenance schedule will not be known until closer to January.

Source: Walt Disney World Website, DVCNews

EPCOT Tours to return

There are three more reasons to visit EPCOT with the return of fan-favorite tours from the Enchanting Extras Collection beginning October 2, adding to and completing the previously announced lineup of highly popular tours returning to Walt Disney World Resort.

Returning tours include the Behind The Seeds tour at Living with the Land: This one-hour walking tour gives you an up-close and personal view of amazing plants, insects and fish throughout four state-of-the-art greenhouses.

Second, with EPCOT Seas Adventures – DiveQuest  guests once again can dive right into this 5.7-million-gallon saltwater environment and immerse themselves into the sea life surrounding the coral reef. This experience offers SCUBA-certified guests guaranteed calm seas, unlimited visibility, no current and incredible marine life.

Finally, EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth, allows guests without SCUBA certification the chance to meet the bottlenose dolphins at The Seas to learn about their complex undersea behavior and talk with the experts who work with them every day.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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