The Hack to Bypass the 16-Hour Queue for Buying Disney Annual Passes

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Disneyland Resort Annual Pass sales have resumed as of November 16, 2022. With the popularity of the return of the Annual Passes, unfortunately, Disney fans are finding themselves waiting in 12 to 16-hour queues before being able to purchase the tickets. But… get this… there is a hack to avoid the wait!

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Select new sales of the Disneyland Magic Key Annual Passes have resumed for its two Parks, including Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Annual Passes selections include the “Inspire Key” ($1599), the “Believe Key” ($1099), and the “Imagine Key” ($449 – SoCal only). The “Enchant Key” ($699) continues to remain unavailable for new sales.

With the popularity of the new Disney Park sales, Disneyland’s website is boasting a virtual queue wait time of 12 to 16 hours for Guests to purchase a theme park Annual Pass.

@hastin took to social media to share it’s been 12 hours for him waiting to purchase tickets, with another responding he finally got his after a 16-hour wait.

While we understand the popularity of Annual Passes, waiting 16 HOURS to purchase a pass is wild. Well, there is reportedly a hack to bypass the long queue altogether.

As shown in the tweet below, @Ryanthemepark took to social media to share, “This is a Disney IT problem. Here is a link to the INSPIRE Magic Key sales page. It will bypass the queue. And if replace “inspire” in the URL with believe or imagine it will take you to those Magic Key sales pages as well.” Check out the link in the tweet below:

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He even goes on to share the links that are working to bypass the queue in the tweet below, with comments that the links are working:

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We suspect Disneyland will catch onto this glitch soon and that the Walt Disney Company IT department will block this workaround. In the meantime, take advantage of this Disney Genie Lightning Lane-style version of purchasing Disneyland Annual Passes while you can!

We will be sure to update this developing story as we learn more about the Disneyland Annual Pass queue and workarounds to ultimately enjoy the Disney experience once again as an Annual Passholder.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.