Disneyland annual passholders hoping to use their share of the $9.5 million Magic Key settlement for some Christmas shopping on Main Street USA will have to wait to spend their bounty instead on the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.
A U.S. District Court judge granted preliminary approval this week of the $9.5 million payout after the Anaheim theme park agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement over allegedly “deceptive” Magic Key blockout dates, according to court documents.
Disney agreed in September to settle the federal lawsuit filed in California alleging that annual passholders who purchased the $1,399 Dream Key in 2021 were unable to make theme park reservations at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure despite the promise of “no blockout dates.”
U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter set a final approval hearing for the Disneyland Magic Key class action settlement on Feb. 20, according to court documents. Payments will be made within 60 days of the final judgment.
That means the 103,435 Dream Key passholders should expect to get paid their $67.41 sometime before April 20.
Passholders can use the money for anything they want — but will likely spend it at Disneyland, DCA or Downtown Disney.
The $67 should be just enough to cover the cost of a Sip & Savor pass to the DCA Food & Wine Fest that typically runs in March and April.
If you were a Dream Keyholder, expect to receive an email from a third-party settlement administrator with instructions on how to get paid electronically. Dream Key passholders will be automatically enrolled in the disbursement fund and do not need to submit a claim to get paid.
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