When Disneyland passholders will get their share of $9.5 million Magic Key settlement

Passholders can spend their $67.41 payout on whatever they want, but they’re more likely to spend it at Disneyland, DCA, or Downtown Disney.

Disneyland annual passholders hoping to spend their share of the $9.5 million Magic Key settlement on Christmas shopping on Main Street USA will have to settle for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival instead.

According to court documents, a U.S. District Court judge granted preliminary approval of the $9.5 million payout this week after the Anaheim theme park agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement over allegedly “deceptive” Magic Key blockout dates.

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In September, Disney agreed to settle a 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 being promised “no blockout dates.”

According to court documents, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter has scheduled a final approval hearing for the Disneyland Magic Key class action settlement for Feb. 20. Payments will be made within 60 days of the final judgment being rendered.

That means the 103,435 Dream Key passholders should receive their $67.41 payment before April 20.

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Passholders can spend the money on whatever they want, but they’re more likely to spend it at Disneyland, DCA, or Downtown Disney.

The $67 should be enough to cover the cost of a Sip & Savor pass to the DCA Food & Wine Fest, which takes place in March and April each year.

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Expect an email from a third-party settlement administrator with instructions on how to get paid electronically if you were a Dream Keyholder. Dream Key passholders will be automatically enrolled in the disbursement fund and will not be required to submit a claim in order to receive payment.

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