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Disney $9.5 Million Settlement: Dream Key Pass Claims

Eligible for a Disney Dream Key pass settlement? Learn about the $9.5 million fund and how you can claim your estimated $67.41 share.

Disney $9.5 Million Settlement: Dream Key Pass Claims
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $67.41
  • Is Proof Required?
    No
  • Claim Deadline:
    January 15, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $9,500,000
  • Final Approval:
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If you're one of the individuals who purchased a Dream Key pass to the Disneyland Resort, you might be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement. This settlement comes as a result of allegations that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. ("Disney") breached contractual promises to Dream Key purchasers and violated the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act by failing to make certain park reservations available, despite promises of no blockout dates. The settlement fund amounts to $9,500,000, and eligible individuals can claim their share.


Who Benefits?: All persons who purchased a Dream Key pass from Disney between August 25, 2021, and October 25, 2021.


How much can I get?: An estimated share of approximately $67.41 after deductions.


Important Dates


  • Fairness Hearing: Scheduled for February 20, 2024.
  • Exclusion Deadline: January 15, 2024.
  • Claim Deadline: January 15, 2024.


Who Are the Class Members?


If you received a notice via postcard or email, you are likely included in the settlement class. Eligibility is determined based on the purchase of a Dream Key pass within the specified period.


  • Class members who purchased a Dream Key pass directly from Disney during the sale period.


Exclusions apply to Disney's officers and directors, those who request exclusion, the judge overseeing the settlement, and the attorneys involved in the litigation.


What Compensation Can Class Members Claim?


The settlement provides a monetary benefit to all eligible class members. The exact amount may vary depending on the total number of claimants and the final deductions for administrative costs, attorneys' fees, and the class representative's service award.


  • Estimated Share: Approximately $67.41 per person.


The Heart of the Settlement: Dream Key Passes


The Dream Key pass, at the center of this settlement, was marketed as having no blockout dates for park reservations, which is the basis for the class action claims.


Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?


No proof of purchase is necessary as the settlement administrator will reach out to eligible class members automatically.


How to Claim Your Award


Eligible class members do not need to take action to claim their award. If the settlement is approved, the administrator will send payment options to the last known email address or mail a check to the last known address. To update contact information or elect a digital payment option, visit Dream Key Settlement.


For additional information or to update your address, complete the Address Update Form on the settlement website.


Detailed Analysis of the Settlement Amount


The $9,500,000 settlement fund will be distributed equally among all class members after deductions. The final amount per person is subject to the total number of eligible claimants.


Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?


The lawsuit was initiated due to allegations that Disney did not uphold the terms of the Dream Key pass, affecting purchasers' ability to make park reservations. This settlement aims to compensate those affected by the alleged breach of contract and statutory violations.


The next step is the fairness hearing, where the court will review the settlement's terms for final approval.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    8:21-cv-02055-DOC-ADS
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
    California
  • Court:
    California Central District Court
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc.
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP; Ventura Hersey & Muller LLP
  • Claims Admin:
    Nielsen v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. c/o Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 2318 Portland, OR 97208-2318 1-877-894-4029 info@dreamkeysettlement.com
  • Defendant Firm:
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