A Magic Key passholder at Disneyland Resort has filed a $5 million lawsuit alleging that Disney deceived fans with its no blackout date annual passes.
As reported by the Orange County Register, plaintiff Jenale Nielsen’s suit claims that Disneyland has made Magic Key passholders “second class” guests by limiting the number of reservations available for passholders — even those who paid $1400 for the highest-tier pass, the Dream Key, which promised no blackout dates.
“Disney appears to be limiting the number of reservations available to Dream Key passholders on any given day in order to maximize the number of single day and other passes that Disney can sell,” the suit said.
The suit, which is seeking class action status to represent all Disneyland passholders, was moved from Orange County Superior Court to U.S. District Court Wednesday.
The Magic Key system replaced the old Disneyland annual passes in August, offering fewer tiers and benefits and more restrictions. Passholders have reported low availability for reservations ever since. Disney suspended sales of the Dream Key in October, with the next tier down, the $950 Believe Key, also being called “sold out” late last month. The $650 Enchant Key and the $400 Imagine Key are still on sale.
Legoland shows off Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster
Legoland Florida’s Peppa Pig Theme Park has released a new video of Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster, the headlining attraction of the new-for-2022 park.
“This is the perfect ‘my first roller’ coaster experience for your little piggies,” said Keith Carr, director of design and construction for Merlin Entertainments.
What’s that?! We have A SURPRISE for you!
Hold on tight and take a first look at Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster! Who’s ready to ride? https://t.co/LKQ3SQ2YbR pic.twitter.com/ZjQRpS7cz5
— Peppa Pig Theme Park Florida (@PeppaPigFlorida) December 16, 2021
The 4.5-acre preschooler-centric park will feature six rides in total and is scheduled to open Feb. 24, 2022. As Legoland showed off at last month’s IAAPA Expo, the park is making accessibility a priority, opening with an autism-friendly certification and attractions designed with guests in wheelchairs in mind.
First POV released for Pantheon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Speaking of new coaster footage, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has released the first point-of-view video for its long delayed Pantheon launch coaster.
Scheduled to open in March 2022 after SeaWorld delayed many new coasters during the pandemic, the Intamin coaster will include a 95-degree drop, two inversions, and a top speed of 73 mph — which Busch Gardens says will make the Pantheon the fastest multi-launch coaster.
Riders will also experience five seconds of weightlessness when they go backwards down one vertical track section.