Disney World Annual Passholder Lawsuit Could be Dismissed

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Disney World Annual Passholder Lawsuit

Disney World Annual Passholder Lawsuit Could be Dismissed

The current Disney World Annual Passholder lawsuit could be dismissed since the two plaintiffs wish to remain anonymous. The lawsuit was filed by two annual passholders over the Park Pass Reservation System. A judge has said the lawsuit could be dismissed if the plaintiffs don’t disclose their full names.

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The lawsuit was filed in October by Orange County resident “M.P.” and Palm Beach County resident “E.K.” The two were upset when they couldn’t get park pass reservations with their annual passes even though reservations were open to single-day tickets.

At the time of the lawsuit Disney released a statement: “Annual Passholders continue to be some of our biggest fans and most loyal guests. We’ve been upfront with Passholders about the updates we’ve made, and we offered them the flexibility to opt in or opt out of the program early in the pandemic, including refunds if they desired. This lawsuit mischaracterizes the program and its history, and we will respond further in court.”


The women want to keep their identities a secret because they believe they are “at risk of real harm.” “At the filing of the lawsuit, it was impossible for Plaintiffs to know the magnitude of the lawsuit and the effect it would have on their lives. Now that the lawsuit has been filed, and the public has reacted, the Court is presented with a clear picture of what is at risk. Plaintiffs are at risk of real harm,” the two women said in a court filing last month.

The only “harm” that has come to the plaintiffs is comments on social media including:

  • “Good luck with that Karen”
  • “Good grief. People will sue about anything”
  • “You want Disney to get rid of passholders all together … this is how you do it”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Irick said the lawsuit could be dismissed “without further notice” if the plaintiffs don’t disclose their full names. The judge has denied their request to remain anonymous saying their concerns about physical harm and bullying are “pure speculation” because nobody has threatened to harm them.

“Instead, Plaintiffs’ concerns are more akin to the fear of personal embarrassment and their argument and evidence does not outweigh the interest in proceeding publicly,” the judge wrote. “This case is subject to being dismissed without further notice for both a violation of the Court’s Order and a failure to prosecute.”

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