This is something that I wanted to post but neglected for whatever reason.
About a month ago, I went to the Crystal shop on Main Street to buy a gift and they would not accept my AP for my discount! I said "Why not?" They said, "We are not part of Disneyland."
My thought was "If you're not part of Disneyland, then get out." They gave me a Disneyland Resort Receipt - so my guess is YES they are part of Disneyland. They have been for years.
Anyone want to shed some light on this for me?