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  • On Aug 29, 2023
    Luke from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I added someone to an itinerary plan for their birthday and I’m wondering how I can hide it from them so they don’t see it when they open the app.

    Hey there, Luke!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing us your Walt Disney World Resort planning question. I'm thrilled to hear that you'll be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few days and I'd be happy to help you create a magical memory for a member of your travel party!

    Luke, I love surprising my loved ones with extra pixie dust when we visit the Walt Disney World Resort, so I've been faced with this exact dilemma. While My Disney Experience is a fantastic planning resource for groups traveling together, it doesn't really allow for surprises! If the plan you'd like to keep secret is a special dining reservation, I recommend updating your party in the My Disney Experience mobile app to exclude the birthday individual. (They will still be able to dine, as, generally, the only name on the reservation that matters is the primary Guest's!)  If it's a Disney Resort hotel reservation that you're trying to keep a surprise, you might consider skipping linking the reservation to your My Disney Experience account until you arrive at the property for check-in.

    If you've already linked the itinerary plan and it's visible in the "My Plans"/"Future Plans" section of My Disney Experience, you may have to remove the birthday individual from your Family & Friends List temporarily to maintain an element of surprise. This is the workaround I used recently when I surprised my mom with a stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for her birthday! My mom is a planner, just like me, so she was confused when several of her plans disappeared from My Disney Experience. (I had to fib and tell her that maybe the system was down...) But this solution worked for us and she was very excited with the outcome! After the surprise reveal, we simply and quickly re-connected via our Family & Friends Lists.

    Luke, I hope this information helps you to plan for a magical moment for the birthday buddy in your group! I'm wishing you plentiful pixie dust and a super special surprise reveal. If you have any additional planning questions, please feel free to stop back by planDisney again anytime. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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