MagicBand+ pairing with Smart Phone; Minnie Mouse band
  • On Jun 30, 2024
    Rachel from GA 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 have a big family group going to Disney and I added one of my children on my brother in laws account. I am wondering if I can link his magic band to my account just in case we split up a some point and I need to book lightening lane genie rides.

    Hey, there! Hi, there! I'm excited to welcome you, Rachel, to planDisney. I'm always happy to meet a fellow Georgian with Disney on our minds.

    It sounds like you are on your way to an amazing adventure to the Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite people. I am sure it will be practically perfect in every way!

    The My Disney Experience app makes planning with large groups easy. You can connect each family member on your Family & Friends list to coordinate your plans, including making Lightning Lane selections and trying for Virtual Queues

    To connect on the My Disney Experience app:

    1. Open the menu (the "≡" on the bottom of the screen)
    2. Scroll to "Account" and select "Profile"
    3. On the Profile screen, pick the tab for "Family & Friends List"
    4. Scroll to "+ Add a Guest"
    5. You can add a person to your list with their name and email, linking code, or through Connected Guests if you share a connection
    When you are ready to choose attractions for Lighting Lane entry, you will create your group by selecting the eligible Guests from your list of connections. 

    I am not sure how you have your child's account set up with your brother-in-law's account or the age of your child. If your child is a minor, and you have not linked their MagicBand+ or used any days on the theme park admission, you may want to set up their account as one you manage.

    To do this, follow the steps above to add a guest and create a new account you manage. Once it is created, ask your brother-in-law to transfer the unused ticket to the new account, link the MagicBand+ and any Walt Disney World Resort reservations, and connect your child to everyone in your traveling party to share plans. It's just a suggestion since MagicBands+ are good for more than one trip, and accounts for children under the age of 13 cannot be transferred to another adult.

    If your child is 13 or older, you can also convert the MyDisney account to one your child manages. I just did this for my teens so they can see all the plans when they log into the app on their phones, and they can make their own attraction selections. This was an easy process: I just had to enter their email address on their profiles on my Family & Friends list, and they accepted the invitation to their own accounts. Their MagicBands+, resort reservations, and theme park tickets moved instantly.  We can still plan as a family, while they can also be a part of the planning. 

    I hope this information answers your question. If I misunderstood any part of it or if you have any follow-up questions, you can ask me directly so we can continue the conversation.

    Thinking of the Happiest Things!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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