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  • On Apr 10, 2024
    Shannon from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does a family connect and make plans on my disney experience. Do they need to create individual accounts?

    Hiya, Shannon! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just a few weeks away—how exciting! I highly recommend utilizing the My Disney Experience app for vacation planning and for navigating the parks. The app makes it easy and convenient to check in to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, purchase Genie+, book Lightning Lanes, mobile order food, and more. 

    When I vacation with my family, I manage our Disney plans, and to do so, I have everyone listed on my Family & Friends List. Now, my children are young enough (under 13 years old) that they don’t need their own My Disney Experience account (linked to an email address), but they do have an account/profile that I manage on their behalf. On the other hand, my wife has her own My Disney Experience account that she manages, but her profile is set so that she and I can see each other’s plans. This means that when I go to book an Individual Lightning Lane or Lightning Lane, I see my wife and children’s accounts and can book everything on their behalf. Awesome, right?

    To add someone to your Family & Friend List or to make an account/profile for someone under 13, you will want to follow the steps below in your My Disney Experience app:

    • Open the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device.
    • Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner).
    • Scroll to the Disney Account section and select “Profile”.
    • Select the “Family & Friends” tab at the top of the next screen.
    • Click “Add a Guest.”’
    • If you are with the other Guest and they have an account, you can “Scan their linking code,” or if you are creating an account/profile for a child, you can “Enter their name and age.”

    Once you have successfully added everyone to your Family & Friends List, you can start planning your upcoming vacation! Shannon, if you have any follow-up questions, ask me directly. I would be more than happy to help you link your party together! I am also available for any Disney Resorts Collection hotel or dining questions!

    Enjoy your visit to The Most Magical Place On Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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