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  • On Jan 4, 2022
    Staci from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I gifted my in-laws two park tickets for our upcoming trip. We have received the confirmation number, they do not have MDE accounts. Can I add them as guests to my account and make their park reservations for them?

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question, Staci! A Walt Disney World Resort vacation is best shared with those you love, and my favorite memories are those made with my favorite people. It's always fun to see the grandparents embrace their inner child while at the "Most Magical Place on Earth!"

    Many older adults don't care to have their own My Disney Experience account, but the good news is that they can be managed in your account. As long as you register each person under your "Family and Friends" and link their tickets, then they will be good to go; you can even make Park Pass Reservations and Disney Genie+ selections for them (if you decide to purchase it). To connect someone to your MDE account for the first time, follow these steps:
    1. Hover over Family and Friends (in the app, you'll find this under 'My Profile'), and you should see two options:
    *View List
    *Add a Guest- Choose this option
    2. Next, you'll be given three choices:
    *Find through your Disney Family and Friends list
    *Import from a Disney reservation
    *Enter name and age- Choose this option
    3. Lastly, select, "I want to manage all plans for this Guest."

    When we traveled with my in-laws, I made sure to schedule breaks during the day, and the best way to do this was during meal times. Planning to go to a sit-down restaurant in the Parks for lunch is an excellent way to relax and get out of the hustle and bustle. Another recommendation for traveling with extended family is to purchase Memory Maker; the grandparents will appreciate having a few framed photos or a custom photo book of your favorite trip memories!

    Wishing you lots of pixie dust on your upcoming vacation, Staci! Come back and see us again real soon!

    ~Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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