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  • On Aug 31, 2023
    Wendy from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My minor (9 years old) has a phone. How can he pair his magicband to his phone since he can't create his own account? Also my now 13 year old has a phone but is listed in my account can he create one and transfer everything over

    Hi Wendy, welcome to planDisney!

    You'll be leaving the magical mountains of West Virginia for magical memories in Walt Disney World Resort soon. Don't forget to pack sunscreen, phone chargers, and a portable phone charger. The My Disney Experience mobile app takes more than pixie dust to run on your busy park days.

    MagicBands are the convenient accessories that let you enter theme parks and Lightning Lane entrances with a tap of the wrist. Newer MagicBand+ designs must be charged, linked to a My Disney Experience account, and paired with a mobile device before use. You must be 13 to have your own My Disney Experience account, which means your 9-year-old's MagicBand+ must be linked to an account profile managed by you and paired with your mobile device. My children's MagicBand+ are paired to my iPhone during our park days, which does not impact their ability to function independently. We sat down to determine their Light Up Theme preferences before our most recent trip. During our trip, we tweaked the brightness and vibration settings as needed; other than that, I almost forgot they were paired to my device.

    To answer your second question, follow these steps to merge a 13-year-old's My Disney Experience account with a previously created account profile:

    1. Have your 13-year-old create a My Disney Experience account.
    2. Click "Update" next to the 13-year-old's name on your Family & Friends list.
    3. Click "Share planning with [13-year-old's first name.]"
    4. Enter the email address connected to your 13-year-old's My Disney Experience account and click "Continue."
    5. Ask the 13-year-old to accept the email invitation to connect. When that happens, all of the vacation entitlements housed in your account will transfer to his account. You will remain connected as Family & Friends, which means you can still view and make plans for each other.

    Enjoy your together time, Wendy. If your big kids enjoy big thrills, be sure to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT.

    Let's go mountaineers!
    Jennifer

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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