• On May 20, 2017
    Melissa from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a party of 9 going to Disney in June and I was wondering how to manage all the magic bands? Does each person link it to there own account or does just 1 person link them up?

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this excellent question to us!

    It sounds like you are getting familiar with My Disney Experience. Having an account will allow you to manage plans for everyone in your travel party. Whether or not you link all MagicBands to your account or each person links to her or his own My Disney Experience account depends on your group. When I travel with just my immediate family, I link everyone's MagicBand to my account.

    When I have traveled with extended family, however, other people used their own My Disney Experience accounts and then we shared plans through our "My Family & Friends Lists." For me, it is a lot easier to track theme park tickets when there are fewer tickets and/or MagicBands assigned to My Disney Experience account. As long as you share plans, you can still manage plans for everyone including booking Fast Pass+ selections and making dining reservations for the group.  

    So my advice is to let each family manage their own MagicBands through separate My Disney Experience accounts. Doing so is especially important because once assigned to a particular My Disney Experience account, MagicBands cannot be reassigned. If, for example, there are other family members traveling with you now but those family members may return to the Walt Disney World Resort separately at another time and want to use those same MagicBands, they would not be able to link them to their own My Disney Experience account.

    Of course, technology always changes, so feel free to follow the Disney Parks Blog for the latest updates.

    Melissa, sending extra pixie dust your way as you manage plans for the group! Do make dining reservations. With a large party, you will need them. I am chEARing for you!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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