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  • On May 8, 2021
    Bethany from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are preparing to return to Disney World and I'm wondering if my husband and three teenagers should sign into the My Disney Experience App under my account of if they should create their own?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Bethany! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! Your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here before you know it. Let's chat about making plans for the whole gang!

    There are three of us in my Mouseketeer crew - Mom, Dad, and one 11-year-old Donald Duck fan - and we make all of our plans from one My Disney Experience account that's in my name. My husband and I both have the My Disney Experience app on our phones so either of us can make or change plans for the family at any given time. Since we pretty much always visit Walt Disney World together, this method works fine for us. Even if we decide to split up and do something different, the ability to choose different Guests for each activity still makes having one account the easiest choice for my family.

    It sounds like your kids are all age 13 or older, so you can create a separate My Disney Experience account for them if you like. I think you may consider giving them their own accounts if they're traveling without you sometime, such as a school trip or visiting with a friend and their family. In that case, you may want to make sure they can use features like Mobile Ordering for food or making Disney Park Pass theme park reservations from their own accounts. Otherwise, I just think it's easier to manage everyone on one account if you're usually traveling together. You might want to let everyone have the app on their phones, but you can still have the whole family working off of the same account. Aside from being super convenient to have everything in one place, you'll also have a way to keep track of everyone's plans if you want to do different things. Then everyone can choose their own adventure!

    I hope this helps you kick your planning into high gear, Bethany. Have a magical time at Walt Disney World, and please do come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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