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  • On Jun 21, 2024
    Julie from IA 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 can my son begin managing his own plans in the My Disney Experience App? I've always managed for him, but he's now on a trip with friends and he is an adult and wants to manage his own.

    Hiya, Julie! Welcome to planDisney! I am so glad you came by with this question, as I just did this for my sons two weeks ago. And I learned after my first try that there was a much easier way than what I had attempted (and then needed a Cast Member to fix). 

    The easy and correct way to do this is a few simple steps.

    1. Open your My Disney Experience mobile app
    2. Go to the main menu (the "≡" at the bottom of the screen)
    3. Scroll to "Account" and select "Profile"
    4. Tap on the tab to display your "Family & Friends List"
    5. Click on his Profile, select the prompt to "Send email" and add his email address
    6. An email will be sent to him to accept 
    7. Bibiddi Bobiddi Boo! He will have his own MyDisney account which remains on your list of connections but is no longer managed by you

    You can also manage your Family & Friends list on the website. Open his Profile and select "Share Planning with (your son's name)." Add his e-mail to his information, and like in the app, an email will be sent for him to accept.

    If you have any issues, you can call for assistance or use the Walt Disney World Resort online chat feature. They helped me, but I hope my experience makes it easy, breezy for you.

    A few things to note: Teens (13 and older) can manage their MyDisney accounts, but they cannot store payment methods or make purchases on the app until they are 18. I'm not sure if this applies to your son, but sharing so you are not surprised if this does apply.

    I am so excited for your son and all the memories he is making with his friends at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Some of my most treasured moments are from trips with friends as a teen. Core memories, for sure!

    If you have any other questions, please come back to planDisney. We are glad to share what we have learned from magical vacations and not-so-magical tech attempt hiccups. 

    Thinking of the Happiest Things!

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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