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  • On Apr 29, 2019
    James from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Staying on disney hotel. My mother&father will be staying off grounds & will join us for first 4 days at parks. Question = should i add them under my "MDE" app as family members and link their tickets so i can plan all event

    Hi, James!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so happy to hEAR that your parents will be enjoying the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort with you!  With My Disney Experience, it's easy to plan a Walt Disney World Resort vacation that is practically perfect in every way.  When traveling with family or friends who are not included in your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation, you will want to link your My Disney Experience accounts using the Family & Friends List.

    To do this, log in to your My Disney Experience account and click on "Family & Friends."  Scroll to the bottom of your Family & Friends list and click "Add a Guest."  You can then enter the name and age of your mother or father.  Once their name is listed under your Family & Friends, simply click on "Update" and then click "Invite to Connect."  This will allow you to send an email invitation to share plans with this guest.  You will not need to link your parents' tickets to your account.  They will link their tickets in their own My Disney Experience account.

    Once you have all of the members of your travel party connected through your My Disney Experience Family & Friends List, you can begin to plan your trip together.  You will be able to make dining reservations for everyone in your party 180 days in advance.  You will also be able to make FastPass+ selections for everyone.  Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests may make their FastPass+ selections 60 days prior to arrival.  However, since your parents will be staying elsewhere, if you wish to make FastPass+ selections together for your entire travel party, you will need to wait until 30 days before arrival.

    Linking your My Disney Experience accounts can also allow you to share pictures from Disney PhotoPass Service.  If anyone in your travel party purchases Memory Maker, they can share those photos with up to 25 guests on their Family & Friends List.  What a wonderful way to relive your treasured family vacation memories for yEARs to come!

    If you have any other vacation planning questions, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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