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  • On Jan 4, 2022
    Bruce from NC Asked

    My 14yr old son is going to WDW with his HS Band. He is in my Disney exp as family. Will he need the app on his phone to link his ticket w/ Genie + to? Can I still have him linked to my acct so he can buy things with app on my CC?

    Hiya, Bruce! Welcome to planDisney! 

    It's wonderful to hear that you're helping your son get ready for a truly magical experience in April! Spring in Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite times to visit. From the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to The World's Most Magical Celebration, he is sure to have the BEST. DAY. EVER!

    Since your son will be traveling to Walt Disney World Resort with his high school band, I think he'll have the most enjoyable experience by downloading the My Disney Experience app on his phone to use while on his trip. This will allow him to use Genie+ and make Lightning Lane selections, mobile order food and even check wait times for rides! Using the My Disney Experience app on your phone is a little like holding a magic wand in your hand, and it will help your son to experience The Most Magical Place on Earth easily and efficiently!

    It sounds like your son already has an account set up since he's connected with you through your Family & Friends list, so downloading and logging into the app should be a breeze. However, if he has any problems accessing his account, you may need to Share Planning with your son. To do this: log into your account, hover over My Disney Experience and click My Family & Friends. Scroll down to your son's name, click Update, then Share Planning. This will allow you to send an email to your son, inviting him to co-manage his account. 

    Once he has the My Disney Experience app, he can also link your credit card to his account to make purchasing easy. (Remember to tell your son what souvenirs you'd like him to bring home for you, too!) When in the app, click the icon that looks like three stacked lines in the bottom right corner. Scroll down to My Profile, then click Payment Method. This is where you can connect your desired card!

    Bruce, I hope your son has a magical and memorable trip with his bandmates at Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any other questions that we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    You've got a friend in me!
    Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Pennsylvania

Why hello, dreamers of all ages! I’m a lightsaber-wielding, Mickey waffle-loving, adventure-seeking kid at heart! My husband and our pup live in a little town near Pittsburgh that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. We consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I’m so excited to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacation! Learn More About Michelle

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