How to Add Friends and Family on My Disney Experience

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A Walt Disney World vacation is best shared with those you love. While I’ve enjoyed spending a great deal of solo time in the parks, my favorite memories are those made with my favorite people. Walt Disney World’s My Disney Experience app and website make planning with friends and family even easier by allowing you to connect your account to theirs. Doing so allows guests to make dining, FastPass, and other reservations for their whole traveling party, ensuring no one misses out on the fun. There is a process involved with adding members to your planning party on My Disney Experience though. So today we will be covering all the ways you can add someone to your Disney traveling party, and get started planning the magic!

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

Your first step will be to login to My Disney Experience on the website or app. For this demonstration, we will use the website. After logging in, click on the “My Disney Experience” drop-down menu. You will see a section for “My Family and Friends”. Click that link.

*On the My Disney Experience mobile app, you’ll need to click the three bars at the bottom left of the screen and then scroll to “My Profile”. The next screen after that will have an option at the top to view the “Friends and Family” list. The steps from here on out are the same on the website and app.

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

This will take you to a page that will list all of the guests you are currently linked to, including any that already share reservations with you. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click the link for “Add a Guest”

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

There are three ways to add a guest to your planning party. The first option is listed as “Find through my connected Guests”. This option will bring up a list of registered guests who are connected to friends and family you already have added to your list. To add these, simply click on their name and then the “Done” button at the bottom. The guest will then receive email notification of your desire to add them to your list, which they can approve from the email or within My Disney Experience. If the guest you are trying to add is under 18 years old, the adult in charge of their account will receive the email notification. Once the request is approved, the guest will show up on your list automatically.

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

The second way to add a guest is to import a Walt Disney World reservation that their name is included on. You will be asked to provide the confirmation number for the reservation as well as the last name of the lead guest. After entering that info, you will see a list of the other guests included on the trip. You can then manually add anyone on that reservation to your list.

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

The third option to add someone to your group is listed as simply adding their name and age manually, but this is also the option to invite a guest that already has a My Disney Experience account. If you choose this option for a guest under the age of 18, you will be asked to enter a name, age, and birthdate. You will then be in charge of handling the child’s account and can add them to reservations as needed.

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

If the guest you are adding is over 18, you will be presented with two options. The first is to add their information manually, which will then put you in charge of managing their plans, much like a guest under 18. The second option is for guests that already have a My Disney Experience account. You can enter the guest’s email address and an invitation to approve the connection is immediately sent as well as a notification when they login to My Disney Experience.

Adding Friends and Family to My Disney Experience

Once they accept the invitation, the guest will be added to your Friends and Family list. You can then make sure they are linked to the correct reservations from there.

You’ve now successfully created your traveling party and can get excited for all of the memories you’ll be making on your next Walt Disney World trip!

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