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  • On May 15, 2015
    Nancy from IL Asked

    I'm going with friends & their kids & staying with them in their DVC villa. My MDE account is linked to the mom's account. Do I need to link it with all family members to get FP+ with them? The mom probably won't ride the same rides as me and the k

    Hi Nancy!

    The difference in our vacations now that we are using My Disney Experience is amazing. I actually feel more relaxed on our vacations because we don’t feel the need to rush to get FastPasses. I also like that I can make FastPass+ selections for some family members to ride Space Mountain, while my parents and little one ride something more their speed, or rather with a reduced speed!

    There are some specific things I have learned while using My Disney Experience that make it more convenient to use. I do think each adult in the party should have their own My Disney Experience Account, and that all the adult accounts should be linked as Family and Friends. When it is done this way, any member of the group can make FastPass+ selections, or change selections for any other member of the group. 

    When I didn’t do this, I ran into an extra step or two. While I was connected to my mom’s account, I was not connected to my dad. When I made my FastPass+ selections, I could add mom, but not dad. After all the selections were done, mom had to go to her My Disney Experience Account and copy the selections to dad. By the time we got to that step, the coveted Meet Elsa & Anna at Princess Fairytale Hall FastPasses were GONE!  Also, once you are in the theme parks, if things need to be changed at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, it is much easier if anyone can make the needed changes on the go.

    That being said, you do not have to link to all the adults if you choose not to, as long as your friend is the one who will be making the FastPass+ selections. If you are linked, she can make FastPass+ selections for you and the kids and a different FastPass+ selection for herself. I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you have any additional questions I can answer for you.

    Sending you FastPass+ pixie dust!
    -Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

A lifelong Disney fan, joining Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family of six. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, groups both large and small, and during every season of the year. Whether meeting a Disney Princess, training to be a Jedi or dining with Mickey, our family enjoys it all. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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