large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Sep 19, 2017
    Tanya from WI Asked

    We're planning a trip with my two young children and both sets of grandparents. I'm doing the friends and family lists in the app. Do all the grandparents need to have accounts of their own in order to make fast pass reservations for everyone?

    Welcome, Tanya! 

    Thank you so much for this great question - understanding how to get everyone in your party set up with a My Disney Experience profile is super important in order to link MagicBands and to secure FastPass+ reservations for everyone, even the Grandparents. 

    Luckily, it's really easy to set up a profile that you'll be able manage from your My Disney Experience Account on the Walt Disney World® Resort website. They will never even have to know, they'll think it's all "magic" when you arrive for your vacation ;) 

    • From the main page of the Walt Disney World® Resort website select "My Friends and Family List" from the My Disney Experience drop down menu in the upper right hand corner. 

    • Next, login to your account (if you're not already). From the My Friends and Family List, scroll to the bottom and select the "Add a Guest" link.

    • On the next page you'll see "How would you like to add this Guest?" select "I'll enter their name and age." Fill in the requested profile information, select "Done," and you'll be all set to manage their profiles, including selecting a character image for them. You're now also set to make FastPass+ selections 60 days prior to your arrival if staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort, and 30 days if staying off property. 

    Now that the Grandparents have a profile that is managed by you, you will also be able to link them to your Resort hotel reservation and customize their MagicBands. 

    Another important note: Theme park tickets must be purchased and linked to the correct person in your party before you may make FastPass+ reservations. Another reason why a profile will be needed. 

    I hope this is helpful, Tanya! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Faith 


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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