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How to Use My Disney Experience: A Comprehensive Guide


Walt Disney World, for many, represents an enchanting retreat—a realm where you're sprinkled with pixie dust and can momentarily setting aside the outside world.
While you might envision this as a place where your smartphone takes a backseat, the reality is quite the opposite. TYou'll want the My Disney Experience app in your pocket to unlock the fullest Disney magic, With this tool, you can walk into the park, access your resort room, instantly order meals, and even check the wait times for attractions like the Everest in Animal Kingdom as you enjoy a drink in EPCOT's Germany Pavilion.
The My Disney Experience app stands as the most transformative tool for the modern Disney World adventurer.
The Ultimate Guide to My Disney ExperienceDelve deeper into this guide for a comprehensive view of what the My Disney Experience offers. Use our table of contents to swiftly navigate to your topic of interest. Here's a breakdown of what you'll find:
Understanding My Disney ExperienceKickstarting Your My Disney Experience JourneyCrafting Your “Family & Friends” DirectoryIntegrating Your Tickets and Hotel Bookings
Key Features of My Disney Experience:Tickets and PassesMy PlansDisney World Mobile AppMy Disney Genir Day + Tip BoardVirtual Line-upsPhotographic MemoriesResort LodgingsDisney MagicMobileMobile Culinary DelightsEngaging with Disney Parks PlayRetail MagicPark Timetables & InsightsConversations via ChatOptimizing My Disney Experience at the Parks:Interactive MapQueuing InsightsPerformance SchedulesRetail Operating HoursYour My Disney Experience Queries Answered:Initiating My Disney Experience2022’s Way of Using My Disney ExperienceNavigating the AppDisplaying Tickets on MobileHandling Transactions with the AppSyncing Friends on My Disney ExperienceIncorporating Park TicketsMy Disney Experience’s Disneyland VersionUpdating the AppCost Aspect of the AppTroubleshooting: When the App FaltersStep into a new realm of Disney magic by making the most of the My Disney Experience. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned Disney enthusiast, this guide is your key to a seamless experience.

What Is My Disney Experience?


Meet your new best friend for the trip: the My Disney Experience app. Picture this: an all-in-one magical app that's like your personal Disney sidekick. It'll help you snag those Lightening Lane spots, grab a table at that oh-so-popular restaurant, and give you a sneak peek into your daily Disney game plan. Hate waiting in lines? Who doesn't! With this app, you can sneak a peek at ride wait times, jump into virtual queues, and even unlock your hotel room with just a tap (it’s like magic!). 

Getting Started with My Disney Experience


​​Visit to begin. Follow the steps below to set up your Disney account:Visit and select Create AccountEnter your email address and select ContinueIf there is an existing Disney account associated with the email address you entered, you will be prompted to enter your password. If you have forgotten your password, select Having trouble logging in? to have a one-time passcode sent to reset your passwordEnter your name, a password, and your birthdateSelect the Create Account buttonOnce you have created your account, you will use that same email address and password to access services across The Walt Disney Family of Companies.


This MyDisneyExperience tab will be your "Go-To" during your account setup.

For now, you will only need the blue Profile and My Family & Friends

In your Profile is where you will find:●  Your Membership & Passes● Contact & Account information● All of those pesky email opt-ins● and payment information. 

Be sure to change your profile picture you your favorite character!


Creating Your Family & Friends


There are 3 ways to add Friends & Family. Even by using the "import from a Disney reservation," you will end up adding them for each person. So I typically add them manually. 

Linking Your Resort Reservation


Under My Plans, these 5 circles will govern over your Walt Disney World trip. ● Select the "Resort Hotel" ● Select Link Reservation to link your Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package

Add your confirmation number & Last name (L) Then Select the Friends & Family who will be traveling with you. *Note that sometimes the MDE system will automatically link the other guests. Select Done to continue

Where to Find your Confirmation Number in your confirmation email (R), and your Sweetbay Invoice (L)


After linking your reservation, you will see the Resort Hotel circle populated, as well as the Park Tickets. A date will also populate under Dining as to when your Advanced Dining Reservation date begins. 

My Plans, Reservations and Tickets

This is the main section of My Disney Experience that will house your plans (itinerary). There is a second tab labeled "Tickets, Passes & Memory Maker," select this tab to review your tickets. 


As we build your trip, this itinerary will grow and will include your Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs)

Download the My Disney Experience App

Download the official Walt Disney World app to your mobile device ahead of time, so you can manage your reservations, discover handy planning features for your visit and more.