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Managing Family & Friends in MDE

Discussion in 'Using MyMagic+, FastPass+ and My Disney Experience' started by anchorman314, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. anchorman314

    anchorman314 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in charge of managing my family's trip in terms of tickets/FP+/MDE, but I've run into a small roadblock that Disney's email support was slightly less than helpful with. So I'm hoping that one of the many great minds here will know the answer.

    We are a party of all adults, split over two reservations. I have both reservations and all the guests linked in my MDE account, with the correct guests on each reservation. So far, so good. We've also travelled together in the past, so I was going to inactivate our old MagicBands and tickets, just to clean things up. However, one of the guests has her own MDE account, so I don't have access to her MB and ticket info. On the Family & Friends page of MDE, she is the only guest that doesn't have anything listed in the column where the other guests have "Plans managed by me".

    I can walk her through inactivating her old ticket and MB, but I'm a bit worried what's going to happen when I go to make FP+. Is there something that either she or I need to do to allow me to make FP+ for her? Or at least something that she can check on her end to see if I can make plans for her?
     
  2. JaxFLBear

    JaxFLBear Member

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    As long as she has valid park admission linked to her MDE account, you can make FP+ selections for her.
     
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  3. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    So just to clarify....

    This person is listed both in *your* profile as a "managed by you" profile *and* they have their own profile under their own login info?

    If so, you're not actually connected and you *will* have troubles down the road. The simplest solution is to send your friend a friend request. Go into their listing on *your* account, and use the "invite to plan and share" function. Make sure you use the email address your friend uses for their account.

    Once they get the request and accept it, any reservations or MagicBands listed for them on *your* account will automatically move over to *their* account and be managed by them. You'll then be all set to make their FP+ reservations for them when the time comes. (FP+ is a function of simply being friends, not necessarily that you must control their account)


    And as a follow-up on another item you mentioned, there's really no reason to "clean up" old tickets and MagicBands on peoples' accounts. As long as they still have the Bands, they can still be used on the new trip. Any and all bands listed under a person's profile and be used interchangeably at any time. (I currently have 6 Bands on my account and used all of them at one point or another over the course of my last trip)

    If they no longer have the old bands, then by all means go ahead and deactivate and delete them.
    The other reason to deactivate is that Disney suggests you only have 8-10 Bands active on your profile at one time. The door locks can get tripped up if they're given too many serial numbers to allow access.

    -Rob
     
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  4. anchorman314

    anchorman314 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Thank you both for the help and suggestions!

    Luckily, no. She is not listed as a 'managed by [me]' profile. (Everyone else is, but that's ok with them. ;)) I'm almost positive we took care of the inviting aspect after our last trip so she could have easier access to the PhotoPass images. Since that was after the trip, I hadn't thought about the FP+ aspect of things until this trip rolled around. It sounds like we should be all set for me handling all the FP+s when our window opens. And based off of your (excellent) explanation, all she'll need to do is add her ticket to her account, while I add the other tickets to everyone else using my account.
     

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