My Disney Experience
Take the hassle out of planning your Disney holiday with My Disney Experience, essentially the umbrella that brings all your important Disney extras together, ensuring you have everything covered in order to have the time of your life on your holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Once you’ve booked, it’s the best way to plan your time. You can reserve access to some of your must-do experiences such as attractions, shows, parades, Disney Character experiences and much, much more, ensuring you make the very most of every moment with your family and friends.
What is My Disney Experience
My Disney Experience is a planning and enhancement tool to help you fit in everything that you want to do during your time at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It incorporates Disney FastPass+, the MagicBand and the My Disney Experience smartphone app.
If you’re unsure what each of these are, let’s break them down into a little more detail.
Disney FastPass+ allows you to plan and make reservations for three experiences each day that are at the top of your must-do list, whether that be a particular attraction, a show or one of the many parades. It will guarantee you a space or seat at a particular time slot on a certain day of your holiday. So if you have a Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate Ticket, you can make 21 Disney FastPass+ reservations before you even set foot on a plane.
Each of your three daily Disney FastPass+ must be for the same Disney Park, so you’ll have to just rely on day-of kiosk availability if you’re planning on visiting multiple Disney Parks in one day. Some of the Parks also have Disney FastPass+ tiers, in which case, you can only make one selection from the top tier each day too.
If you book to stay at one of the off-site hotels, you’ll get access to Disney FastPass+ 30 days in advance of your holiday. However, if you choose to stay in one of the on-site Disney Resort Hotels, you’ll get to start making your reservations 60 days before you go. Once you’ve booked your holiday and your Disney Park Tickets, you can register online, link your booking and get planning!
Are you limited to just three Disney FastPass+ per day?
Not at all! This is how things used to work, but it certainly isn’t the case anymore. Once you’ve used your initial three Disney FastPass+ for a certain day, you can then start booking additional Disney FastPass+ for that same day. This actually makes it easier for you to Park hop and still make reservations. However it is worth noting that there is less availability for things when booking on the day-of.
What attractions are worth using your Disney FastPass+ on?
This will all depend on who’s in your party; whether there are little kids, big thrill seekers or even musical lovers. Below is a list of some of the most popular attractions that people choose to use their allocated Disney FastPass+ for. Pick your favourites, reserve your place and then use your MagicBands to avoid the lengthy queues.
|Magic Kingdom Park
||Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
||Disney’s Hollywood Studios
MagicBands are colourful rubber bracelets that save you from carrying physical paper tickets around with you. The bracelets contain a chip, similar to a normal ticket, that stores all your relevant information on there and all you have to do is touch the band down onto the readers around Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
MagicBands don’t just give you access to the Disney Parks, but you can also use them for your Disney FastPass+ selections and to have your photos taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer. But that’s not all. If you’re staying at one of the on-site Disney Resort Hotels, your MagicBand acts as your room key and you can also link a credit card to the band. This means you can use it to pay for things, instead of carrying cash around with you, which is both safer and more convenient.
How do you get a MagicBand?
If you book a package staying at one of the Disney Resort Hotels, then you don’t need to worry about trying to get hold of a MagicBand as you will receive one free of charge. And depending on how far in advance you book your holiday, you can also choose the colour of your MagicBand and have it sent out to you before you travel.
Don’t worry if you aren’t staying at one of the Disney Resort Hotels; you can still purchase a MagicBand. If you’d rather not buy a MagicBand, you’ll still receive and be able to use physical Park Tickets. However, we highly recommend the MagicBand for ease and convenience.
My Disney Experience App
The My Disney Experience app is another great way to manage your holiday at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Available to download on iPhone, iPad and Android devices, it allows you to view wait times for all the different attractions, as well as amend and make Disney FastPass+ reservations and dining reservations too.
The interactive, GPS-enabled map means you can easily find your way around the Disney Parks and plan your time efficiently. You’ll be able to find all the best spots to meet your favourite Disney Characters. You can even use the app to share all your plans with your family and friends. You’ll find all the magic at your fingertips with the My Disney Experience app.
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