Can't See Your Friends' Disney Plans? This MDE Hack Will Help

Can’t See Your Friends’ Disney Plans? This MDE Hack Will Help

I’ve noticed a new “feature” in the My Disney Experience (MDE) app. I can no longer see my friends’ Disney plans. I love living vicariously when they’re on vacation, but Disney IT has put up blockers to that enjoyment. So I decided to open an online chat with a Cast Member to ask why. Their solution works but seems unnecessary.

Add a note

Currently, you can only see your friends’ plans if you have at least one joint reservation. That reservation can be for a park, a restaurant, or a tour, among many other things. If you don’t share a reservation, simply add a note and tag the people whose plans you want to see. This is easily done on the Disney World website. You can’t do it in the MDE app.

On a computer, you’ll see an “Add More Plans” button on the right side of your “My Plans” page. Click that to reveal a dropdown. “Notes” is the last item in the list. Click that to reveal a form.

My Disney Experience website button showing you where you can add a note to your plans

Fill in the fields and select the people whose plans you want to see.

My Disney Experience website form you where you can add a note to your plans

The process is the same on Disney’s mobile website.

My Disney Experience mobile website button showing you where you can add a note to your plans
My Disney Experience mobile website tools showing you where you can add a note to your plans
My Disney Experience mobile website form you where you can add a note to your plans

Once you’ve added the note, refresh the page to see your friend’s plans. The Cast Member said this is how everything is supposed to work, but I disagree. In fact, the app backs me up. Tap any friend or family member under your profile and you’ll see the following:

MDE app showing which of your plans your friends and family can see

Most people would expect that selecting the first option would make all plans visible, no matter if they’re on the reservation. That’s frustrating. So is the fact that notes can’t be added in the MDE app. Even if they could be, nobody would intuitively know that adding a note would solve their issues.

And while I like living vicariously, there is another benefit to sharing plans. We’re meeting friends at Disney World tomorrow. We booked our trips separately but would still like to share time in the parks. Seeing their reservations would make planning a meetup that much easier.

So if you can’t see your friends’ plans in the MDE, add a note. That makes sense, right?

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