Updates to My Disney Experience


Have you opened your My Disney Experience App lately? I hadn’t for a few days, but when I did this morning — lo and behold! I was greeted with a number of enhancements that will make the app even more useful than it already was.

One of the new notifications told me that I am now able to renew my annual pass right there using the app.


Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about that for… well, for 356 days, the app tells me, as you can see in the screenshot below. (Although I’m not sure about that math…)


Did it always tell you the days remaining, by the way? I’ve never noticed that before. Am I that unobservant? Don’t answer that — rhetorical question.

Anyhow… I also see that I can now keep track of my Disney Resort Hotel purchases.


I have to say that this is a really good addition. I’m not really a shopper, but once you tie your credit card to your MDE account, that darn MagicBand makes it so easy to spend money. “Yeah, I’m a bit hungry — I need a snack.” Touch the MagicBand to a touchpoint and BOOP! Mickey ice cream bar! “I could go for a cold drink.” BOOP! Frozen margarita! “Oh, that’s a cute t-shirt!” BOOP! Nifty new t-shirt with a matching one for hubby to go with it. Yeah, it’s a good idea for me to have those numbers right there in front of me on the app, reminding me to rein it in a bit.

Finally, and most useful for those of you on the Disney Dining Plan, you can track your DDP usage. The screen clearly shows how many credits you have “spent”, and how many you still have available. As you can see, the app will even track how many refillable mugs you have in use.


Probably most importantly, you can quickly determine how many snack credits you have yet to use. This can really help you maximize the Dining Plan. No more panicking on your last day because you suddenly discover that you have to use six snack credits before you leave Disney property in an hour, or you lose them. And best of all, no need to collect crumpled paper receipts in your purse or pocket like a packrat, just so you can keep track of your so-called “entitlements.” Just a flip through the app and you know what’s what. Knowledge is power!

These latest updates, combined with the recent expansion of the Mobile Food and Beverage Order function, really make the app a handy tool before and DURING your vacation, and I’m looking forward to trying them out on my next Disney vacation, which is in… let’s see what the app says.

34 DAYS! Hurray! See you then!

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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4 Replies to “Updates to My Disney Experience”

  1. What a wonderful addition! I will be there towards the end of the year and I was not looking forward to all those tiny pieces of paper. It will make my stay and tracking the meal plan much easier as well as cleaning out all those papers upon my return.

  2. Can I see the dining credits remaining for everyone in my party or just me?

    DEBK replies: I haven’t used this feature yet, so I can’t say for sure, but it looks like it will show you the credits for your entire party, as long as everyone is linked to your MDE account. If you use it, please write to let us know!