How To Unlock Your Disney Resort Room Door With The My Disney Experience App



Unlock Your Room Door with the My Disney Experience App

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort, you can use the My Disney Experience app to unlock your room door! This is a great feature that allows you to bypass the front desk and head right to your room. All you need is your room key card and the My Disney Experience app installed on your phone. In this article, we will show you how to unlock your resort room door using the My Disney Experience app!

Instructions For Unlocking Your Room With The My Disney Experience App

You can click each expandable section below to view in-depth instructions and screenshots.

If Bluetooth on your mobile device is turned off, turn it on.

iPhone Bluetooth Instructions

  1. Open Settings.
    Settings_(iOS)
  2. Go to Bluetooth.
    ios bluetooth icon
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Bluetooth to turn it on.
    ios bluetooth menu

Android Bluetooth Instructions

  1. Open Settings.
    android settings icon
  2. Go to Connections.
    Android Settings Menu
  3. Tap the toggle switch to the right of Bluetooth to turn it on.
    Android Connections Settings

Download & Open The My Disney Experience App

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My Disney Experience is a must have app to make the most out of your Disney trip

To get started, you will need to download and open the My Disney Experience app. The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. If the app asks for permission to use Bluetooth, please allow it to do so.

Installing My Disney Experience On iOS

Click the button below to open the App App Store, and tap the blue “Get” button.

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Installing My Disney Experience On Android

Click the button below to open the Google Play Store, and tap the green “Install” button.

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Link Your Disney Resort Hotel Reservation To Your Disney Account

To link your Disney Resort hotel reservation in the My Disney Experience app, tap the menu button on the lower right-hand corner of the app. Scroll down until you see the “Resort Hotels” card, and tap on it.

Resort Hotel Card

Next, you will need to input the reservation’s confirmation number, as well as the last name associated with your reservation, then hit the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.

Link a Resort Reservation - MDE

If you have entered the correct information, your reservation will now be linked to your Disney account, and will be shown in the My Disney Experience app under the Resort Hotel section of the app.

View Your Disney Resort Hotel Reservation

To view your Disney Resort hotel reservation in the My Disney Experience app, tap the menu button on the lower right-hand corner of the app. Scroll down until you see the “Resort Hotels” card, and tap on it.

Resort Hotel Card

Now, you can see your reservation page. If you have not yet checked-in you will be missing some features / information, but they will be present once you have checked in.

Reservation Page - MDE

Select “Unlock Door”

Scroll down until you see the “Unlock Door” button, and tap on that to begin the unlocking process.

My Reservation - MDE

Agree to use your device to unlock your door.

Agree to use your device to unlock your door - MDE

Hold Your Mobile Device Against The Door Lock

You now will want to hold your phone close to the door lock.

Hold Your Phone Against the Lock - MDE

If at first you don’t succeed, try moving your phone around. Some phones have their NFC antennas in the middle back of the phone, some on the top back, and some on the total top of the phone. Once you have successfully unlocked the door, your phone will display a confirmation screen to let you know you’ve successfully unlocked your room door.

Door Unlocked - MDE

So next time you’re heading to your room at a Disney Resort, be sure to use the My Disney Experience app to unlock the door!

Using The Direct-To-Room Check-In Service

Now that you know how to unlock your room door, you can use this knowledge to utilize Disney’s Direct-To-Room service. If you’d like in-depth instructions on how to use that service with the My Disney Experience app, you can read our article here: How The Direct-To-Room Service Works On The My Disney Experience App. It’s an amazing feature that helps you skip this traditionally required step and dive right into your vacation! No more waiting in line at the front desk!

Did you know that you can also use the My Disney Experience app to make restaurant reservations, create mobile food orders view wait times for attractions, and more? Be sure to check out our past articles on all the great things you can do with this app by visiting the My Disney Experience section of our website!

And as always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the best tips on making your next Disney vacation your most magical yet!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman


Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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