runDisney Introduces Virtual Merchandise Queue During 2022 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

To help ease the crowds during the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend, runDisney will institute a virtual merchandise queue.

From runDisney:

The countdown is on for the start of the runDisney race season and as participants prepare for the 2022 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend powered by Shokz, we are excited to share news of a exciting new enhancement coming to runDisney Health & Fitness Expo! For the first time, we are offering the magic of virtual queues to attendees who wish to purchase event weekend merchandise on the first day of Expo. Now you can spend more time enjoying your Expo experience and visiting Expo vendors, while queuing for merchandise, virtually.

Not familiar with the virtual queuing system at Walt Disney World Seaside resort? Fear not, we’re sharing everything you need to know to navigate the race weekend shopping experience.

Join the virtual queue

In order to use the virtual queue on the first day of CourseDisney Health and Fitness Showyou will need to download the My Disney Experience app and make sure location services are enabled. Of the:

  • Step 1: Open the My Disney Experience app and navigate to the Virtual Queues section on the home screen.
  • 2nd step: In this section, visit the tab titled ESPN Wide World of Sports. Tap “Join Virtual Queue” on the My Queues screen and select the runDisney Merchandise Store. Guests can request to join the virtual queue at 7:30 a.m. ET on November 3, 2022.
    • Note: Although the virtual queue opens at 7:30 a.m., additional availabilities may open throughout the day.
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  • Step 3: Select the number of guests, up to six people in total, in your shopping party. Tap “Join Virtual Queue” once more.
    • Note: All members of your shopping party must be added to your My Disney Experience Friends & Family list before joining the virtual queue. Learn more about adding friends and family to your account. here.
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  • Step 4: If there are spaces left in the virtual queue, you will see a confirmation screen with an estimated wait time. Note that your estimated wait time will be based on an Expo opening time of 10am ET, so don’t worry if your wait seems long!
  • Step 5: You will receive a push notification directly to your mobile device when your group is ready to return. Once received, you will have one hour to arrive at the AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex after being notified.
  • Step 6: Once you arrive, follow the signs to the check-in area and be prepared to show the Cast Member the QR code you received with your confirmation.
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A few additional things to note:

  • Gold and Platinum club CourseDisney Members do not need to join the virtual queue to access their first purchase windows on the first day of Expo.
  • Customers can join the virtual queue from the comfort of their hotel room or home, approximately 45 miles away. Walt Disney World property.
  • Each registered guest will receive a QR code to present for entry.
  • The virtual queue is required for the CourseDisney Merchandise Shop on Thursday, November 3. Queues will not be available that day and all guests must use the virtual queue to enter.
  • Guests can organize boarding groups for a virtual attraction queue and a virtual queue for other applicable experiences, such as CourseDisney merchandise store.
  • Merchandise is subject to availability and stocks may run out.

For more information about virtual queues at Walt Disney World, Click here. Also be sure to check out our Digital Expo and Events Guide for more details on events during the race weekend.

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