Disney World has announced that there will be a Virtual Queue in place for guests wishing to visit the runDisney Merchandise Shop on February 23rd as part of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Here are the details:
runDisney Merchandise Shop at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
On February 23, 2023, a virtual queue will open for the runDisney Merchandise Shop at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
We’re so excited to welcome runners to the 2023 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by CORKCICLE––especially since we’re celebrating 15 years running! We’ve also introduced an exciting enhancement to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo this race season. Attendees looking to purchase event weekend merchandise on the first day of the Expo will be asked to join a virtual queue. This feature allows you to spend more time enjoying your Expo experience and visiting with Expo vendors—all while you wait in line for merchandise, virtually.
How to Join the Virtual Queue
- Step 1: Open the My Disney Experience app and navigate to the Virtual Queues section on the Welcome Screen.
- Step 2: Select “Join Virtual Queue” on the My Queues screen, and then select “runDisneyMerchandise Shop.” Guests can request to join the virtual queue at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on February 23, 2023.
- Step 3: Select the Guests (up to 6 people total) in your shopping party. Select “Join Virtual Queue” once more.
- Note: All members of your shopping party must be added to your My Disney Experience Friends & Family list prior to joining the virtual queue. Learn more about adding Friends & Family to your account.
- Step 4: If there are open spots in the virtual queue, you’ll see a confirmation screen with an estimated wait time. Your estimated wait time will be based on the Expo opening time of 10:00 AM Eastern Time, so don’t be alarmed if your wait appears long!
- Step 5: You’ll receive a push notification directly to your mobile device when your group is ready to return. Tapping on the push notification will take you to your digital entry code. Once received, you will have one hour to arrive at the AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
- Step 6: Upon your arrival, follow the signs to the check-in area and prepare to show the Cast Member your digital entry code or MagicBand.
- Gold and Platinum Club runDisney Members do not need to join the virtual queue to access their early shopping windows during the first day of the Expo.
- Guests can join the virtual queue from the comfort of their hotel room or home, up to approximately 45 miles away from Walt Disney World Resort.
- Each Guest enrolled will receive a digital entry code to present for entry. If you are unable to find your digital entry code, you can locate it by going to the 3-line hamburger icon in the app (☰) and selecting “Virtual Queues.” From here, you will be able to access your digital entry code.
- The virtual queue is only needed for the runDisney Merchandise Shop on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
- Merchandise is subject to availability and inventory may sell out.
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