Virtual Queue details for runDisney Merchandise Shop at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Oct 12, 2023 in "Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend"

Posted: Thursday October 12, 2023 10:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

On November 2, 2023, a virtual queue will open for the runDisney Merchandise Shop at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as part of the 2023 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

Attendees looking to purchase event weekend merchandise on the first day of the Expo will be asked to join a virtual queue.

How to Join the Virtual Queue

In order to use the virtual queue on day one of the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, you’ll need to download the My Disney Experience app and ensure location services are turned on.

  • Step 1: Open the My Disney Experience app and navigate to the Virtual Queue section on the home screen.

  • Step 2: Select “Join Virtual Queue” on the My Queues screen and then select “runDisney Merchandise Shop.” Guests can request to join the virtual queue at 8:30 AM Eastern Time on November 2, 2023.

  • Step 3: Select the number of 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.

  • Step 4: If there are open spots in the virtual queue, you’ll see a confirmation screen with both a QR code and an estimated wait time. Your estimated wait time will be based on the Expo opening time of 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

  • Step 5: You’ll receive a push notification directly to your mobile device when your group is ready to return. This push notification will also present you with a link 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, MagicBand, MagicBand+ or Disney MagicMobile pass.

Important Information

  • 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 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, November 2, 2023.
  • Merchandise is subject to availability and inventory may sell out.
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RunningKoenApr 23, 2024

Got my POT, ran a 57:55 on a 10K.

sheriffwoodyMar 13, 2024

We were ready to do the 5k because hello, SWEDISH CHEF!!! and then I realized when I was in the queue that we would have to travel on Halloween (or already be there). Not sure why that didn't occur to me before, but it gave me pause! We have a 5 year old...there are only so many years to trick or treat around the neighborhood :cry: When I got in to register for the 10k on my phone, I was getting an error on my husband's registration. It wouldn't let me select a shirt size, but also wouldn't let me register without doing that. Friend of mine had the same issue so she registered her and her son separately. I just took it as a sign that it wasn't meant to be this year :hilarious: Congrats to everyone who got in! Love the themes this year, it'll be fun.

the.dreamfinderMar 12, 2024

2024 Coast to Coaster here. You don’t have to do anything. When you get to the expo, you will be given a CtC wristband at bib pickup that you have to wear until you get your CtC medal.

LAKid53Mar 12, 2024

To go with your Castle to Chateau medal. 😊

surfsupdonMar 12, 2024

I am Coast to Coast as well. Did we need to check a box?? I did not see that.

RunningKoenMar 12, 2024

We got bibs aswell! My BF will do his first runDisney race (10K) and I will get my first coast to coast.

DznyGrlSDMar 12, 2024

hamsters & rubber bands...

LAKid53Mar 12, 2024


RteetzMar 12, 2024

In for all three. Appears they paused registration for a bit which caused some issues.

LAKid53Mar 12, 2024

That all I have to suffer the spinning circle of Hades for is yoga, when offered, is worth it to me. 😁

DznyGrlSDMar 12, 2024


DznyGrlSDMar 12, 2024

Challenge sold out 12:32p

DznyGrlSDMar 12, 2024

half sold out 12:31p

DznyGrlSDMar 12, 2024

5k sold out - 12:23p