This question is asked a lot: how do we pick up our bib at the runDisney expo? Especially if you had registration or expo pass issues. This guide will help you learn the steps to pick up your bib at the expo so you can be on your way to the next runDisney adventure!
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How To Pick Up Your Bib At The runDisney Expo
Runners… Set…. GOOOOO!
runDisney is officially back and we’re not going to lie: it feels GOOD.
This guide to the runDisney expo will help remind you of the steps it takes to pick up your bib- or just give you a heads up in case this is a first-time race.
It’s not hard, but there are some steps that need to be taken to make it go smoothly.
Here’s how to pick up your bib at the runDisney expo.
Sign Your Digital Waiver To Pick Up Your Bib At the runDisney Expo
New for the 2021-2022 race season: Digital Waivers.
You can find your waivers inside your rundisney.com account.
- rundisney.com –> manage account
- Important reminders section
- Sign digital waiver
Once that’s taken care of, you can get your Expo Pass.
What If You Can’t Sign The Waiver Digitally?
The runDisney expo has plenty of pre-printed waivers for you to sign.
There are adult and minor waivers, so make sure you sign the appropriate one.
For Bib Pickup, Screen Shot Expo Pass
While still logged in, go to your registration section of your dashboard.
Click on your current event, and choose Get Your Check-In Pass.
When you click on the blue box, you’ll get the pass below.
It will have your name, age, DOB, and home location on the pass.
Your bib number and shirt size are also listed. This is where you find out what number you’ll be running in for the race.
This information is all used by the folks at the expo to find your bib and hand it over.
If you have the Expo Pass and a signed waiver, you can move on to the next step.
(Finally!) Picking Up Your Bib At runDisney’s Expo
Head over to the race that you are running.
There are long booths with bib numbers overhead; join the line that corresponds to your bib number which is found on the Expo Pass.
Show your photo ID and your Expo Pass, and you’ll be good to go!
If you have a paper waiver, they will accept it at this location as well.
The volunteer or staff member will hand over your bib, ask you to sign that you accepted it, and you’ll be on your way to the next step: picking up your race t-shirt (see below).
But I Don’t Have An Expo Pass Or A Registration Or a Waiver… HELP!
With IT and Disney, you never know what you’re going to get!
Thankfully, runDisney is aware of the issues and has put together an Expo Pass Check-In team to help straighten everyone out.
The good news is that it was simple.
The bad news is that you may be in line with a lot of other folks, depending on when you arrive at the expo.
Visit this booth to get the Expo Pass concerns addressed.
We had a runner who needed to pick up her bib at the runDisney expo but couldn’t find her registration anywhere in her account.
The fix was fairly fast and simple.
runDisney looked her up, saw there were 2 accounts created for her, merged them together, and voila! She had access to her digital waiver and then her expo pass.
The whole process took about 5 minutes to sort through.
You Have Your Bib: Now What?
You have one more stop on your runDisney Expo journey that is required.
You’ll need to head to the Visa Athletic Center to pick up your official race t-shirt and gear check bag.
Inside this building, you’ll find anything a runner may need!
Costume shirts or skirts? Yes.
Aftershokz headphones? Yes.
Shoes, socks, fuel, glide: yes, yes, yes and yes.
And in the very back of this section of the expo, you’ll also find your race shirts.
Head there, pick up your appropriate shirt and you’ll also be given a bag and safety pins as well.
There is also a t-shirt exchange in case the size you originally chose at registration no longer works!
And NOW you are ready to runDisney!
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NEW! Virtual Queue for runDisney Merch Shop For 2022-2023
This was a new process for the official merchandise purchases at the Wine and Dine 2022 expo.
We expect to see this come back for the 2023 races as well.
This year, rather than waiting in a standby line, you can access the first day of the runDisney Merchandise Shop from the comfort of your Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel or home* by joining our virtual queue! Keep in mind, the virtual queue will be the only way to access the shop on the first day of the Expo.
How To Join the runDisney Merchandise Virtual Queue
- Download My Disney Experience and make sure you have location services on. You can only join the queue if you are within 45 miles of Walt Disney World.
- Make sure you have everyone who wants to shop loaded on your Family and Friends list in the app.
- Go to the Virtual Queue section of the application and find the ESPN section.
- Tap “Join the Virtual Queue”. It will be open at 7:30 am (and may reopen throughout the day so keep an eye on it!).
- Select your party guests (can have up to 6 people on one pass).
- Tap Join the Virtual Queue again. You will be given an estimated timeframe for return (ex: 125 minutes).
- You’ll get a push notification when your return time comes around. You’ll have one hour to get to the expo and enter the official line.
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Patty Holliday has been running Disney since 2011. She knows just about every tip, trick, and hack there is to cover the runDisney Magical Miles at Disney World and Disneyland. She knows every mile isn’t *always* magical- but with training, tips, and a little bit of pixie dust, they can be a lot of fun! You can also find her at noguiltlife.com and noguiltfangirl.com