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2022 D23 Expo Badge Activation Steps

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The 2022 D23 Expo is just around the corner! Before you expo, make sure you follow these all important D23 Expo Badge Activation Steps. Here’s what you need to know. 

d23 expo badge activation steps

2022 D23 Expo Badge Activation Steps

Got your travel plans set?

Disneyland tickets purchased?

Crossed everything off the D23 Expo packing list?

Then you’re ready to Expo! But— are you? Did you remember the all-important step of activating your 2022 D23 Expo badge?

Here’s what you do to cross that final process off your D23 Expo to-do list. 

Step 1: Get Your Badge From D23 Expo 

This should have arrived in the mail- or should be arriving ASAP. They were beginning to mail out the week of June 27, 2022 and will arrive in waves. 

Don’t panic if you didn’t get it; you can still register online and activate your badge (see link on D23 Expo FAQs). You can also pick up a new badge if needed when you arrive at D23 Expo. But here are the basics straight from D23 Expo communications.

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My D23 Expo badges haven’t arrived yet and I’m concerned I won’t be able to participate in online reservations. What should I do?

If you do not receive your badges before you have to depart for D23 Expo, you can visit D23 Expo Will Call at North Hall Level 200 at the Anaheim Convention Center when you arrive to have a new badge issued.  Please bring your purchase Confirmation ID# or email confirmation as well as a photo ID.  All reservations that you have made and confirmed will transfer to your new badges.

Mickey Mouse at D23 Expo
D23 EXPO 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017 – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event – brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event, which takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. (Disney/Image Group LA)

Step 2 D23 Expo Badge Activation Steps: Go to

This is the website you’ll visit to activate your badge. 

Please visit 

Click the “Manage D23 Expo 2022 Profile” button, and then select the “Activate Badge” button next to the badge you want to activate.


Step 3: Enter Your Badge Number To Activate Your D23 Expo Badge

On the back of your badge, you’ll find a number in a white box. 

This is your badge activation number and you’ll just type it onto the page. 

D23 Expo Badge activation code
Your code is inside that white box. I covered mine up for obvious reasons.

If you have multiple single-day tickets, you can each of them individually as well. 

Step 4: Submit and Confirmation of D23 Expo Badge Activation

Hit submit and you’re done!

You’ll have a confirmation screen show up on your device and you’ll also receive an email from D23 Expo as well. 

D23 Expo Badge Confirmation email

Don’t forget, you need an to follow the 2022 D23 Expo Badge Activation Steps before you can follow the online D23 Expo reservation steps

Do this NOW while you are thinking about it so you won’t miss out when the reservations open online. 

Need more D23 Expo tips? Check out the 23 Things to Know Before the Next D23 Expo and the 6 Tips for D23 Expo First Timers

We’re excited for D23 Expo- we even fangirled the whole thing. Are you ready for Expo?

See y’all real soon!

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Jan DelBello

Monday 18th of July 2022

I activated both of my 3 day Expo tickets. I then went to the step to transfer one into my daughters name with her correct email address. It says she should get an email saying that it was done~~she never has and that was more than a week ago. I doubled checked that I had put down her right email address and it was. What should I do now?? Thanking you in advance.

Patty Holliday

Sunday 24th of July 2022

I would reach out to D23 directly via email and let them know. Hopefully they can get things swapped over. If your daughter is a minor, it might have something to do with that? But I'm not totally sure.


Wednesday 6th of July 2022

There is no activate button next to my tickets on the site. Also, do I have to transfer my wife and kids badges or can I activate them under my account? We all want to go to the same events obtained via the reservation system and not be split up. This whole process if very convoluted.

Patty Holliday

Thursday 7th of July 2022

D23 sent out an update last week saying there are some issues with activation right now. Hopefully this gets corrected soon! And we agree that things are a bit convoluted. Hang in there- hopefully it sorts out sooner than later and more communication comes out as well.

Fay Popejoy

Thursday 30th of June 2022

Hello. I am hoping you can help me activate my badges. I have two, and each has a six-digit number. I have tried for two days to activate them online, but each time I get the message "This barcode is invalid. Please check your entry and try again." I don't have a barcode. I have telephoned and emailed D23 and I can't get an answer from anyone. Is there anything you can suggest?

Patty Holliday

Friday 1st of July 2022

So--- it seems many people are having this issue, so you are not alone! The barcode is Disney wording; you are correct that the code is all you have on the badge. We think it's just that the actual activation site hasn't been "turned on" so to speak, so hang in there. Should be hearing more updates soon!

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