With Christmas season in full swing at Disneyland Paris now, it can be difficult to fit in everything that you want to do, and so the LineBerty app can actually be your best friend! Whilst it can be awkward to get the hang of, it saves you having to queue for hours to meet your favourite characters, leaving you with extra time to spend trying new snacks, getting on some rides and grabbing all of the pictures that your camera can handle.
What is LineBerty!?
LineBerty is an app which lets you “virtually” queue for character meets at Disneyland Paris. We found it really handy and it’s pretty straightforward to use and it seems that a lot of places in France are using it to manage queues and wait times.
Within the parks, it is mostly used in Walt Disney Studios, but it is starting to roll out in the Disneyland Park too, which is something to bare in mind.
How Do I Use It!?
Step 1: Download the app on the App Store/Google Play. If you can, download it before you go so that you can familiarise yourself with it in advance. It will avoid any unnecessary panic on the day!
Step 2: Make sure that you’re on the app for 9:45am/2:15pm on the day you want to meet your character. Slots tend to go quickly so you need to be on the ball. Once you’re online, use the following route to find your meet:
Take a Ticket > Disneyland Paris > Walt Disney Studios – Toon Studio > Meet and Greet
Make sure that your location-finder on your phone is ON. You must be on-site to get a ticket – you cannot book from off-site or even in one of the Disney hotels. You must be either in Walt Disney Studios Park itself or in the main park.
Step 3: Take a ticket! Your ticket will tell you what number you are in the queue and how long you have to wait. During your wait time you can go about your day, go on rides etc. You will receive notifications throughout the day letting you know how long you have left to wait.
Step 4: You will receive another notification when it is your turn to meet the character. Head over to Toon Studio (beside Crush’s Coaster), show your ticket to a cast member and enjoy your meet!
Who Can I Meet!?
Currently, you can book meets with “Buzz Lightyear or Friends”, “Woody or Friends” and “Pluto or Friends” on LineBerty in Walt Disney Studios Park. You can also use LineBerty to meet Jack Skellington in Disneyland Park.
“Or Friends” means that you may not be 100% guaranteed to meet that exact character. For example, if Buzz isn’t around, there will be another character from Toy Story available to meet. If Pluto is unavailable, you may get Minnie, Mickey, Donald or Goofy.
There are unscheduled character meets from time to time around the park which you just queue as normal for. These characters tend to work for 10-15 minutes then take a 5-10 minute break before coming back, so don’t be disheartened if a character disappears while you’re queuing.
A Cast Member will let you know before you join the queue if you won’t get to meet them at that time.
You should be aware that you can only meet LineBerty characters with a slot on the app.
Top LineBerty Tips!
Tip 1: Use multiple phones if you can! We both logged onto our phones at 9:42am, kept refreshing until the slots went live and we ended up getting slots for two different characters. You get one slot PER GROUP not per person, meaning that each phone allows for another group meet slot.
Tip 2: If you miss out on a slot – keep refreshing the app throughout the day. Some people may cancel their slots as plans change and their slot will be re-listed on the app. You never know – you might get lucky!
Tip 3: It may not always be ideal but use your mobile data if you can. There is Wifi in both parks but it can be glitchy and it would be horrible to miss out on a meet and greet due to bad signal! – Most networks do allow you to use your usual data allowances in Europe now, but it is best to check to avoid any scary bills when you get home!
Overall, the LineBerty app can be intimidating, but don’t let it put you off booking those slots and meeting your favourite characters. It really is easy to use, just be patient and don’t panic.
If you have any questions, leave them below and I’ll do my best to answer them. Same goes for any tips and tricks you might have! It’s nice to share!