Pixar Pier Opens June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park, Celebrating the Wonderful Worlds of Pixar in a Newly Reimagined Land at Disneyland Resort
Pixar Pier Introduces the Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round Attractions, New Food and Beverage Offerings, Lamplight Lounge, Characters Including Edna Mode – and More
ANAHEIM, Calif (May 23, 2018) –Beloved Pixar stories and characters get a new home at Disney California Adventure Park when Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018. The newly reimagined land features the thrilling Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, imaginative neighborhoods, Lamplight Lounge and additional food locations inspired by Pixar films, plus exciting entertainment, character encounters and more. Guests will experience the wonderful worlds of Pixar in incredible new ways on this seaside waterfront at the Disneyland Resort.
Inspired by classic California piers and boardwalks, Pixar Pier debuts along the southern shore of Paradise Bay. Pixar Pier opens during Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond that runs through Sept. 3, 2018. One of the highlights of Pixar Fest is the new “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks show at Disneyland Park.
At Pixar Pier, guests will enter the newly reimagined land at Disney California Adventure through the dazzling Pixar Pier marquee – topped with the iconic Pixar lamp later this year. Beloved Pixar stories are introduced in this land through four whimsical neighborhoods.
The first neighborhood is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” and it opens with the Incredicoaster. Permanently transformed from the attraction that was California Screamin’, Incredicoaster invites guests into a mid-century-modern-style loading area where they will board vehicles with a distinctive, new look. New character moments, new scenes and special effects, and an exciting musical score connect the attraction’s story to Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which opens in theaters June 15, 2018.
Adjacent to Incredibles Park is Toy Story Boardwalk, a neighborhood that includes the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction, with Jessie’s Critter Carousel coming in 2019. Another new neighborhood is Inside Out Headquarters, inspired by Pixar’s “Inside Out,” where another new family friendly attraction will open at a later date.
The fourth neighborhood, Pixar Promenade, celebrates a collection of guest-favorite Pixar stories. The iconic Fun Wheel transforms into the newly themed Pixar Pal-A-Round, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 freshly-decorated gondolas – each one adorned with beloved Pixar pals.
Pixar Promenade also features the new Games of the Boardwalk, offering guests a chance to test their skills and win a prize. The gleaming superstructure of the Incredicoaster provides the backdrop for this nostalgic midway area, decorated with blinking lights and festive awning canopies. The four colorful and whimsical “pay for play” game booths include:
- La Luna Star Catcher, a fishing game for the whole family featuring star characters from the Academy Award nominated Pixar short, “La ”
- Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, featuring the adorable caterpillar, Heimlich, from the Pixar animated feature film “A Bug’s Life”. For this game, guests toss over-sized candy corns into Heimlich’s open
- WALL-E Space Race, which is inspired by the dance scene set in space from the Pixar animated feature film, “WALL-E”. The game features WALL-E and EVE twirling up into the space, propelled by guests triggering a fire
- Bullseye Stallion Stampede, a horse racing game where horses like Bullseye from “Toy Story” are moved along by guests rolling
Another exciting location opening at Pixar Pier on June 23 is the new Lamplight Lounge, an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family at the entrance of Pixar Pier. Lamplight Lounge will serve a new menu of California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented, along with unique signature cocktails. The seaside lounge will contain a full bar with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay from both upstairs and downstairs.
Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover the artistic marks that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge, including concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters.
Just past Lamplight Lounge, guests will find even more fun and creative food and beverage locations inspired by Pixar films. The newly opened Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, which is already a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.” and serves delicious soft-serve. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums in Incredibles Park features baby Jack-Jack’s favorite treat for guests to enjoy. At Toy Story Boardwalk, guests will visit Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros. Poultry Palace, which looks like the oversized fun meal box and juice box featured in the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” will offer delicious turkey legs. Señor Buzz Churros offers the quintessential Disneyland Resort treat at a food kiosk where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode, just like he does in “Toy Story 3”. Further down the path in Pixar Promenade, Angry Dogs will feature Anger from “Inside Out” and serve up hot dogs, where the more Anger burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get.
The remaining areas of the original Paradise Pier – including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumping Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – become a new land called Paradise Gardens Park.