Discovering Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park
For Pixar fans like me, there is no better place to be apart of the stories than Disneyland Resort. Ever since Pixar Pier debuted at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018 beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life. This land features the thrilling Incredicoaster, the new Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions. Guests experience imaginative neighborhoods, Pixar-inspired food, the Lamplight Lounge, plus exciting entertainment and more.
You first enter Pixar Pier through a dazzling marquee that leads to four whimsical neighborhoods.
The first themed neighborhood is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and home to the Incredicoaster, the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature beloved characters from “The Incredibles” franchise. The Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack, a storyline that connects with fans of Disney•Pixar’s film, “Incredibles 2”. New music, lighting, special effects, exciting character figures and distinctively colored vehicles add to the thrills on this super-speedy coaster, the fastest attraction at the Disneyland Resort.
Toy Story Boardwalk
Adjacent to Incredibles Park is Toy Story Boardwalk, a neighborhood with the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction and its 4D carnival games, plus Jessie’s Critter Carousel, the newest attraction at Pixar Pier.
On Jessie’s Critter Carousel, guests of all ages may hop aboard a sweet woodland creature inspired by the vintage television show, “Woody’s Roundup” from “Toy Story 2,” and go for a spin.
Next to Toy Story Boardwalk is the charming seaside Pixar Promenade, which celebrates a collection of favorite Pixar stories.
The Pixar Pal-A-Round takes guests up high to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 freshly-decorated gondolas – each one adorned with a Pixar pal.
Pixar Promenade also features the new Games of Pixar Pier, where guests can test their skills and win a prize at colorful pay-for-play game booths: La Luna Star Catcher, Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, WALL•E Space Race and Bullseye Stallion Stampede.
Inside Out Headquarters
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff is also in Pixar Promenade, offering delightful confections such as saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.
Just past Pixar Promenade is Inside Out Headquarters. Inspired by Joy, Sadness and the emotions of Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” this neighborhood features another new family-friendly attraction, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, opening in 2019.
Dining at Pixar Pier
Fans looking for food and beverage with a side of story enjoy Lamplight Lounge, an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family near the entrance of Pixar Pier. Lamplight Lounge serves a new menu of California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented, along with unique signature cocktails. The seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay from both upstairs and downstairs.
Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspiration and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover artistic marks that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge. This includes concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters.
Creative food and beverage locations extend all along Pixar Pier, with stories and menu items inspired by Pixar films. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.”. It also serves delicious soft-serve cones and parfaits. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums in Incredibles Park features baby Jack-Jack’s favorite treat for guests to enjoy. At Toy Story Boardwalk, guests may sample the fare at Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros. Also, Poultry Palace looks like the fun, oversized meal box and juice box featured in the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry”. It also offers delicious turkey legs and chicken drumsticks. Señor Buzz Churros offers the quintessential Disneyland Resort treat.
Further along the path at Pixar Promenade, guests discover Anger from “Inside Out” at Angry Dogs. This is a spot where the more Anger burns with rage, the hotter the hot dogs get.
With so many Pixar celebrations at every turn, it’s hard to decide what to try first!
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