Pixar Pier Celebrates 1st Anniversary With New “Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind” Attraction
Happy 1st Birthday to Pixar Pier! This fantastically themed land made its grand debut at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018. To celebrate its first anniversary Pixar Pier is welcoming the brand new attraction Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. So get ready for a “sense-ational” spin! This newest addition will complete all four imaginative neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are where beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life. You can find your happiness on the thrilling Incredicoaster, Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, along with Pixar-inspired food, the Lamplight Lounge, plus exciting entertainment and more.
Guests enter the wonderful worlds of Pixar through a dazzling marquee that leads to four whimsical neighborhoods at this seaside waterfront. The first themed neighborhood is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney and 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. Furthermore, the Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack, a storyline that will connect with fans of Disney and Pixar’s film, “Incredibles 2,” which opened in theaters June 15. New music, lighting, special effects, exciting character figures and distinctively colored vehicles also 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. 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 iconic Mickey’s Fun Wheel has been transformed to the Pixar Pal-A-Round, taking 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. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff is also in Pixar Promenade, offering delightful confections such as saltwater taffy, rainbow cotton candy and Memory Makers.
Inside Out Headquarters
Just past Pixar Promenade is Inside Out Headquarters. Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s film “Inside Out,” this neighborhood features another new family-friendly attraction, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. Guests will hop aboard one of eight Memory Movers to help Riley’s emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – sort through the memories being collected. To complement the playful atmosphere, Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino also collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering to create five music tracks, one for each of Riley’s emotions.
Fans looking for food and beverage with a side of story will enjoy the new Lamplight Lounge. It’s an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family near the entrance of Pixar Pier. Lamplight Lounge also serves a new menu of California casual gastro-pub cuisine. They playfully present the food, along with unique signature cocktails. The seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay from both upstairs and downstairs. On Saturdays and Sundays, Lamplight Lounge is serving brunch in the downstairs dining room from park open to noon. To book reservations, guests may call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463) or visit Disneyland.com.
Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspiration and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will also discover the 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. Along with lunch and dinner, guests are also enjoying brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Lamplight Lounge.
Pixar Pier Food and Beverage Locations
Creative food and beverage locations extend all along Pixar Pier, with stories and menu items inspired by Pixar films. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, already a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.” and 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 will also sample the fare at Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros. Poultry Palace, which looks like the fun, oversized meal box and juice box featured in the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” offers delicious turkey legs and chicken drumsticks. Señor Buzz Churros also offers the quintessential Disneyland Resort treat. Further along the path at Pixar Promenade, guests discover Anger from “Inside Out” at Angry Dogs, a spot where the more Anger burns with rage, the hotter the hot dogs get.
Paradise Gardens Park
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.
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