It’s Kimberly with Get Away Today, here to talk to you about the Disneyland Resort. I’m so excited that Pixar Pier has just opened at Disney’s California Adventure Park! Guests can celebrate their favorite Pixar pals like never before with new attractions, dining options and character experiences. With so much fun to experience, you’re sure to have an Incredible time at this magical land. If you’re not sure what this brand-new land is all about, keep reading to find out what you need to know about Pixar Pier.
Unlike the old Paradise Pier, Pixar Pier is split up into four brand-new neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is themed after a beloved Disney-Pixar story, making it the ultimate experience for any Pixar fan. Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters will all feature unique dining options, attractions and fun for the entire family.
Welcoming you into Pixar Pier is the colorful and bright marquee. While the sign doesn’t seem like much during the day, it lights up at night making it quite the sight to see. Additionally, you’ll be able to see Pixar-themed murals and photo spots throughout the Pier, perfect for insta-worthy photo spots. Looking for a perfect souvenir? Make sure to stop by Knick’s Knacks across from the Lamplight Lounge. Here, you’ll be able to unique Pixar shirts, toys and more.
While there are some aspects to Pixar Pier that aren’t quite finished yet, it’s exciting to see the vision come to life for this re-imagined land. They truly have taken Pixar Pier to “Infinity and Beyond!”
In Incredibles Park, guests can experience the highly-anticipated ride, the Incredicoaster. Here, guests can go on a high-speed adventure with the Parr family, to try and capture baby Jack-Jack. Since both Jack-Jack and Edna Mode are “too short to ride”, they decide to stay behind. However after Jack-Jack escapes, each family member will need to use their incredible powers to bring him back home safely. While the attraction itself is the same as California Screamin’, it contains new features and elements that make this ride truly super.
If you were “Brave” enough to go on Mickey’s Fun Wheel, you’re sure to love the newly themed Pixar Pal-A-Round. Each gondola has been decorated to reflect a Disney-Pixar movie, making this attraction more bright and colorful than ever before!
Jessie’s Critter Carousel
While Toy Story Boardwalk is still home to Toy Story Midway Mania!, it’s getting another fun addition in 2019. King Tritons Carousel will become Jessie’s Critter Carousel next summer. Jessie and her wilderness friends will take over this attraction, making it a kid-friendly option for heroes in training who aren’t tall enough to ride The Incredicoaster.
Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
Last, but certainly not least, Inside Out Headquarters will also debut a new attraction in 2019 called “Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.” Disney hasn’t released a lot of information for this attraction, we know that it’s bound to bring Joy to everyone who rides it!
In addition to all of the fun, guests are also able to experience a variety of dining options when visiting Pixar Pier. Below, I’ve listed all of the food items you can indulge in while you’re there.
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
The hilarious abominable snowman from Monsters Inc. has decided to open a treat kiosk on Pixar Pier and we couldn’t be more excited! Here, guests can enjoy soft-serve treats like “It’s Lemon!” soft-serve and the Pixar Pier Parfait. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats is the perfect stop for a sunny Southern California day.
Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums
If you’ve seen Incredibles 2, then you’ll know how important “Num Nums” are to saving the world. Luckily, all you’ll need to worry about when you visit Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums is what delectable cookie you’ll want to choose. Here, you can choose between three cookie options, The Incredicookie, Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num and the Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie. While you can’t go wrong with any of them, it seems that the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num is quickly becoming a fan-favorite. The best part? You can pair these delicious treats with a variety of different milk choices, making it the perfect snack while visiting Pixar Pier.
Inspired by the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry”, this quick-service location provides guests with a more filling food option. The Poultry Palace provides Turkey Legs, Chicken Drumsticks and Corn on the Cob. Not only does the building’s architecture look like a giant “fun” meal, but you’ll also receive your own order in an adorable package as well. If you’re looking for a quick place to get a bite, don’t overlook the Poultry Palace.
Señor Buzz Churros
What would a trip to Disneyland be without a famous Disneyland churro? At Señor Buzz Churros, you can find a classic churro (Cinnamon Sugar Galaxy Churro), as well as a Caliente Churro. While this might sound spicy, the flavor tastes similar to Red Hots candy. If you’re a fan of cinnamon, we highly recommend trying the Caliente Churro!
Speaking of spicy food items, you’ll want to be sure to stop by Angry Dogs. Themed after the character Anger from Inside Out, these hot dogs get spicier the angrier he gets. The “Slightly Annoyed Dog” is a typical hot dog, however if you’re looking for a kick, we recommend getting the “Angry Dog.” This spicy all-beef hot dog is sure to wake you up. However, if you want your spice in moderation, you can choose from one of the may unique sauces for your regular hot dog like Buffalo Hot Sauce, Brown Mustard and more.
Although Disney California Adventure guests were sad about the closing of Ariel’s Grotto and the Cove Bar, the Lamplight Lounge has quickly won over the hearts of people everywhere. Not only does it still serve the beloved Lobster Nachos made famous by the Cove Bar, but it offers an eclectic variety of gastro-pub foods for both children and adults. Because reservations for this restaurant are quickly filling up, we recommend making them as soon as you can.
Pixar Pier is truly spectacular, and we hope that you get to visit the re-imagined land soon!
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