Disney has just announced that Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land for guest to experience at Disney California Adventure® Park. The transformation happens when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, entertainment, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney·Pixar stories.
Four Neighborhoods of Pixar Pier
The first of the four themed neighborhoods will be inspired by “The Incredibles.” Here, the new Incredicoaster, permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, will open with Pixar Pier in summer 2018. This new experience will feature a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles. To prepare for this transformation, California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8, 2018.
Toy Story and Inside Out
The popular Toy Story Mania! will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood.A third neighborhood, inspired by “Inside Out”, will be found on the western side of the boardwalk and will welcome a new family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.
A Celebration of Pixar
Finally, the fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many favorite Pixar stories. In this neighborhood, Mickey’s Fun Wheel will have a new look, with each of the 24 gondolas featuring different Pixar characters and the iconic face of Mickey Mouse remaining on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which already includes the Bullseye Stallion Stampede game, all of the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters. Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts will close Jan. 8, 2018 to begin this transformation.
Additional Transformation of Paradise Bay and Paradise Gardens
In addition, Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a new lounge and grill. These locations will offer sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Both locations will also close Jan. 8, 2018, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before closing again for its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7, 2018, may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.
The remaining areas of the land that is now Paradise Pier, will become a new land called Paradise Park.
Pixar Pier Opens April 2018
Like we thought, Pixar Pier will open during the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, which begins April 13, 2018. The celebration will include the new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks spectacular. It also features the return of Pixar Play Parade and “Paint the Night” parade.
What are your thoughts on the transformation? Which transformations do you like ? What do you dislike? Let us know in comments below!
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