Hey, Insiders! I recently stayed at the newly re-themed Pixar Place Hotel! This was previously Paradise Pier Hotel, which was extremely outdated; this refresh with Pixar theming is exactly what this hotel needed! Let’s dive into a Rapid Resort Review for you & share a few photos of my room!
Hotel Name: Pixar Place Hotel
Overview: Pixar Place Hotel is the first and only hotel in the world to celebrate all the films of Pixar Animation Studios. The contemporary design weaves together with whimsical Pixar artistry from the lobby floor to the rooftop pool deck.
Hotel Type: Moderate
Room Type: Premium View, Two Queen Beds
The rooms are modern, with tasteful decor, Pixar-themed furnishings, artwork created by Pixar Animation Studios, and the modern amenities you would expect from a Disneyland Resort hotel. This is perfect for families looking for a whimsical and restful stay.
One building or Multiple: One
- The Sketch Pad Cafe
- Great Maple Modern American Eatery
- Small Bytes (coming soon!)
Transportation Options + Parking:
There is a parking structure within steps of the hotel’s entrance. The hotel is also near both Downtown Disney and the theme parks. It’s an easy 5-10 minute walk to Downtown Disney, and guests can either walk through the outdoor shopping mall to get to Disneyland’s main entrance gates or hop on the Monorail and get dropped off right inside Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Pixar Place Hotel guests also have their own special entrance to Disney California Adventure right across the street from the hotel (street side). A nice walking trail alongside the Grand Californian will have you arriving by Paradise Pier within minutes!
STOR-E is named in playful homage to the Disney and Pixar film WALL-E. Discover artwork showcasing iconic props from beloved Pixar films, including the scuba mask from Finding Nemo, the odometer and balloons from Up, Hank’s coffee pot from Finding Dory, and more, ranging from the large and colorful to the small and precious.
Also, throughout the store, find Disneyland souvenirs, gifts, and sundries.
An all-new Finding Nemo-inspired rooftop pool deck is on the third floor. Kids will delight in the 186-foot-long Crush’s Surfin’ Slide, inspired by Nemo and his underwater friends! Kids looking to get their feet wet can splash at Nemo’s Cove, while adults searching for a more relaxing retreat can spend time in the whirlpool.
All guests are invited to lounge the day away in a cozy lounge chair high atop the third floor.
- Delight in Disneyland Resort hotel benefits, including special access and premium perks only Disney can offer, like early entry into a theme park. Please check the theme park calendar for the schedule.
- On select nights, guests can watch the Disneyland Park fireworks from the third—floor pool deck and listen to a live synchronized broadcast of the stirring soundtrack.
- Meet and greet with Bing Bong from Inside Out throughout the day, right in the lobby!
- You can also watch Joe Gardner from Soul play Disney hits on the piano in the lobby at select times throughout the day.
This hotel has had an amazing refresh and is a great, budget-friendly hotel for families and friends. The hotel has modern decor, super fun theming, great dining options, and really fun entertainment. One thing to note is that only half of the hotel is completed at this time, and they are still updating the other half (so you may hear construction noise during the day!). The updated rooms are super cute and inviting, and the Pixar decor is fun and colorful. Walking to the parks was quick and easy. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here and can’t wait to go back!
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