Overview: Beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park, a land that features the thrilling Incredicoaster, Jessie’s Critter Carousel Pixar Pal-A-Round, and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attractions, imaginative neighborhoods, Pixar-inspired food, the Lamplight Lounge, plus exciting entertainment and more. Guests experience the wonderful worlds of Pixar in incredible new ways on this seaside waterfront at the Disneyland Resort.
What’s New: Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, which opened in June 2019, invites guests of all ages on a sense-ational spin aboard one of eight Memory Movers inspired by the hit Disney and Pixar film, “Inside Out.” Guests may even find two of Riley’s emotions, Joy and Sadness, greeting guests near this new attraction in the Inside Out Headquarters neighborhood of Pixar Pier.
Don’t Miss: 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 and Pixar’s hit films, “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” 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.
- The Incredicoaster
- Pixar Pal-A-Round
- Toy Story Mania!
- Jessie’s Critter Carousel
- Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
Entertainment: Pixar Promenade features the 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.
Dining: Creative food and beverage locations extend all along Pixar Pier, with stories and menu items inspired by Pixar films. Fans looking for food and beverage with a side of story will enjoy Lamplight Lounge, an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family near the entrance of Pixar Pier. Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.” and it 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 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 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. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff is also in Pixar Promenade, offering delightful confections such as saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.
Shopping: Exciting Pixar merchandise including apparel, accessories, drink ware and other souvenirs are available for guests at Knick’s Knacks and Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Pixar Pier, as well as various other locations throughout the Disneyland Resort. Guests of all ages may don Incredibles-themed apparel and accessories with items celebrating the Parr family. Also at Knick’s Knacks, guests can even have a Disney artist create an original piece of art right before their eyes.
Imaginative Landscaping: Stretching from the Incredicoaster to Inside Out Headquarters, the design of Pixar Pier takes its inspiration from those seaside amusement parks and beachfront resorts on the California coast at the turn of the century, including such classic piers as Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz and Pacific Ocean park in Santa Monica. From its authentically crafted boardwalk to its classically styled attractions, Pixar Pier features fanciful facades and whimsical towers, decorated with colorful festoon lights, and murals, graphics and architectural ornaments that vividly showcase Pixar characters. Many structures on the pier are painted with resplendent jewel tones of ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue and yellow topaz.
Did you know?
- Like “Easter eggs” hidden in Pixar films, many nods to Pixar films and the studios’ culture can be found at Lamplight Lounge, including beverage names.
- At the dawn of the 20th century, California’s coastline was dotted with dozens of scenic seaside amusement parks.
Tips from Cast Members:
- Lamplight Lounge accepts walk-ins at both the upstairs and downstairs lounges. Try some of the shareable menu options including potato skins, tuna poke, carne asada rolls and the longtime favorite, lobster nachos.
- Pixar Pier has many picturesque spots to snap a photo. Strike a pose at the Pixar Pier marquee, Boardwalk billboards or the Pixar Promenade fountain. And keep your eyes peeled for favorite Pixar characters to meet and take a photo with, from Mr. and Mrs. Incredible to Buzz and Woody.
- Try the It’s Lemon! soft serve from Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats for a non-dairy dessert that’s refreshing on a sunny day.