Pixar Pier opens to the public on Saturday, June 23rd!!! But yesterday, Disney invited me to a Pixar Pier sneak peek to showcase what’s to come (scroll down for more detailed info) and I’m SO excited for everyone to visit in person. It gives you the feeling of being in Pixar world – super trendy, cartoonish and just so much fun.
Watch the video below for a walk-through of Pixar Pier – and visit me on Instagram to see even more coverage!
Things to do at Pixar Pier
Race with the Parr family on Incredicoaster, the new high-speed adventure at Pixar Pier: On this super-fast attraction (the fastest at the Disneyland Resort), guests are launched alongside the Incredibles on a mission to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack. Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, new music and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible.
Dine at Lamplight Lounge
Enjoy the stylish décor and California casual gastro-pub cuisine: The new restaurant welcomes the entire family with playfully presented food, unique signature cocktails and décor that celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar films to life. The Disneyland Resort culinary team has also developed delicious new menu items such as the carne asada roll with roasted Fresno chili salsa, potato skins with brown butter-caper yogurt, and – for the budding artists – a creamy PB&J roll served with a flowerpot full of veggies, hummus and fresh fruit.
Test your skills at the Games of Pixar Pier
Four colorful and whimsical pay-per-play game booths offer guests the chance to win adorable Pixar prizes of all sizes. The nostalgic midway area includes the return of Bullseye Stallion Stampede along with three new games – La Luna Star Catcher, WALL•E Space Race, and Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss – that provide fun for the entire family under festive awning canopies decorated with blinking carnival lights.
Take a spin on the Pixar Pal-A-Round
The focal point of Pixar Promenade, the Pixar Pal-A-Round celebrates the stories and friendships from many Pixar films. Each of the gondolas on the Pal-A-Round features a different Pixar pal and offers breathtaking views of Pixar Pier.
New eats and treats
New food offerings inspired by Pixar feature films and short films can be found throughout Pixar Pier, including:
• Poultry Palace – serving tasty chicken drumsticks and turkey legs
• Señor Buzz Churros – serving both “caliente” and regular churros
• Angry Dogs –serving spicy and not-so-spicy hot dogs
• Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums – serving freshly-baked cookies
• Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats –serving lemon, chocolate, and vanilla soft serve treats as well as the Pixar Pier Frozen Parfait
Encounter favorite Pixar Pals
Stroll around the various neighborhoods of Pixar Pier to meet many favorite Pixar characters including Edna Mode, Frozone, Russell and Dug and more!
Enjoy TripleDent Gum presents The Pixarmonic Orchestra
The seven-piece band will perform at the Pixar Pier bandshell with a fun, upbeat musical style that fits the Pixar tunes perfectly. The group performs a repertoire of songs using traditional instruments, as well as unconventional music makers such as cowbells, kazoos, duck calls, sirens and slide whistles.
Shop for new Pixar-themed merchandise and treats
As the primary destination at Pixar Pier for Pixar artistry, trinkets and knick knacks – of course – Knick’s Knacks offers new and limited-edition Pixar merchandise. Guests at this retail location also have the unique opportunity to purchase special Pixar art or take home a character sketch created by an on-location artist. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will open in late summer 2018, offering fun frozen beverages and delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.
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Originally published on June 22, 2018. Last Updated on May 30, 2019 by Pattie Cordova