It's always exciting when Disneyland opens a new land or attraction. This weekend was thrilling as we not only got to experience the atmosphere of the newly opened Pixar Pier, but also, the attractions. Pixar Pier was once part of Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure Park. From new and returning beloved attractions to new dining locations and merchandise, it feels like a whole new land!
For those that don't know, Pixar Pier is actually made up of four distinct neighborhoods; Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade and Inside Out Headquarters. Each neighborhood celebrates a different story or essence of Pixar. We are excited to share our top 5 things you must do at Pixar Pier now that it's open. Enjoy:
Of course, the thing we've all been waiting for is finally here! The Incredicoaster is without doubt the main attraction in all of Pixar Pier. Located inside Incredibles Park, you will be amazed at the attention to detail and the fun story telling that is part of the rollercoaster once known as California Screamin'. You'll now be screaming about how much you love the Incredicoaster.
Because it is so popular, we recommend getting a FastPass as soon as possible. If you're using Disney's MaxPass service, you'll want to grab a FastPass reservation as soon as you enter Disney California Adventure for the day.
Another tip to consider, is try to ride the Incredicoaster once during the day and once at night. It will feel like a completely different experience!
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Although not new to Disney California Adventure Park, Toy Story Midway Mania! fits so perfectly into the Toy Story Boardwalk at Pixar Pier. It's so nice to see the surrounding area pay proper to homage to one of the most beloved Pixar series of films of all time. It just feels right!
Toy Story Midway Mania! also features a FastPass option, so you'll want to get one. Or more, depending on how many times you want to ride. If you're really competitive, you may want to ride again and again to beat your last score.
Games of the Boardwalk
The Pixar Promenade is definitely a place you'll want to spend some time exploring, but the Games of the Boardwalk will make you want to participate. You'll find four different games to play: Wall-E Space Race, La Luna Star Catcher, Bullseye Stallion Stampede and Heimlich's Candy Corn Toss. Buy a game card and then play for prizes. It's by far the funnest way to get your souvenirs!
Mickey's Fun Wheel is back with a whole new name and look. It is quite possibly the most photographed icon in Disney California Adventure Park. And while it still spotlights everyone's mouse, it also now it features a pair of Pixar pals on each of the 24 gondolas. There are still swinging and non-swinging gondolas, so make sure you get in the line for the one you want. And if you're not a fan of ferris wheels, you'll still want to watch and see if you can spot your favorite characters.
The Food at Pixar Pier
The food options at Pixar Pier are so vast that they truly deserve their own video, which is exactly what we'll be doing. We'll go into everything in more detail next week, but for now, just know that the food of Pixar Pier is out of this world. There's everything from quick snacks in carts throughout the land to gourmet cuisine at the Lamplight Lounge. The Lamplight Lounge is so amazing that it actually took the place of two formerly hugely popular dining locations; Ariel's Grotto and the Cove Bar. When you figure this lounge replaced those two restaurants, you know it's going to be good... and trust us, it is! In fact, we may just do a video on the Lamplight Lounge!
We are so excited about how amazing the new Pixar Pier is and are sure that it will become an instant favorite with families of all ages. When you're ready to book your Disneyland vacation, remember that you've got a friend in all of us at Get Away Today. We'd love to help you find the best deal on your hotel and tickets, and we'll take care of you every step of the way.
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