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The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:05 pm
by ILoveRides
Pixar Pier is now open at Disney California Adventure (DCA)! Formerly Paradise Pier, this newly reimagined land brings 4 Pixar-themed “neighborhoods” to the pier: Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk, Pixar Promenade, and Inside Out Headquarters. Incredibles Park houses the standout attraction of the pier, the Incredicoaster! This re-theme of the original California Screamin’ roller coaster adds a storyline and theming to the attraction. As the coaster begins, baby Jack Jack escapes, and you get to race alongside the Incredibles as they try to capture him and bring him home. Character figures, lighting, music, and special effects have all been added to bring the story to life. In the Toy Story Boardwalk neighborhood you can check out Midway Mania and ride Jessie’s Critter Carousel (opening in 2019). Pixar Promenade houses the Pixar Pal-A-Round - a Pixar inspired re-theme of Mickey’s Fun Wheel, as well as newly reimagined boardwalk games and a stage for music acts and character encounters. Inside Out Headquarters will house Emotional Whirlwind, an Inside Out inspired re-theme of Flik's Flyers from Bug’s Land (opening 2019). TPR was invited to a 2-day event to preview this newly re-imagined land and experience all the Pixar awesomeness that the Resort now has to offer. There was so much to see that we broke the report up into 2 parts:

Part 1 [ Below ]: Pixar Pier Preview Day! The food, merchandise, Incredicoaster, Pixar Pal-A-Round, and an awesome dinner at the Lamplight Lounge! Plus as a bonus: Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular fireworks at Disneyland, and a look at the new changes to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Part 2 [ Coming Soon ]: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction, more Pixar Pier, Pixar character meet-and-greets, the Paint The Night Parade with a new Incredibles themed float, and a popcorn love story!

Keep reading to join us for part 1 and see everything that Pixar Pier has to offer! On with the report...

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:08 pm
by ILoveRides
... continued from above!

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:48 am
by bert425
wonderful report! thanks so much for sharing.

What is required to get onto that special Balcony in the Lounge? Is that reserved for certain guests, or certain levels of Disney customers? or just if it's empty, one could request to sit out there??

great pics!

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:44 am
by jedimaster1227
This is such a great report! I can't wait to get back to Disneyland to check out Pixar Pier--especially Lamplight Lounge where it looks like there are a ton of new items I need to try (plus more of my favorite lobster nachos)! Thank you guys for sharing such awesome photos with us!

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:01 am
by ILoveRides
bert425 wrote:What is required to get onto that special Balcony in the Lounge? Is that reserved for certain guests, or certain levels of Disney customers? or just if it's empty, one could request to sit out there??


We were told that normal guests could request it, and if it was available they’d be allowed to sit there. I don’t know if there are any restrictions beyond this, but we weren’t told of any. I’m guessing that availability will be VERY hard to come by once word gets out - so my advice if you’re interested would be to visit ASAP (and probably call in advance of your visit if your heart is set on it). I will say though, the room itself didn’t have any windows, so I much prefer the open-air experience of the normal restaurant for dining. But for drinks, sitting out on that balcony would be really nice!

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 am
by bert425
^^ Cool.. thanks.

it will be a while before we get back to Disney, but absolutely on our radar due to the Pixar Pier overlay.
(we don't care too much about Star Wars (I KNOW!!!). . so likely will try to visit once that is open, since that will draw most of the crowds away from DCA) :)

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:34 am
by boldikus
As always, insanely great photos. Your reports do the best job of making me feel like I just spent the day with you guys. Well done.

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:43 am
by robbalvey
Thanks for yet another AMAZING report you guys! So happy we have people we can trust on the West Coast to cover these events!

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:30 am
by Hilltopper39
Lamplight Lounge looks amazing, and honestly the Incredicoaster looks like a great re-furb of an existing attraction. I don't know, I've seen a lot of people on Twitter and other social media outlets bashing the whole Pixar Pier overlay but honestly I think it all looks pretty great.

Re: The Grand Opening of Pixar Pier at DCA!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:24 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! Those tunnel effects on Incredicoaster look really cool.