PIXAR PIER is coming. It will be replacing Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure and bring with it a new concept for the land that brings four “neighborhoods” to represent various brands. It’s all expected to be ready in time for Summer 2018.
Here’s more details, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog:
Neighborhood: The Incredibles
Incredicoaster will be the highlight here a, permanently transformed California Screamin’. This new experience will feature a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles.
To prepare for this transformation, California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8.
Neighborhood: Toy Story
Toy Story Mania! (the “Midway” seemingly removed from its name to match its Florida counterpart) will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood.
Neighborhood: Inside Out
Details are sparse but a neighborhood inspired by “Inside Out” will be found on the western side of the boardwalk and will welcome a new family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.
Neighborhood: General Pixar
The fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories.
Mickey’s Fun Wheel will have a new look, with each of the 24 gondolas featuring different Pixar characters and the iconic face of Mickey Mouse remaining on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which already includes the Bullseye Stallion Stampede game, all of the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters.
Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts will close Jan. 8 to begin this transformation.
More Pixar Pier
Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a new lounge and grill offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Both locations will close Jan. 8, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before closing again for its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7 may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.
The remaining areas of the land that is now Paradise Pier, including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, will become a new land called Paradise Park.
Pixar Pier will open during the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, which begins April 13. The celebration will include the new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks as well as the return of Pixar Play Parade and “Paint the Night” parade, and much more throughout the entire Disneyland Resort.