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The wonderful worlds of Pixar come to life at the Disneyland Resort at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

10 Incredible Must Do’s at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park offers incredible thrills and more adventure for guests at the Disneyland Resort. This playful land features exciting themed attractions, entertainment, food and beverage, and more, celebrating beloved Pixar characters and stories. For guests exploring Pixar Pier, here are 10 things that will make every visit incredible.


1 – Race with the Parr family on the Incredicoaster

The Incredicoaster is the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature beloved characters from “The Incredibles” franchise. 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, a storyline that will connect with fans of Disney and Pixar’s film, “Incredibles 2.” Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, music, and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible.

2 – Explore the Whimsical Neighborhoods of Pixar Pier

The Pixar stories that guests have come to know and love are presented through themed neighborhoods along the boardwalk of Pixar Pier, where guests will encounter some of their favorite Pixar characters. Guests join a celebration in honor of the Parr family in Incredibles Park, shrink down to the size of a toy in the Toy Story Boardwalk, and tour the charming seaside Pixar Promenade, celebrating all the heartwarming stories and characters from Pixar films. The fourth neighborhood, Inside Out Headquarters, features a the family-friendly attraction, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

Incredibles Park features mid-century modern design aesthetics. Guests enter through an archway where the iconic Incredibles logo is seen overhead. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

3 – Disney at Lamplight Lounge

The 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 menu items such as the carne asada roll with 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. Lamplight Lounge also has a new a la carte brunch menu offered on weekends.

4 – 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.


5 – 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 24 gondolas on the Pal-A-Round features a different Pixar pal and offers breathtaking views of Pixar Pier.

6 – Enjoy Eats and Treats Inspired by Pixar Characters and Films

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

7 – 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!

Angry Dogs in Pixar Promenade offers hot dogs, chips and beverages in an open-air walk-up location on the waterfront. Anger, the outrageously fun character from Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ stands 35 inches high on a light stand and true to his nature, he is angry. The raging orange-red flames from his forehead appear to roast spicy and not-so-spicy hot dogs for guests. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

8 – Rediscover Toy Story Midway Mania!

Potato Head welcomes guests as they become honorary toys and compete in target-themed games hosted by friends from the Toy Story movies. Guests try to hit secret targets to unleash “Easter eggs”—new and exciting game targets worth even more points.

9 – Strike a Pose! 

You’ll want to strike a pose at the new Pixar Pier marquee, Boardwalk billboards, or the Pixar Promenade fountain. From the moment guests enter the land through the dazzling Pixar Pier marquee, they encounter picturesque locations that include scenic billboards, a kugel fountain inspired by the iconic Pixar ball, and views of the shimmering shores of Paradise Bay.

10 – Check out 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 offers fun frozen beverages and delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.

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