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Celebrate with the Incredibles at Pixar Place! NEW Experience at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World!

 

If you are a fan of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles than you need to head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to experience the Incredibles Celebration at Pixar Place! This exciting new area in Hollywood Studios is themed to Municiberg, the city the movie takes place in! Here you will find unique character meet and greet opportunities, delicious treats, photo ops and dance parties!

 

 

Pixar Place is the section of Hollywood Studios that was previously the entrance to the Toy Story Mania attraction. The area was themed completely to Toy Story with the ‘Barrel of Monkeys’ monkeys strung across the street and green army men roaming around. When Toy Story Land opened the entrance to Toy Story Mania was rerouted into the new land and Pixar Place was walled off as a backstage area.

 

 

Upon this transition, many theories and rumors began to swirl around regarding what Disney was going to do with the future of Pixar Place. Would it remain behind walls forever as a backstage area or would the area be used for a new experience? Well it didn’t stay behind walls for long! Pixar Place is back and now is dedicated to celebrating all things Incredibles! Here are some of the things you can look forward to in the new, revamped Pixar Place!

 

 

Dance Party

You can show off your best dance moves during a dance party hosted by an emcee. The party features fun music, interactive games and special appearances by Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. This is a great time to meet these popular characters that you typically don’t see in the parks and have the opportunity to take pictures with them as well!

 

Edna Mode Meet-and-Greet

Here in Pixar Place you can meet Edna Mode, the stylish and very sassy fashion designer from the Incredibles films! Your experience will begin by visiting Edna Mode’s Super-Suit Gallery. As you wait in line you can see some of the famous designer’s most popular creations! Then you get to actually meet Edna herself and take some incredible photos!

 

Food!

Throughout Pixar Place you can find food and beverage items themed to the Incredibles! There are some amazing snacks that can be had here including my personal favorite the Num Num Cookie! If you are a fan of the Incredibles films then you will know that the “Num Num Cookie” is also Jack Jack’s favorite treat! The characters often use the famous “Num Num Cookies” to reward Jack Jack or bribe him! Now you can try a Num Num Cookie for yourself! These cookies are massive, they are definitely sharable! The cookie is served warm, it truly melts in your mouth!

 

 

I recently stopped by Municiberg at Pixar Place for myself and had a blast! My highlight was hands-down that Jack Jack Num Num Cookie! It is delicious! I love that they serve it to you warm and fresh! I will be back for more! I vlogged my experience at Pixar Place, you can watch the video on our YouTube Channel:

 

 

A few days after visiting with my family I actually went back to the area with two of our INCREDIBLE Travel Planners, Alyssa and Karen! We had a blast taking photos with the fun photo ops that the area has!

 

 

There are so many new and exciting experiences to be had every day at the Walt Disney World Resort! Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacation Travel Planner today to plan your next visit! Our team is ready to make your next vacation INCREDIBLE!

Pixar Pier Opens June 23rd at Disney’s California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort

Disney has revealed more details for Pixar Pier, the new land coming to Disney’s California Adventure Park! These details include new information on the reimagining of the piers’ roller coaster and lounge.  The section of California Adventure formerly known by park goers as Paradise Pier has been closed since this past January. This part of the park is reopening VERY SOON on June 23 as Pixar Pier! Pixar Pier will feature characters from popular Pixar films including, “The Incredibles,” “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out” and “Coco.” The Piers main two attractions, the former California Screamin’ roller coaster and Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Ferris wheel are both getting a face lift! The two attraction will both be receiving an entirely new theme and backstory.

Pixar Pier will be made up of four “neighborhoods” each based off of a Pixar movie! Here are some details we know so far about what we can look forward to on Saturdary June 23rd – the opening of Pixar Pier:

 

Incredibles Park

What was California Screamin’ is being reimagined into the Incredicoaster. This will be themed after characters from Disney Pixars’ “The Incredibles” movies. We have heard that baby, Jack-Jack’s shenanigans will drive the backstory of the revamped Incredicoaster. Guests will enter a new building featuring a modern glass façade. Once in the que line guests will be told the backstory of the ride. The story goes that the Incredibles family is there to inaugurate the roller coaster for their town of Municiberg, as with any story some trouble is sure to arise, in the process of the rollercoaster inauguration, baby Jack-Jack escapes his babysitter and sprints around the roller coaster.  The coaster track will remain the same as it was with California Screamin’. The former scream tunnels, are now completely enclosed, inside these tunnels projection technology will allow Disney to use their magic and tell the story of the mischievous Jack-Jack’s escape.  Throughout the ride, various Incredibles family members try to catch baby Jack-Jack. During the journey, Jack-Jack’s brother and mother both attempt to catch him and fail. In another tunnel, Mr. Incredible bursts through the walls and uses a cookie to try to lure baby Jack-Jack. As guests ride through this scene they will actually get a whiff of a cookie scent! This effect is sure to be amazing! If this scene makes you crave this delicious treat, don’t worry! We hear that guests will actually then be able to purchase cookies at the exit! That’s right! You can buy a brown deep dish butter cookie, served fresh and warm, along with flavored milk at Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums, a cart located where previously the Photo Pass display for California Screamin’ use to be.

 

Inside Out

Not that many details have been released about this new Inside Out area. So we can’t wait until the opening! We do know that a new ride is under construction to open at a later date, but no details have been released.

Pixar Promenade

This neighborhood features the Pixar Pal-Around, the Ferris wheel previously known as Mickey’s Fun Wheel. This Ferris wheel is a park icon and offers amazing views over top the park! The Ferris wheel has been repainted and rethemed. The icon image of Mickey Mouse will remain at the wheel’s center. Each of the 24 individual gondolas of the Ferris wheel have been repainted with a Pixar character design. These designs include such characters as WALL-E, Miguel from “Coco,” Lightning McQueen from “Cars” and Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out.”  The boardwalk arcade games found in this area will remain but receive new themes! These themes including La Luna Star Catcher, a fishing game from the Pixar short film. Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss from “A Bug’s Life.” WALL-E Space Race from “WALL-E.” And “Bullseye Stallion Stampede, a horse racing game with a “Toy Story” theme!  For food in this neighborhood, ‘The Angry Dogs’ stand will serve hot dogs and chips, themed to Anger from “Inside Out.”

 

Toy Story Boardwalk

This neighborhood includes the existing Toy Story Mania! ride and will soon be home to Jessie’s Critter Carousel in 2019. This ride will give a new them to what was the King Triton’s Carousel. Dining locations are designed to make guests feel like a child! Food locations include the ‘Poultry Palace’, this location will serve turkey legs and more from an oversized carton of chicken. Señor Buzz Churros will be themed to Buzz from Toy Story and serve up sweet treats.

 

More Food and Beverage Locations!

The new Lamplight Lounge will take the place of the former space for the Cove Bar, this new Lounge will open along with the area’s grand opening on June 23rd! We hear the lounge will have a California gastropub vibe to it. Lamplight Lounge will have 2 levels to it. Downstairs will be by reservations and the upstairs will be walk-in only.

 

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff candy store, will open sometime after the June 23rd grand opening date. This confectionary shop will sell saltwater taffy, candied apples, slushies and cotton candy in a rainbow design on a stick that looks like a unicorn horn. A large sculpture of Bing Bong from “Inside Out” will be present in the shop!

 

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats has already opened and has already become very popular.

 

Pixar Pier officially opens Saturday, June 23rd! There is still time to plan an amazing summer vacation at the Disneyland Resort! Be sure to contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner today! We are excited to bring your vacation dreams to life!

 

Behind-the-Scenes: ‘Pixar Play Parade’ at Disneyland Park During Pixar Fest

“Pixar Play Parade” has returned to the Disneyland Resort, this time to Disneyland park for Pixar Fest! This delightful parade brings even more fan-favorite Pixar stories to life with the addition of three new story elements!

Before these Pixar pals made their debut down Main Street, U.S.A., I had the opportunity to see the new story elements being created. In the video below, you’ll see our creative team working on various parts of the iconic Pixar Lamp from the original Pixar Short, “Luxo Jr.,” Carl Fredricksen’s house from “Up” and Riley’s rocket wagon from “Inside Out.”

Don’t miss these new story elements and the return of “Pixar Play Parade,” during Pixar Fest, going on now through September 3.

New Pixar Play Zone for Kids coming to Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gives Parents an Evening to Themselves!

A brand new, immersive Pixar character experience will soon be offered for kids ages 4-12 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Each night kids can have the chance to be transported into the world of their favorite Pixar movies and interact with many beloved Pixar characters! The experience is called the Pixar Play Zone! This new offering allows kids to get to play while parents get to enjoy a night out at the Walt Disney World Resort! Pixar Play Zone is part of a pilot program that starts April 13, 2018 at the Contemporary Resort. Any Guests can bring their kids to Pixar Play Zone, you do not need to be a resort guest in order to book this kid’s experience.

Let’s take a look inside at what kids will get to experience at Pixar Play Zone! Bonnie’s Play Room will be filled with a variety of toys. Just around the corner is the Living Room. This space will serve as the hub for most of the activity at Pixar Play Zone! It is here that kids can experience Space Ranger Training where a Space Ranger will teach kids what it takes to become a Junior Space Ranger of Star Command and how to identify enemies, like the evil emperor Zurg. Kids will also learn the call of the Space Ranger, “To infinity and beyond!” This is just one of the amazing interactive experience kids can enjoy! Woody and Jessie will show kids the ropes of the Wild West during Woody’s Roundup which will be complete with a sing-along. Next to the Living Room will be the Radiator Springs Racetrack! Here kids will get to build their own racecars and take turns sending them down a soapbox derby racetrack for Piston Cup Derby Races. Finally, kids can participate in the Incredible Dance Party with Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, and a fun party host! Your kid’s evening at Pixar Play Zone will also include arcade games, dinner and dessert.

The kid’s nightly getaway will open doors for check-in at 5 p.m. The experience will begin at the welcome desk, a stop at the “Monsters, Inc.” handwashing station, followed by Boo’s Closet Door, where youngsters will be able to store any belongings before taking a couple of steps into an evening of Pixar fun! Programming will run from 6 to 10:30 p.m. for a fee of $65 per child (plus tax)

This new offering is a great chance for kids to experience activities just for them and make new friends! The experience also gives parents some time off so they can enjoy a romantic evening at Walt Disney World! Here are a few fun date night ideas to do while your kids enjoy Pixar Play Zone!

 

Dinner on the Monorail Loop

The location of Pixar Play Zone, Disney’s Contemporary Resort sits on the monorail loop. The monorail connects the Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. All of these wonderful resorts have a great selection of restaurants to choose from. You can find a place for whatever cuisine or atmosphere you are looking for.

 

 

Resort Hopping

The 3 resorts on the monorail loop, Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian are all stunning and offer something unique to see and do! The Contemporary is sleek and modern, this classic hotel is timeless and futurist all at the same time! The Polynesian Village Resort will transport you to an island paradise! The grounds are lush and tropical. There is even a beach that overlooks the seven seas lagoon across to the Magic Kingdom. The Grand Floridian is luxurious and Victorian. The Disney World resorts are truly like theme parks in themselves! You can spend a wonderful evening exploring around the resorts and their beautiful grounds. Grab dinner along the way or enjoy a drink at one of the resort’s lounges.

 

 

Epcot

If you take the monorail from the Contemporary to the transportation and ticket center you can catch a connecting monorail straight to Epcot! Epcot is home to the world showcase. The world showcase is home to 11 pavilions that represent their respective countries. If you feel like traveling the world in an evening Epcot is the place for you! During different times of the years Epcot is also the host for many popular festivals including the International Food and Wine Festival, the Flower and Garden Festival, the Festival of the Holidays and the Festival of the Arts! There is always something new to see and do and eat at Epcot!

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The Pixar Play Zone is a great place for kids to play while adults get to go out and enjoy a special evening knowing that their children are in great hands!

Pixar Characters Will Greet Guests in Toy Story Land At Walt Disney World Resort

You will have the chance to encounter some of your favorite characters from the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” films, including Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl, at Toy Story Land – opening June 30 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Woody, Buzz and Jessie will be greeting guests throughout Toy Story Land on a daily basis. And each character (along with the rest of the gang) will be joining in on the fun in a land where guests “shrink” to the size of a toy. Guests will be also be able to take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit, or take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set that Andy won at Pizza Planet.

Toy Story Land guests can also walk through a new carnival game box to experience Toy Story Mania!, which has been a guest-favorite attraction at the park since it opened in 2008. Now expanded with a third track, the popular attraction will allow even more guests to take aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Stay tuned for more updates as we move closer to the opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Food Offerings Coming to Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort!

Pixar Pier will officially open at Disney’s California Adventure park on June 23rd! This new land is transforming the area of the park previously known as Paradise Pier and reimaging it to be themed to many beloved Pixar films! While we anticipate, the new land’s opening this summer, in the meantime we can enjoy the start of Pixar Fest! That’s right throughout Disneyland and California Adventure guests will be able to celebrate all things Pixar! The event begins on April 13th and runs through September 3rd.

Pixar Fest will bring us a NEW nighttime spectacular and re-introduce two parades! Throughout the event guests can also experience Pixar inspired food, Pixar meet-and-greets, Pixar merchandise, and themed decorations throughout the parks that will give a nod to our favorite Pixar movies!

 

Let’s take a look at some of the food offerings guests will have the opportunity to try during Pixar Fest:

 

Pixar Ball Caramel Apple

Everyone knows that iconic yellow and blue ball with the red star! The Pixar ball is a well-known symbol for the Pixar brand. Guest will find the Pixar ball at this event in the form of a decorated caramel apple!

 

Pixar Ball Cake Pop

A cake pop decorated like the Pixar ball will also be available!

 

Lots-o-Straw-“Bear”-y Funnel Cake

If you are a fan of the Toy Story movies then you of course know that famous bear Lots-o who “smells like strawberries!” Well at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Disneyland park guests can enjoy the Lots-o-Straw-“Bear”-y Funnel Cake! This funnel cake is topped with… you guessed it: Strawberries!

 

Lots-o-Straw-“Bear”-y Churros

Disneyland’s Hungry Bear Restaurant will also be home to another treat themed to Lots-o the bear! Here guests will also find the Lots-o-Straw-“Bear”-y Churros! The churro is a must-have Disney parks snack and this churro will be coated in a special strawberry sugar!

 

Boot Beer

Over at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland park guests will find another Toy Story themed treat, this one inspired by everyone’s favorite cowboy, Woody! The Boot Beer will be a root beer float served inside of a souvenir Woody’s boot!

 

Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake

And we can’t forget about our favorite cowgirl, Jessie! The Stage Door Café at Disneyland park will be home to Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake!

 

Alien Macarons

Also at Pixar Fest guest can enjoy a sweet treat themed to Green Aliens from Toy Story! We know that these themed macarons will be filled with a lemon-blackberry filling. Sounds delicious!

 

Sully Popcorn Buckets

Popcorn carts throughout Disneyland will offer a Monsters Inc. themed popcorn bucket featuring Sully!

 

Color-Changing Noodles

At the Lucky Fortune Cookery at Disney’s California Adventure park guests will find a very unique dish themed to Monsters Inc., Color-Changing Noodles! That’s right the noodles on your plate will actually change color! How does this work you may be wondering? The noodles will be soaked in cabbage before being served and will color change when lime or vinaigrette is drizzled on top. What a creative meal!

 

Mike Wazowski Sippers

Everyone loves Mike Wazowski from Pixar’s Monsters Inc.! Counter-service locations throughout California Adventure will have a souvenir Mike Wazowski Sipper available for purchase.

 

Mike Wazowski Krispie Treats!

Also available at counter-service locations guest can grab a Mike Wazowski Krispie Treat!

 

Mike Wazowski Sourdough Bread

If you have ever visited California Adventure then you know they are known for their sourdough bread that is made fresh right from the Pacific Wharf Café! You may have seen some of these sourdough loaves formed into iconic Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie and even Tow Mater who is sold in Cars Land! Well now Mike Wazowski will also be available in sourdough bread form!

 

Dory Cake Pop

Dory the beloved Pixar character from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory will be featured in a themed cake pop!

 

Nemo Caramel Apple

Nemo from the Finding Nemo Film will also be featured in a sweet treat! Guests can purchase a Nemo decorated caramel apple!

 

Fried-ricksen Bologna Sandwich

The Fried-ricksen Bologna Sandwich will be a reference to the Pixar movie Up. This meal will be served at Carnation Café located in Disneyland park.

 

Fredrickson TV Dinner

Also a nod to Up, guests can order the Fredrickson TV Dinner. This dish will also be served at the Carnation Café inside Disneyland park.

 

Up Merit Badge Éclair

If you have seen the Pixar film Up then you know that Russell is in the process of achieving his merit badge. Inside the Jolly Holiday Bakery at Disneyland Park guests will find an Éclair themed to Russell’s merit badge!

 

“Up”-Tart

The Capuccino Cart found in the Disneyland park will be home to the “Up”-Tart. The “Up”-Tart will be a Nutella Pop Tart!

 

“Ratatouille” Beignets

At Café Orleans in Disneyland Park guests can enjoy beignets themed to Remy the lovable chef rat from the Pixar film Ratatouille!

 

Three-course Remy Menu

Ratatouille fans can’t miss this three-course feast! Also at Café Orleans in Disneyland park guests can order from a three-course Remy menu!

 

Coco Churro

Pixar’s newest film Coco will also be represented at Pixar fest! The Coco Churro will be found in Frontierland at Disneyland park. The churro will be complete with Chocolate Powder, Vanilla Beans, Salted Cinnamon Sugar, Mexican Chocolate dipping sauce!

 

Souvenir Coco Jaritas “mugs”

Souvenir Coco mugs will be available at both Rancho del Zocalo in Disneyland park and at Paradise Garden Grill in California Adventure.

 

Everything on the menu for Pixar Fest sounds incredible! Will you be planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during the event?! Our Kingdom Magic Team is also happy to help you plan your next adventure!

 

 

 

New Dining Locations Coming to Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure!

Pixar Pier is opening at Disney’s California Adventure on June 23rd! Disney has now shared many of the new dining locations that will be located in this new land! Let’s take a look at some of these wonderful Pixar themed dining and snack locations!

Incredicoaster Snack Location

A new snack location will be added right by the new Incredicoaster! The Incredicoaster is taking the place of what once was California Screamin’ and will give a new backstory to the rollercoaster based off of Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles movie! The new snack spot coming in front of the Incredicoaster will take the location of the former California Screamin’ photo kiosk. Not many details have been released from Disney yet on this location. But Disney has teased that there will be a very ‘unique’ snack offering here and that it is something that Jack-Jack from The Incredibles is a fan of! We can’t wait to find out more!

 

If you ever visited Paradise Pier then you may remember those wonderful Boardwalk-themed food kiosks that dotted along the Pier. Well we now know that those snack locations will still be there. Upon Pixar Pier’s opening the kiosks will be re-opening as Pixar-themed food stands! These food stands will include: Poultry Palace, Senor Buzz Churros and Angry Dogs.

Poultry Palace

What was the Turkey Leg kiosk on Paradise Pier will now be the Poultry Palace on Pixar Pier.  Poultry Palace is in reference to the Toy Story Toon: Small Fry. Poultry Palace was a fast food restaurant in the Toy Story Toon! The main menu item here will be staying the same as before, those famous Disney Parks Turley Legs!

 

Senor Buzz Churros

The churro stand will now be themed to Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story! Here guests will be able to enjoy a delicious Disney staple, a churro!

 

Angry Dogs

This food stand will be themed to the Pixar film Inside Out. Angry Dog will appropriately serve hot dogs!

 

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

What was the Paradise Pier Ice Cream Co. will re-open as the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats! The snack location will serve icy, sweet treats just as before but this time there will be a signature soft-serve item on the menu!  Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats will serve what is being referred to as a Lemon Dole Whip! It is highly rumored that this location will open earlier than the rest of Pixar Pier! As someone who loves Dole Whip, I can’t wait to experience this exciting twist on the famous Disney treat!

 

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Confectionery

Every good Pier needs to have a candy shop! And Pixar Pier will be receiving a sweets shop with the opening of Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Confectionery! The shop will serve candy, slushies, and other traditional Disney candy shop staples along with some exclusive Pixar themed offerings!

 

June 23rd is right around the corner! We are so excited for the opening of Pixar Pier and for trying all these delicious new snacks and treats!

Pixar Pier Opening Date Announced!

Back in August, at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim California we found out that Paradise Pier at Disney’s California Adventure park would be reimagined as Pixar Pier. The current Paradise Pier was themed to a traditional boardwalk that you would find along the California Coast. The area of the park featured iconic boardwalk staples from a rollercoaster (California Screamin’) to swings (Silly Symphony Swings).

The idea for the revamped Pixar Pier will retheme a lot of the existing attractions on Paradise Pier and give them a new backstory based off of many beloved Disney Pixar movies. For several years, Paradise Pier has already been home to the Toy Story Midway Mania attraction which is based off of the popular Disney Pixar film series Toy Story. The added presence of more Pixar films to this area of the park will be very fitting and we are so excited to see what Disney has in store for the new land!

And we will get to experience Pixar Pier sooner than you’d think! We now have an opening date for the reimagined land! Pixar Pier will open in Disney California Adventure on June 23rd 2018! Right around the corner!!!

Pixar Pier will feature four neighborhoods representing different Pixar films. The main attraction will be the Incredicoaster based off of the Incredibles movie. The Incredicoaster will take the place of California Screamin’.  The premise of the new Incredibles’ coaster is that the Parr family will race alongside you while trying to catch baby Jack-Jack.

Also coming to Pixar Pier will be an attraction themed to the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out.  This attraction will be added to the new land at a later date.

In celebration of Pixar Pier opening, an Incredibles parade float will also be added as an additional float in the Paint the Night Parade. Paint the Night is an amazing nighttime parade that originally premiered at Disneyland for the park’s 60th anniversary. The popular parade is now returning to the Disneyland Resort, this time at Disney’s California Adventure! Paint the Night is scheduled to make it’s California Adventure debut on April 13th 2018. The new Incredible float will be added in June 2018. The float will feature Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone!

Check out this newly reimagined land for yourself this summer! With all these exciting changes now is a great time to plan your vacation to the original Disney Park… Disneyland! Contact your Kingdom Magic travel planner today!

Pixar Pier to Bring New Incredicoaster and More to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2018

Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney·Pixar stories.

The first of the four themed neighborhoods guests will find is inspired by “The Incredibles.” Here, the new Incredicoaster, permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, will open with Pixar Pier in summer 2018. 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.

The popular Toy Story Mania! will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood. 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.

The fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories. In this neighborhood, 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.

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.

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ Will Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Summer

‘The Music of Pixar Live!’ Will Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios This Summer

This summer, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will present “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters.” This limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from Pixar Animation Studios films, complete with a live orchestra and appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters.

Starting May 26, “The Music of Pixar LIVE!” will be presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (following the regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage”). The show will also feature highlights from some of Pixar’s greatest scores, from films like “Toy Story” to “Cars 3.” Guests can also expect appearances by Woody, Jessie, Mike and Sulley, the Incredibles and more.

Stay tuned for more information on this show. And in the meantime, tell us in the comments section below which Pixar song is your favorite!

*Artist rendering. Entertainment elements subject to change.

Preview Scenes From Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get a sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” film Oct. 16 – Dec. 4, 2015.

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The preview scenes will be presented as part of the One Man’s Dream attraction on Mickey Avenue. In “The Good Dinosaur,” Pixar Animation Studios takes audiences on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.


Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” Pre-Parade Debuts At Disney California Adventure

In celebration of Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out”, a new pre-parade brings the movie’s main characters and their colorful, curious world right in to the heart of Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.

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Arriving just ahead of daily performances of the Pixar Play Parade, this new pre-parade features the five Emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as they experience the sights, sounds, smells and excitement of a day in a Disney park.

Guests can enjoy the “Inside Out” pre-parade at Disney California Adventure Park daily throughout the summer.


‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Brings Pixar’s ‘Toy Story Nutcracker’ to Disney California Adventure Park

To put together a show like “World of Color – Winter Dreams,” it takes an army, or in our case “Green Army Men”! For this new, full-length original show we have enlisted the help of  PIXAR Animation Studios. Imagineers went to them with a wild idea: what if “Toy Story” characters decided to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”?

‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ Brings Pixar's 'Toy Story Nutcracker' to Disney California Adventure Park

In the original ballet, Clara’s Christmas tree grows and the audience shrinks to this size of a toy beneath the tree. This became the inspiration. The “World of Color” technology was perfect for this effect, because the animators can make the tree grow in front of guests eyes.

Then, below the tree is where the magic really happens. Beneath the tree quests will find Woody, the show’s director. Over the summer he has put together the toys’ version of the ballet. Of course, they have their own special spin on it. Each musical piece animators used – Miniature Overture, Trepak (Russian Dance), Tea (Chinese Dance) and Waltz of the Flowers – took on a life of its own. Pixar gave them all special arrangements to match the characters; for instance, the Trepak dance became western to fit Woody and Jessie’s duet.

Another great example of putting a new spin on the classic is Tea (Chinese Dance). Pixar animators took inspiration from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” and the Mushroom scene. They replaced the Mushrooms with Little Green Men and the baby Mushroom with Rex in a tutu. The result is pure magic!

It’s wonderful when Disney Imagineers can synergize and partner with great artists like PIXAR and let everyone’s creative energy flow together into the idea. It grows and grows like Clara’s Christmas tree, becoming an exciting new work of art with each pass. And in the end, Disney audiences get to see the magic that great partnerships can make.

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Disney Parks Blog Exclusive: Pixar Presenters on California Coastal Disney Cruises

You’ve probably heard by now that guests aboard Disney Cruise Line’s special Pixar-inspired California Coast cruises will get to enjoy behind-the-scenes presentations from Pixar Animation Studios filmmakers.

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering

Excitement has been brewing and fan sites are abuzz about this added bonus to an already spectacular voyage. And today, Disney Parks Blog fans, you’ll be the first to find out which brilliant and creative minds from Pixar will be presenting on these cruises. Drum roll, please…

September 16

John LasseterChief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios; Principal Creative Advisor, Walt Disney Imagineering

Jay WardCARS Franchise Guardian, Pixar Animation Studios – Ward contributes his enthusiasm for cars and his artistic passions to the creation of anything and everything within the “Cars” Franchise, including the production of “Cars” as character team manager and consultant to the film’s director and co-director, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.

September 23

Roger GouldCreative Director, Theme Parks, Pixar Animation Studios – Gould collaborates with Walt Disney Imagineering in the creation of theme park attractions and lands inspired by Pixar’s films, most recently the creation and opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park.

Tia KratterShading Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios – Kratter served as the shading art director on “Brave,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars,” where she was responsible for specifying the color and texture of every object modeled for a film.

September 30

Harley JessupProduction Designer, Pixar Animation Studios – Jessup leads teams of artists who create and design the sets and characters for films, including “Monster’s Inc.,” and “Ratatouille.” He recently finished working as production designer for “Cars 2.”

Jeremy LaskyDirector of Photography/ Camera, Pixar Animation Studios – Lasky served as director of photography/camera on “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E” and “Toy Story 3.” His most recent project was as director of photography/camera on “Cars 2.”

October 7

Rob GibbsDirector, Pixar Animation Studios – Gibbs has contributed his story talents to a number of Disney•Pixar films, including “Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E,” “Up” and “Cars.” He has also directed and co-directed several of the studio’s “Cars Toons.”

Sharon CalahanDirector of Photography/Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios – Calahan served as director of photography/lighting on “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille” and “Cars 2.” She previously served as lighting supervisor on the studio’s first feature film, “Toy Story.”

The schedule and presenters are subject to change, but from this list, it’s clear these sailings are going to be jam-packed with fun, creativity and imagination!

Lastly, in case you missed it, earlier this week John Lasseter gave Disney Cruise Line Facebook fans a special video message about these cruises. Check it out…

 

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