Pixar Pier Coming to Disney California Adventure Summer 2018

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Friends! We are SO excited about Pixar Pier coming to California Adventure next Summer! In July we shared some information about Pixar Pier that we heard at the D23 Expo, but we’re excited to share even more details about what to expect when Pixar Pier opens!

Pixar Pier Neighborhoods

Pixar Pier will represent four themed neighborhoods from favorite Pixar films! The first neighborhood will be created after “The Incredibles!” The Incredibles neighborhood will be over by California Screamin’, which will will transform into the “Incredicoaster” (the attraction will close January 8, 2018)!

The second neighborhood of Pixar Pier will be where Toy Story Midway Mania is located. Any guesses as to what the theme of this neighborhood might be? That’s right! TOY STORY!

The third neighborhood, created after “Inside Out,” will be located on the west side of the pier and feature a BRAND NEW attraction! So fun!

The final and fourth neighborhood of Pixar Pier (located by Mickey’s Fun Wheel) will be a combination of a few beloved Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will still have the famous Mickey face on the front (we are SO happy they’re keeping Mickey!), but the rest of the ferris wheel will have a new look – all of the gondolas will have a Pixar character design instead of the current Mickey and friends. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will close January 8, 2018.

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A look at the Incredicoaster (photo from Disney Parks Blog)

Games of the Boardwalk

One of our favorite stops, Games of the Boardwalk, will feature new Pixar games! Games of the Boardwalk will also close January 8, 2018.


Ariel’s Grotto and the Cove Bar will change to a lounge and grill – both restaurants will close January 8, 2018. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the Cove Bar is due to stay open for a little while in April, but is set to close again before the changes.

More Updates

Paradise Gardens, Goofy’s Sky School, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure attraction will remain what they currently are, but their “land” will be named “Paradise Park,” which is the current name of the area in front of the Little Mermaid attraction.

If you missed our blog post about Pixar Fest starting April 13, 2018, click here.

We’re so excited for all of this! The artist renderings look amazing and we’re sure that Disney will do a great job (as always) at executing the plans! There is no official opening date for Pixar Pier, but we will be sure to update as soon as we know. 

2 thoughts on “Pixar Pier Coming to Disney California Adventure Summer 2018

  1. I wish they would make a passage way from the big ramp where the ice cream stand is to the eating area where the bread bowls and such are.

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