MKM Guide: Paradise Pier

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PARADISE PIER GUIDE️

“FUN IN THE SUN FOR EVERYONE!” That pretty much sums up Paradise Pier!

ATTRACTIONS

  • ️The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – no height requirement
  • ️Golden Zephyr – no height requirement
  • ️Goofy’s Sky School – 40″ to ride – Fast Pass
  • ️Jumpin’ Jellyfish – 40″ to ride
  • ️Silly Symphony Swings – 40″ to ride
  • ️Toy Story Midway Mania – no height requirement, Fast Pass available
  • ️Mickey’s Fun Wheel – no height requirement️
  • California Screamin’ – 48″ to ride – Fast Pass
  • ️King Triton’s Carousel – no height requirement

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CHARACTERS

  • Woody
  • Jessie
  • Buzz Lightyear

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Live entertainment at the Paradise Garden Bandstand
  • “Operation Playtime” with the Green Army Men
  • World of Color – Amazing show! Fast Passes are available by The Little Mermaid ride – highly recommend a Fast Pass for a good viewing spot. If you don’t have a Fast Pass, two good spots to watch from are under the Golden Zephyr or along the fence next to Ariel’s Grotto
  • ¡Mariachi Divas!
  • Games of the Boardwalk – a fun and  cheaper way to score some really great plush souvenirs!

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EATS

  • Paradise Garden Grill – Mediterranean skewers (one of our favorites)
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta – pizza, pasta, salad
  • Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company – soft-serve ice cream
  • Ariel’s Grotto – character dining with princesses
  • Cove Bar – SO good. No reservations taken here, but the wait can get really long, so we recommend getting in line before it opens at 11 AM
  • Bayside Brews – beer, wine & pretzels

FOOD ON PACIFIC WHARF

  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop – stop in for a free piece of chocolate!
  • Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill – Mexican food
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery – Asian food
  • Pacific Wharf Cafe – Boudin’s soup in bread bowls, sandwiches & salads (includes Boudin’s Bakery tour)
  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co – beer & pretzels
  • Wine Country Trattoria – wine, Italian food – reservation recommended
  • Alfresco Tasting Terrace – wine, meat & cheese boards, Italian food
  • Mendocino Terrace – wine, meat & cheese boards

SHOPPING

  • Embarcadero Gifts – Little Mermaid merchandise
  • Seaside Souvenirs
  • Sideshow Shirts
  • Midway Mercantile – Toy Story merchandise
  • Treasures in Paradise

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