03 Jan Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure Park
The feeling you get while at Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure Park is like no other Disney experience. Imagine strolling down an old pier filled with the sights, sounds, and even smells of a whimsy boardwalk. Games, rides, and even food bring Pixar stories to life at every turn.
Many great Pixar films are showcased here but I’m going to start with the biggest- The Incredicoaster. This thrilling coaster takes you on a high-speed adventure with baby Jack-Jack through turns, drops, and even a full loop. Stick around the entrance to the coaster when you’re done for a meet and greet with none other than Mr. and Mrs. Incredible. Next, for a rootin-tootin good time, head over to Jesse’s Critter Carousel in the Toy Story area. This carousel is fun for all ages and will get you ready for what’s next, Toy Story’s Midway Mania! This 4D midway style game is exhilarating and one of my personal favorites. Now, the centerpiece of Pixar Pier is the Pal-A-Round Ferris wheel. Sore 150 feet into the air on this gigantic wheel that offers both swinging and non-swinging gondolas with incredible views of California Adventure Park and beyond.
Not to be outdone by the exhilarating rides, many incredible food options are also available here. Pixar Pier has its fair share of snacks, quick service, and even sit-down options that are reminiscent of Pixar stories. Getting hangry? Be sure to stop by Angry Dogs, a homage to the movie Inside Out for a tasty hotdog. If you’re in the mood for a cold treat, check out the Abominable Adorable Snowman’s Frosted Treats. Here you can satisfy your sweet tooth with some mouthwatering chilled treats including “yellow snow”, a delectable lemon soft serve.
Pixar Pier has so many great experiences that you’ll want to visit more than once. Be sure to do so both during the day and at night. The sights you’ll see during those times are astonishing!