At the Japan D23 Expo, Disney representatives announced that Pixar Pier is scheduled to open June 23rd of this year. The opening coincides with Pixar Fest, a park-wide celebration starting April 13th.
The area that was once known as Paradise Pier is in the process of being reimagined in order to immerse guests into the world of their favorite Pixar characters. This is just one of the many changes that has been made to Disney’s California Adventure park in recent years. The park is home to the popular Cars Land, which is also based off the Pixar movie.
Pixar Pier will include four mini lands, or neighborhoods. The Toy Story neighborhood will include the pre-existing Toy Story Midway Mania. The Inside Out neighborhood will offer a brand new attraction, which is set to open after the rest of Pixar Pier. Another neighborhood will include Mickey’s Fun Wheel. It was rumored that the iconic Mickey face would be replaced with the Luxo Jr. ball, but Disney has confirmed that Mickey will remain. Instead, the gondolas of the Wheel will be redesigned to include a variety of Pixar characters.
The E-ticket attraction of Pixar Pier will be the Incredicoaster. The high-speed ride will transport guests into the story of babysitting Jack-Jack and the chaos that ensues. Pixar Pier opens a few weeks before Incredibles 2 hits movie theaters on June 15th.