Disneyland Pixar Fest: Pixar Pier Rides & Attractions (Before and After Photos)

Disneyland Pixar Fest Main Entrance

Although Pixar Fest officially ends on Sept 3rd, 2018, the new Pixar Pier rides and attractions will remain in California Adventure! Here are some before and after photos:

 PAradise Pier - Before

PAradise Pier - Before

 Pixar Pier - After

Pixar Pier - After

To be honest, not much has changed, Disney just gave everything a bit of a Pixar face-lift! 

 Paradise Pier Entrance - Before

Paradise Pier Entrance - Before

 Pixar Pier ENtrance - After

Pixar Pier ENtrance - After


RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS ON PIXAR PIER

Best ride, hands up (see what I did there), is the Incredicoaster! If you haven't seen Incredibles 2 yet, I highly encourage watching it before you ride! Jack Jack is on the loose and using all of his new powers throughout the ride causing the family to team up and try to catch this newly super-powered baby. 

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Pixar Pier - Incredicoaster

What's changed? Not much. Same track just moves to the Incredibles theme song and you see the characters in the tunnels. I must say though, adding the red tunnels to the outside of the coaster has kinda made it look like the ride is under construction. I miss the clean look of California Screamin'.

 California Screamin' Entrance - Before

California Screamin' Entrance - Before

 Incredicoaster Entrance - After

Incredicoaster Entrance - After

 California ScremCam - Before

California ScremCam - Before

 Incredicoaster Scream Cam - After

Incredicoaster Scream Cam - After

 California Screamin' Front Row - Before

California Screamin' Front Row - Before

 Incredicoaster Front Row - After

Incredicoaster Front Row - After

What has really changed is the wait time... We've waited over an hour for the Incredicoaster (twice). That never happened with California Screamin'! 

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Jessie's Critter Carousel Coming Soon

Of all the things to take off the pier, I thought King Triton's Carousel actually fit when it was Paradise Pier with The Little Mermaid Ride and Ariel's Grotto it was a mermaid theme! I feel like they could have made this a Finding Nemo ride and they could have kept some of the underwater elements. No one consulted with me! 

Toy Story Mania is still there with a slight adjustment to the front. Basically, Fast Passes were added and changed the entrance around. I still haven't beat Josh at this yet, but I'm still reigning champ at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters!

Disneyland Pixar Pier Pal-a-round Merry-go-round

The boardwalk games are now Pixar themed. Maybe I'll actually play them! :) 


Disneyland Resort California Adventure Pixar Fest - Pixar Pier - Before and After Pictures

FOOD ON PIXAR PIER

What was on Pixar Pier before it was Pixar Pier? I don't remember either. Nothing stood out on Paradise Pier but now its crystal clear what each food vendor is now serving.

 Paradise Ice Cream on Paradise Pier - Before

Paradise Ice Cream on Paradise Pier - Before

 Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats on Pixar Pier - After

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats on Pixar Pier - After

The line was ALWAYS long for Paradise Ice Cream during the summer but now it's just ridiculous. People were waiting an hour for the new lemon treats! Also, don't try and get ice cream 30 mins prior to closing. They close early and have no mercy.

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Frosted Treats - Pixar Pier Ice Cream
Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Pixar Pier - Angry Dogs - Inside Out

Turkey Legs are still being served... I still won't get one. 

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Poultry Palace - Chicken

How cute is this Zurg?!:

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Poultry Palace Zurg - Chicken

PIXAR FEST - Summer 2018

Summer of 2017 the theme was Hero Up with the release of The Guardians of the Galaxy ride. This year, Pixar was the theme applying to a parade, fireworks show, specialty food and decorations, and the launch of Pixar Pier. 

 How cute are these Nemo and Dori Cake Pops?

How cute are these Nemo and Dori Cake Pops?

Cars land had a few decorations including Buzz and Woody decked out cars with this random girl (check out her Sully popcorn holder):

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest -  Cars Land Buzz and Woody

These posters are my absolute favorite! They are always so clever and make me laugh out loud!

Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Pixar Movie Titles with a twist

So there's a parade during the day (which we kinda caught the tail end of) but Toy Story can always be found in the Paint the Night parade!

Howdy Woody - Paint the Night - Pixar Fest - Pixar Pier
Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Paint the Night Parade - Buzz
Disneyland Pixar Fest Buzz Lightyear Street art
Disneyland_Pixar_Fest - Specialty Bag
 Nothing better than Woody in front of petrified wood.

Nothing better than Woody in front of petrified wood.

It was a fun summer, Pixar Fest! Looking forward to Halloween Time!

See our related post: Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

 


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Disneyland Resort Pixar Fest - Pixar Pier - Before and After Pictures
Disneyland Pixar Fest - Pixar Pier Before and After Pictures