Pixar Pier to replace Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure

ANAHEIM – More Pixar attractions are coming to Disney California Adventure.

On Saturday, The Walt Disney Co. announced the Paradise Pier and Boardwalk area will be re-themed and called the Pixar Pier.

“It’s going to be the home of Pixar characters,” said John Lasseter, the Pixar and Disney Animation chief creative officer.

He was referring to well-known computer-animated characters such as Buzz Lightyear and Woody in the “Toy Story” franchise, and the superheroes from “The Incredibles.” and the emotions from “Inside Out.”

Lasseter joined Bob Chapek, the chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, in announcing the future attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the second day of the company’s D23 Expo fan convention at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Disney officials did not give a date for when the new theme would be in place.

Disney also announced:

•Starting later this year, the 12-acre Cars Land will turn into Haul-O-Ween, a seasonal overlay where the residents of Radiator Springs will dress up and celebrate Halloween.

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•In 2018, a Pixar Fest will come to Disneyland: California Adventure’s daily Pixar afternoon parade will move over to Disneyland, and a Pixar-themed fireworks show will shoot over Sleeping Beauty Castle.

•The Paint the Night Parade, a modern version of the once-popular “Main Street Electrical Parade” that ran in Disneyland from 1972 to 1996, will come back to California Adventure.

•The soon-to-be-opened Pixar attractions will join Toy Story: Midway Mania, an interactive game on the Boardwalk, and A Bug’s Land, an area for toddlers and small children based on the 1998 Pixar movie “A Bug’s Life.”

•Chapek hinted that more Marvel attractions will join Guardians of the Galaxy, a new attraction in California Adventure.

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

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