Paradise Pier will become Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park next summer. This area adjacent to the “World of Color” lagoon, will take on a brand-new look as more favorite Pixar characters and stories come to life on the seaside water-front, from “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and even more “Toy Story.”
Just from looking at the beautiful piece of concept art up above, we can see name changes of a few locations already.
Bing Bongs Confectionery:
As most of you know, I absolutely LOVE Inside Out so any addition with these characters is a plus for me! The new exterior features Bing Bong along with the Inside Out below him and other Pixar characters wrapped around the building as well.
Pixar Pals Theater:
The exterior of the theater now features a new name, along with two posters for Pixar films and shorts. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Pixar Short Film Festival went here when previews for upcoming Pixar films weren’t playing.
Pixar Fun Wheel:
This is the biggest unknown right now. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will be changed to Pixar Fun Wheel which could mean a few different things. The baskets right now have Mickey and the Fab 5 characters on them. I would imagine that when this get’s re-themed, the baskets will get Pixar characters on them.
Also, the giant Mickey Mouse head on the front may get changed to the Luxo Ball. Although the new Luxo Ball fountain suggests maybe another character will be on the Fun Wheel.
Luxo Ball: A yellow ball with a blue stripe and red star known as the Luxo Ball (a.k.a. Pixar Ball) first appeared in the Luxo, Jr. short as a prop for Luxo, Jr. Since its debut, it has made numerous cameos in other Pixar films, most prominently in the Toy Story films.
Luxo Ball Fountain:
This announcement comes along with Pixar Fest. A limited-time, all-things Pixar celebration will launch at the Disneyland Resort in 2018. The celebration will include a new fireworks spectacular, as well as special characters and entertainment experiences.
As part of the celebration, Pixar Play Parade will return to the resort, this time in Disneyland Park, and fan-favorite, Paint the Night, will move to Disney California Adventure Park, which has one of Disney’s longest parade routes.