PICTORIAL: Construction at Disneyland for Star Wars, Bing Bong’s; plus Pixar Film Fest, new breakfast options, and much more!
Jul29

PICTORIAL: Construction at Disneyland for Star Wars, Bing Bong’s; plus Pixar Film Fest, new breakfast options, and much more!

It’s been a bit since we were able to get into the parks — especially with San Diego Comic-Con last week — and a lot has taken place since our last visit! For one, we see Pixar Pier continuing to see updates and changes with Jessie’s Critter Carousel and the newly opened Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff. Meanwhile, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge continues to shoot higher still as it speeds along towards its opening next summer. The Pixar Shorts Film...

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PICTORIAL: Construction walls around Disneyland allude to upcoming expansion, refurbishment
Jul02

PICTORIAL: Construction walls around Disneyland allude to upcoming expansion, refurbishment

Summer is here and even though Pixar Pier has officially opened, there’s still a lot going on. From finishing touches on Pixar Pier to major construction on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge the parks are hopping with activity. OUTSIDE of the parks Disney is building a massive new parking structure and preparing for a brand new hotel that will demolish a significant chunk of the shopping district Downtown Disney which itself is...

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PICTORIAL: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge gets some color, Downtown Disney continues to morph, plus more
Jun25

PICTORIAL: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge gets some color, Downtown Disney continues to morph, plus more

There was a lot going on this past weekend at the Disneyland Resort with the debut of Pixar Pier which we covered quite extensively over the past few days but there is plenty going on around the rest of the resort including construction on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, a new parking structure at Mickey and Friends, and a massive revamp of the Downtown Disney shopping district. Of course, we’ll have a merch run for you and much...

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COMPLETE LOOK: Pixar Pier opens at Disney California Adventure bringing new experiences
Jun25

COMPLETE LOOK: Pixar Pier opens at Disney California Adventure bringing new experiences

Pixar Pier is here! During an advance media preview, we had the change to dive into the new land and we present to you now our ultimate guide to exploring the new offerings. Sit back and skip the lines as we take you on a tour of Pixar Pier! Attractions Incredicoaster The return of this attraction brings with it an INCREDIBLES themed overlay that adds a bunch memorable new touches to the classic coaster! MORE INFO: FIRST LOOK:...

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Pixar Pier will bring an Emotional Whirlwind in 2019
Jun24

Pixar Pier will bring an Emotional Whirlwind in 2019

Pixar Pier opened this past weekend although one of the four neighborhoods is still undergoing some re-imagineering to turn into Inside Out Headquarters and it will feature a brand new ride, the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. New concept art seems to confirm that the Flik’s Flyers attraction from “a bug’s land” — which is set to close permanently this fall — will be repurposed on the site of the...

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MERCH RUN: A plethora of Pixar Pier-fect purchase-ables available now at Disneyland Resort
Jun24

MERCH RUN: A plethora of Pixar Pier-fect purchase-ables available now at Disneyland Resort

Pixar Pier has debuted as part of Pixar Fest and to celebrate, Disney has a WHOLE BUNCH of purchasables ready to drain your wallets, just in time for the summer! Annual Passholder Exclusives: Incredible Apparel & Accessories: Guests of all ages may don Incredibles-themed apparel and accessories with all new items celebrating the Parr family. Fans of Edna Mode, celebrated designer to the Incredibles, will show their adoration in a...

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INSIDE AND IN DEPTH: Lamplight Lounge features tons of nods to Pixar with new decor and menu
Jun24

INSIDE AND IN DEPTH: Lamplight Lounge features tons of nods to Pixar with new decor and menu

Lamplight Lounge is one of the true highlights of the newly opened Pixar Pier revamp with fun new spaces and items to try. We’ve already shared with you the exciting and whimsical menu and also taken you inside the new secret room that are some of the most notable highlights of the new space but now we invite you to join us for a tour inside the restaurant for a closer look at a bunch of the details! The restaurant celebrates...

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MENU TASTING: A full look at the expansive new Lamplight Lounge food and drink menu!
Jun24

MENU TASTING: A full look at the expansive new Lamplight Lounge food and drink menu!

Lamplight Lounge has made its debut and it brings with it a fantastical array of exciting new menu items to try. We got to step inside the restaurant ourselves last week to get a taste of the fantastic new menu offerings courtesy of Disney. The newly updated location features a fun and whimsical menu that delivers high marks both on taste AND presentation. The menu is specially crafted to appeal both to taste and sight senses;...

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STEP INSIDE: There’s a secret “office” at the Lamplight Lounge in #PixarPier🎡
Jun24

STEP INSIDE: There’s a secret “office” at the Lamplight Lounge in #PixarPier🎡

We first revealed video of the Lamplight Lounge secret room last week but we had the chance to check the room out ourselves in person and it’s a pretty unique experience. Our server walked us into the special secret room — which she was calling “the office” — on the lower level of the Lamplight Lounge for a look. A vault door full of bric-a-brac lights up, whizzes and whirs as the Cast Member turns the...

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FIRST LOOK: Go for a spin on the ‘Pixar Pal-A-Round’
Jun22

FIRST LOOK: Go for a spin on the ‘Pixar Pal-A-Round’

  Perhaps the most modest changes of Pixar Pier were centered around the iconic experience of the classic ferris wheel — now known as the Pixar Pal-A-Round. Keeping its iconic Mickey face, the attraction now features gondolas themed to 24 different Pixar characters from its extensive library of films. Other than a redressed queue guests can expect the same thrills of Swinging Gondolas or the serene sight-seeing...

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