The magic of Pixar is set to envelop guests in an all-new way! The iconic Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel at Disneyland Resort is undergoing a transformation, and come January 30, 2024, it will emerge as the Pixar Place Hotel. This marks the debut of the first-ever hotel in the U.S. dedicated entirely to the whimsy and wonder of Pixar. Let’s dive into what awaits you!
A Lobby That Narrates Pixar’s Legacy
The Pixar Place Hotel promises a journey from the initial spark of an idea to the final frame of a Pixar movie. The lobby, adorned with rare sketches and designs, will be a visual treat, showcasing the evolution of beloved Pixar characters. And the pièce de résistance? The iconic Pixar Lamp playfully positioned on its ball, casting a warm glow beneath a mobile of Pixar’s most cherished characters. This installation captures the essence of Pixar’s animation process, where characters are first visualized in their elemental forms.
Guest Rooms: A Pixar Dreamland
Step into a room where Pixar’s magic is palpable. From bedding that pays homage to the iconic Pixar Ball to lighting fixtures inspired by the Pixar Lamp, every corner tells a story. Unique artwork, some crafted exclusively by Pixar Animation Studios for this hotel, will adorn the walls. The headboards, in particular, will be a mosaic of concept art from films like “The Incredibles” and “Toy Story 3”, illustrating the significance of color in setting a scene’s mood.
Great Maple: A Culinary Delight Awaits
Foodies, rejoice! The renowned Great Maple restaurant is set to open its doors this November. Known for its modern American cuisine, guests can expect a tantalizing array of dishes. From the spicy Cajun Shrimp & Cheddar Biscuit Benedict to the delectable Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Doughnuts, there’s something for every palate.
But that’s not all! The Sketch Pad Café, a chic coffee shop, will soon serve aromatic brews and pastries. And for those who prefer alfresco dining, the rooftop pool bar, Small Bytes, will offer a curated menu of light bites and refreshing drinks.
Dive into Pixar-Themed Fun Now!
Can’t wait? The “Finding Nemo” splash pad and pool area is now open! Dive into the Pixel Pool or let the little ones enjoy Nemo’s Cove splash pad. And for the thrill-seekers, Crush’s Surfin’ Slide promises a whirlwind adventure.
For a cozy evening, lounge by firepits inspired by Pixar’s fiery characters, including the adorable Jack-Jack and the ever-irritable Anger.
Shop, Exercise, and More!
The STOR-E, inspired by the lovable “WALL-E”, is the perfect place to pick up Pixar merchandise and other Disneyland Resort memorabilia.
For fitness enthusiasts, a revamped fitness center awaits, complete with state-of-the-art equipment. And yes, you might spot Mike and Sulley from “Monsters University” cheering you on!
The Pixar Place Hotel promises an immersive Pixar experience, right from the moment you step in. While the transformation is underway, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel continues to welcome guests, offering exclusive perks like direct access to Disney California Adventure Park.*
Stay tuned for more updates on this magical transformation!
*Note: Theme Park admission and park reservation for Disney California Adventure Park are mandatory for this special entrance. A hotel reservation doesn’t guarantee theme park access.