What Kids Love about Disney's New PIxar Pier | AMA Travel

What Kids Love about Disney's New PIxar Pier

There’s a hot new park that’s just opened at Disneyland, and it’s Pixar Pier! AMA Travel was the only Canadian travel agency invited to get a sneak peek of the park, and we found it’s perfect for kids, families, and even just adults.

We break down just what kids will love about seeing all their favourite Pixar characters, such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, the Incredibles, and more! (And if you’re an adult who loves Disney, we explain what you’ll love about Pixar Pier over here.)

The Pal-A-Round Ferris Wheel

Pixar Pier's Pal Around Ferris Wheel

The Pixar Pal-A-Round is a Ferris wheel with a twist – it’s one of only two Ferris wheels in the states that combine fixed and sliding gondolas, the Pixar Pal-A-Round goes up to 150 feet in the air. If you are on the swinging gondola, it will sway back and forth and can be a bit scary if you aren’t great with heights.

Pixar Pier Midway

The Kiddy Rides

Golden Zephyr and Goofy’s Sky School are two kids rides just off the Pixar Pier, and they are perfectly gentle for a younger crowd.

The Incredicoaster

The Incredicoaster is based on The Incredibles franchise, and for brave kids, it’s a must-ride. It launches you around the Pier and is a lot of fun! (Warning: this is a ride that goes upside-down for a loop-de-loop.)

All the New Food

Try a Frosty Parfait, a mix of lemon soft-serve and blue-raspberry slush, or stop for cookies and milk at Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums. In fact, Pixar Pier’s selection of new food and treats is almost a reason to go on its own!

Pixar Pier's Adorable Snowman Parfait

Toy Story's Midway Mania

Pixar Pier Midway

Shoot ‘em up with Woody! In the ride Toy Story Midway Mania, you join Sally, Buzz, Rex and the cast of Toy Story in a high-tech 3D digital shooting-gallery game. It’s great for even the youngest kids.

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Pixar Pier's Paint the Night Parade

Paint the Night Parade

When it gets dark out, that’s when the lights come up on the parade! Floats adorned with lights drive through the area. See how many Pixar characters you can recognize! In Disneyland, there is a Pixar Play Parade in the afternoon where you can also see many of your favourite characters dancing around the park.

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Brittney Le Blanc
Brittney Le Blanc is the social marketing specialist for AMA Travel. She will go to every museum she can find, is in search of delicious food and great photos. She likes to explore hidden gems, but isn't above a good tourist trap.