Have you heard of the latest edition that came to California Adventure Park? If you haven’t, Paradise Pier at California Adventure Park in the Disneyland Resort has just recently undergone a massive transformation! This massive transformation brought new ‘magic’ to Paradise Pier by turning it into Pixar Pier which has just opened on June 23rd, 2018! Don’t worry – all the magic that was a part of Paradise Pier will still be there; it’s just now changed with a variety of Pixar-themed additions ranging from revamped rides to new souvenir shops!
To celebrate all these new additions, Disneyland has put together the first of its’ kind Pixar Fest to celebrate all things Pixar! As with any Disney festival, you need to have food! Disney has gone on to creating numerous specialty offerings themed to your favorite Pixar film and you can find different things at both the new Pixar Pier as well as in Pixar Fest itself! If you are a foodie and wondering just what options are available to whet your appetite, look no further as we have an ‘animated’ guide just for you!
Pixar Pier Dining Options
Have you heard of the Toy Story short film called “Small Fry?” If you haven’t it is a story about Bonnie from Toy Story 3, who goes to a fast-food restaurant called ‘Poultry Palace.’ At the restaurant, she gets a kid’s meal that comes with a ‘mini-Zurg’ toy due to there being no more Buzz toys. There actually is another Buzz toy, but it is in the display case and because of him being in the display case he feels he would never be played with.
So, while Bonnie plays with the ‘real’ Buzz in a ball pit, the ‘smaller’ Buzz steals the real Buzz’s place and makes sure he doesn’t end up at home with Bonnie which then leaves the real Buzz stranded at the restaurant once it’s closed. The story then shows how Buzz escapes and eventually makes his way home to Bonnie. Poultry Palace at Pixar Pier is inspired by the Toy Story Toon and serves up chicken drumsticks, corn on the cob, and a giant turkey leg!
Inspired by Anger from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out film, Angry Dogs serves up two kinds of hotdogs that can maybe make you a little angry- but that just depends on how much fire you like! You can order the Angry Dog which is a spicy all-beef hot dog that is served with Hot Fries (bag of Cheetos Hot Fries), or the Slightly Annoyed Dog which is essentially a regular hot dog with a minor kick to it.
Señor Buzz Churros
“¡Al infinito y más allá!” or as English Buzz would always say, “To Infinity and Beyond!” Señor Buzz Churros is based on Spanish Buzz from Toy Story 3 and you can choose from two delicious churros; the Cinnamon Super Galaxy Churro or the Caliente Churro! You better just hope the Caliente Churro doesn’t make you say “Aye Yai Yai!”
Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num-Nums
If you have seen Incredibles 2, then you know full well that Jack-Jack loves cookies! Inspired by the film itself, Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num-Nums is cooking up some yummy, gooey, cookies that will make you want more! Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num-Nums is in the area right when you get off of the Incredicoaster!
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
The name says it all for this little “Monster’s Inc.” shack! The Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats has taken over Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company and features sweet and icy snacks. Stop by for a soda pop or float, or perhaps you’re in the mood for lemon, chocolate, or vanilla soft serve ice cream. This abominable adorable shop also offers parfaits, fountain sodas, and other offerings to cool you down before your next ride!
Lamplight Lounge has replaced the Cove Bar in the new Pixar Pier transformation. While the Cove Bar was a favorite for many guests, you find yourself loving Lamplight Lounge even more! You can expect decadent lobster nachos, signature cocktails, and other Californian-themed cuisines at the new Lamplight Lounge. Lamplight Lounge is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat or even sit back, relax and sip away on a specialty cocktail while watching World of Color!
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Confectionary
“Who’s your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong, Bing Bong!” At Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Confectionary, you can expect a visit to the dentist as Bing Bing is serving up sweet stuff that will make you feel like a kid again! From specialty candied apples, taffy, popcorn, and other candy, you can find various goodies inspired by Pixar movies!
Grub Options at Pixar Fest
Along with the addition of Pixar Pier, Pixar Fest is taking place around Disneyland from April 13 to September 3 and brings a variety of phenomenal nibbles around both Disneyland and California Adventure you need to eat such as:
- Pixar Ball Caramel Apple
- Alien Macarons w/ lemon-blackberry filling
- Sully Popcorn Buckets (numerous Disneyland popcorn carts)
- Coco Churro (Frontierland)
- Souvenir Coco Jaritas (mugs) (Rancho del Zocala @ Frontier Land or Paradise Garden Grill @ California Adventure’s soon-to-be Pixar Pier)
- Boot Beer w/ souvenir boot cup (Golden Horseshoe @ Frontier Land)
- Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake (Stage Door Café @ Frontier Land)
- Color-Changing Noodles (Lucky Fortune Cookery @ California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf)
- Mike Wazowski Krispie Treat (California Adventure counter service locations)
- Mike Wazowski Sourdough Bread (Pacific Wharf Café @ California Adventure’s Pacific Wharf)
- Lots-O-Straw “Bear”-y Funnel Cake (Hungry Bear Restaurant @ Critter Country)
- Lots-O-Straw “Bear”-y Churro (Hungry Bear Restaurant @ Critter Country)
- Dory Cake Pops
- Nemo Caramel Apples
- Pixar Lemon-Raspberry Cake (Plaza Inn @ Main Street)
- Fried-Ricksen Chicken Bologna Sandwiches (Carnation Café @ Main Street)
- Fredrickson TV Dinner (Carnation Café @ Main Street)
- “Up” Merit Badge Éclair (Jolly Holiday Bakery @ Main Street)
- “Up” Tart (Cappuccino Cart @ Disneyland)
- Frozen Grape Soda Slush (Main Street Coffee Cart @ Main Street)
- Beignets inspired by Ratatouille (Café Orleans @ New Orleans Square)
- Cheeseburger Pizza inspired by Toy Story’s little green aliens (Alien Pizza Planet @ Tomorrowland)
Keep in mind that many of these treats can be found at various locations, on certain days, or for a limited time only!
If you come to Disney for just the food, we don’t blame you! Disneyland has many amazing food options and with Pixar Pier along with Pixar Fest, you may just want to bring at least a hundred bucks! From specialty candy, churros, cookies, meals and more, there is something for every kind of foodie at the Disneyland Resort. The best part is each and every food item is all themed to a Pixar film! Trust us – all these Pixar-themed eats around the Disneyland Resort are really delicious so make sure to stop by and pick something to try!