On Friday, Oct. 19, I attended a media preview of the newly reimagined World of Disney at Downtown Disney! The official reopening is Oct. 26th but it will be open throughout the weekend and week. For over a year, they have been working on the design and development of the store to make it the ultimate shopping experience for guests! And you guys- it was AMAZING! I saw sections of the store (brick walls, wood floors,) as they were redesigning throughout the past year but seeing it all put together was absolutely incredible!!
If you’re a fan of Disneyland, then you know that Pixar Pier opened up earlier this summer! Pixar Pier is the newly developed board walk at Disney California Adventure Park. It’s divided into four “neighborhoods” and will delight you with everything you love about Pixar! My daughter and I have visited Pixar Pier quite a few times so we wanted to share with you some of our favorite family friendly things to do!
As you walk through the Pixar Pier marquee with it’s sparkling lights, you’ll be transported into the incredible world of Pixar from the little details above the pier to even the trashcans! Yes, you read that right- even the trashcans are magical!!
Pixar Pier is now open at Disney California Adventures! Along with new attractions, food, and merchandise there are so many AMAZING Instagrammable Walls at Pixar Pier!! I’m sure you’ve seen many pictures of the pier in the past few weeks. Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite photo spots!
Entrance to Pixar Pier
- The Pixar Pier sign is such an beautiful backdrop for pictures. You can take a picture as you enter the pier or as you exit to get the “Adventure Is Out There” signage. If you come at rope drop, you can take advantage of an empty pier. But even with people on the pier, your pictures will still look amazing because this sign is so colorful!
If you haven’t heard the news, there’s a new Instagram photo op at Disney California Adventure Park called the Buzz Wing Wall! It pays homage to Buzz Lightyears from Toy Story and is the perfect backdrop for the Pixar fan in all of us!
Where is the Buzz Wing Wall?
The Buzz Wing Wall is located at Disney California Adventure Park inside of Hollywood Studios in Hollywood Land. It’s next to the Blue Wall at Studio 12, behind the Hollywood Lounge refreshment stand. Here are some pictures to show you were to find the Buzz Wing Wall.
Raise your hands if you like to go through the drive-thru when you have your kids in the car with you? Raise your hand again if you love the convenience of services like Instacart or Amazon Dash to make life easier! Well, now there’s mobile ordering at Disneyland through the Disneyland app available at over 20 food and beverage locations at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.! It’s like Fast Pass (or Max Pass) for food! Your trips to the Disneyland Resort just got a bit easier with this amazing service!
Watch this short video to see how it works!
From now until September 3, 2018, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be celebrating friendship and beyond with the biggest Pixar celebration ever- Pixar Fest! During this amazing celebration, some of our favorite and beloved characters and stories from Pixar Animation Studios will be presented throughout the park in various ways through decor, food, entertainment, character experiences and merchandise! There are SOOO many exciting and fun things in store, you’ll need to make a list so you don’t miss a thing!
Here is my list of the top 10 things you want to catch during Pixar Fest!
1. Pixar Themed Topiaries– As you walk throughout Downtown Disney, you’ll find a few of your favorite Pixar friends in the form of topiaries throughout the area! They make great photo opportunities and it’s so fun to have your kids guess which Pixar characters they see!