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? Or perhaps you rush into the restaurant and use one of the restaurant self ordering system kiosks to place your order quickly and efficiently without having to join a queue. 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!
The Walt Disney Company is known for bringing magic to everything. So it’s no surprise that there are multiple ways to experience the service, safety and magic of Disney beyond the parks through Disney Signature Experiences.
I have heard of Disney Cruises and Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii but I did not know about the amazing destinations and vacation packages that Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club offers! There are so many ways to experience the legendary service, story telling and attention to detail of Disney beyond the parks! I was able to attend an evening Beyond the Parks to learn more about some new vacation packages that they offer!
Adventures by Disney
Adventures by Disney provides guided family vacations to over 50 domestic and international destinations on both land and sea! It’s all about immersing you into the culture, stories and people of the places you visit without worrying about the hassle that comes with traveling and planning a vacation. For 2019, they have added Japan as a destination! You can experience its rich and diverse culture as you explore peaceful pastoral areas or fast-paced modern cities! Alternatively if you’re wanting to also see the rest of Asia look into Asia travel locations, activities, accommodation and everything else you’ll need for planning a great trip around Asia.