Official Disney Feeds

Pixar Pier Merchandise Fact Sheet

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:34

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – Beloved Pixar stories and characters get a new home at Disney California Adventure Park when Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018. The newly reimagined land debuts along the southern shore of Paradise Bay and features the thrilling Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, new Lamplight Lounge, musical entertainment, character encounters and much more. Exciting new Pixar merchandise including apparel, accessories, drinkware and other souvenirs will be available for guests at the new Knick’s Knacks at Pixar Pier, as well as various other locations throughout the Disneyland Resort.

Popular new Pixar Pier merchandise items include:

  • Incredible Apparel & Accessories: Guests of all ages may don Incredibles-themed apparel and accessories with all new items celebrating the Parr family. Fans of Edna Mode, celebrated designer to the Incredibles, will show their adoration in a bold and dramatic fashion with a women’s tank top, while other guests may choose a T-shirt highlighting the newly opened attraction inspired by “Incredibles 2,” the Incredicoaster.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark “Toy Story” Wearables: Some of Andy’s favorite toys from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” will light up the night at Pixar Pier with all new glow-in-the-dark items.
    • The wearable Light-Up Slinky Dog’s coils glow in five colorful light sequences. Slinky can be worn in unlimted ways, including perched on your shoulder, around your neck or waist, or wrapped around your arm.
    • New Space Alien Glow Headbands will really make guests “ooh” and “ahh” as they illuminate Pixar Pier.
  • Pixar Keychains: For a token of friendship, guests may carry keychains that feature Pixar buddies: WALL•E and EVE, Miguel and Dante, Anger and Joy, and Nemo and Dory.
  • Art & Collectibles: Stylized wooden figures inspired by DisneyPixar characters are available for guests to collect. These wooden figures can be collected individually to complete the sets inspired by “The Incredibles,” “Toy Story” (in July), “Monsters, Inc.” (in August) and “Up” (in September).
  • Sweet Treats: Guests may enjoy new DisneyPixar themed treats available at Knick’s Knacks. From sour to sweet, lollipops to cotton candy, there’s something fun for everyone wrapped in Disney•Pixar character packaging. And coming soon to Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff when it opens later this summer, guests may enjoy a variety of frozen beverages themed to favorite characters from the Disney•Pixar films “Inside Out” and “The Incredibles.”
  • Sketch Artisans at Knick’s Knacks: At Knick’s Knacks in Disney California Adventure, guests will be able to have a Disney artist create an original piece of art right before their eyes. Guests may select from a curated assortment of images from Pixar feature films and watch as the artist brings the scene to life for guests, an ideal souvenir.
  • Art on Demand at Knick’s Knacks: Also at the new Knick’s Knacks, guests may visit the new Art on Demand kiosk to view a curated assortment of images from Pixar archives representing both Pixar feature films and short films. Once an image is chosen, guests may select to have it printed on paper or canvas and may have it shipped directly to their home.
  • Pixar Pin Trading: Friends and pin traders will expand their collections with limited-edition Pixar pins set to be released throughout the summer. Pins will feature characters from “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.” and other beloved Pixar films.
  • Pixar Themed Dooney & Bourke Designs: Dooney & Bourke has designed a wallet, cross-body and tote collection exclusively for Pixar Fest, all featuring stylized Pixar character art.

###

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Lamplight Lounge — Potato Skins Recipe

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:32

 

Makes 12

POTATOES

8 cups cold water

9 cloves garlic, peeled

2 shallots, peeled

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1 lemon, halved

1 tablespoon coarse salt

1 pound small gold potatoes (12 small potatoes)

1 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon Spanish paprika

1 teaspoon ground cayenne

CAPER YOGURT

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons capers, drained

1 (5.5 ounce) container plain Greek yogurt

1/2 lemon, zested and juiced

1 teaspoon coarse salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

SMOKED PAPRIKA AÏOLI

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 lemon, juiced and zested

2 teaspoons chopped chives

1 clove garlic, minced

POTATO SKINS

Canola oil, for frying

1/4 cup capers, drained

1/2 cup shredded Manchego cheese

Micro cilantro

 

FOR POTATOES:

  1. Combine water, garlic, shallot, thyme, lemon, salt, and potatoes in stock pot. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 12-15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine cornstarch, paprika, and cayenne in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Smash potatoes gently between two baking sheets until they are in slightly flattened circles.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll smashed potatoes in cornstarch mix and coat on all sides. Place on parchment lined baking pan and freeze for at least 2 hours.

FOR CAPER YOGURT:

  1. Heat butter in small skillet over medium heat until melted. Add drained capers and cook for 5 minutes. Remove capers from butter and cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, and salt in a small bowl. Add reserved capers. Season with pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

FOR SMOKED PAPRIKA AÏOLI:

  1. Combine mayonnaise, smoked paprika, lemon juice and zest, chives, and garlic in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

FOR POTATO SKINS:

  1. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 350°F.
  2. Drain capers and fry for 3-5 minutes, until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Remove potatoes from freezer and fry for 3 minutes, until crispy.
  4. Top potatoes with Manchego cheese, fried capers, and micro cilantro.
  5. Serve with caper yogurt and paprika aïoli.
Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Hold on to Your Super Suits! Disneyland Resort Debuts the Thrilling Incredicoaster as Pixar Pier Opens June 23 at Disney California Adventure Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:16

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – The thrilling Incredicoaster opens June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park, bringing guests the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Anchoring the newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier, the Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack. Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, new music and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible.

Guests will step right into the world of “The Incredibles” as they discover they’ve been invited to the inaugural launch of the new Incredicoaster. In gratitude for their heroic efforts and incredible deeds, the citizens of Municiberg are dedicating their beloved roller coaster to the Incredibles. Of course the family of supers are attending – Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash and Jack- Jack – along with Edna Mode (exclusive super suit designer to the Incredibles).

With Edna and Jack-Jack being too short to ride the Incredicoaster, they have to wait for the rest of the Incredibles inside the VIP inauguration lounge. Things go awry, however, when the unpredictable Jack-Jack vanishes from Edna’s not-so-watchful eye. As a polymorph with a wild variety of powers, Jack-Jack creates chaos along the track while his Incredible family sprints into action to save the day.

Incredicoaster Scenes

Straight away, Dash sprints into action in an attempt to catch Jack-Jack, launching guests on the adventure with him. As the coaster zooms through the first tunnel, Jack-Jack shoots blue laser beams from his eyes and Dash uses his super speed to avoid being hit.

During the climb into the second tunnel, guests find that Elastigirl has jumped in to assist. Stretching herself flat against the tunnel walls, she reaches out with both arms in an attempt to grab her baby boy. Then the aroma of chocolate chip cookies wafts through the tunnel and, as the coaster plunges downward, guests see that Mr. Incredible has punched through the side of the tube holding a cookie to lure Jack-Jack out of another dimension.

In the third tunnel, guests find Jack-Jack joyfully aflame. Violet jumps in to save the Incredicoaster riders by shooting her purple force field up the tunnel, shielding guests from the raging fire. As the coaster zooms safely out of the tunnel, it sprints over a series of humps, and guests see a cluster of Jack-Jacks in mid-air, giggling and multiplying.

As riders circle through the final helix, they hear the voice of Edna Mode telling the family that Jack-Jack has returned to her, safe and sound. As the track straightens out, riders return to a chaotic and messy VIP lounge with one last surprise that guests are sure to enjoy.

Incredicoaster Fun Facts
  • The Incredicoaster is super-fast – the fastest attraction at the Disneyland Resort.
  • The Incredicoaster zooms across more than 6,000 feet of track – almost 1 1/8 miles – making it the longest coaster at the Disneyland Resort.
  • As their vehicles prepare to launch, guests on the Incredicoaster experience a water effect. It’s the speedy Dash running across the water, setting up the storyline of the race to catch his little brother, Jack-Jack.
  • Mrs. Incredible, a.k.a. Elastigirl, appears in the second tube of the Incredicoaster, stretching herself 53 feet from head to toe as she tries to grab baby Jack-Jack.
  • It took eight people to haul the Mr. Incredible figure up the coaster track to his final position on the Incredicoaster, in the second tube.
  • The super elusive baby Jack-Jack appears 19 times throughout the attraction.
  • Music for the Incredicoaster was created by Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who also scored the music for “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2” films. He also wrote original music, inspired by “The Incredibles,” for the queue area of the Incredicoaster.
  • The largest show figure on the Incredicoaster is tough to miss; it’s 1,800 pounds! To fit in its spot, this figure had to be lowered in with a crane before the building was enclosed.
  • The triangular roof line at the load area was drawn on a napkin during lunch at Pixar Animation Studios – and that’s what was built. All of Incredibles Park is a play on triangles and circles, with a mid-century modern style.
  • Artist Teddy Newton worked with Walt Disney Imagineers to create a mural for the Incredicoaster load area, the artwork on a wall of Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums kiosk, and the arch at the entry of Incredibles Park, one of four neighborhoods in Pixar Pier. These designs feature a bold, abstract, hyper-colored style to contrast with the monotones of the mid-century modern architecture in the rest of the neighborhood. Newton was a character designer on “The Incredibles” and a writer on the Pixar short “Jack-Jack Attack,” an inspiration for the Incredicoaster.
  • Fifty pounds of glitter were needed to create the Incredicoaster’s fire and force-field effects.
  • The new red paint on the coaster tubes is self-cleaning.
  • All of the Incredicoaster murals were hand-painted.
  • More than 50 tons of steel – 100,000 pounds – were used to enclose the tubes on the Incredicoaster.
  • Guests will enjoy discovering hidden Mickeys in artwork throughout the Incredicoaster.

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43- DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

‘Paint the Night’ Parade at Disney California Adventure Park Gets Even More Super this June with a New Float Inspired by ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Incredibles 2’

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:13

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 18, 2018) – The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure Park gets even more super this June with the addition of a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The epic Parr family and their pal Frozone make their first appearance in this electrifying parade, bringing all of the fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” to life with high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century modern style of the films.

Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone showcase their super skills as they take on their latest threat, The Underminer. Mr. and Mrs. Incredibles’ teen daughter Violet, along with their sons Dash and Jack-Jack, also showcase their unique powers in surprising new ways, as shown through dynamic and innovative visual technology. Like other elements in this spectacular parade, the new float comes to life through a series of dazzling LED lights, new music elements and more.

The Incredibles float joins “Paint the Night” on June 23, just in time to celebrate the opening of the new film, “Incredibles 2,” in theaters June 15, and the opening of the newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure on June 23.

“Paint the Night” recently returned to the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond, running now through Sept. 3, 2018. “Paint the Night” parade is currently making its way through Disney California Adventure Park with more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals.

Fun Facts

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It comes to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits were installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits are being worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

By the Numbers

  • The Incredibles float is 11 feet wide, 18 feet tall, and 30 feet long.
  • The 13 buildings on the float are created with 123 individual LED panels – only two of which are exactly the same size and shape.
  • Frozone stands nearly 12 feet off the ground on his very own ice trail.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Guests need to keep an eye out for Jack-Jack, as he uses several of his super powers to pop in and out of four different places on the float.
  • The “art wall” around the rear of the float uses 150 fixtures, all exactly nine inches apart, to create the “sine wave” curve effect.
  • The penthouse floor of one of the buildings has 112 individual windows, each with its own miniature LED light source.
  • Nearly 200 individually programmable lights are embedded in the buildings, The Underminer’s drill and Frozone’s ice trail. Custom red lights act as miniature aircraft warning lights on several of the rooftops.

 

###

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

 

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Paint the Night’ Parade Fun Facts

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:13

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade has returned to the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest. For the first time, “Paint the Night” makes its way through Disney California Adventure Park with more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. The parade becomes even more super with the opening of Pixar Pier, as “Paint the Night” adds a new float inspired by “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The epic Parr family and their pal Frozone make their first appearance in this electrifying parade, bringing all of the fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” to life with high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century modern style of the films.

Guests will enjoy nightly performances of “Paint the Night” with Sorcerer Mickey, who uses his vivid imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust to “Paint the Night,” bringing to light the beloved characters and friendships from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “Toy Story,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more. Guests will get in the spirit as the parade’s theme song plays, “When Can I See You Again.”

“Paint the Night” dining packages are available for guests at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria. Guests who dine at these restaurants receive a voucher for entrance to one of the reserved areas designated for viewing “Paint the Night.” Details about the dining packages and information about reservations are available at Disneyland.com.

By the Numbers

  • Including the video screens, the parade contains more than one million sources of light.
  • The 500 strobes used in the parade are a custom lighting product developed by Disney.
  • “Paint the Night” requires more than 200 “universes of control” to operate everything from the video presentations on the floats to the lights on individual costumes.

“You Can Fly!” ­– Tinker Bell and Peter Pan

  • The Tinker Bell float is 40 feet long, with 44 universes of control and, including video screens, more than 850,000 points of light.
  • Power and control for Tinker Bell’s lighted costume come from the float itself. Tinker Bell’s shoe poufs are lit by fiber optics.

“If I Didn’t Have You” – Mike and Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.”

  • The “Monsters, Inc.” float is 11 feet wide and 21 feet long, and it glows with nearly 17,000 points of light.
  • The five animated doors on this float are more than nine feet tall with 40 individual LED video panels. They were created in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

 “Life is a Highway” ­– Lightning McQueen and Mack from “Cars”

  • The “Cars” unit features everyone’s favorite Piston Cup Champion, Lighting McQueen, along with Mack and DJ.
  • At 54 feet long, Mack is the longest vehicle in the parade, with 28 moving lights.
  • Mack’s design features a 3D display that creates exceptional depth of image. The display contains nearly 27,000 individual orbs.
  • Almost 2,000 feet of LED “neon” helps bring this float to life.

“Under the Sea” – “The Little Mermaid”

  • King Triton stands over 12 feet tall.
  • “The Little Mermaid” float is 32 feet long and 11 feet wide.
  • There are nine fish, eight flowers and more than 250 blades of grass.

Arrangement of songs by composer Michael Giacchino  –  “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2”

  • This new float is 11 feet wide, 18 feet tall, and 30 feet long.
  • Frozone stands nearly 12 feet off the ground on his very own ice trail.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Guests need to keep an eye out for Jack-Jack, as he uses several of his super powers to pop in and out of four different places on the float.

 “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – “Toy Story”

  • Slinky Dog scampers along, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear holding on for the ride.
  • The 10 spinning disks rotate at 120 RPM and are programmed with custom video content.
  • The float is 32 feet long, and Slinky’s ears are 18 feet tall and 11 feet across.

“Beauty and the Beast” and “At Last I See the Light” – Disney Princesses

  • Belle’s video screen contains more than 500,000 pixels, presenting scenes from “Beauty and the Beast” as well as floral graphic imagery and starry night skies.
  • In addition to color-changing programmable ribbons, Belle’s dress has 40 custom-designed jewels and the most decorative lighting caps of any float.
  • The float is 26 feet long and the rose alone is 17 feet tall.

Mickey Mouse & Friends Finale

  • The Mickey Mouse float is 31 feet long, has 40 universes of control and more than 10,000 points of light.
  • Mickey “conducts” the finale of the parade from 12 feet above the street.
  • Joining Mickey Mouse, and appearing on a series of smaller whirling parade vehicles, are Goofy, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse. Each whirling vehicle shines with 352 points of light custom-designed for the character on board.
  • The spiraling kinetic sculpture on this float is 14 feet tall and seven feet wide. It contains nearly 7,000 individually programmable LED pixels.

###

Media Contacts:

Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

11 Incredible Things to Do at the Newly Reimagined Pixar Pier

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:13

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park, offering incredible thrills and more adventure for guests at the Disneyland Resort. This playful, newly reimagined land features exciting themed attractions, entertainment, food and beverage and more, celebrating beloved Pixar characters and stories. For guests exploring Pixar Pier, here are 11 things that will make every visit incredible.

  1. Race with the Parr family on Incredicoaster, the new high-speed adventure at Pixar Pier: On this super-fast attraction (the fastest at the Disneyland Resort), guests are launched alongside the Incredibles on a mission to chase after the elusive baby Jack-Jack. Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, new music and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible.
  2. Explore the whimsical neighborhoods of Pixar Pier: The Pixar stories that guests have come to know and love are presented through themed neighborhoods along the boardwalk of Pixar Pier, where guests will encounter some of their favorite Pixar characters. Guests join a celebration in honor of the Parr family in Incredibles Park, shrink down to the size of a toy in the Toy Story Boardwalk, and tour the charming seaside Pixar Promenade, celebrating all the heartwarming stories and characters from Pixar films. The fourth neighborhood, Inside Out Headquarters, will feature a new family-friendly attraction, opening in 2019.
  3. Dine at Lamplight Lounge, enjoying the stylish décor and California casual gastro-pub cuisine: The new restaurant welcomes the entire family with playfully presented food, unique signature cocktails and décor that celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar films to life. The Disneyland Resort culinary team has also developed delicious new menu items such as the carne asada roll with roasted Fresno chili salsa, potato skins with brown butter-caper yogurt, and – for the budding artists – a creamy PB&J roll served with a flowerpot full of veggies, hummus and fresh fruit.
  4. Test your skills at the Games of Pixar Pier: Four colorful and whimsical pay-per-play game booths offer guests the chance to win adorable Pixar prizes of all sizes. The nostalgic midway area includes the return of Bullseye Stallion Stampede along with three new games – La Luna Star Catcher, WALL•E Space Race, and Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss ­– that provide fun for the entire family under festive awning canopies decorated with blinking carnival lights.
  5. Take a spin on the Pixar Pal-A-Round: The focal point of Pixar Promenade, the Pixar Pal-A-Round celebrates the stories and friendships from many Pixar films. Each of the 24 gondolas on the Pal-A-Round features a different Pixar pal and offers breathtaking views of Pixar Pier.
  6. Taste new eats and treats inspired by Pixar characters and films: New food offerings inspired by Pixar feature films and short films can be found throughout Pixar Pier, including:
    • Poultry Palace – serving tasty chicken drumsticks and turkey legs
    • Señor Buzz Churros – serving both “caliente” and regular churros
    • Angry Dogs –serving spicy and not-so-spicy hot dogs
    • Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums – serving freshly-baked cookies
    • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats –serving lemon, chocolate, and vanilla soft serve treats as well as the Pixar Pier Frozen Parfait
  7. Encounter favorite Pixar Pals: Stroll around the various neighborhoods of Pixar Pier to meet many favorite Pixar characters including Edna Mode, Frozone, Russell and Dug and more!
  8. Dance and sing along to the zany tunes of TripleDent Gum presents The Pixarmonic Orchestra: The seven-piece band will perform at the Pixar Pier bandshell with a fun, upbeat musical style that fits the Pixar tunes perfectly. The group performs a repertoire of songs using traditional instruments, as well as unconventional music makers such as cowbells, kazoos, duck calls, sirens and slide whistles.
  9. Rediscover the popular Toy Story Midway Mania!: Potato Head welcomes guests as they become honorary toys and compete in target-themed games hosted by friends from the Toy Story movies. Guests try to hit secret targets to unleash “Easter eggs”—new and exciting game targets worth even more points.
  10. Strike a pose at the new Pixar Pier marquee, Boardwalk billboards or the Pixar Promenade fountain: From the moment guests enter the land through the dazzling Pixar Pier marquee, they encounter picturesque locations that include scenic billboards, a kugel fountain inspired by the iconic Pixar ball, and views of the shimmering shores of Paradise Bay.
  11. Check out Pixar-themed merchandise and treats: As the primary destination at Pixar Pier for Pixar artistry, trinkets and knick knacks – of course ­­­–­ Knick’s Knacks offers new and limited-edition Pixar merchandise. Guests at this retail location also have the unique opportunity to purchase special Pixar art or take home a character sketch created by an on-location artist. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will open in late summer 2018, offering fun frozen beverages and delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy.

###

 

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Disneyland Resort Serves Food and Beverage with a Pixar Twist and a Dash of Character at Newly Reimagined Pixar Pier

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-06-19 17:13
New Lamplight Lounge Offers Gastro-Pub Cuisine Overlooking the Bay; Pixar Stories Inspire Creative Snacks and Treats

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – New culinary experiences, a bayside lounge and Pixar- themed treats are part of the storytelling at Pixar Pier, opening June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park. The newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier invites guests to step into the worlds of Pixar through exciting attractions, entertainment, creative merchandise and food and beverage offerings.

Pixar Pier features imaginative new neighborhoods and the thrilling Incredicoaster, inspired by the newest Disney•Pixar film, “Incredibles 2.” Guests will discover new culinary experiences throughout Pixar Pier, beginning with the beautiful new Lamplight Lounge and at kiosks all along Paradise Bay.

Lamplight Lounge is a stylish and fun gathering place that welcomes the entire family, with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay both upstairs and downstairs. The California casual gastro-pub cuisine is playfully presented, complemented by unique signature cocktails and exciting new menu items. The Disneyland Resort culinary team has developed dishes such as the carne asada roll with roasted Fresno chili salsa; potato skins with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aïoli and Manchego cheese; spinach salad with warm wild mushrooms, soft poached egg, charred onion vinaigrette and shiitake “bacon” served with blue cheese toast; chicken sandwich with spicy chili glaze, vinegar slaw and pineapple butter on a toasted Amish bun; and creamy PB&J roll served with a flower pot of veggies with hummus and fresh fruit.

The Lamplight Lounge décor celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar films to life. Guests will discover the artistic details that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge: concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters.

Also near the entrance of Pixar Pier, is Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats with classic boardwalk soft-serve designed to recall the grand beachfront pavilions of yesteryear. Featuring the adorable Abominable Snowman from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” the location serves cones and cups with tasty towering soft serve, available in chocolate, vanilla, and non-dairy lemon.

The Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats also serves up a few specialty treats, such as the Pixar Pier Frozen Parfait, a non-dairy lemon soft serve and blue raspberry frozen beverage, and the It’s Snow-Capped Lemon, a non-dairy lemon soft serve with a “snow-cap” of white chocolate. Guests may also choose from a selection of fountain sodas, with the option to turn any soda into a float with any flavor of soft serve.

The first neighborhood at Pixar Pier is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and is anchored by the thrilling Incredicoaster. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums awaits at the exit of the new attraction, enticing guests with the smell of freshly baked cookies and inviting them into a plaza infused with fun and funky mid-century modern aesthetics. This new food location serves Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums, a.k.a. warm chocolate chip cookies featured in the recently released “Incredibles 2,” The IncrediCookie (gluten-friendly), a Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie and flavored milks.

Proceeding to the next neighborhood, guests will discover larger than life flavors themed to Disney•Pixar’s animated “Toy Story” films. At Poultry Palace, inspired by the Pixar short ““Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” guests will enjoy delicious chicken drumsticks and coleslaw, jumbo smoked turkey legs and corn on the cob. Guests may also snap a photo with a fun-sized Emperor Zurg. At Señor Buzz Churros, the popular Disneyland Resort treat is presented with a sweet & crispy Spanish flair.

At Pixar Promenade, Angry Dogs offers hot dogs, chips and beverages in an open-air walk-up location on the waterfront. Anger, the outrageously fun character from Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” stands 35 inches high on a light stand and true to his nature, he is angry. The raging orange-red flames from his forehead appear to roast spicy and not-so-spicy hot dogs for guests.

Opening later this simmer, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff features Bing Bong, Riley’s imaginary childhood friend from “Inside Out.” Stepping inside, guests will find a fully sculpted Bing Bong sitting in his makeshift rocket wagon crying tears of candy. To his right is Jangles the Clown, offering guests a cooling frozen beverage; and across the shop, Rainbow Unicorn runs the most colorful and cheerful candy corner.

Pixar Pier opens during Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration that offers creatively themed food and beverage throughout the Disneyland Resort, only through Sept. 3. Inspired by the Pixar stories and characters that guests have come to know and love, Pixar Fest celebrates the theme of friendship and beyond, an ever-present theme in Pixar films.

###

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its

“day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations 714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

‘Paint the Night’ Parade at Disney California Adventure Park Gets Even More Super this June with a New Float Inspired by ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Incredibles 2’

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-06-11 16:09

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 11, 2018) – The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure Park gets even more super this June with the addition of a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The epic Parr family and their pal Frozone make their first appearance in this electrifying parade, bringing all of the fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” to life with high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century modern style of the films.

Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone showcase their super skills as they take on their latest threat, The Underminer. Mr. and Mrs. Incredibles’ teen daughter Violet, along with their sons Dash and Jack-Jack, also showcase their unique powers in surprising new ways, as shown through dynamic and innovative visual technology. Like other elements in this spectacular parade, the new float comes to life through a series of dazzling LED lights, new music elements and more.

The Incredibles float joins “Paint the Night” on June 23, just in time to celebrate the opening of the new film, “Incredibles 2,” in theaters June 15, and the opening of the newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure on June 23.

“Paint the Night” recently returned to the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond, running now through Sept. 3, 2018. “Paint the Night” parade is currently making its way through Disney California Adventure Park with more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals.

Fun Facts

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It comes to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits were installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits are being worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

By the Numbers

  • The Incredibles float is 11 feet wide, 18 feet tall, and 30 feet long.
  • The 13 buildings on the float are created with 123 individual LED panels – only two of which are exactly the same size and shape.
  • Frozone stands nearly 12 feet off the ground on his very own ice trail.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Guests need to keep an eye out for Jack-Jack, as he uses several of his super powers to pop in and out of four different places on the float.
  • The “art wall” around the rear of the float uses 150 fixtures, all exactly nine inches apart, to create the “sine wave” curve effect.
  • The penthouse floor of one of the buildings has 112 individual windows, each with its own miniature LED light source.
  • Nearly 200 individually programmable lights are embedded in the buildings, The Underminer’s drill and Frozone’s ice trail. Custom red lights act as miniature aircraft warning lights on several of the rooftops.

###

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

 

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2018-06-08 20:02
Guests Discover Swashbuckling Fun and Adventure on this Beloved Attraction

ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 8, 2018) – Since its debut at Disneyland Park in California in 1967, Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean adventure has thrilled hundreds of millions of guests from around the world. An immersive and engaging entertainment experience, it’s steeped in detail and rollicking pirate fun. It debuted as a technological marvel and storytelling masterpiece and, for decades, this award-winning attraction has been considered one of the pinnacles of theme park experiences worldwide.

The original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which inspired a global phenomenon and launched a highly popular film franchise, adds new magic in 2018 as guests discover a swashbuckler caught in a booby-trap. Fans of the attraction’s early days may also recognize a familiar voice as a pirate shares the cautionary tale of a cursed treasure. And the familiar redheaded figure among the townspeople has switched sides to become a pirate known as Redd, who pillages the town’s rum supply.

Today, guests enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at five Disney theme parks around the world: Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort; Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort; Tokyo Disneyland Park at Tokyo Disney Resort; Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris; and Shanghai Disneyland at Shanghai Disney Resort.

Here are some of the fun facts, trivia and milestones associated with one of Walt Disney’s greatest entertainment achievements.

FUN FACTS ABOUT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN ATTRACTION

 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean was the last Disneyland attraction personally supervised by Walt Disney. It was designed by WED Enterprises (now called Walt Disney Imagineering).
  • The attraction originally was envisioned as a New Orleans-themed Blue Bayou Mart featuring a Pirate Wax Museum, housed in a 70-foot deep basement. The basement now serves as the grotto section of the attraction.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean was loosely inspired by such Hollywood films as “Captain Blood,”
    “The Sea Hawk” and “The Buccaneer,” plus Disney’s “Treasure Island,” “Kidnapped” and “Swiss Family Robinson.”
  • It cost $15 million to build New Orleans Square, the home for Pirates of the Caribbean. This is equal to the amount the United States paid for the real New Orleans in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
  • The attraction façade was partly inspired by the Cabildo building in Jackson Square in New Orleans that served as the seat of the Spanish colonial government in 1799. It is also noted for being the site where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803.
  • Guests ride through the attraction in a 1,838-foot canal.
  • Approximately 120 animated characters (human characters plus nine different types of animated animals) appear in the Audio-Animatronics cast of Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Several original designers and Imagineers for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction have since become Disney Legends, an honorary title bestowed on individuals by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Disney Imagineer X Atencio, who wrote the attraction’s memorable tune, “Yo-Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” is the voice of the Jolly Roger skull and crossbones, seen just before guests plunge down the waterfalls.
  • In the lyrics of the song, “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me),” the phrase “Yo Ho” is uttered 18 times.
  • Guests ride through the attraction for approximately 15 minutes, on one of the longest rides at Disneyland Resort.
  • Approximately 400 million guests have ridden Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park since its opening in 1967.
  • In 1997, Pirates of the Caribbean won the Thea Classic Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. The Thea Classic Award is given to an outstanding “compelling place and experience” which has been in operation for a minimum of 20 years.
  • The Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square allows diners to observe passing boats traveling through a bayou, which is the first scene of the attraction. This table service restaurant continues to be the only dining establishment that looks into a dark ride attraction at Disneyland Resort.
  • The concept of Pirates of the Caribbean has come full circle with the attraction initially inspiring the successful film franchise and then the films (starting with the release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003) inspiring exciting additions to the attraction.
  • Both Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa from the blockbuster films appear in the attraction.
  • Guests can spot Captain Jack Sparrow at three different points during their journey.
  • Approximately 400,000 pieces of gold coins and set pieces were added to the attraction during a lengthy refurbishment in 2006 when some of the film characters were added to the story.
  • The Aztec pirate chest used in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” appears in the Treasure Room as the last thing guests see in that scene.

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

January 3, 1965 Walt Disney talks about models for the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean attraction on an episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” called “Disneyland 10th Anniversary.” March 18, 1967 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction has a soft opening for guests of Disneyland. April 19, 1967 Official Grand Opening ceremony of Pirates of the Caribbean attraction takes place at Disneyland. December 15, 1973 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Magic Kingdom Park, Florida. April 15, 1983 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Tokyo Disneyland Park. April 12, 1992 Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opens at Disneyland Paris. June 28, 2003 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” the first in a series of highly popular films inspired by the attraction. July 9, 2003 “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” opens in theaters. June 24, 2006 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” Additionally, Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Park re-opens after a lengthy refurbishment in which characters from the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” films were added into the attraction. July 7, 2006  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” opens in theaters.
Also, “Pirates of the Caribbean” film characters added to the Magic Kingdom Park attraction. May 19, 2007 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” the third film in the series. May 25, 2007 “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” opens in theaters.
Additionally, Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer Island re-opened as Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island with the addition of themed elements related to the film franchise. May 7, 2011 Disneyland hosts the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in the series. May 20, 2011 “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” opens in theaters. June 16, 2016 Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure attraction and Treasure Cove themed land open at Shanghai Disney Resort. May 26, 2017 “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in the series, opens in theaters. June 8, 2018 Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park returns with new storytelling magic in two new scenes.

ENDURING LEGACY

In addition to four Pirates of the Caribbean films, with the fifth – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” releasing in May 2017 – the legacy of Pirates of the Caribbean continues to expand across the globe.

Characters from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise continue to be celebrated throughout Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – in Entertainment shows, interactive experiences, character greetings, themed hotel rooms, and activities and events aboard Disney Cruise Line ships.

In 2016, Treasure Cove opened at Shanghai Disney Resort, marking the first land at any Disney theme park inspired by the adventure and swashbuckling fun of pirates. The anchor of that land is the latest iteration of the classic attraction, known there by the name Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. It has won industry awards including Outstanding Achievement – Attraction from the Themed Entertainment Association and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project. Additionally, an original story about Captain Jack Sparrow opened as “Eye of the Storm – Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular,” also in Treasure Cove.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

 

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Redd Sails Into Disneyland Park This Summer

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-06-04 22:58

Arriving this summer at Disneyland Park is a fierce and independent pirate known as Redd. A bit mysterious by nature, Redd travels to various ports throughout the Caribbean—selling rum and collecting coin. Guests may encounter this mysterious pirate in New Orleans Square beginning Friday, June 8, 2018.

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Hold on to Your Super Suits! Disneyland Resort Debuts the Thrilling Incredicoaster as Pixar Pier Opens June 23 at Disney California Adventure Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Wed, 2018-05-23 16:28

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 23, 2018) – The thrilling Incredicoaster opens June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park, bringing guests the first ride-through attraction in the world to feature characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” Anchoring the newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier, the Incredicoaster takes guests on a super adventure with the Parr family to capture the elusive baby Jack-Jack. Exciting character figures, special effects, lighting, new music and distinctively colored vehicles make the thrills on this coaster even more incredible.

Guests will step right into the world of “The Incredibles” as they discover they’ve been invited to the inaugural launch of the new Incredicoaster. In gratitude for their heroic efforts and incredible deeds, the citizens of Municiberg are dedicating their beloved roller coaster to the Incredibles. Of course the family of supers are attending – Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Violet, Dash and Jack- Jack – along with Edna Mode (exclusive super suit designer to the Incredibles).

With Edna and Jack-Jack being too short to ride the Incredicoaster, they have to wait for the rest of the Incredibles inside the VIP inauguration lounge. Things go awry, however, when the unpredictable Jack-Jack vanishes from Edna’s not-so-watchful eye. As a polymorph with a wild variety of powers, Jack-Jack creates chaos along the track while his Incredible family sprints into action to save the day.

Incredicoaster Scenes:

Straight away, Dash sprints into action in an attempt to catch Jack-Jack, launching guests on the adventure with him. As the coaster zooms through the first tunnel, Jack-Jack shoots blue laser beams from his eyes and Dash uses his super speed to avoid being hit..

During the climb into the second tunnel, guests find that Elastigirl has jumped in to assist. Stretching herself flat against the tunnel walls, she reaches out with both arms in an attempt to grab her baby boy. Then the aroma of chocolate chip cookies wafts through the tunnel and, as the coaster plunges downward, guests see that Mr. Incredible has punched through the side of the tube holding a cookie to lure Jack-Jack out of another dimension.

In the third tunnel, guests find Jack-Jack joyfully aflame. Violet jumps in to save the Incredicoaster riders by shooting her purple force field up the tunnel, shielding guests from the raging fire. As the coaster zooms safely out of the tunnel, it sprints over a series of humps, and guests see a cluster of Jack-Jacks in mid-air, giggling and multiplying.

As riders circle through the final helix, they hear the voice of Edna Mode telling the family that Jack-Jack has returned to her, safe and sound. As the track straightens out, riders return to a chaotic and messy VIP lounge with one last surprise that guests are sure to enjoy.

Incredicoaster Fun Facts
  • The Incredicoaster is super-fast – the fastest attraction at the Disneyland
  • The Incredicoaster zooms across more than 6,000 feet of track – almost 1 1/8 miles – making it the longest coaster at the Disneyland
  • As their vehicles prepare to launch, guests on the Incredicoaster experience a water effect. It’s the speedy Dash running across the water, setting up the storyline of the race to catch his little brother, Jack-Jack.
  • Incredible, a.k.a. Elastigirl, appears in the second tube of the Incredicoaster, stretching herself 53 feet from head to toe as she tries to grab baby Jack-Jack.
  • It took eight people to haul the Mr. Incredible figure up the coaster track to his final position on the Incredicoaster, in the second
  • The super elusive baby Jack-Jack appears 19 times throughout the
  • Music for the Incredicoaster was created by Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who also scored the music for “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2” films. He also wrote original music, inspired by “The Incredibles,” for the queue area of the Incredicoaster.
  • Artist Teddy Newton worked with Walt Disney Imagineers to create a mural for the Incredicoaster load area, the artwork on a wall of Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums kiosk, and the arch at the entry of Incredibles Park, one of four neighborhoods in Pixar Pier. These designs feature a bold, abstract, hyper-colored style to contrast with the monotones of the mid-century modern architecture in the rest of the neighborhood. Newton was a character designer on “The Incredibles”
###

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43- DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Pixar Pier Opens June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park, Celebrating the Wonderful Worlds of Pixar in a Newly Reimagined Land at Disneyland Resort

disneylandnews.com/ - Wed, 2018-05-23 16:26
Pixar Pier Introduces the Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round Attractions, New Food and Beverage Offerings, Lamplight Lounge, Characters Including Edna Mode – and More

ANAHEIM, Calif (May 23, 2018) –Beloved Pixar stories and characters get a new home at Disney California Adventure Park when Pixar Pier opens June 23, 2018. The newly reimagined land features the thrilling Incredicoaster and Pixar Pal-A-Round attractions, imaginative neighborhoods, Lamplight Lounge and additional food locations inspired by Pixar films, plus exciting entertainment, character encounters and more. Guests will experience the wonderful worlds of Pixar in incredible new ways on this  seaside waterfront at the Disneyland Resort.

Inspired by classic California piers and boardwalks, Pixar Pier debuts along the southern shore of Paradise Bay. Pixar Pier opens during Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond that runs through Sept. 3, 2018. One of the highlights of Pixar Fest is the new “Together Forever—A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks show at Disneyland   Park.

At Pixar Pier, guests will enter the newly reimagined land at Disney California Adventure through the dazzling Pixar Pier marquee – topped with the iconic Pixar lamp later this year. Beloved Pixar stories are introduced in this land through four whimsical neighborhoods.

The first neighborhood is Incredibles Park, inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles,” and it opens with the Incredicoaster. Permanently transformed from the attraction that was California Screamin’, Incredicoaster invites guests into a mid-century-modern-style loading area where they will board vehicles with a distinctive, new look. New character moments, new scenes and special effects, and an exciting musical score connect the attraction’s story to Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which opens  in theaters June 15, 2018.

Adjacent to Incredibles Park is Toy Story Boardwalk, a neighborhood that includes the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction, with Jessie’s Critter Carousel coming in 2019. Another new neighborhood is Inside Out Headquarters, inspired by Pixar’s “Inside Out,” where another new family friendly attraction will open at a later date.

The fourth neighborhood, Pixar Promenade, celebrates a collection of guest-favorite Pixar stories. The iconic Fun Wheel transforms into the newly themed Pixar Pal-A-Round, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 freshly-decorated gondolas – each one adorned with beloved Pixar pals.

Pixar Promenade also features the new Games of the Boardwalk, offering guests a chance to test their skills and win a prize. The gleaming superstructure of the Incredicoaster provides the backdrop for this nostalgic midway area, decorated with blinking lights and festive awning canopies. The four colorful and whimsical “pay for play” game booths include:

  • La Luna Star Catcher, a fishing game for the whole family featuring star characters from the Academy Award nominated Pixar short, “La ”
  • Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, featuring the adorable caterpillar, Heimlich, from the Pixar animated feature film “A Bug’s Life”. For this game, guests toss over-sized candy corns into Heimlich’s open
  • WALL-E Space Race, which is inspired by the dance scene set in space from the Pixar animated feature film, “WALL-E”. The game features WALL-E and EVE twirling up into the space, propelled by guests triggering a fire
  • Bullseye Stallion Stampede, a horse racing game where horses like Bullseye from “Toy Story” are moved along by guests rolling

Another exciting location opening at Pixar Pier on June 23 is the new Lamplight Lounge, an elegant yet fun gathering place for the entire family at the entrance of Pixar Pier. Lamplight Lounge will serve a new menu of California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented, along with unique signature cocktails. The seaside lounge will contain a full bar with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay from both upstairs and downstairs.

Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover the artistic marks that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge, including concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters.

Just past Lamplight Lounge, guests will find even more fun and creative food and beverage locations inspired by Pixar films. The newly opened Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, which is already a fan favorite, is inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.” and serves delicious soft-serve. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums in Incredibles Park features baby Jack-Jack’s favorite treat for guests to enjoy. At Toy Story Boardwalk, guests will visit Poultry Palace and Señor Buzz Churros. Poultry Palace, which looks like the oversized fun meal box and juice box featured in the Pixar short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” will offer delicious turkey legs. Señor Buzz Churros offers the quintessential Disneyland Resort treat at a food kiosk where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode, just like he does in “Toy Story 3”. Further down the path in Pixar Promenade, Angry Dogs will feature Anger from “Inside Out” and serve up hot dogs, where the more Anger burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get.

The remaining areas of the original Paradise Pier – including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumping Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure – become a new land called Paradise Gardens Park.

###

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room  Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise  Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, yearround.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters  on June 15, 2018.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Disneyland Resort Serves Food and Beverage with a Pixar Twist and a Dash of Character at Newly Reimagined Pixar Pier

disneylandnews.com/ - Wed, 2018-05-23 16:24
New Lamplight Lounge Offers Gastro-Pub Cuisine Overlooking the Bay; Pixar Stories Inspire Creative Snacks and Treats

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 23, 2018) – New culinary experiences, a bayside lounge and Pixar- themed treats are part of the storytelling at Pixar Pier, opening June 23, 2018, at Disney California Adventure Park. The newly reimagined land of Pixar Pier invites guests to step into the worlds of Pixar through exciting attractions, entertainment, creative merchandise and food and beverage offerings.

Pixar Pier features imaginative new neighborhoods and the thrilling Incredicoaster, inspired by the newest Disney•Pixar film, “Incredibles 2.” Guests will discover new culinary experiences throughout Pixar Pier, beginning with the beautiful new Lamplight Lounge and at kiosks all along Paradise Bay.

Lamplight Lounge is a stylish and fun gathering place that welcomes the entire family, with picturesque waterfront views of Paradise Bay both upstairs and downstairs. The California casual gastro-pub cuisine is playfully presented, complemented by unique signature cocktails and exciting new menu items. The Disneyland Resort culinary team has developed dishes such as the carne asada roll with roasted Fresno chili salsa; potato skins with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aïoli and Manchego cheese; spinach salad with warm wild mushrooms, soft poached egg, charred onion vinaigrette and shiitake “bacon” served with blue cheese toast; chicken sandwich with spicy chili glaze, vinegar slaw and pineapple butter on a toasted Amish bun; and creamy PB&J roll served with a flower pot of veggies with hummus and fresh fruit.

The Lamplight Lounge décor celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar films to life. Guests will discover the artistic details that Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge: concept art, a quick sketch on a coaster, memorabilia and collectible toys of beloved Pixar characters.

Also near the entrance of Pixar Pier, is Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats with classic boardwalk soft-serve designed to recall the grand beachfront pavilions of yesteryear. Featuring the adorable Abominable Snowman from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” the location serves cones and cups with tasty towering soft serve, available in chocolate, vanilla, and non-dairy lemon.

The Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats also serves up a few specialty treats, such as the Pixar Pier Parfait, a non-dairy lemon soft serve and blue raspberry frozen beverage, and the It’s Snow-Capped Lemon, a non-dairy lemon soft serve with a “snow-cap” of white chocolate.

Guests may also choose from a selection of fountain sodas, with the option to turn any soda into a float with any flavor of soft serve.

The first neighborhood at Pixar Pier is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and is anchored by the thrilling Incredicoaster. Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums awaits at the exit of the new attraction, enticing guests with the smell of freshly baked cookies and inviting them into a plaza infused with fun and funky mid-century modern aesthetics.

Proceeding to the next neighborhood, guests will discover larger than life flavors themed to Disney•Pixar’s animated “Toy Story” films. At Poultry Palace, inspired by the Pixar short ““Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” guests will enjoy delicious turkey legs and snap a photo with a fun-sized Emperor Zurg. At Señor Buzz Churros, the popular Disneyland Resort treat is presented with a sweet & crispy Spanish flair.

At Pixar Promenade, Angry Dogs offers hot dogs, chips and beverages in an open-air walk-up location on the waterfront. Anger, the outrageously fun character from Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” stands 35 inches high on a light stand and true to his nature, he is angry. The raging orange-red flames from his forehead appear to roast spicy and regular hot dogs for guests.

Opening later this year, Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff features Bing Bong, Riley’s imaginary childhood friend from “Inside Out.” Stepping inside, guests will find a fully sculpted Bing Bong sitting in his makeshift rocket wagon crying tears of candy. To his right is Jangles the Clown, offering guests a cooling frozen beverage; and across the shop, Rainbow Unicorn runs the most colorful and cheerful candy corner.

Pixar Pier opens during Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration that offers creatively themed food and beverage throughout the Disneyland Resort, only through Sept. 3. Inspired by the Pixar stories and characters that guests have come to know and love, Pixar Fest celebrates the theme of friendship and beyond, an ever-present theme in Pixar films.

###

About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its

“day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL•E,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” and “Coco.” Its movies have won 32 Academy Awards® and have grossed more than $11 billion at the worldwide box office to date. “Incredibles 2,” Pixar’s 20th feature, opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Edna Mode Arrives At Pixar Pier at the Disneyland Resort

disneylandnews.com/ - Tue, 2018-05-22 16:53

Just in time for the opening of “Incredibles 2” in theaters on June 15, celebrated designer Edna Mode is jetting over to greet guests at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort, as part of the first-ever Pixar Fest. The iconic super suit designer, from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the upcoming “Incredibles 2,” will continue to grace guests with her presence at Pixar Pier, to celebrate the opening of this newly reimagined land. Guests will discover Edna’s role at the new Incredicoaster, too, beginning June 23, 2018.

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Disneyland Resort Gives Guests a Treat: More Days Than Ever to Celebrate Halloween Time at Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks, Sept. 7-Oct. 31, 2018

disneylandnews.com/ - Thu, 2018-05-17 16:02
Halloween Time Offers Frightfully Fun Experiences Throughout This Limited-Time Event Additionally, Guests May Book One of 15 Nights at Mickey’s Halloween Party; Ticket Sales for the After-Hours Event Begin June 5 for Annual Passholders and June 12 for General Public

ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 17, 2018) – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns for more spook-tacular days than ever this year, enchanting guests of all ages with frightfully fun experiences themed especially for the season, from Sept. 7 through October 31, 2018.

Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights. With seasonal attraction overlays, Halloween-themed décor and food and beverage offerings, plus encounters with dastardly Disney villains, happy haunts will materialize around every corner.

Additionally, the guest-favorite Mickey’s Halloween Party will return with 15 nights of after-hours fun. This separate-ticket event features some exclusive entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween attire, trick or treating at locations throughout Disneyland Park and a chance for the entire family to visit the parks in costumes. Tickets for Mickey’s Halloween Party go on sale Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Card holders. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 12, 2018, for the general public. They may be purchased online at Disneyland.com/party as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400.

At Disney California Adventure Park

A spell will be cast as guests enter Disney California Adventure. Oogie Boogie takes over with his twisted tale of a forever Halloween, inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Oogie Boogie’s oversized silhouette will beckon guests through the main entrance of the park, and hover over a swarm of bats that circle around Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge.

Halloween décor extends along Buena Vista Street to Carthay Circle, where guests will encounter a 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman holding his jack-o-lantern head to the sky.

The citizens of Cars Land will celebrate Halloween by turning Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams. The entire land will be transformed with a special Haul-O-Ween makeover as the townsfolk of Radiator Springs don Halloween costumes and decorate their respective homes for the season.

Guests will encounter Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, Red and DJ in “car-stume” as they get ready to go “trunk-or-treating.” Popular Cars Land attractions will transform as well: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree takes on a spooky tone as Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters gets a seasonal twist to become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, bringing Halloween adventure to this popular attraction. As the sun sets, the attraction’s exterior goes dark and then suddenly powers back up with lighting effects, a signal that something has gone awry. The Guardians have successfully escaped The Collector’s Fortress, but have accidentally left Groot behind. Guests will help Rocket distract the creatures that have been released so he can find and rescue Groot in this exciting seasonal overlay.

At Disneyland Park

The Halloween magic continues at Disneyland, where guests will enjoy beautiful décor on Main Street, U.S.A., including a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern and a Pumpkin Festival. In Frontierland, guests will encounter the colorful Día de los Muertos tribute, an exhibit that commemorates the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead with a musical trio of iconic skeleton figurines, brightly colored flowers and other decorative items.

Two popular attractions will transform into their annual Halloween themes, delivering Halloween thrills for guests who dare to take a ride. Haunted Mansion will become Haunted Mansion Holiday, inspired by the Walt Disney Pictures classic “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The seasonal attraction celebrates the collision between Halloween and Christmas as Jack Skellington offers his unique take on the holidays.

Space Mountain in Tomorrowland will become Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a reimagining of the popular attraction. Guests on board the speeding Space Mountain vehicles are thrust into a ghostly galaxy where they are surrounded by eerie screams, sound effects and music. Spine-chilling spirits pop out of the darkness, appearing to reach out and menace the space travelers.

Mickey’s Halloween Party*

This year, more nights are available for guests to enjoy Mickey’s Halloween Party. At this after-hours, separate-ticket event, guests may dress in costume and have the opportunity to trick-or-treat throughout Disneyland Park for candy and healthy goodies. Mickey’s Halloween Party also includes special entertainment, classic attractions and the added bonus of unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads of the night**, making it easier than ever to capture memories during the party.

An exclusive treat for guests attending Mickey’s Halloween Party is “Halloween Screams,” a supernatural firework show. The nighttime spectacular is hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies,” Jack Skellington.

Also exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party is the “Frightfully Fun Parade” led by The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from the Disney animated classic, “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”). The Horseman rides down Main Street, U.S.A., on his ghostly black steed with a flickering jack-o’-lantern to usher in the parade, which features Jack Skellington and a procession of grim, grinning (and hitchhiking) ghosts from the iconic Haunted Mansion attraction.

Guests attending Mickey’s Halloween Party may also visit Villains Square for a chance to encounter and take photos with Disney villains. Additional Disney characters donned in Halloween attire can also be found throughout the park.

As an added value, guests with a Mickey’s Halloween Party ticket will have the opportunity to “mix in” with regular park guests for three hours prior to the party’s start time. These guests also will be able to visit both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks with their tickets.

Beginning June 5 for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa Card holders and June 12 for the general public, Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets may be purchased online and on mobile devices at Disneyland.com/party as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400. Guests may check for availability for the 15 nights: Wednesday, Sept. 19; Friday, Sept. 21; Monday, Sept. 24, Wednesday, Sept. 26; Friday, Sept. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 2; Friday, Oct. 5; Tuesday, Oct. 9; Friday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Oct. 16; Friday, Oct. 19; Tuesday, Oct. 23; Friday, Oct. 26; Monday, Oct. 29; and Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a non-smoking event.

For more information about Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, please visit  http://www.Disneyland.com/Halloween. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice.

###

*Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/mickeys-halloween-party/ and should not be obstructive or offensive. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

**Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required.  Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the Mickey’s Halloween Party must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy/.  Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose.  Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Jack Skellington and Haunted Mansion Holiday are inspired by “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.

Media Contacts:

Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Disney Cruise Line Debuts Diverse Lineup of Itineraries and Home Ports for Fall 2019

dclnews.com - Thu, 2018-05-17 13:19
Family fun awaits during departures from New York, California, Texas and Florida

CELEBRATION, Fla. (May 17, 2018) – In fall 2019, Disney Cruise Line will return to favorite destinations and home ports on a variety of itineraries, including adventures to Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean. With cruises ranging from two-night getaways to weeklong vacations and beyond, this season of sailings offers countless opportunities for families to delight in Disney magic, explore exotic locales and make lifelong memories together.

Bookings open to the public on May 24, 2018. More details on 2019 itineraries can be found on the Ports and Itineraries for 2019 page of disneycruise.com.

Sailings to Bermuda, Bahamas and Canada from New York

The Disney Magic returns to New York in September for a selection of departures to a diverse collection of destinations, including luxurious Bermuda, sun-kissed Bahamas and historic New Brunswick, Canada.

Three special five-night cruises feature two days in Bermuda, allowing extra time for guests to indulge in the island nation’s famous pink-sand beaches, world-class shopping, abundant water activities and distinctive blend of British and Caribbean culture.

During two seven-night sailings from New York to the Bahamas, cruisers are treated to a double-dose of pixie dust. A stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, is paired with a day at Port Canaveral, Florida, where every guest receives a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper ticket and round-trip transportation to the theme parks in nearby Orlando.

A single five-night cruise to Canada transports guests from New York to charming Saint John, New Brunswick with a stop in Bar Harbor, Maine. Saint John is the home of majestic natural phenomena like the renowned Reversing Falls and the world’s highest tides, located where the Saint John River meets the Bay of Fundy.

Baja and Mexican Riviera Voyages from California        

In September, the Disney Wonder sets sail for a limited engagement in San Diego, where guests embark on adventures to Baja and the Mexican Riviera. Baja itineraries highlight the region’s famous beaches and exciting water activities with calls on Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. Two exclusive seven-night Mexican Riviera sailings feature the snorkeling and scuba diving hot spots Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.

Disney Cruise Line guests can enrich their experience by combining select San Diego-based cruises with a pre-cruise package from Adventures by Disney, a leader in family guided group vacations. During this three-night itinerary, guests embark on a rare behind-the-magic visit to The Walt Disney Studios and Disney Archives, a private tour of Walt Disney Imagineering and a visit to the place where it all began — the Disneyland Resort.

Vacations to Bahamas and Caribbean from Texas         

Beginning late November, the Disney Wonder will make Galveston its home port for a special series of sailings to the Caribbean and Bahamas, with options at four, six and seven nights. Caribbean cruises include stops in Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Bahamian itineraries feature stops in Castaway Cay and Key West, Florida. Two of the Bahamian sailings also take guests to Nassau, Bahamas, while another includes an exclusive second day on Disney’s private island.

Tropical Escapes from Florida

In fall 2019, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy continue sailing guest-favorite itineraries to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral, while the Disney Magic returns to Miami in November with a variety of cruise lengths and itineraries.

The Disney Magic’s diverse lineup includes three-, four- and five-night Bahamian sailings and five- and six-night Western Caribbean cruises, and most itineraries feature a day ashore at Castaway Cay. Other ports of call on Bahamian voyages include Nassau and Key West, while stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel headline the Western Caribbean itineraries.

The Disney Dream sails three- and four-night cruises to Nassau and Castaway Cay. These itineraries make for the perfect family getaway, combining the magic of Disney with the ease and enjoyment of a tropical cruise vacation.

The Disney Fantasy sails seven-night Caribbean voyages, and every cruise includes a stop at Castaway Cay. Eastern Caribbean itineraries visit the Virgin Islands of Tortola and St. Thomas, and Western Caribbean cruises call on Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth. These weeklong experiences allow for even more family fun as guests make memories aboard their Disney cruise ship and at port in renowned tropical destinations.

The Disney Fantasy will also sail a selection of special itineraries. In October, an eight-night voyage transports guests south to St. Kitts, Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while a six-night Western Caribbean itinerary includes calls on Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Both itineraries are capped off with a day at Castaway Cay. In December, two unique seven-night itineraries include one cruise to San Juan, Tortola and Castaway Cay, and another voyage featuring two days on Disney’s private island after visits to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.

Disney Vacation Club Charter Cruises for 2019

Today, Disney Vacation Club announced the dates for two special members-only Disney Cruise Line charter cruises: a five-night Pacific Coast sailing aboard the Disney Wonder on May 15 and a seven-night cruise to Bermuda aboard the Disney Magic on Oct. 5. Bookings for both cruises open to Disney Vacation Club members on June 23, 2018.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, visit disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent.

###

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

Redd Sailing into Disneyland Park This Summer

disneylandnews.com/ - Fri, 2018-05-04 18:11

Arriving this summer at Disneyland Park is a fierce and independent pirate known as Redd. A bit mysterious by nature, Redd travels to various ports throughout the Caribbean—selling rum and collecting coin, and will soon be taking a journey to visit with guests in New Orleans Square. (Jacqueline Jones/Disneyland Resort)

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

‘Paint the Night’ Parade Fun Facts

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-04-30 22:35

he fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns to the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest. For the first time, “Paint the Night” will make its way through Disney California Adventure Park with more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. Becoming even more super in June, “Paint the Night” adds a new float inspired by Disney∙Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” “Paint the Night” is just one of the many exciting offerings guests will experience during Pixar Fest.

Guests will enjoy nightly performances of “Paint the Night” with Sorcerer Mickey, who uses his vivid imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust to “Paint the Night,” bringing to light the beloved characters and friendships from Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “Toy Story,” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more. Guests will get in the spirit as the parade’s theme song plays, “When Can I See You Again.”

In June, the dazzling new float will feature Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone, making their first appearances in this parade. The new float will bring all of the fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” to life with high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century-modern style of the films. Dynamic and innovative visual technology will also showcase the powers of Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack – in some surprising ways.

“Paint the Night” dining packages are available for guests at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria. Guests who dine at these restaurants receive a voucher for entrance to one of the reserved areas designated for viewing “Paint the Night.” Details about the dining packages and information about reservations are available at Disneyland.com.

By the Numbers

  • Including the video screens, the parade contains more than one million sources of light.
  • The 500 strobes used in the parade are a custom lighting product developed by Disney.
  • “Paint the Night” requires more than 200 “universes of control” to operate everything from the video presentations on the floats to the lights on individual costumes.

“You Can Fly!” ­– Tinker Bell and Peter Pan

  • The Tinker Bell float is 40 feet long, with 44 universes of control and, including video screens, more than 850,000 points of light.
  • Power and control for Tinker Bell’s lighted costume come from the float itself. Tinker Bell’s shoe poufs are lit by fiber optics.

“If I Didn’t Have You” – Mike and Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.”

  • The “Monsters, Inc.” float is 11 feet wide and 21 feet long, and it glows with nearly 17,000 points of light.
  • The five animated doors on this float are more than nine feet tall with 40 individual LED video panels. They were created in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

 “Life is a Highway” ­– Lightning McQueen and Mack from “Cars”

  • The “Cars” unit features everyone’s favorite Piston Cup Champion, Lighting McQueen, along with Mack and DJ.
  • At 54 feet long, Mack is the longest vehicle in the parade, with 28 moving lights.
  • Mack’s design features a 3D display that creates exceptional depth of image. The display contains nearly 27,000 individual orbs.
  • Almost 2,000 feet of LED “neon” helps bring this float to life.

“Under the Sea” – “The Little Mermaid”

  • King Triton stands over 12 feet tall.
  • “The Little Mermaid” float is 32 feet long and 11 feet wide.
  • There are nine fish, eight flowers and more than 250 blades of grass.

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – “Toy Story”

  • Slinky Dog scampers along, with Woody and Buzz Lightyear holding on for the ride.
  • The 10 spinning disks rotate at 120 RPM and are programmed with custom video content.
  • The float is 32 feet long, and Slinky’s ears are 18 feet tall and 11 feet across.

“Beauty and the Beast” and “At Last I See the Light” – Disney Princesses

  • Belle’s video screen contains more than 500,000 pixels, presenting scenes from “Beauty and the Beast” as well as floral graphic imagery and starry night skies.
  • In addition to color-changing programmable ribbons, Belle’s dress has 40 custom-designed jewels and the most decorative lighting caps of any float.
  • The float is 26 feet long and the rose alone is 17 feet tall.

Mickey Mouse & Friends Finale

  • The Mickey Mouse float is 31 feet long, has 40 universes of control and more than 10,000 points of light.
  • Mickey “conducts” the finale of the parade from 12 feet above the street.
  • Joining Mickey Mouse, and appearing on a series of smaller whirling parade vehicles, are Goofy, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse. Each whirling vehicle shines with 352 points of light custom-designed for the character on board.
  • The spiraling kinetic sculpture on this float is 14 feet tall and seven feet wide. It contains nearly 7,000 individually programmable LED pixels.

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

‘Pixar Play Parade’ Fun Facts

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-04-30 22:32

“Pixar Play Parade” returns April 13 for Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort, bringing even more Pixar stories to life during the limited-time celebration. For the first time, “Pixar Play Parade” makes its way through Disneyland Park daily and three new story elements add even more playfulness to this interactive, daytime parade.

The parade begins just as all Pixar films have, with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar Lamp and Ball from the Pixar original short, “Luxo Jr.” Also joining “Pixar Play Parade” are characters and scenes from the beloved Disney•Pixar film, “Up.” Wilderness Explorer Russell appears astride the colorful flightless bird, Kevin. Carl Fredricksen and Dug follow behind, amid green foliage and Kevin’s chicks, with Carl’s tethered house floating above. Another popular Disney•Pixar story joining the “Pixar Play Parade” is “Inside Out.” Perched atop colorful memory orbs, Joy and Sadness take flight aboard Riley’s rocket wagon, with Bing Bong himself cheering them on.

In addition to these exciting new elements, “Pixar Play Parade” brings back some beloved Pixar pals from the exciting and colorful worlds of Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles.” This energetic, immersive parade inspires guests of all ages to sing and dance along with acrobatics, high-energy choreography, interactive surprises and lively bubble and water effects.

WithPixar Play Paradedining packages, guests may enjoy a picnic-style lunch and a receive a voucher that provides access to a reserved viewing area for the parade. Guests may learn more about the dining packages, available at Plaza Inn, and make reservations at Disneyland.com.

“Pixar Play Parade” is just one of the many exciting offerings guests will experience during Pixar Fest.

 “Pixar Play Parade” Fun Facts:

  • “Pixar Play Parade” originally premiered in 2008 at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • The Pixar Lamp and Ball from Pixar’s original short, “Luxo Jr.” now lead the parade in a larger-than-life fashion. The Lamp is 14 feet tall and the Pixar Ball is nearly four feet wide.
  • Guests will want to keep an eye out for Kevin, the friendly bird from “Up” who stands nearly 12 feet tall from her toes to the top of her feathers. The “Up” unit also features Carl Fredricksen and Dug, while Kevin (a puppet) romps through the parade with pal Russell riding on her back.
  • From the tip-top of the balloons, the Fredricksen house from “Up” flies 17 feet above the parade route.
  • New music accompanies the three new story elements in the parade. The Pixar Lamp and Ball roll down the parade route to a “Pixar Medley,” the “Inside Out” unit is accompanied by the “Main Theme” and “Bing Bong Song,” and the “Up” element brings guests a new rendition of “Spirit of Adventure.”
  • On the “Inside Out” unit, guests will recognize Riley’s rocket wagon. Nearly 280 memory orbs of all different emotions appear at the base of this element.
  • 120-plus performers and crew entertain guests, along with 8 units that represent several of the DisneyŸPixar animated films.
  • The longest float is “A Bug’s Life” at 45 feet.
  • More than 2,000 pieces and parts make up the performers’ costumes.
  • Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, who wrote many of the songs for the successful “High School Musical” movies, wrote the original songs for “Pixar Play Parade”: “Countdown to Fun” and “The Party’s On.”
  • Michael Curry, the award-winning production designer and co-designer of “The Lion King” masks and puppets for Broadway, created several of the puppets in “Pixar Play Parade,” including the nearly 12-foot tall bird, Kevin who appears with his friend Russell (“Up”); Marlin, Nemo, Dory, Crush and Squirt (“Finding Nemo”); Roz (“Monsters, Inc.”); Aliens, Tinker Toy and Slinky Dog (“Toy Story”); the Omnidroid unit (“The Incredibles”) and Heilmlich (“A Bug’s Life”).
  • Baby Jack-Jack sits in one of the claws of the Omnidroid on “The Incredibles” float and, just like in the Pixar film, flames rise from his head when he gets excited.

###

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds

‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ Fun Facts

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-04-30 22:30

Buzz Lightyear, more than 300 green Space Aliens, 10-foot-tall “Coco” characters from the Land of the Dead and many more Pixar favorites star in the newest fireworks show at the Disneyland Resort, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” It debuts April 13, 2018, at the first-ever Pixar Fest, celebrating friendship and beyond.

“Together Forever” connects guests to beloved Pixar stories as it lights up the sky over Disneyland Park. It comes to life with pyrotechnics, special effects, a new musical score and projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. The grand tradition of Tinker Bell flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle also gets a Pixar twist, with a special flyover by Buzz Lightyear.

“Together Forever” Fun Facts:

    • “Together Forever” celebrates the everlasting bonds of friendship between guests, as well as the friendships of beloved Pixar characters from all 19 Disney•Pixar films.
    • “Together Forever” opens with Buzz Lightyear, who flies 100 feet in the air above Sleeping Beauty Castle on a flight path that is 350 feet long.
    • As Buzz Lightyear takes flight, he opens the show with a new line of diaologue: To friendshipand beyond!”
    • The fireworks for “Together Forever” were specifically developed and designed to enhance the projected images within the show and to match Pixar Animations Studios’ color palette.
    • “Together Forever” contains more than 900 separate fireworks effects, digitally controlled within 1/30 of a second.
    • An all-new musical score was recorded for “Together Forever.” The orchestra was composed of 101 musicians and 20 vocalists. The score features popular songs from Pixar films, in addition to iconic instrumental themes.
    • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” the hit song by Randy Newman from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story,” serves as the musical thread for the show. Guests will be inspired to sing along as this anthem becomes the rousing finale. This version of the song is a custom arrangement made specifically for “Together Forever.”
    • On Main Street, U.S.A., mapped projections bring the storytelling of “Together Forever” to life. The same technology is used for projections on Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of the “it’s a small world” attraction.
    • Each of the four viewing areas in the park – Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rivers of America and “it’s a small world” – feature custom effects that create a unique experience for guests at each location.
    • With the use of projection mapping, more than 300 Space Aliens from “Toy Story” appear on the façade of the buildings on Main Street, U.S.A., and Sleeping Beauty Castle during their moment in “Together Forever.” The adorable green Space Aliens also appear on the façade of the “it’s a small world” attraction.
    • Multiple laser beams project down Main Street, U.S.A., in the scene where the Incredibles battle the Omnidroid at Sleeping Beauty Castle. Lasers are also used at the Rivers of America viewing location.
    • The story heats up during a pivotal scene from “Toy Story 3,” as Sleeping Beauty Castle is flanked by six shooting flames that reach up to 30 feet in the air.
    • During the “Coco” adventure, 10 townspeople from the Land of the Dead appear on the rooftops of Main Street, U.S.A. Each of these characters stretches more than 10 feet tall and they join the animated mariachi and folklórico dancers projected on Main Street U.S.A., bringing to life a colorful fiesta.
    • The voice of Anthony Gonzalez, who played the lead role of Miguel in Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” can be heard singing “The World Es Mi Familia” during the “Coco” adventure of “Together Forever.”
    • “The World Es Mi Familia” features authentic Mexican singers and musicians who play traditional mariachi instruments like the vihuela, guitar, and guitarrón.
    • Several objects have flown above Sleeping Beauty Castle in past nighttime spectaculars, and the largest one ever is in “Together Forever” – Carl Fredricksen’s House from Disney•Pixar’s film, “Up.”
    • Guests can look out for the Pizza Planet truck in “Together Forever.” Seen in “Toy Story,” the Pizza Planet truck also appears as an Easter Eggs hidden in most Pixar films.

###

Media Contacts:
Disneyland Resort Public Relations
714-781-4500
DisneylandNews.com
DisneyParksBlog.com
Twitter.com/Disneyland

Categories: Official Disney Feeds