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Pixar Pier Opens June 23, 2018, and New Incredibles-Themed Float Adds Super Fun to ‘Paint the Night’ Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

disneylandnews.com/ - Mon, 2018-02-12 03:45

First-Ever Pixar Fest Begins April 13, Bringing More Pixar Fun Than Ever Before throughout the Disneyland Resort

New Land of Pixar Pier Debuts Thrilling New Incredicoaster this Summer

Anaheim, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2018) ­­– Disneyland Resort will open the highly anticipated Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018, powering up summer with more of the playful Pixar stories and characters that guests have come to know and love. Also debuting in June, a new float adds superhero fun to the electrifying “Paint the Night” parade, featuring characters from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” The news was announced today by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek during his presentation at D23 Expo Japan at Tokyo Disney Resort.

This year, guests will experience the wit, humor and warmth of Pixar stories and characters in extraordinary new ways at the Disneyland Resort, beginning with the first-ever Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration of friendship that begins April 13. The permanent, new land of Pixar Pier, opening June 23, offers guests their first chance to experience the new Incredicoaster, a thrilling adventure with everyone’s favorite Super family and theming inspired by the newest Disney•Pixar film, “Incredibles 2.”

At Pixar Pier, guests will explore four new imaginative neighborhoods, newly themed attractions, entertainment, encounters with Pixar pals, plus themed food and merchandise, all inspired by beloved Pixar stories.

The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade returns April 13 for Pixar Fest, this time at Disney California Adventure. And in June, the popular nighttime spectacular adds even more Pixar fun with the addition of a new, high-energy float inspired by “The Incredibles.” Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone will showcase their superhero awesomeness as they take on their newest threat, the Underminer. Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack also showcase their unique powers in surprising new ways, as shown through dynamic and innovative visual technology. Like the other elements in this spectacular parade, this new float will come to life through a series of dazzling LED lights, new music elements and high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century-modern style of the films.

Pixar Pier Opens at Disney California Adventure Park June 23

The thrilling new Incredicoaster will anchor Pixar Pier in the new land’s first neighborhood, which is inspired by “The Incredibles.” New character moments, scenes, special effects and an exciting musical score will connect the attraction’s story to “Incredibles 2,” which opens in theaters June 15, 2018. A second neighborhood at Pixar Pier will be inspired by “Toy Story” around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction. The third new neighborhood will be inspired by “Inside Out” and will feature an “Inside Out” attraction, scheduled to open at a later date. The fourth new neighborhood will celebrate a collection of Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will transform into a newly-themed Pixar attraction, allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful sights of Pixar Pier from 24 new gondolas that will feature beloved Pixar pals. The midway games will also be inspired by Pixar characters, including favorites from “A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” and “WALL·E”.

Additionally, what was formerly Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a Pixar-themed lounge, offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier.

First-Ever Pixar Fest Opens April 13 throughout the Disneyland Resort

Pixar Fest will allow guests to celebrate friendship and beyond during this limited-time event, bringing Pixar stories and characters to life like never before. At Disneyland, a new fireworks show, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,” will debut with dazzling pyrotechnics, memorable music and a heartwarming story.

“Pixar Play Parade” returns, this time making its way through Disneyland park. The popular parade will bring even more fan-favorite Pixar stories to guests with the addition of three new show elements, including the famous Pixar Lamp and Ball from the Pixar short film, “Luxo Jr.” as well as characters and elements from “Up” and “Inside Out.”

And appearing for the first time at Disney California Adventure, the “Paint the Night” parade will return to delight guests with the parade’s 1.5 million, brilliant LED lights and catchy tunes. In addition to the new Incredibles-themed float, “Paint the Night” parade will spotlight many Pixar stories and include characters from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.”

A new film festival, Pixar Shorts, will also take place throughout much of Pixar Fest at Disney California Adventure. Pixar Shorts will feature rotating favorites including “For the Birds” and “LAVA” at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land.

And in the Paradise Gardens area at Disney California Adventure, many new Pixar experiences will be available for guests to enjoy including performances by a new Pixar-themed musical troupe, Pixar character encounters, and special crafts and activities for younger guests.

Pixar Fest will also feature additional elements throughout the resort including new décor, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and beverage and limited-edition event merchandise.

All of these exciting new additions for the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration and the opening of the new land of Pixar Pier will add to the existing Pixar attractions and entertainment currently available throughout the Resort, from Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters at Disneyland to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.

 

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.

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Disney Parks make big announcements for its properties around the globe

TheDisneyBlog.com - Mon, 2018-02-12 03:27

Today at D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting new details about the many ambitious projects underway around the world. Some fans were expecting big news at the D23 Expi including things like a new theme park in Japan or more details about...

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Beaches and cream

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 23:49
If I buy a drink at the window at beaches and cream, can I enter epcot with the drink?
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When can I make fast pass reservations

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 23:49
I have an upcoming trip booked. We have a reservation for two nights, and a reservation for seven nights. The reservation for two nights is a time when family are arriving from around the country and we don’t plan on going to the parks, just relaxing at the resort, mostly. It’s during the seven night reservation that we plan on doing our park time. We all have eight day park hopper tickets. My question is, can I make my fast pass reservations of the 60 + 10 based on the two day reservation (making all of the fast passes for the time after we’ve ‘checked out’ of the hotel), or do I make the fast passes based on the check in date of check in for the seven day stay?

Thanks much!
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Minnie Vans Questions

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 18:55
Thinking ahead to our trip in August, what has been people's experience using the Minnie vans? We're traveling with a group of 10, 4 of whom need car seats, so we know that we'd need 2 Minnie Vans in order to make it work.

1. What are the odds of getting 2 of them around the same time?
2. How long have people had to wait for Minnie vans to arrive once they've requested one?
3. How long would it take to travel by Minnie van from Kidani Village to Boardwalk?
4. How long would it take to travel by Minnie van from Kidani Village to DHS?

Thanks! :mickey:
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Jiko - Planning Question

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 17:09
We have a trip planned to the World in August. One night during the trip my parents, who will be with us, are taking our kids for the evening, and my plan is to surprise DH with dinner to celebrate our anniversary at Jiko. We've never been before and he has mentioned several times how much he'd like to someday. Trying to figure out where I'm fitting this dinner into our plans... figuring on appetizers, entrees and desserts, about how long should I be budgeting for dinner? 2 hours?

Thanks!
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Ticket prices for Disney’s theme parks rise ahead of new attractions

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 16:18

Shocking almost no one, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have shifted theme park admission prices skyward on most daily tickets and annual passports. Increasing the cost of a vacation is one way Disney can help keep crowd levels at manageable levels, so if you’ve complained about the the parks...

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Disneyland and Disney World Prices Going Up - Date Based Pricing Coming

intercot.com - Sun, 2018-02-11 13:49
From Disney:

Quote: We know how important making memories at Disney theme parks is to families and we will continue to evolve our pricing in way that gives families a range of options to meet their budget and helps better spread attendance throughout the year so they can make the most of every visit.

Disneyland® Resort


Effective Feb. 11, 2018 ticket prices, including Annual Passport prices at Disneyland Resort will be adjusted. As a part of this adjustment, the Annual Passport renewal discount will be discontinued.


Walt Disney World® Resort


Effective Feb. 11, 2018, ticket prices at Walt Disney World Resort will be adjusted. Other price adjustments include theme park parking, theme park lockers and Minnie Van service.


As previously shared, later this year, Walt Disney World Resort plans to implement date-based pricing. Given the small percentage of Guests that purchase a 1-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts spread to attendance throughout the year and ensure all Guests have a magical experience no matter when they visit.


You may notice some increases on your packages on Feb. 21, 2018. If you have a reservation with a deposit, we will honor that rate.
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Tortola and St. Thomas

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 13:42
Anyone know how the islands are doing and what excursions from DCL are actually running? I read on another board that DCL is listing excursions that are destroyed and not up and running.
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Disneyland Social Clubs make news for lawsuit alleging criminal behavior

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 13:18

Social clubs have long been a part of Disneyland. It is located in the geographic middle of one of the largest metropolises in the world and has always drawn a very large portion of its attendance from the region. When admission was free, families and friends would go to hang...

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Has anyone been to Denali?

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 05:26
Our 2020 family reunion trip will be an Alaskan cruise. I am contemplating staying in Denali for a few days afterwards. Has anyone every been? Any suggestions? must-do's? Opinions on staying at the Denali Princess?
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American Adventure adding new golden dreams in renovation

TheDisneyBlog.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 03:19

It’s the home of the host nation to EPCOT’s World Showcase, the American Adventure Pavilion is itself home to one of Disney’s most original and iconic attractions — The American Adventure. The opening day attraction features a system of audio-animatronic scenes supported by a one of a kind cage positioning...

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Flight of Passage

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 01:36
Husband and I will arrive on 4/22 and stay through 4/27. Getting close to the time to make our FP reservations and I have a question regarding FOP. We were there in November and at 7:00 AM on the day i could schedule, I logged in and tried to make FOP FP first....no luck for any day of our trip! We did wait in line to see it and it was wonderful, but standing in line, everyone around us said they made theirs with no trouble! Some actually had FP for every day of their trip!!! Can anyone tell me if it has gotten any easier to acquire FP for FOP? Or...what am I doing wrong? I’ve made our plans for years with no trouble!!!
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Updates Announced for the American Adventure

intercot.com - Sat, 2018-02-10 00:35
Epcot has announced several updates for the American Adventure attraction:

Quote: Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
... Epcot is busy converting the attraction to an all-digital projection system, and installing a new screen and new speakers so the show will look and sound better than ever before when it reopens later this month.

In addition to the update from film to digital, the show’s finale will return with some notable faces from America’s recent history. Newly-added American icons include individuals such as music composer John Williams, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and noted ballerina Misty Copeland.

And that’s not all: the iconic anthem “Golden Dream” has been re-recorded with all-new orchestration that brings the beloved music and lyrics to life in a way that will resonate more than ever. If you’re like me, you’re already humming along – ‘America, spread your golden wings!’
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quiet pool fences

intercot.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 18:57
Question? Do all the pools quiet included have fences around them now or is it jjust the main pools? I am wondering the logistics with my 4 year old. Can she easily get to the pools if our room is by a quiet pool. Of course I plan to watch her like a hawk but she loves water and has no fear. She can swim well but still I worry.
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Marvel Studios assembles secret gathering of stars to celebrate 10 years of super hero movies

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 12:56

Marvel Studios has kicked off a year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring dozens talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years. In the last decade movies from the MCU are responsible for over $13.5 billion in box office revenue. That’s an impressive...

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First details of Disney’s Streaming Service outlined for Hollywood Press

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 12:43

We learned a bit more about Disney’s proposed streaming service yesterday thanks to Deadline Hollywood. The service will exist in addition to its current television and cable programming (in industry speak that’s called over the top or OTT) and will launch in the second half of 2019. All the content...

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Connecting with Walt Podcast – 02/09/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 08:00
In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined by Disney Historian Jim Korkis to hear more about his story as well as his new book, Call Me Walt! Podcasts #044 – Interview with Jim Korkis Part 2: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: Connecting with Walt RSS Feed CONNECTING WITH WALT MERCHANDISE!!! DIS Unplugged App on iTunes DIS [...]
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The Disney Dining Show Podcast – 02/09/18

disunplugged.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 08:00
In this episode, the panel discusses their dining experience at River Belle Terrace in Frontierland at Disneyland Park! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #020 – River Belle Terrace Review: [Download Mp3] Show Notes: BECOME A VIDEO CONTRIBUTOR! Click here for more information SUPPORT THE SHOW – Become a Patreon Backer [...]
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Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time cast gushes about their love of the book by Madeleine L’Engle

TheDisneyBlog.com - Fri, 2018-02-09 05:23

When you agree to be part of a movie like Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, it helps to have a real appreciation of the source material in Madeleine L’Engle’s book of the same name. In a new featured documentary video the cast of A Wrinkle in Time discuss their love...

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