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Disney California Adventure's Pixar Pier brings the magic of a classic boardwalk to you, complete with rides, carnival games, shops, snacks, and dining experiences by the water. This land is a great reminder that you're on vacation (or you should be!). There's nothing quite like walking down the boardwalk with a Jack Jack Num Num Cookie in one hand, a churro in the other, and feeling the wind in your face as the Incredicoaster zooms by beside you. 

The rides in Pixar Pier are the primary attraction. The Incredicoaster, one of Disney's most thrilling rides, takes you around the land through a loop before taking you safely back to the start. Pixar Pal-A-Round offers beautiful views of the park for those with the courage to brave it. Toy Story Midway Mania! lets you enjoy some friendly competition with your group or with fellow Disney fans as you attempt to hit every target you see.

The food in Pixar Pier is also versatile and whimsical, from churros at Señor Buzz Churros to steak and sliders at Lamplight Lounge. There are hot dogs, turkey legs, chocolate chip cookies and more -an American feast to be had!

Top 3 Things to do in Pixar Pier

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Ride Incredicoaster
This thrilling coaster takes guests around Pixar Pier, through tunnels, and even through a loop in the middle of the land. This is one of Disney's most exciting coasters, but is still mild enough to be enjoyed by most of the family.
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Eat at Lamplight Lounge
Get a dining reservation or try a walk-up at the boardwalk. Get a table near the water, enjoy a drink or two and an appetizer. Remember that life is good and thank us later :)
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Ride Pixar Pal-A-Round
This charming ride is arguably one of the most iconic structures in the park. The ride offers fantastic views of Disney California Adventure, and the swinging gondolas provide a more unique experience than typical ferris wheels.

Food & Drinks

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
Soft-Serve, Drinks
Price: $5 - $15
If you're looking for something cold to eat or drink, Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats has you covered. They have fun flavors of soft-serve, including a handful that are nondairy and plant-based. They also have a couple of alcoholic beverages for those who want a little kick to their cold treat.
Angry Dogs
Hot Dogs
Price: $8 - $10
It's not a pier without a hot dog stand and Angry Dogs fills that need beautifully. This no-frills hot dog stand makes it easy to choose with just 2 options: an Angry Dog or a Slightly Annoyed Dog. One meal is spicy while the other is not. That's all there is to it!
Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums
Cookies, Drinks
Price: $5 - $8
This cookie stand knows what's important: cookies and milk! The popular Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num cookies can be found here and they are oh-so-heavenly. They're thick, warm, and so rich and chocolate-ly, you'll end up eating the whole thing before you know it. Don't count out the other delicious cookies they have on rotation at this stand either, and don't forget to grab some milk to wash it down!
Lamplight Lounge
American, Californian
Price: $10 - $25
Lamplight Lounge is the primary table dining restaurant in Pixar Pier. You can choose to either eat outside on the Boardwalk (which has beautiful views of the pier) or downstairs in the lounge (which is more relaxed and offers a larger menu). Either way, you'll be met with great service, delicious food, and a relaxed California vibe.
Poultry Palace
Chicken, Turkey Legs
Price: $10 - $15
Located conveniently across from Toy Story Midway Mania!, Poultry Palace is a great place to grab a quick lunch or a snack, depending on how hungry you are. There are chicken drumsticks, turkey legs, chimichangas, and even corn-on-the-cob -all great for munching on while you're waiting in that long line for your next ride.
Señor Buzz Churros
Churros
Price: $5 - $7
This cute churro stand offers just 2 types of churros: a Caliente Churro or a Cinnamon Super Galaxy Churro. The wrapping is adorable and features our favorite toy astronaut hero in his Spanish mode (from Toy Story 3). These are nice snacks to share, especially if the other snack stands have longer lines.

Rides & Attractions

INTENSITY LEVELS

Relaxing (Slow with Little or No Elevation Changes) | Mild (Slow to Moderately Fast with Potentially Higher Elevation)

Thrilling (Fast with Potential High Elevations & Loops) | Wild (Intense Speeds, Extreme Heights, and/or Loops)
Games of Pixar Pier
Height: N/A
Intensity Level: N/A
Try your hand at these adorable carnival game stands with Disney-themed games. They're admittedly a bit pricey to play, but they are great for killing some time in between rides and eating the great snacks available at Pixar Pier. They also have decent quality prizes that you'll actually want to keep.
Incredicoaster
Height: 48"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This daring coaster brings riders on a chaotic chase to catch Baby Jack-Jack as he teleports from tunnel to tunnel. It will take you all over Pixar Pier, up and down hills and valleys and even through a single loop! Despite the thrills, we consider this ride to be very family friendly and recommend it for most ages.
Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild
This classic spinning air balloon ride is perfect for all ages -even the youngest of riders! It's a mild but fun ride featuring Riley's Emotions as they take you round and round.
Jessie's Critter Carousel
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild
Grab the whole family and pick a unique critter pal for everyone as you take a ride on Jessie's carousel. The ride mounts for this carousal are colorful and so much fun. They are perfect for getting some great pictures with unique Pixar-style creatures.
Pixar Pal-A-Round
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild/Thrilling
Depending on whether you choose a swinging or non-swinging gondola, this ride can be either a relaxing experience or an exhilarating one! The stationary gondolas give you a classic ferris wheel experience. You get beautiful views of Pixar Pier, the wind in your face, and a breather from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park. The swinging gondolas give you the same thing... except your gondola swings up or down depending on which direction the wheel is turning. It can be a bit of a bumpy ride, so be sure to prepare your stomach!
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Height: Any
Intensity Level: Mild
This competitive ride brings you through a maze of 4D style games where you get to aim and shoot at targets left and right. You'll be accompanied by Toy Story characters who will help direct your aim and keep you company through this charming must-do ride in Pixar Pier.
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