Sneak Peak at New Pixar Hotel

Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort
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Few animation studios generate the same heart and warmth as Pixar. From their first film Toy Story (1995) to their latest addition coming out this year, Elemental (2023), they strive to push the envelope in technology and storytelling.

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Disney has just released new concept art and plans for an upcoming Pixar-themed hotel in Anaheim. Just outside the Downtown Disney area is Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Disneyland Resort has decided to transform it.

Disney California Adventure

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The Pixar Place Hotel

The new hotel will display Pixar touches sprinkled throughout, with many surprises yet to be unveiled. At 15 stories high, this remarkable high-rise hotel offers enchanting Disney California Adventure Park vistas. Over the coming months, the lobby will evolve, seamlessly blending beloved Pixar imagery with the hotel’s contemporary ambiance. Upon completion, the front desk will proudly display iconic, larger-than-life artwork featuring beloved characters from various Pixar films.

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Winter Wonder

This winter, Guests entering the hotel lobby will be greeted by the whimsical sight of the Pixar Lamp playfully balancing atop its iconic ball. In addition, a captivating and colorful mobile, inspired by Pixar characters, will adorn the lobby atrium, extending a warm and cheerful welcome.

Pixar Place Hotel Lobby

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Summer Sights

As the summer progresses, overnight Guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a brand-new water play area, taking inspiration from the Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016). You can witness Crush perched atop a thrilling 186-foot-long waterslide while Hank the octopus hangs out at the pop-jet splash pad.

Pixar Place Hotel Pool

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A family play court will also be introduced to the deck, featuring interactive activities inspired by Pixar’s renowned short films. Celebrating special characters from “La Luna,” “Bao,” “For the Birds,” and “Burrow,” this area invites imaginative free play and engaging interactive games.

Fall Fun

The hotel will introduce a new dining establishment called Great Maple this fall. This Southern California-based eatery will specialize in experimenting with upscale comfort food. Great Maple is located on the hotel’s ground level, providing an easily accessible dining option to hotel Guests and theme Park goers. The new restaurant will also feature a full bar offering an extensive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

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Despite the ongoing refurbishments at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, overnight Guests with valid Park tickets and reservations can still revel in the exceptional benefits of staying at the Disneyland Resort property. These perks include early Park entry for select attractions, a dedicated Disney California Adventure Park entrance, proximity to Disneyland Park, and easy access to the vibrant Downtown Disney District.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)