Pixar Pier Replacing Paradise Pier at Disneyland

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Pixar Pier will be replacing Paradise Pier at Disneyland in the Summer of 2018, according to popsugar.com.

Paradise Pier has been open since 1984 (33 years) Now, they are replacing it with a new attraction, Pixar Pier. This was announced at the D23 Expo. Buildings will not change, but many popular characters from such movies as The Incredibles, Toy Story, and Inside Out will be added, along with new fireworks, a Pixar Play parade, and the popular Paint the Night Parade will be back.

A Pixar Festival will be held on the opening day with Pixar themed fireworks above the Sleeping Beauty Castle. “It’s going to be the home of Pixar characters,” said John Lasseter, the Pixar and Disney Animation chief creative officer. Midway Mania, and interactive game, will be held on the boardwalk. Joining Guardians of the Galaxy in California Adventure, more Marvel attractions will be added, according to Disneyparks.com.

Disney Park fans have been expressing mixed emotions about the changes though, one fan posted on Theme Park Insider, “What bothers me is that they chose to create an entire land based on their worst franchise while some of the best films go untouched.” But on the same site, another fan posted. “It’s attractive, interactive, and fits in nicely with the Pier theme.” John Lasseter joined Bob Chapek, the chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, in announcing the future attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the second day of the company’s D23 Expo fan convention at the