UPDATE: PHOTO: First Look at Pixar Characters Appearing on Mickey’s Fun Wheel Gondolas

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Update: We were able to get a much better photo without shadows, and you can see the Dory gondola much better! You can also clearly see the “Pixar Pier” text on the doors. It certainly looks like the orange gondola under the tarp has not yet been started, and you can see a blue and a purple gondola without any graphics on them.

Although it’s grainy, we have managed to capture one of the first photos of the Mickey’s Fun Wheel gondolas with new Pixar characters. The blue gondola on the right of the picture has artwork of Dory.

The gondolas, sitting near a warehouse in an undisclosed location, are currently undergoing refurbishment and addition of Pixar characters. The gondolas were removed in January for refurbishment and to allow for easier repainting of the wheel itself.

It appears that not all of the gondolas are finished, as you can also plainly see a Goofy gondola in the picture, still awaiting reinstallation. Mickey’s Fun Wheel is scheduled to reopen June 23 with the rest of Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure.

We apologize for the low quality of the photo. We’re trying to get better photos to bring to you.

To get a sneak peek at Pixar Pier, see our photos from the Blue Sky Cellar, or take a look at the video below.

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Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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