Disneyland Resort has shared a new look at Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel, which is replacing Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. The hotel remains open while the transformation is ongoing.
The lobby will continue to evolve over the next few months and will begin to blend Pixar imagery with the hotel’s contemporary setting. When the transformation is complete, iconic images from Pixar films will be at the front desk, with characters pictured larger than life in curated artwork.
This winter, as guests enter the hotel lobby, they will be greeted by the Pixar Lamp (Luxo Jr.) balancing atop the Luxo Ball. A character mobile will hang above, as seen in previously released art.
Later this summer, overnight guests will be able to access the new water play area inspired by “Finding Nemo.” Crush the sea turtle will be atop a 186-foot-high waterslide, Hank will be hanging out at the pop-jet splash pad, and more.
Later this year, a family play court will be added to the deck with activities inspired by Pixar’s famous short films. Interactive games and imaginative free play celebrate favorite friends from “La Luna,” “Bao,” “For the Birds,” and “Burrow.” And when it’s time to relax, guests may enjoy food and drinks under the love-struck umbrellas from “The Blue Umbrella.”
By night, the pool deckwill offer views of the Disneyland park fireworks, and character-inspired firepits.
This fall, the hotel will unveil a new restaurant at the resort, Great Maple. This Southern California-based modern American eatery specializes in playful takes on upscale comfort food. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day, the ground-floor restaurant will be open to the public.
Dishes will include Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Doughnuts, the Cajun Shrimp & Cheddar Biscuit Benedict, and the Soda Pop-Braised Baby Back Ribs. Great Maple will also have a full bar, including beer, wine, and cocktails.
Great Maple will also provide food and beverage service at the pool, as well as a new grab ‘n’ go coffee shop and café near the lobby, and, eventually, at the hotel’s new concierge lounge.