PHOTOS, VIDEO: Reimagined Pixar Place Reopens with Edna Mode Experience and More Character Meet & Greets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Justin Giglio

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Reimagined Pixar Place Reopens with Edna Mode Experience and More Character Meet & Greets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Today we stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios to check out the debut of the newly reimagined Pixar Place.

Pixar Place Reopens

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When the gates to Pixar Place opened this morning, Edna Mode was waiting to welcome guests in.

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Pixar Place has some mature trees that line the walkway and is full of Pixar theming and easter eggs.

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These bright Pixar-themed painted walls serve as backdrops for photos during meet-and-greet interactions with characters.

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PX-86 and A113 are on a billboard above the colorful walls.

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PX-86 is a clever reference to the year Pixar was founded, 1986. A113 is an easter egg found in many Pixar films that references a classroom at the California Institute of the Arts, specifically a classroom used by graphic design and character animation students. Many alumni of CalArts went on to work at Disney and Pixar. People like John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Tim Burton, current Pixar chief Pete Docter, Henry Selick, and more.

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The Neighborhood Bakery food cart features Incredibles-inspired retro theming and cookies.

The Edna Mode Experience

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At the Edna Mode Experience, guests can have a photo op with Edna Mode from “The Incredibles.”

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Our posted wait time was 5 minutes. The Edna Mode Experience is currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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The queue is an homage to Edna’s greatest achievements in superhero fashion design.

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Some of the Incredibles’ past costumes are on display.

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You might spot Jack-Jack in the queue.

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As you near the meet and greet area, Edna’s framed accolades line the wall.

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After a short wait, we made it in to see Edna.

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Sulley Meet & Greet

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Other Pixar characters meet in the courtyard, including Sulley, the Incredibles, and Frozone.

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We got a chance to have a meet and greet with Monsters Inc.’s top scarer: James P. Sullivan. Sulley was excited to see us.

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Our Mickey-shaped cheeseburger ears looked too delicious to pass up, so Sulley grabbed a bite.

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Sulley used to greet guests at Walt Disney Presents.

The Incredibles Meet and Greets

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Frozone was in a shaded area of the courtyard.

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Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl’s meet and greet was across from Sulley’s, at the colorful backdrops beneath the A113 sign.

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You can check out our video of visiting the reimagined Pixar Place below.

Pixar Place History and Closure

Before Toy Story Land was added to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pixar Place was an area of the park where guests could enter the queue for Toy Story Midway Mania and also find meet-and-greet photo ops with Buzz and Woody. Then when construction on Toy Story Land was finally complete, both the entrance to Toy Story Midway Mania and photo ops with Toy Story characters were moved over into that land.

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After the Toy Story characters left, the Pixar Place location was turned into a Municiberg city block from the Pixar film “The Incredibles”. Here you could find a meet-and-greet with Edna Mode, purchase Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies, and even occasionally get a glimpse of popular characters from the film like Mr. and Mrs. Incredible or Frozone.

After the park closed in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the area became devoid of characters and attractions. Even after nearly three years had passed since the rest of the park reopened, Pixar Place remained a dead-end area.

What character are you most excited to grab a photo with on your next visit to Pixar Place? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Justin Giglio

    Justin has been visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort since he was 2 years old. He considers Powerline to be the songbird of his generation. Contact Justin at justin@wdwnt.com