PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tour the New Great Maple Restaurant, Now Open in Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Tour the New Great Maple Restaurant, Now Open in Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort

Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel has opened its flagship restaurant, Great Maple Modern American Eatery, to guests at Disneyland Resort. We were there on the restaurant’s opening night to check out the new space.

Great Maple Modern American Eatery

Great Maple Entrance Area and Bar Pixar Place Hotel 1

Upon entering the restaurant, guests will immediately come upon the check-in desk, which has a large light fixture overhead. Two potted shrubs bookend the entry doors.

Great Maple Entrance Area and Bar Pixar Place Hotel 2
Great Maple Entrance Area and Bar Pixar Place Hotel 3

The bar has lighting that reads “Modern American Eatery” positioned over two TVs and various shelves of alcohol. The seats are a green-gold, with blue paint accenting the light color palette under the bar.

Great Maple Entrance Area and Bar Pixar Place Hotel 4

Seating in the restaurant is mostly a dark green shade, paired with dark brown wooden tables. Imagery of maple trees is present throughout the seating areas.

Great Maple Kitchen Area Covered with Glazed Windows and Various Designs Pixar Place Hotel 1

Guests can sit in booths right by the kitchen area, which is covered by frosted windows with various designs on them.

Great Maple Kitchen Area Covered with Glazed Windows and Various Designs Pixar Place Hotel 2

This frosted window says, “Donut forget dessert!”

Great Maple Kitchen Area Covered with Glazed Windows and Various Designs Pixar Place Hotel 3

The exit door here is also completely frosted.

Great Maple Chocolate Bar for Opening Weekend Pixar Place Hotel 4

During the restaurant’s opening weekend, guests can enjoy this chocolate bar, with a full spread of various sweets.

Great Maple Chocolate Bar for Opening Weekend Pixar Place Hotel 2

The included napkins have the restaurant’s name and a maple tree printed on them.

Great Maple Chocolate Bar for Opening Weekend Pixar Place Hotel 3

This offering is available for the restaurant’s opening weekend only.

Great Maple Chocolate Bar for Opening Weekend Pixar Place Hotel 1

Even this display with the restaurant’s name is made out of chocolate.

Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 1

As this restaurant is located in Disney’s Pixar Pier Hotel, various black and white framed “photos” of Pixar characters are hung throughout the dining area.

Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 2
Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 3
Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 4

Representing “Ratatouille,” a trio of images featuring Remy, Colette, and Anton Ego are on display.

Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 5

In another area are framed images of Frozone and Mrs. Incredible from “The Incredibles.”

Great Maple Black and White Pixar Photos Pixar Place Hotel 8

We also spotted photos of Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from the “Toy Story” films.

Great Maple Tree Decal Above Seating Area Pixar Place Hotel 4

Seating for the restaurant is a combination of booths and tables, as well as bar seating.

Great Maple Opposite Side of the Bar Pixar Place Hotel 1

Here’s another look at the bar.

Great Maple Opposite Side of the Bar Pixar Place Hotel 2

There is also specified seating here for guests in wheelchairs.

Great Maple Glass Garage Doors Pixar Place Hotel 1

Another section of the restaurant has various plants above guests’ heads and behind them in the booths.

Great Maple Glass Garage Doors Pixar Place Hotel 2
Great Maple Glass Garage Doors Pixar Place Hotel 3

In front of this seating area are glass-paned garage-style doors, which were closed for the opening party and weather during our visit. They do open as you would expect.

Great Maple Coffee Service Area Pixar Place Hotel 3

A coffee service area for servers is nearby.

Great Maple Coffee Service Area Pixar Place Hotel 4

Next to it are black and white framed images of Miguel and Dante from “Coco.”

Great Maple Postcard Style Art Pixar Place Hotel

We also spotted this postcard-style “Greetings from Great Maple California” art hanging on one of the restaurant’s walls.

Great Maple Seating Area with Glass Logo Pixar Place Hotel 1

This seating area is located beneath two large windows. Guests can choose to sit in standard chairs or on the green benches.

Great Maple Seating Area with Glass Logo Pixar Place Hotel 2

A large detail of Great Maple’s icon is on one of the windows.

Great Maple Seating Area with Glass Logo Pixar Place Hotel 4

The view looks out to a plain white wall and hallway in Pixar Place Hotel.

Great Maple Waiting Area with Framed Menus Pixar Place Hotel 2

Outside the restaurant is a small waiting area with multiple long benches for guests who arrive too early for their reservations or are hoping to get on the walk-up list.

Great Maple Waiting Area with Framed Menus Pixar Place Hotel 1

The menus are framed in this area for easy reference.

Great Maple Outdoor Patio Pixar Place Hotel 2

Lastly is the outdoor patio area, which was closed due to the rainstorm that took place during our visit.

Great Maple Outdoor Patio Pixar Place Hotel 4

It includes a fire pit in the shape of a maple leaf.

Great Maple Modern American Eatery is now open to guests at Disneyland Resort for walk-up dining only. Reservations were previously announced to be ready by Tuesday, November 21, but a manager told us that they hope to offer this by Saturday, November 18 — just a few days earlier than expected.

Watch our video tour of Great Maple below, and check out the restaurant’s full menu here.

Stay tuned for our review!

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