As the official date for the completed transformation of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel into Pixar Place Hotel approaches, new giant pop art mobiles of favorite Pixar characters have been added to the lobby.
Pop Art Character Mobiles in Pixar Place Hotel
There are seven new mobiles in total, each one featuring a trio of Pixar characters from throughout the studio’s releases. It is unclear if these sculptures are made of real glass, or if they are simply colored plexiglass.
The films and franchises represented include:
- “Toy Story”
- “The Incredibles”
- “Finding Nemo”
- “Monsters, Inc.”
The “Toy Story” mobile includes interpretive takes on Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Bo Peep. Each creation includes just two to three colors and basic lines to depict the characters.
The “WALL-E” mobile includes EVE, WALL-E, and his boot planter.
Next to “WALL-E” is the display for “The Incredibles,” which includes streamlined, artistic depictions of Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl, Frozone, and Jack Jack. Frozone looks as though he is gliding on a sheet of ice, and Mrs. Incredible is reaching up toward the tiny Jack Jack.
The “Finding Nemo” mobile features simple art of the series’ main trio, Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. Marlin and Nemo are made up of orange and white-colored panels, while Dory is comprised of two panels of blue glass and one yellow triangle.
The “Soul” mobile depicts each character in the forms from the Great Before. Joe Gardner can be easily spotted thanks to his stained glass hat. He is joined by stained glass artwork of 22 and Jerry, a soul councelor.
One of the final mobiles includes a mixture of characters: Miguel and Hector from “Coco,” and Remy from “Ratatouille.”
The final sculpture represents “Monsters, Inc.” Sulley, Mike Wazowski, and Boo are all featured. Sulley is very circular with just his legs and horns to differentiate the character. Mike is easily recognizable thanks to his trademark circular shape and large white eye. Boo is made up of a circle for her head, two lines for her legs, and two tiny triangles for her pigtails.
Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel originally opened in 1984 as the Emerald of Anaheim, which was operated by the Tokyu Group. Disney bought the property in 1995 and renamed it to the Disneyland Pacific Hotel. During the 2001 expansion of the Disneyland Resort, it was then renamed to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, after the Disney California Adventure land of the same name, which opened that year.
In 2018, part of Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure was transformed into Pixar Pier, and the rest became Paradise Gardens Park.
The overhaul into Pixar Place Hotel was announced at D23 Expo 2022, and began in October of that year; the hotel has reamained open during its reimagining. The hotel takes on a more artistic design scheme, with bright colors and plenty of Pixar-inspired touches. The hotel will officially open as Pixar Place Hotel on January 30, 2024.