Paradise Pier Hotel Transformation to Pixar Place Hotel Continues with NEW Water Play Area Opening Aug. 1st

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Paradise Pier Hotel Transformation to Pixar Place Hotel Continues with NEW Water Play Area Opening Aug. 1st

A new water play area is coming to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel as part of its transformation into Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel. This all-new “Finding Nemo”-themed water play area will be available to overnight guests beginning Aug. 1, 2023.

Related – Pixar Place Hotel Construction Update for June 2023 in Disneyland

The Disney Parks Instagram shared a first look at the new water play area that opens to overnight guests tomorrow!

“OPENING AUG. 1! Overnight guests staying at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will be able to enjoy the all-new “Finding Nemo”-themed water play area on the rooftop pool deck as part of the ongoing Pixar Place Hotel transformation at Disneyland Resort. Families can splish and splash at Pixel Pool, take a winding water ride down Crush’s Surfin’ Slide and frolic with Hank on the pop-jet splash pad at Nemo’s Cove”


Other Details Coming to Pixar Place Hotel

The lobby will continue to evolve over the next few months and will begin to blend beloved 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 playfully balancing atop its ball! A whimsical, colorful character-inspired mobile will hang above, welcoming guests to the new, reimagined lobby atrium.


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 deck is the ideal spot to take in amazing views of the Disneyland park fireworks, and lounge by cozy character-inspired firepits with family and friends.

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 easily accessible to hotel guests, local diners and theme park goers!

Signature dishes to start dreaming about? For me, it’s the 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’s culinary creativity will abound throughout the hotel, offering 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.

During the refurbishments of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, overnight guests with valid park tickets and reservations can still enjoy the great benefits of staying on property at the Disneyland Resort such as early park entry to enjoy select attractions* and a special entrance to Disney California Adventure park, along with close proximity to Disneyland park and the Downtown Disney District.

Are you looking forward to the new Pixar Place Hotel?

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