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Pixar Pier Premiere Event for Opening in Disney California Adventure

Pixar Pier Premiere Event for Opening Disney California Adventure

Disney Ever want to be the first one into a new Disney land, before the rest of the crowd?  Now you can.  Even though the majority of guests will be able to enter Pixar Pier on June 23rd, Disney has announced a hard-ticketed event for the opening of Pixar Pier and you’ll be able to enter one day early on June 22nd.  This Pixar Pier Premiere event will allow this limited amount of guests to try all the reimagined attractions, shops and of course food, in a unique “exclusive VIP-style premiere event.”


Here is what you can look forward to at the Pixar Pier Premiere event:

  • Exclusive entry into Pixar Pier – Tickets are very limited, so after strolling down the red carpet, you’ll be one of the first few to explore Pixar Pier and its four whimsical, Pixar-inspired neighborhoods beginning at 3 p.m. You’ll also have mix-in access to Disney California Adventure park!
  • Ride Pixar Pier attractions – Be one of the first to experience the thrilling Incredicoaster, the high-speed adventure inspired by “The Incredibles,” as well as enjoy the newly-rethemed Pixar Pal-A-Round and fan favorite Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Complimentary eats and treatsTaste your way through Pixar Pier with a sample of one item from Poultry Palace, Angry Dogs, Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num Nums, Senor Buzz Churros and Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.
  • All-things Pixar! – Enjoy special Pixar-themed entertainment, character encounters, fun photo locations and more! You will also be among the first to shop for Pixar Pier merchandise.
  • Memories to take home – You’ll receive unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the event, as well as a commemorative event credential and special amenity.
  • Complimentary parking – Premiere event tickets include standard parking.

Pixar Pier Premiere Event for Opening Disney California Adventure concept art

Of course VIP treatment and the exclusivity of this event do not come cheap.  Tickets for the Pixar Pier Premiere event are $299 per person, and go on sale May 16th at  That price point is much higher than other Disney hard-ticketed events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but it’s also much more exclusive.  I’m not sure it’s really worth the extra money just to enter one day early.  I mean Pixar Pier looks pretty cool, but it’s not a new land or anything, it’s essentially the same place, just reimagined a bit.

It did have me thinking if this is the new future when Disney opens new lands though.  Usually Disney does soft-openings for AP holders or DVC members, like last year for the opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar.  Would Disney consider not having traditional soft-openings for lands like Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and instead do a hard-ticketed event?  We still haven’t heard anything about soft-openings for Toy Story Land either, I wonder if they would do something like this there too?

In other Pixar Pier news, the Disney Parks Blog is doing a Live Streaming Event tonight, May 15th of the ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,’ make sure to tune in for this amazing show!

Again, the Pixar Pier Premiere Event is June 22nd from 3pm to 6pm, while the regular public opening is June 23rd.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Pixar Pier Premiere Event coming to Disney California Adventure.

  • Are you going to be at the Pixar Pier Premiere?
  • Should Disney do events like this for the opening of every new land?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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