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News Paradise Pier Becoming Pixar Pier

MistaDee

Member
I don't disagree in the slightest, it's just frustrating because the huge redevelopment at least laid out a trajectory for some sense of romance:

With the DCA 2.0 redevelopment it at least seemed to me that we might have some semblance of the time and place that contributes to that feeling of being transported somewhere else that you can only get in a theme park

1910s era seaside Victorian pier

1920s Los Angeles & Golden Age Hollywoodland

1930s WPA National Parks

1950/60s Route 66

^ obviously it wasn't completely executed - but I thought things were at least moving in the right direction. Now that seems to be out the window...Pixar Pier and Avengers Campus just seem like a mall of attractions. Are the days of cohesive thematic lands outside of a single IP behind us?
 
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Nothsa

Well-Known Member
I went to DCA recently and saw Pixar Pier in person for the first time. It was cute, nothing spectacular considering I've seen the majority of it already. Incredicoaster was fun but theres def some improvements that could be made. Hopefully they'll think about making the story not revolve around Jack Jack at some point. Would much rather it be about a villain or something and not meta.

Side Note: now that there seems to be no turning back from Pixar Pier I would like a Monsters Inc themed spookhouse
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
I don't disagree in the slightest, it's just frustrating because the huge redevelopment at least laid out a trajectory for some sense of romance:

With the DCA 2.0 redevelopment it at least seemed to me that we might have some semblance of the time and place that contributes to that feeling of being transported somewhere else that you can only get in a theme park

1910s era seaside Victorian pier

1920s Los Angeles & Golden Age Hollywoodland

1930s WPA National Parks

1950/60s Route 66

^ obviously it wasn't completely executed - but I thought things were at least moving in the right direction. Now that seems to be out the window...Pixar Pier and Avengers Campus just seem like a mall of attractions. Are the days of cohesive thematic lands outside of a single IP behind us?
Left off this list was Bugsland replacement of Bountiful Valley Farm, Cars IP add-on to Route 66, Mermaid replacement of Golden Dreams, Disney Jr replacing Soap Opera restaurant, Monsters replacing SuperStar Limo, Aladdin and Frozen replacing Power of Blast. All excellent IP changes.

So all that preceded Pixar Pier, the worst thing ever.

I do fault them for a half completed Pixar Pier. It won’t be finished until the Toy Story carousel and Inside Out spinner is added. In the end, it will be fine.
 

Disney Analyst

Well-Known Member
I went to DCA recently and saw Pixar Pier in person for the first time. It was cute, nothing spectacular considering I've seen the majority of it already. Incredicoaster was fun but theres def some improvements that could be made. Hopefully they'll think about making the story not revolve around Jack Jack at some point. Would much rather it be about a villain or something and not meta.

Side Note: now that there seems to be no turning back from Pixar Pier I would like a Monsters Inc themed spookhouse
Come on, a Coco spookhouse would be brilliant.
 

TP2000

Well-Known Member
Left off this list was Bugsland replacement of Bountiful Valley Farm, Cars IP add-on to Route 66, Mermaid replacement of Golden Dreams, Disney Jr replacing Soap Opera restaurant, Monsters replacing SuperStar Limo, Aladdin and Frozen replacing Power of Blast. All excellent IP changes.

So all that preceded Pixar Pier, the worst thing ever.

I do fault them for a half completed Pixar Pier. It won’t be finished until the Toy Story carousel and Inside Out spinner is added. In the end, it will be fine.
I'm not quite as optimistic as you on the long-term success of Pixar Pier, but I do think they shortchanged the entire Pixar Pier thing by rushing it, opening it in phases and half-baked concepts, and dragging it out for an entire year.

I've had this whole concept mulling in my mind since summer, including photos, that Pixar Pier is a bad omen for Star Wars Land if they try and pull the same sort of crap, but I'm not sure it's worth starting a new thread over.
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
I'm not quite as optimistic as you on the long-term success of Pixar Pier, but I do think they shortchanged the entire Pixar Pier thing by rushing it, opening it in phases and half-baked concepts, and dragging it out for an entire year.

I've had this whole concept mulling in my mind since summer, including photos, that Pixar Pier is a bad omen for Star Wars Land if they try and pull the same sort of crap, but I'm not sure it's worth starting a new thread over.
They are still improving Pixar Pier. Here’s a Wdw Nt article on new signage being added.

“Changes have been happening at Pixar Pier in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of way. As we previously reported, the Up billboard was removed from the boardwalk. Now it looks like there’s new signage at both Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums and Poultry Palace.”

So you’re not optimistic about what? Things are still being added and updated and will continue for quite a while. And Star Wars Land is on a totally different track and can’t be compared. It’s as if you think they will pull a Pixar Pier than a Carsland or Pandora just because you don’t like Pixar Pier, which isn’t a bad idea.
 
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