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News Paradise Pier Becoming Pixar Pier

Old Mouseketeer

Premium Member
I used to think there was room for another attraction back there with an entrance in the space of the old Maliboomer pad (where Inside Out is going now), but that was when I mistakenly thought they could ever do away with the Disney Way extension on the Southern (Katella) border (I had hoped for Phantom Manor). Now I fear Disney Way is there to stay basically forever.

I'm not sure that area can be used for anything other than BOH. Maybe they could do another Midway Mania, eliminate the Boardwalk Games and maybe Bing Bong's and shoehorn a C or D-Ticket for some future Pixar Blockbuster. But they would have to relocate the West Vehicle Maintenance building (the one outside your boundary at bottom left) and put everything in the large building at the top of your area against the back of Incredicoaster either in a basement or second story. This could give you as much room as the Midway Mania show building. It's an expensive proposition, but they are running out of land. I would expect it to be used after they exhaust the other potential expansion pads, including Goofy's and Hollywoodland. But I've been wrong before.
 

captveg

Member
Mermaid is just too isolated. If they could add more D/E ticket rides around it it would likely do better. It's just not a ride people head towards for specifically, but if there were better rides/attractions where Wine Country/Blue Sky, Goofy/Corndog and Redwood Creek Challenge trail are currently that would liven up the area significantly. You could have a "dark ride central" in DCA similar to the core of FL.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
Mermaid is just too isolated. If they could add more D/E ticket rides around it it would likely do better. It's just not a ride people head towards for specifically, but if there were better rides/attractions where Wine Country/Blue Sky, Goofy/Corndog and Redwood Creek Challenge trail are currently that would liven up the area significantly. You could have a "dark ride central" in DCA similar to the core of FL.
I agree that if Mermaid was surrounded by more Fantasyland style dark rides (not necessarily Es) it would probably be perceived to be better. However the fact that it’s isolated should be offset by the fact that it’s smack in the middle of the park right off the main entrance corridor.
 

captveg

Member
I wouldn't call that whole side of the park "the Middle". One of the problems with the DCA layout is that it's a park without a hub middle. Everything seems to be in its own disconnected corner/pocket past the entrance. To me, LM is part of the "back right" corner (when looking at the park from the entrance).
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't call that whole side of the park "the Middle". One of the problems with the DCA layout is that it's a park without a hub middle. Everything seems to be in its own disconnected pocket past the entrance.
What would you call the middle ?
 

captveg

Member
What would you call the middle ?
I edited my post before you responded, but DCA has no middle. It has a short entrance, then a "front left" corner (Hollywood), "front right" corner (Sourin/Grizzly), a "back left" corner (Marvel/Cars), and a "back right" corner (everything around Paradise Bay / Pixar Pier). It makes everything seem further away from each other than they really are. It's like everything is Toontown or Galaxy's Edge distance away except Soarin', instead of being like FL/TL/FL/AL which are "right near" the entrance of DL due to how the hub works psychologically. At least for me, however.

It probably takes as long to walk from the DCA entrance to get to LM as it does to walk from the DL entrance to get to Pirates or Space Mountain, but both Pirates and Space Mountain seem closer to their park's entrance to me.
 

Darkbeer1

Well-Known Member
Yes, OM. Disney is obligated to keep the former tram route open in a deal with the city. It will now be used as a secondary exit for the parking structures as needed. Basically to be placed on east bound Disney Way to use the I-5 on ramps right there.
I am not sure I mentioned it here, but recently I took a shuttle from Angel Stadium's parking lot to the Convention Center. (Planned special ART route due to lack of Convention Center parking). It entered the tram route going westbound on Disney Way, and then went South to the Katella Avenue Pedestrian Gate. Disney CM's were loading/unloading the shuttle buses. and guests were directed to the Traffic Light on Katella in front of the North Hall/CC Arena. Efficient and didn't impact traffic as the buses were staged off of Katella.

So in the mornings, we will see the directing of vehicles from the Structures to Toy Story using the road (former Tram Route) between Disneyland Drive and Harbor, and again in the evening for cars exiting the Structures from the overflow exit on Magic Way. Plus a Construction Vehicle entrance/exit along with other Disney Vehicles. Seems like the road will be busier than ever in the near future. Only a true long term parking fix for guests and CM's will allow it to be converted to some other use. Plus the city & Disney are looking at the area for the possible transit system to ARTIC/Platinum Triangle.
 

mickEblu

Well-Known Member
I edited my post before you responded, but DCA has no middle. It has a short entrance, then a "front left" corner (Hollywood), "front right" corner (Sourin/Grizzly), a "back left" corner (Marvel/Cars), and a "back right" corner (everything around Paradise Bay / Pixar Pier). It makes everything seem further away from each other than they really are. It's like everything is Toontown or Galaxy's Edge distance away except Soarin', instead of being like FL/TL/FL/AL which are "right near" the entrance of DL due to how the hub works psychologically. At least for me, however.

I’d say Mermaid or the Golden vine winery restaurant is pretty much the middle of the park. Also consider the flow of the park. Mermaid sits in front of the entrance to Pixar Pier right along the main entrance corridor with a path to Grizzly Peak right behind it. Aside it from it you know... pretty much being in the middle of the park. I mean if you want to get technical it looks like the main entrance to Cars Land is the middle of the park.

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Disney Irish Bruh

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I’d say Mermaid or the Golden vine winery restaurant is pretty much the middle of the park. Also consider the flow of the park. Mermaid sits in front of the entrance to Pixar Pier right along the main entrance corridor with a path to Grizzly Peak right behind it. Aside it from it you know... pretty much being in the middle of the park. I mean if you want to get technical it looks like the main entrance to Cars Land is the middle of the park.

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Just stop it....

 
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