Disney California Adventure‘s Blue Sky Cellar has long served as a preview center for Disneyland Resort‘s in-development and/or under-construction projects, with previous exhibits focused on Cars Land, Fantasy Faire, and World of Color.
The highly-anticipated Pixar Pier retheming of Paradise Pier coming to DCA this summer is no exception, with a thorough new display having opened this past weekend in conjunction with the resort’s summer-long Pixar Fest celebration. The exhibition includes a large model of the entire area, a working demonstration of how cast members operate rides like the Incredicoaster, and a whole bunch of new concept art detailing the process that went into creating Pixar Pier.
WATCH PIXAR PIER PREVIEW CENTER FULL TOUR:
WATCH CONCEPT ART CLOSE-UP DETAILS:
WATCH INCREDICOASTER WORKING MODEL WITH DISPATCH BOARD:
A twelve-minute video also plays on a loop inside the Blue Sky Cellar, highlighting and expanding upon Walt Disney Imagineering‘s role in developing the ideas behind Pixar Pier, and the effect working for the company has on their personal lives and families.
WATCH WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING PREVIEW VIDEO:
As an interesting afterthought, the powers that be at Disneyland Resort have chosen to include a tiny peek into the next major expansion coming to Disney California Adventure: the Marvel superhero-themed area replacing A Bug’s Land within the next couple years.
WATCH MARVEL SUPERHERO LAND PREVIEW BOARD:
Pixar Pier opens Saturday, June 23rd at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.