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Transformation Around Every Corner at Pixar Pier with Jessie’s Critter Carousel and More

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

In addition to the newly reimagined Incredicoaster and all-new Lamplight Lounge, guests will discover new experiences – both big and small – throughout the newly reimagined Pixar Pier.

Walt Disney Imagineering Sculpted Maquettes of the Critters on Jessie’s Critter Carousel

In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the “Woody’s Roundup” television show from “Toy Story 2,” this newly reimagined attraction is a classic boardwalk carousel with a whimsical spin. Saddle up on one of 56 adorable friends, choosing from a turtle, snake, buzzard, armadillo, bunny, deer, raccoon, ram, skunk and two cozy logs inhabited by a family of owls.

And when Pixar Pier opens June 23 at Disney California Adventure park, guests will find transformation around every corner.

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats Rendering

Just past Lamplight Lounge, you will find Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. Inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.,” this will be your go-to for frozen treats.

Poultry Palace Rendering

In the “Toy Story” neighborhood of Pixar Pier, big appetites and small fries alike will love the Poultry Palace. This giant fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” even comes with a Fun Meal Zurg!


¿Quieres un churro? Stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this quintessential Disneyland Resort treat.

Angry Dogs Stand

Further down Pixar Pier, Angry Dogs will be serving up some hot items – which is the perfect place for Anger from “Inside Out.” The more he burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get!

Come discover these and many more newly themed experiences throughout Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park!


  • Will there be any spots in Pixar Pier for character meet & greets?

  • I hope the carousel has some friendly spots for those with disabilities

  • Hi Erin how spicy can we make our angry dogs

  • Love seeing Jessie get her own ride! How fun!

  • The new theming is nice but, Triton’s Carousel sea creatures should be repurposed somewhere else. Maybe Disney Seas?

  • Sad for the demise of the unique Triton’s Carousel with it’s beautiful sea creatures. Any chance it will be relocated to a different park?

  • Will there be anything of Pixar Pier open in early May ? Like a soft opening of any of the rides etc ?
    We’re coming from Australia on May 7th and I loved that rollercoaster

  • Are they going to replace the Don Thomas stand with that Poultry Palace? Asking for a friend haha

  • We will be visiting Disneyland June 19-23. We will visit for the opening of Pixar Pier the morning of June 23, but will have to leave by early afternoon. Will any of the new eateries or attractions be open for DVC members in the days leading up to the official opening?

  • Will they have veggie hot dogs at Angry Dogs? I hope so!

  • Very cool! Seems a shame that the carousel won’t open until 2019, but it looks really cute.

  • not gonna lie, I’ll probably skip riding the carousel, those critters don’t look like much fun and don’t make me think of Toy Story. If we were riding on Bullseye I’d be much more interested

  • Thought for sure there would be a Planet Pizza place. That is a no-brainer for a Pixar themed pier.

  • Does Corn Dog Castle still exist and if not, is there a new place to get a hot link corn dog? Those were always on my must eat list!

  • Hi! Will this replace King Triton’s Carousel?

    • Hi Caleb – Yes, Jessie’s Critter Carousel will be in that location.

  • Hi there! So wondering if any of the food places will be open for Pixar Fest in April?

    • Hi Shireen – These locations are scheduled to open with Pixar Pier on June 23.

  • Hi Erin – can’t wait to see all the updates. So based on the above, the merry go round will not be open this summer, correct? Thank you in advance!!

    • That is correct, Liz. Jessie’s Critter Carousel will open in 2019.

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