The transformation of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel to Pixar Place Hotel is underway, and we’ve gotten a first look at new artist concept renderings and details for the revamped hotel.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel continues to welcome guests during this transition into the Pixar Place Hotel, which was first announced in April 2022, but the lobby will continue to evolve over the next few months and will begin to blend beloved Pixar imagery with the hotel’s contemporary setting.
There will be iconic images from Pixar films will be at the front desk, with characters pictured larger than life in curated, and as guests enter the lobby, they’ll be greeted by the Pixar Lamp playfully balancing atop its ball.
This fall, the hotel will unveil a new restaurant at the resort, called Great Maple.
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, this Southern California-based modern American eatery brand specializes in playful takes on upscale comfort food.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the all-day menu features dishes like Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Maple Bacon Doughnuts, a Cajun Shrimp & Cheddar Biscuit Benedict, and the Soda Pop-Braised Baby Back Ribs.
Plant-based offerings include a Falafel Wrap, Portobello Mushroom Fries, and a Modern Caesar salad.
Great Maple’s culinary team will also operate dining throughout the hotel, offering food and beverage service at the pool, as well as a new grab ‘n’ go coffee shop and café near the lobby, and eventually the hotel’s new concierge lounge.
Later this summer, overnight guests can splish and splash at an all-new water play area inspired by “Finding Nemo” where the fan-favorite fish and his friends frolic alongside families.
See Crush the sea turtle atop a 186-foot-high waterslide, spot Hank hanging out at the pop-jet splash pad, and more.
And by the end of this year, a family play court will be added to the deck with activities inspired by Pixar’s famous short films.
Interactive games and imaginative free play celebrate favorite friends from “La Luna,” “Bao,” “For the Birds,” and “Burrow.” And when it’s time to relax, guests may enjoy food and drinks under the love-struck umbrellas from “The Blue Umbrella.”
Along with the hotel redesign, a walkway is also currently under construction which will soon give hotel guests a convenient entrance to Disney California Adventure park.