Paradise Pier at the Disneyland Resort is set to get a major overhaul, we have learned.
We have learned from sources at the Disneyland Resort that the hotel is getting a retheme to Pixar’s iconic Toy Story franchise. It’s still in the very early stages, but we hear cast members were notified in a memo Tuesday of the decision. We have since been to the resort and multiple cast members have been able to confirm this to us.
The move is not shocking as the resort is continuing to add Pixar amongst its theme park roster. Toy Story Mania is the staple of Pixar Pier and Paradise Pier has needed an overhaul for years now. Leaked concept art of the plans of the retheme went online a few weeks ago but no confirmation of it was made from staff until our story. These plans were made pre-pandemic and continued during the pandemic. With the Disneyland Forward project moving forward, it appears the Downtown Disney District will get a whole new look with the hotel.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is a hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It opened in 1984 as the Emerald Hotel of Anaheim, eventually becoming the Pan Pacific Hotel. In 1995, Disney purchased it and changed its name to Disneyland Pacific Hotel. In 2001, it acquired its current name, as it overlooks Paradise Pier (since renamed “Paradise Gardens Park”) at the then-newly-opened Disney’s California Adventure.
The four Toy Story films, produced on a total budget of US$320 million, have grossed more than $1.9 billion worldwide. Each film set box office records, with the third included in the top 10 all-time worldwide films. Critics have given all four films extremely positive reviews. The franchise has since spawned multiple shorts, and a spin-off, Lightyear, hitting theaters this June.