First look: Disney debuts Pixar Place Hotel

by James Wilkinson

The Pixar Place Hotel has opened at California’s Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, officially marking the transformation of Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel into the first fully Pixar-themed hotel in the United States.

The 15-story high-rise overlooking Disney California Adventure Park boasts comfortable and contemporary guest rooms that celebrate the artistry of Pixar Animation Studios, new dining options by Great Maple, a relaxing rooftop pool area and play court, renovated fitness center and more.

Character artwork, concept renderings and more illustrating Pixar stories, such as “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out,” “Soul” and more, are displayed throughout the hotel.

“We are looking to turbocharge expansion at Disneyland Resort over the coming years, and the transformation of Pixar Place Hotel is a demonstration of how we’re creating high-quality guest experiences infused with our most popular stories,” said Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock.

Pixar Place Hotel is designed to evoke the inspiration and humor in every Pixar film, while celebrating the artistic process.

Showcasing early sketches to finished design, the décor depicts memorable moments from Pixar stories and reveals some never-before-seen artwork.

“With upgraded accommodations and amenities, plus stylish Pixar flair throughout, Pixar Place Hotel is proud to deliver an elevated, distinctly Disney experience that only comes with staying at the Disneyland Resort,” said Pixar Place Hotel General Manager, Ron Silagyi.

The creativity and comfort of Pixar Place Hotel is also reflected in new, upscale culinary offerings. Guests can savour elevated takes on American classics at three delectable dining locations operated by Southern California-based Great Maple.


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