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Disneyland's most affordable hotel set to become Pixar Place Hotel

April 28 2022
3 min read
All-New Theme Coming to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Disneyland's most affordable hotel set to become Pixar Place Hotel
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Unlike the wide variety of lodging choices at Disney World, Disneyland only has three on-property hotels: The original Disneyland Hotel, the higher-end Disney Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Of those three, only one comes in at the more budget-friendly level, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

Originally built in the 1980s and purchased by Disneyland in the 1990s, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel is currently the least exciting of the three Disneyland options. For a number of years, it has sported a 1920s California boardwalk theme. However, with us now solidly in the 2020s, I'm excited Disney just announced that the hotel is getting some much-needed attention and will be reimagined into an all-new Pixar theme and will become known as Pixar Place Hotel.

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(Rendering courtesy of Disney/Pixar)

It will be much like how the Paradise Pier section in Disney California Adventure Park became known as Pixar Pier a few years ago, with re-themed rides to match. At the hotel currently known as Paradise Pier Hotel, you'll eventually be greeted by the Pixar lamp and ball in the lobby and the Pixar theme (and its characters) will be woven throughout.

Disney has not shared full details or the timeline regarding the hotels revamp. However, based on the fact that it is currently closed, perhaps work on the pool area is already underway. Renderings also point the picture of an upcoming splash pad and water slide.

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Also confirmed to be underway by Disney is a new walkway that will provide guests at this property access to the special side entrance to Disney California Adventure via Disney’s Grand Californian.

(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Another hotel-related announcement from Disneyland today is that beginning at some point this summer, guests at the Disneyland Resort hotels will be able to enter the theme parks early.

At Disney World, guests of on-property hotels get special access to select attractions in each of the four theme parks 30 minutes before other guests, which makes a big difference.

Related: It's true, Disneyland can be 'more magical' than Disney World

Additional information was added on Sept. 12, 2023, as the new name of the hotel was announced by Disney.

Featured photo by Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort
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