Check Out Disney’s NEW Pixar Place Hotel — Open Now!

It’s a HUGE day in Disneyland, friends!


For months now, we’ve been so excited to see how Paradise Pier Hotel would become Pixar Place Hotel, the first hotel in the United States to be fully themed to Pixar. One of the dining spots inside the hotel opened early, but now the whole hotel has opened, and we got a first look!

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As of, January 30th, 2024, the Pixar Place Hotel has officially opened! The reimagining of the hotel will “weave the artistry of Pixar into its comfortable, contemporary setting,” according to Disney, and we’ve been so excited.

We got a big surprise at the grand opening to see Lightning McQueen…


… and Mater greeting us as we arrived!

Couldn’t be here without our best friends!

We were invited by Disney to check out this new hotel in its entirety and show you around. So without further ado, let’s go exploring!


Before you even step into the hotel, you’ll notice the unique design of the building right down to the entrance!

The entrance!

Common Spaces

And once you step into the hotel, you’ll notice the theming continues into the lobby!

The lobby

We’ve been able to step into the lobby for a little while now, and we love getting to see the phenomenal mural dedicated to Finding Nemo.

Pixar Pier Hotel Lobby Artwork

Behind the check-in desk, you’ll also find great Cars artwork.

Cars artwork behind the check-in desk

We also noticed the gift shop being successfully rethemed a few weeks ago!

Gift Shop!

Inside, you’ll find tons of different Pixar merchandise you and your family can have a great time going through.

So much merchandise!

Stepping out into the lobby and hallways you’ll be greeted by even more Pixar pals like Mei Ling from Turning Red!

Mei Ling!

There’s even framed screen captures from the films!

The films

The central lobby of the hotel features the iconic Pixar ball and lamp!

We even caught a glimpse of Joe Gardner from Soul, when he played us some sweet jazz tunes!


You can also stop in for a bite to eat at The Sketch Pad Cafe.

The Sketch Pad Cafe

The restaurant is full of colorful artwork from all different Pixar films — you’ll definitely be able to find your favorite represented.

Check it out!

There’s also Great Maple…

Great Maple

…and Small Bytes!


We know what you’ve been really waiting for — what do these rooms look like? Well, we’re covering that for you too! A full room tour to get acquainted with is coming so be sure to stay tuned with us for more on that!


In the meantime though, seriously, how adorable are these rooms?! The sleek, clean lines and the attention to detail throughout are not to be missed!


It’s not a Disney hotel if you can’t go swimming in an immaculately themed pool, and the Pixar Place Hotel understood the assignment.

Pixar Place hotel pool

Look how modern and sophisticated it looks with the bright blue against all the red hues in the umbrellas! An Edna Mode touch, we’re sure! There are plenty of places to hang out here as well.

New Pixar outdoor seating area

We’re so thrilled this hotel is finally open. You can book your reservations NOW on Disneyland’s website!

If you’re looking for a travel agent to help with your vacation, we recommend our friends at Mouse Fan Travel. They’re experts in the field with over 20 years of vacation planning experience, and they can help take a bunch of the stress out of the entire booking process for you!

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We’ll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest Pixar Place Hotel and Disneyland news, so stay tuned to AllEars!

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What’s your favorite part of this new hotel? Tell us in the comments!

Disclosure: We were invited by Disneyland to attend this preview of Pixar Place Hotel. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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