A giant Ferris wheel, which stands at an impressive 150 feet high offering both swinging and non-swinging gondolas.
|Disneyland Resort Park||California Adventure|
|Location in Park||Pixar Pier|
|Height Restrictions||Any Height|
|Age Interests||All Ages|
|Thrill Type||Swinging – Small Drops / Non-Swinging – Slow Rides|
|Hours||8:00 AM to 8:00 PM|
|Wait Times||Low to Moderate|
|Accessibility Information||Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV|
The Pixar Pal-A-Round, formerly known as Mickey’s Fun Wheel, was rebranded in 2018 to honor the beloved characters from Pixar Studios. Each of the 24 gondolas on the wheel features different Pixar characters, from Woody and Buzz Lightyear of “Toy Story” to Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out.”
The Pixar Pal-A-Round offers two different riding experiences: swinging and non-swinging. The swinging gondolas provide a more thrilling ride as they move back and forth along the wheel’s interior rails, while the non-swinging gondolas offer a more relaxed journey with breathtaking views of the park and beyond.
Location & Wait Times
The Pixar Pal-A-Round is located in Pixar Pier, a charming seaside boardwalk that celebrates Pixar stories and characters, across from Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind. The Ferris wheel towers over the pier, making it easy to spot from various points in the park.
Wait times for the Pixar Pal-A-Round can vary depending on the time of day and the season. During peak periods, such as weekends and holidays, wait times can be longer. However, during off-peak times, you may be able to hop on with little to no wait.
As you wait in line, you’ll find yourself immersed in the vibrant world of Pixar Pier, surrounded by other attractions themed to your favorite Pixar characters.
In addition, the queue offers a great view of the Pixar Pier and the Incredicoaster, keeping you entertained as you wait for your turn to board the gondolas. The excitement builds as you get closer to the front of the line and prepare for your ascent on this iconic attraction.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or someone who enjoys a leisurely ride with stunning views, this attraction has something to offer everyone. So next time you visit Disney’s California Adventure Park, be sure to take a spin on the Pixar Pal-A-Round. You won’t be disappointed!