Pixar Pal-A-Round Overview | California Adventure Attractions

Pixar Pal-A-Around Sign

A giant Ferris wheel, which stands at an impressive 150 feet high offering both swinging and non-swinging gondolas.

Pixar Pal-A-Round Details

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
Lightning Lane No
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

Pixar Pal-A-Round Ferris Wheel

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.


Where to find Pixar Pal-A-Round at California Adventure
Where to find Pixar Pal-A-Round at California Adventure

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.

Queue Experience

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!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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