Pixar Pier opens on Saturday, June 23, at Disneyland Resort. The Disney California Adventure makeover is a re-theming of Paradise Pier into an area that celebrates Pixar’s vast catalog, from the shorts to newer films such as
Pixar Pier Frozen Parfait – The Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
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Note: do not let the lemon soft serve drip onto your hands, as it will take at least two hand washings to get the yellow coloring off your skin.
Crispy Piggy Wings – Lamplight Lounge
The Lamplight Lounge (formerly Ariel’s Grotto and Cove Bar) menu offers a variety of gastropub style dishes in small plate and entrée sizes. The Crispy Piggy Wings are in the Bites (small plates) category and are a refreshing, tender take on poultry wings; the chili ginger glaze reminds me of the duck wings available at Carthay Circle Lounge—spicy, a little sweet, and distinctive enough to make you want more immediately.
Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num – Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums
The scent of chocolate chip cookies plays a role in the Incredicoaster, as Mr. Incredible uses Jack-Jack’s favorite treat to tempt his son into safety. Then, when you exit the attraction, the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums stand conveniently awaits you. Of the three cookies available, you can’t go wrong with the warm chocolate chip cookie with the same name as the food stall. It’s a thick cookie with chocolate chunks and chewy dough. I’m still thinking about it.
Potato Skins – Lamplight Lounge
I know. Potato skins. Big deal, right? They are a big deal at Lamplight even though they’re in the Bites section of the menu. These are a dressed up version of the bar food with a brown butter caper yogurt, a smoked paprika aioli, and manchego cheese. They’re fried, but they aren’t weighed down with oil. They’re light, fluffy, and can I get more right now? Bonus: the portion size for this small plate was surprisingly hefty and filling.
Caliente Churro – Señor Buzz Churros
Disney Parks has gone all in on the flavored churro train, and they’re continuing the new tradition with the rethemed churro stand on Pixar Pier. The Caliente Churro has some heat (which is a recurring trend with foods on Pixar Pier) with a vibrant red coating that tastes like crushed Red Hots. I’m ride or die for cinnamon flavoring, so I wanted to lick the sugar off the churro…which I partially did.
Chicken Drumstick Box – Poultry Palace
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Warm Donuts – Lamplight Lounge
Look, I know warm donuts aren’t anything innovative, but it doesn’t matter. The only dessert offered at Lamplight Lounge, the donuts come in an aesthetically pleasing box with chocolate and raspberry dipping sauces. They’re sugary, warm, and fluffy enough to practically melt in your mouth. Mmm.
If you’re going to skip a Pixar Pier snack, make it Angry Dogs. Take a picture of the cute
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- The Instagrammable snacks of Pixar Fest.
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