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Pixar Pal-A-Round at Disney California Adventure

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Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (43 votes)


Pixar Pier

Flat ride

Opening Date:
May 4, 2009

150 feet

Ferris wheel

Previously known as Mickey's Fun Wheel, Pixar Pal-A-Round has been re-themed but is still one of only 2 Ferris wheels in the United States that combine fixed and sliding gondolas. The other is the original — the Wonder Wheel at New York’s Coney Island. Each gondola now features the image of a different Disney and Pixar character, including Woody, Buzz, Dory, Nemo, Mr. Incredible, Joy, Sadness and Lightning McQueen. Riders have a breathtaking view of Paradise Bay. The outer gondolas have a steady, fixed position on the wheel but thrill seekers can chose the swinging, sliding, exhilarating moving gondolas attached to rails in the wheel's interior.

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Pixar Pal-A-Round. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

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Reviews of Pixar Pal-A-Round:

The Classic Ferris Wheel With A Twist
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 22:03

When not moving, Mickey's Fun Wheel looks like an ordinary ferris wheel. But when this crazy contraption starts to move, you get a whole new perspective.

The gondolas on this ferris wheel are on a track that allows them to move freely. This can lead to a thrilling ride. Your gondola can go from a stand-still to moving and swaying back and forth quickly, resulting in a ton of fun.

For those that feel this is too intense, stationary gondolas are also available for riders to get a fantastic view of all of Paradise Pier, without the added thrill.

Overall, this ride is a must and I highly recommend it.


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