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Paradise Pier

This colorful land, set alongside a beautiful lagoon, is Disney's tribute to the carnivals, amusement parks and boardwalks of old. Here you'll find thrill rides galore and plenty of old-fashioned fun. At night the whole area lights up and the sights and sounds are simply wonderful!



Attractions

Toy Story Midway Mania
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  • "Toy Story Midway Mania" is a fantastic, fun ride that is not to be missed.

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    Grab a pair of 3-D glasses and you're on your way, taking aim at the targets at the game booths you encounter along the way. Cheering you on will be Woody, Buzz, Rex, Hamm and the Green Army Men. Find a hidden target and you'll rack up even more points as you compete for the highest score. The targets and weapons vary, from rings to darts to baseballs. This ride is all about the details and not a single one was overlooked.

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    California Screamin'

    FASTPASS Attraction
    A steel roller coaster, cleverly designed as a wooden thrill ride of old. At blast off you'll go from 0 to 55 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds. This fun-filled ride will take you through twists and turns, with a 108 foot drop and an upside down loop!

    Restrictions: (Must be at least 48” tall, Guests should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other physical limitations. Expectant mothers should not ride. Adult should accompany young children)




    Games of the Boardwalk
    A midway area filled with old-fashioned games of luck, chance and skill. There is a separate charge to play any of the midway games, usually $2.50 per game. Prizes are rewarded and small prizes may be traded up. Games include: Casey at the Bat, Dumbo Bucket Brigade, Bullseye Stallion Stampede and Goofy about Fishin'.


     


    Golden Zephyr
    Rockets take you for a spin over Paradise Bay. The metallic spaceships were inspired by classic sci-fi stories such as Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. During inclement weather this attraction may not be operating.

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    Jumpin' Jellyfish
    Head "under the sea" and float like a jellyfish on this kid-friendly parachute ride. You'll soar 40 feet in the air and float back down through the colorful kelp garden.
    Restrictions: (40" height requirement. 350-pound maximum combined passenger weight per vehicle).

     


    King Triton's Carousel
    There are no horses to be found on this whimsical seaside attraction. Instead you'll ride upon hand carved dolphins, sea lions, flying fish, whales and sea horses on this beautifully styled carousel. Inspired by the Little Mermaid, it’s a remarkable interpretation of this classic ride.

     


    Mickey's Fun Wheel

    This amazing Ferris wheel offers spectacular views and thrills. There are two types of gondolas and two separate lines. The stationary gondolas do not rock, the swinging gondolas slide and rock back and forth along the spokes of the sun wheel. Guests that are prone to motion sickness or scared of heights, should avoid this attraction.
    During inclement weather this attraction may not be operating.



     


    Goofy's Sky School
    FASTPASS Attraction - Inspired by the 1940 cartoon short, "Goofy's Glider", this reimagined coaster follows Goofy's attempts to teach a group of novice pilots how to fly. Learn to fly the Goofy way!


    Restrictions: (Must be at least 42” tall, Guests should be in good health and free from heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other physical limitations. Expectant mothers should not ride. Adult should accompany young children. ) During inclement weather this attraction may not be operating.


    Silly Symphony Swings
    Silly Symphony Swings is Inspired by the classic 1935 Mickey Mouse cartoon short, "The Band Concert". Guests board the swings for a leisurely ride serenaded by the Band playing “The William Tell Overture” (aka The Lone Ranger Theme) conducted by Maestro Mickey. Everything seems fine until a tornado hits the orchestra and Donald Duck takes over (which can only mean trouble).

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    Restrictions:Must be at least 40” tall. Guests 40-48 inches tall must ride a tandum swing with a responsible adult. Guest in wheelchairs must transfer to this ride.

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    The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure

    Join Ariel and her friends on an amazing undersea adventure.

    The ride is a classic “dark-ride” type attraction where guests sit in clam-shaped vehicles along an Omnimover track through the different scenes of The Little Mermaid film.  There are a number of special effects with lighting and temperature making guests feel as though they have actually gone under water.  In addition, state-of-the-art audio-animatronics bring some of the classic characters such as Ariel, Sebastian, and Ursula to life.

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    Stores/Shopping

     

    Boardwalk Bazaar - Hats, Visors, Swim and Surf wear, Beach towels

    Point Mugu Tattoo - Temporary tattoos, t-shirts, beach merchandise

    Sideshow Shirts - T-shirts, beachwear, Paradise Pier merchandise

    Treasures in Paradise - Children's clothing, toys, souvenirs, Duffy the Bear

    Embarcadero Gifts - Little Mermaid merchandise

    Seaside Souvenirs - Hats, pins, World of Color merchandise

    Character Greetings

    Meet your favorite Toy Story characters in Paradise Pier. Check times guide for details.

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