Jessie's Critter Carousel opens at Disney California Adventure

April 5, 2019, 4:54 PM · The next piece of the Disneyland Resort's Pixar Pier has opened officially. Riders now can hop aboard Jessie's Critter Carousel at Disney California Adventure.

Jessie's Critter Carousel is a retheme of the former King Triton's Carousel from Paradise Pier, but with pretty much all new everything, including characters that you might recognize as the "prizes" on the Toy Story Midway Mania ride next door.

Disney missed having the carousel revamp ready in time for last summer's debut of Pixar Pier, but it's not the last element of the new land to open. That distinction will fall upon Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, the former Flik Flyers from It's a Bug's Land, which is slated to open in the old Maliboomer spot sometime in the next year.

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Replies (2)

April 6, 2019 at 10:53 AM

I understand DCA needs an area for smaller children with the closure of Bug's Land, and Pixar Pier is it. However, this looks disappointing. Kind of like a standard carnival attraction but with newer characters. At least Santa Cruz still has the rings and Great America has the double deckers.

Am I expecting too much from Disney?

April 8, 2019 at 12:18 PM

@ Jeff

I don't thinking you're expecting too much, but honestly Pixar Pier was for the most part just a re theme. If they were fine with the carousel before, that wasn't going anywhere, lol.

While I like Pixar Pier, I think the marketing behind it may have presented it (maybe to some audiences) as more than what it was. Granted I like the new changes, but I don't think for Disney was looking to make any huge changes in that specific space.

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