At Disney California Adventure, there is a themed land called Paradise Gardens Park.
Along with the rest of the theme park, the area was renamed Paradise Pier in 2001. World of Color and Silly Symphony Swings were added in 2010. To complete the Paradise Pier transformation, Disney opened Goofy’s Sky School (rethemed Mulholland Madness) and Ariel’s Undersea Adventure from The Little Mermaid (replacing Golden Dreams).
Pixar Pier, which opened on June 23, 2018, was inspired by Paradise Pier. Paradise Gardens Park replaced Paradise Gardens, Goofy’s Sky School, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Golden Zephyr, and The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.
When it first opened in 2001, Paradise Pier looked like a modern seaside entertainment park, similar to the Santa Monica Pier or the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Paradise Pier was re-themed to evoke the beauty of Victorian-era coastal amusement parks from the 1920s as part of the $1.1 billion Disney California Adventure expansion project.
The Orange Stinger was heavily re-themed to become Silly Symphony Swings, which was inspired by Walt Disney’s 1935 short film The Band Concert. On May 28, 2010, Silly Symphony Swings debuted. California Screamin’ also had cosmetic updates: the Mickey Mouse silhouette was changed to represent a sunburst pattern, with a giant Paradise Pier sign hanging above the loop, and the scream tubes were repainted a darker shade of blue.
World of Color, an unique nighttime spectacular involving fountains and projection effects, was created by Walt Disney Imagineering for Paradise Bay. Paradise Park, located on the northern coast, was converted into a viewing area for the event. World of Color premiered on June 11, 2010 and continues to air nightly.
The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, which took the place of Golden Dreams, debuted on June 3, 2011. Mulholland Madness closed in November 2010 and reopened on July 1, 2011, as Goofy’s Sky School, based on Walt Disney’s 1940 short film Goofy’s Glider.
On June 23, 2018, a portion of Paradise Pier became Pixar Pier, inspired by Pixar Animation Studios films. California Screamin’ was renamed the Incredicoaster, while Mickey’s Fun Wheel debuted as the Pixar Pal-A-Round, complete with Pixar characters on its gondolas.  Four months later, in October, the Luxo Jr. animatronic was mounted on the top of Pixar Pier’s marquee. Jessie’s Critter Carousel debuted in 2019, replacing King Triton’s carousel. The Maliboomer was decommissioned in 2010 and was replaced with the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind attraction in 2019.
- Goofy’s Sky School
- Silly Symphony Swings
- Jumpin’ Jellyfish
- Golden Zephyr
- The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
- Bayside Brews
- Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
- Corn Dog Castle
- Paradise Garden Grill
- Embarcadero Gifts
- Seaside Souvenirs
Next Point of Interest: Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure