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Disney fans, you’ve got only a few more days to ride California Screamin’

Visitors walk through the entrance to the Disney California Adventure theme park, which will soon feature a new area called Pixar Pier.
Visitors walk through the entrance to the Disney California Adventure theme park, which will soon feature a new area called Pixar Pier. AP

Disney announced this week that it will be closing several attractions in January at its California Adventure Park, including the California Screamin’ roller coaster, in order to make way for its new Pixar Pier.

Slated to open summer 2018, Pixar Pier will feature the revamped Incredicoaster (the former California Screamin’) and a variety of experiences based on the Pixar animated films, including “Toy Story” and “Inside Out.”

The Incredicoaster, based on the superhero-inspired “Incredibles” movie, will bring riders “into a mid-century-modern-style loading area inspired by the Parr family home. A super combination of character figures, lighting and special effects will bring the action to life as the Parr family races alongside guests in an attempt to catch baby Jack-Jack,” according to a Disney press release.

The ride also will reference “The Incredibles 2,” which is scheduled to open June 14, 2018.

To make way for the new attractions, several existing attractions will close beginning Jan. 8, 2018.

Those include California Screamin’, Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar (which will become a Pixar-themed lounge), Games of the Boardwalk (which will be replaced with midway games inspired by Pixar characters), and Mickey’s Fun Wheel (which will retain the smiley face of Mickey Mouse but see each gondola showcase a different Pixar character).

More information is available at disneylandnews.com.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7934, @andrewsheeler

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