The new Pixar Pier finally made its highly-anticipated debut this weekend, but there’s still more excitement to come. The Happiest Place on Earth has just announced that things are about to get a little melancholy because Inside Out will get its own Disney ride.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, Joy and Sadness are going to be joining the Incredibles and Woody and his pals in the newly Pixar-ified California Adventure. The new Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind! ride will be opening in the theme park in 2019. The ride is depicted in an artist’s rendering as featuring spinning hot air balloons, except, as fans will recognize, the balloons are actually giant versions of the colorful balls that represent Riley’s memories in the 2015 film.
The new ride will replace the very similar Flik’s Flyers in the section currently known as A Bug’s Land, which is closing to make way for new attractions and become re-themed as Inside Out Headquarters.
Another Pixar revamp will take over the current Little Mermaid-themed King Triton’s Carousel. The ride will be re-imagined with a Toy Story theme as Jessie’s Critter Carousel and is also set to open in 2019.
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