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Pixar-Pal-A-Round, Anaheim

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Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly known as the Sun Wheel and Mickey's Fun Wheel) is a 150-foot-tall (46 m) eccentric wheel at Disney California Adventure, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The attraction opened to the public on February 8, 2001 at Paradise Pier as the Sun Wheel. Inspired by Wonder Wheel at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Coney Island, which also features both sliding and fixed gondolas, Pixar Pal-A-Round has a large pie-eyed Mickey Mouse face at its center.

From 2001 to 2008, the attraction featured a sun face on the front along with a yellow color scheme. In 2008, the attraction was rethemed as the Mickey's Fun Wheel, which opened on May 4, 2009. The sun was replaced with a Mickey Mouse face, and images of Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Minnie Mouse were added to the gondolas. On November 2, 2017, Disney announced that the ride would be renovated, which would include Pixar characters on the gondolas, but with Mickey's face remaining on the side. On June 23, 2018, the attraction reopened as the Pixar Pal-A-Round.
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  • We just had to ride this ride. We stood in line only for it to break down. Get back in line later, only for it to go around once. Plus the unload. Would have liked it to go around at least twice... 
    We just had to ride this ride. We stood in line only for it to break down. Get back in line later, only for it to go around once. Plus the unload. Would have liked it to go around at least twice...  more »
  • I’m not a huge fan of Ferris wheels because of the way that they rock back and forth. I felt more secure on the Pixar pal around because they was a cage around me. The swinging car was very fun. You.....  more
    I’m not a huge fan of Ferris wheels because of the way that they rock back and forth. I felt more secure on the Pixar pal around because they was a cage around me. The swinging car was very fun. You.....  more »
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  • You only get to go around twice. Once when everyone is loading and then a second time with no stops. If there is a short wait, Is day go for it, otherwise it’s a pass. The moving gondolas are fun and you get a nice view of the park.
  • I'm a 30yo woman and love scary rides...when I expect them! I thought the the swinging looked like fun and definitely had to try it. I got so terrified I actually cried! This is coming from me who did bungee jumping and skydived at 10,000 feet when I was 17! Never again will I do this fearful ride. Was practically traumatized! (Not that I blame disney for this. It was my poor decision)

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