Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel)

Description from PassPorter's Disneyland Resort and Southern California Guidebook:

This isn't your grandfather's Ferris wheelit's a 16-story, colorful metal wheel with both stationary and sliding/swinging gondolas that seem to disappear below the water's surface. Disney updated this classic ride with a Pixar theme, which re-opened on June 23, 2018.  For a sedate experience, board one of the eight red gondolas that remain in place as the wheel rotates. Thrill-seekers will enjoy one of the 16 other gondolas that swing and slide about as gravity dictates (the vehicles do not go upside down, however). This attraction offers spectacular views of the park and surrounding areas, and is itself a beautiful sight at night when lit up, although it's closed during World of Color. Ride it twice for both experiences! Guests must transfer from ECV to wheelchair to ride.

Type: Ride
Scope: D-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Heights, swinging gondolas

Ride Duration: 9 min.
FastPass: None
Queue Conditions: Waits can be long

Special Considerations:
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair

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53.85% of our readers would definitely visit Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel) again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of Pixar Pal-A-Round (formerly Mickey's Fun Wheel) (8 comments):

Great view of the park.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 5:08:20 pm EDT

Great views of the park but not something I feel I need to ride often. You will never get me on one of those swinging cars!
ChristyBee gave this a rating of 5 on 06/25/2016 at 4:56:48 pm EDT

Very boring ride. The swinging gondolas are a bit of a let down as they don't go as high as the other ones. Definitely not worth the wait in line.
IvanovaTC gave this a rating of 4 on 06/16/2016 at 7:53:01 am EDT

The swinging cars are awesome!
disneygal79 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/02/2016 at 11:36:34 pm EDT

Need to ride twice to experience the swinging and non swinging
tmypan gave this a rating of 7 on 05/30/2016 at 1:46:51 pm EDT

If you don't mind heights, and don't mind the stop and go of ferris wheels, you will probably really enjoy this ride. You can get some fantastic views of the parks on this ride! I freak out on this type of ride so I probably wouldn't do this one again, hence my rating. But I think others would love it for the reasons stated above.
justnicksmommy gave this a rating of 3 on 05/28/2016 at 8:22:41 am EDT

I am personally terrified of the swinging cars on this ride, the stationary ones are ok, although when we're stuck at the top, I get a little freaked. That's just me though, my family loves both options. Fun side adventure.
Kllh260 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 2:54:24 pm EDT

Choose the swinging gondolas!
mrsbruhaha gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 1:50:16 pm EDT

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