Of all the attractions that temporarily shuttered while Disney California Adventure’s Paradise Pier transforms into Pixar Pier, perhaps the biggest casualty in the eyes of some was the closure of the Cove Bar. The patio restaurant and bar area had gained much popularity in recent years and saw some long wait times in its (first set of) final days. Now the Disney Parks Blog has released some info on the location’s replacement to be called the Lamplight Lounge.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
Lamplight Lounge will serve California casual gastro-pub cuisine that is playfully presented along with unique signature cocktails. This seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views from both upstairs and downstairs. At night, outdoor seating provides views of the illuminated Pixar Pier and “World of Color.”
Renovated from an old warehouse factory, the location has kept many features of the original two-story building. The steel structural elements as well as concrete and brick walls were exposed and repaired to tell the story of its past. The original wood boards from the factory were refinished and given new life as ceiling panels and floors. The furniture style echoes a relaxed feel and the end result is an open, airy and bright place that is organic yet sophisticated.
Lamplight Lounge celebrates the creativity, inspirations and personalities of the artists and storytellers who have brought Pixar stories to life. Guests will discover the artistic marks that the Pixar “regulars” have left throughout the lounge: concept art, a quick sketch on a napkin, knick-knacks and collectable toys of beloved Pixar characters will adorn the space.
Lamplight Lounge will officially open on June 23rd. However, the Cove Bar will actually make a return starting March 16th, closing again at the end of May.