The transformation of Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure™
Park has come "full circle," with the recent opening of Goofy's Sky
School. This classic "wild mouse" coaster attraction joins guest
favorites like "World of Color," Toy Story Mania!™ and the all-new attraction, The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, along the shores of Paradise Bay.
Goofy's Sky School is inspired by the cartoon short, "Goofy’s
Glider," which debuted in 1940 and was where his popular "How To"
cartoon series first took off. In a series of dips, twists and thrills,
the attraction takes "novice pilots" on a flying lesson through the
wild, blue yonder. Zipping up, down, around, over and through the
clouds, the flight path rises three stories high with plenty of wacky
antics and instruction from Goofy via whimsically animated billboards.
This final phase of the Paradise Pier transformation also
brings a set of new dining locations, which share a 900-seat, open-air
- Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta features Guest-pleasing
flatbread pizzas, delicious pasta dishes and salads. Flatbreads range
from traditional cheese or pepperoni to Portobello mushroom and spinach
with pesto, artichokes, mozzarella, ricotta-salata and Pecorino Romano
cheese. Pasta offerings include classic spaghetti and meatballs, pasta
tossed with chicken in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce, and five-cheese
ravioli with pesto and toasted pine nuts. Salad options include chicken
Caesar; Mediterranean chef salad and a field-greens salad with dried
cranberries, raisins, caramelized pecans and a basil vinaigrette.
Vegetarian options also are available.
- Paradise Garden Grill serves food with a Mediterranean spin,
offering a variety of skewers and kabobs. Signature items include
chicken, beef, vegetable, and tofu skewers served with rice pilaf,
cucumber salad and grilled pita bread, with a selection of sauces,
including Moroccan chili tomato and tandoori-spiced yogurt. Refreshing
Greek salads and a kid's menu are also available.
- Bayside Brews offers warm, salted pretzels, beverages, and for
guests 21 years of age and older, six types of beers on tap, including
domestic and specialty brews.