Games of the Boardwalk

Paradise Pier, Disney California Adventure

  • Land: Paradise Pier
  • Type: Fun for Everyone
WhereParadise Pier
ExperienceFun for Everyone

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and test your skill at one or all of these turn-of-the-century-style games! Journey back to a time when the midway was the best way to find fun. Rub your lucky rabbit's foot or kiss a four-leaf clover and let the games begin! Play these 4 games at Paradise Pier midway! As rides like California Screamin' roar overhead, test yourself or compete with others with these pay-per-play games for adorable prizes of all sizes at Games of the Boardwalk!

Any seaside amusement park worth its salt water taffy has boardwalk games, so Paradise Pier is no exception. Four different games combine staples of the boardwalk and Disney theming. Unlike most attractions in Disney parks, however, the games are a separate cost, requiring you to purchase a game points card. Game points are $0.01 per point and must be bought in quantities of $5, $10, $20, or $50. The games are:

Goofy About Fishin' - When Goofy goes on vacation, nothing's peaceful - not even the fishing! Retreat to Lake Destiny, where the only thing Goofy has hooked is his own rubber wading pants. Dip your fishing rod into the flowing waters and let the magnetic "hook" snatch the snout of a colorful toy fish. Every fish is a winner! The color of the dot on its belly determines the size of the prize - small, medium or large!

Casey at the Bat - The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day, but maybe that's because you're the one with the perfect pitch! Based on the 1946 Disney animated short inspired by the 1888 poem, this game of great skill tests your ability to pitch the baseball at a target shaped like the opposing team's catchers. To win the prize, throw the ball through the opening in the catcher's mitt. You'll know you've won the prize when the umpire yells, "Steeeeerike!"

Dumbo Bucket Brigade - Save Dumbo and the circus from the flames by helping the clown firemen! Grab an old-fashioned water brigade cannon and squirt a steady stream of water at the target in the center of the bucket. As the water stream strikes the target, a cartoon clown climbs up, up, up the ladder to escape the flames! If your clown is the first to reach the top, you win the prize!

Bullseye Stallion Stampede - Race your stallion across the prairie in this skee ball-like game! Inspired by Bullseye, the faithful horse of Sheriff Woody in the Disney-Pixar Toy Story 2, this game is "all in the wrist." Sit at one end of the table and roll rubber balls into the right holes to make your horse run faster. The higher the point value of the hole, the faster your horse races. Be the first to cross the prairie and win a wonderful prize!

Touring Tips

  • Located all along the boardwalk section of Paradise Pier.
  • Perhaps 30 people can be playing the games at any given time, however it would be unusual to ever have to wait for one of the games.


Reboundo Beach, a basketball game was closed on September 6, 2010, to make room for the construction of Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill. Bullseye Stallion Stampede replaced Dolphin Derby, the old game, while Goofy About Fishin' replaced New Haul Fishery. There are now only four games. These games were remodeled after the initial games were a failure. The renovation is part of the Disney's California Adventure $1.1 billion expansion project. The Games of the Boardwalk reopened on April 7, 2009.

Hidden Mickeys

  • Hidden within the Victorian Gingerbread accents to the Boardwalk Games facade, are a pair of Classic style Hidden Mickeys. The Hidden Mickeys can be found just under the eaves when looking up at the faux building that houses the carnival games.