Your Ultimate Pixar Fest Guide: A Celebration of Friendship and Beyond!

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Pixar Fest Guide

Hey there, Pixar fans and Disneyland vacationers! Get ready to mark your calendars because Pixar Fest is making a grand return to Disneyland Resort from April 26 to August 4, 2024, and it’s shaping up to be an unforgettable celebration of friendship, adventure, and all things Pixar. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the classics or can’t get enough of the latest releases, this Pixar Fest guide is your go-to resource for making the most out of your trip. Let’s dive into the magic, shall we?

Pixar Fest Guide

New Parade Alert: ‘Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!’

Imagine your favorite Pixar characters coming to life and dancing down the streets of Disney California Adventure Park. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” parade. This vibrant spectacle features dynamic floats and over two dozen beloved characters like Red Panda Mei, Joe Gardner, Luca, and the iconic trio from “Toy Story” – Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear. It’s a high-energy celebration of Pixar’s storytelling magic, not to be missed!

Nighttime Wonders: ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’

As the sun sets, Disneyland Park transforms with the “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” This show is a heartwarming journey through Pixar’s most memorable moments, now with new scenes from “Onward,” “Soul,” “Luca,” “Turning Red,” and “Elemental.” From vivid projections to breathtaking fireworks, it’s an emotional rollercoaster that celebrates the bonds of friendship. And guess what? Your MagicBand+ will sync up with the show for a truly immersive experience.

Pixar Fest Guide

Party Time at Club Pixar

When day turns to night, the Hollywood Backlot at Disney California Adventure Park becomes the hottest spot with Club Pixar. This nighttime bash is filled with interactive DJ dance parties, live performances, and Pixar-themed food and drinks. It’s the perfect place to let loose and celebrate the stories that have touched our hearts.

Pixar Fest Guide

Family Fun: Pixar Pals Playtime Party

For a day filled with laughter and play, head over to the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park for the Pixar Pals Playtime Party. It’s a family-friendly extravaganza where you can dance, play games, and enjoy activities inspired by Pixar films. Plus, you’ll have the chance to watch some iconic Pixar shorts on the big screen!

Pixar Fest Guide

Culinary Adventures: Pixar-Themed Foods and Marketplaces 🍴

Foodies, rejoice! Pixar Fest is also a celebration of flavors, with Pixar-inspired food and beverages sprinkled throughout the resort. From the iconic Pixar Fest cake at Plaza Inn to “Coco”-inspired dishes at Paradise Garden Grill, your taste buds are in for a treat. And don’t miss the Pixar-themed marketplaces starting May 10, offering dishes inspired by “Luca,” “Ratatouille,” “Elemental,” and more. Here’s just a few of the delicious dishes coming to Pixar Fest:

  • Summertime dishes inspired by the Italian coast at Portorosso Pasta from “Luca”
  • Reimagined classics at Gusteau’s To-Go, themed to “Ratatouille” 
  • A playful mélange of elements at The Elemental Table, inspired by “Elemental” 
  • Fun foods perfect for a tween, boy band (or anyone, really!) at 4*Town Fav*4*ites from “Turning Red”
  • Feel-good foods that feed your soul at The Spark, inspired by “Soul” 
  • Flavors to appeal to all of your emotions at Hanger Management from “Inside Out.” 
Pixar Fest Guide

Meet Your Favorite Pixar Characters

What’s Pixar Fest without some face time with your favorite characters? From “Inside Out” to “The Incredibles” and the debut of Ember and Wade from “Elemental,” there will be plenty of opportunities for memorable encounters. Stay tuned for a full character list.

Exclusive Pixar Fest Merchandise

Get ready to shop till you drop with all-new merchandise collections inspired by Pixar films. Whether you’re looking for a Pizza Planet cap or a Mike Wazowski sweatshirt, there’s something for every Pixar fan. And keep an eye out for limited-time Pixar Fest merchandise arriving in April like this Pizza Planet Truck popcorn bucket!

Festive Décor and More

Disneyland Resort will be decked out in Pixar-themed decorations, from brightly-colored banners to incredible sculptures. Don’t miss the 25-foot-tall sculpture in the esplanade or the interactive Pixar-themed installation in Disney California Adventure.

Extend the Magic to Downtown Disney District

The Pixar Fest fun extends beyond the parks into the Downtown Disney District, where you can enjoy vibrant decorations, shop for merchandise, and indulge in Pixar-inspired menu items at select dining locations.

Pixar Fest Guide

Pixar Everywhere!

Remember, Disneyland Resort is a year-round celebration of Pixar, from Cars Land and Pixar Pier to attractions like Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. And for an immersive experience, consider staying at the Pixar Place Hotel, the first fully Pixar-themed hotel in the U.S.

So, are you as excited as I am for Pixar Fest? It’s going to be an epic celebration of friendship, storytelling, and magic that only Disney and Pixar together can create. See you at Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest 2024 – where every moment is sure to be nothing short of incredible!

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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!


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