Pixar Fest Returns to Disneyland Resort, Bringing Magic from April 26 to Aug. 4, 2024

by Alice

Pixar Fest, the ultimate celebration of friendship and imagination, makes its triumphant return to the Disneyland Resort from April 26 to Aug. 4, 2024.

During this limited-time event, guests will be treated to an array of new experiences across the resort, showcasing beloved tales from Pixar Animation Studios. From timeless classics like “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.” to recent hits such as “Coco,” “Turning Red,” “Soul,” and the highly anticipated “Inside Out 2,” Pixar Fest promises enchantment for guests of all ages.


One of the highlights of Pixar Fest is the myriad of entertainment offerings and beloved favorites that guests can enjoy throughout the festival. Vibrant decorations will adorn Main Street, U.S.A., Buena Vista Street, and the Downtown Disney District, setting the stage for a magical experience. Guests entering the Esplanade will be greeted by a towering 25-foot sculpture featuring the iconic Pixar Ball, a symbol synonymous with the beloved animation studio.


Debuting at Disney California Adventure Park is “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” This dynamic parade will feature colorful floats and over two dozen characters from beloved Pixar films, including classics like “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.,” as well as newer favorites like “Turning Red,” “Soul,” and “Luca.” The parade’s grand finale will showcase beloved characters from across the Pixar universe, including Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Frozone, Miguel, Mike, Sulley, Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear.


Returning with new elements, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” will illuminate Disneyland Park with dazzling projections, music, and pyrotechnics celebrating the theme of friendship. Featuring characters from Pixar classics and newer releases like “Turning Red,” “Luca,” and “Inside Out 2,” the emotional show promises to captivate audiences with its heartfelt storytelling.

At Disney California Adventure Park, the Hollywood Backlot transforms into Club Pixar, offering guests an energetic DJ-led experience each evening. Live performances, games, themed food, beverages, and photo opportunities create an atmosphere of celebration and fun. During the day, guests can also mingle with characters like Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, who will be appearing in their original super suits for the first time.

Over at Disneyland Park, guests can join the fun at Pixar Pals Playtime Party, where Fantasyland Theatre becomes a lively hub for Pixar-themed activities. From learning dance moves to enjoying high-energy shows and Pixar-themed activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For culinary enthusiasts, Pixar Fest offers a delectable array of themed eats and beverages. Paradise Garden Grill and Troubadour Tavern will debut Pixar-themed menus, while six Pixar-themed food and beverage marketplaces will open at Disney California Adventure Park, featuring offerings inspired by films like “Luca,” “Ratatouille,” “Turning Red,” “Soul,” “Elemental,” and “Inside Out.”

Guests can also indulge in limited-time food and beverage novelty items, including a Coco guitar bucket, Alien Pizza Planet truck bucket, and Slinky Dog sipper, available at select locations throughout the resort.

In addition to culinary delights, Pixar Fest will feature a new line of merchandise, including designs featuring beloved Pixar pals from films like “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Up.” Guests can also explore a Pizza Planet collection and a colorful line featuring vibrant character designs.

For guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, Pixar Fest extends beyond the parks with themed experiences at the reimagined Pixar Place Hotel. Exclusive entertainment offerings, vibrant artwork, and unique character encounters ensure a memorable stay inspired by Pixar’s beloved movies and short films.

Blending fitness with fun, guests can also participate in a themed fitness challenge at Pixar Pier, offering a unique perspective on the park’s Pixar-themed offerings.

Throughout the festival, guests can interact with their favorite Pixar characters at attractions like Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Incredicoaster, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, and Toy Story Midway Mania!, providing endless opportunities to immerse themselves in the magic of Pixar.

Pixar Fest promises an unforgettable celebration of friendship, creativity, and adventure, inviting guests to experience the magic of Pixar like never before at the Disneyland Resort.



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