Castle lit up and house floating with balloons

Everything You Need to Know About Pixar Fest – Disneyland 2024

Pixar Fest is returning to the Disneyland Resort from April 26 through August 4, 2024, bringing beloved Pixar stories to life through exciting attractions, delicious food, fun entertainment, unique merchandise, and character meet and greets. This festival of friendship will transform the Disneyland Resort into a Pixar paradise.

Roller coaster track and pier

Attractions

The centerpiece of Pixar Fest is the reimagined Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. This land is home to some of the most popular Pixar-themed rides, including:

  • Incredicoaster – This rollercoaster takes riders on a high-speed adventure alongside the Incredibles family as they try to catch Jack-Jack. It features launches, loops, and thrilling drops.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania – An interactive 4D ride where guests compete in carnival-style games using virtual objects. Ride vehicles travel through Toy Story themed scenes.
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round – A massive Ferris wheel providing panoramic views of Pixar Pier and beyond. At night, it transforms into a dazzling light spectacle.
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind – A spinning ride evoking the emotions from Inside Out. Guests board one of eight Memory Movers as they twirl around with joy.

Disneyland Park also has several attractions inspired by Pixar films, including:

  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters – A shooting gallery ride where riders zap Emperor Zurg’s minions using laser cannons. High scores are displayed at the end.
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – A submarine ride through scenes from Finding Nemo, like the EAC and Mount Wannahockaloogie. Live fish swim by the viewports.

Food

Pixar Fest will feature a delicious array of themed food and beverages across the resort’s restaurants, carts, and kiosks. Highlights include:

  • Shrimp ratatouille inspired by Remy from Ratatouille at Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square.
  • Grape soda float, donut, and other treats themed to Up at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe on Main Street USA.
  • Green alien macarons with sweet fruity filling at Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland.
  • Buttercup funnel cake, inspired by Toy Story’s Little Green Men, at Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country.
  • Ka-cheeseburger, Cobb de Ville salad, and more Cars-themed eats at Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land.

Parade

Entertainment

Pixar Fest will feature exciting new entertainment across the resort:

  • Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration – An all-new daytime parade at Disney California Adventure with elaborate floats bringing Pixar stories to life.
  • Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular – A fireworks show with Pixar music and projection effects on Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Pixar characters – Guests can meet characters like Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and The Incredibles throughout the parks.
  • Pixar Play Parade – This parade features floats themed to The Incredibles, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, and more Pixar films.
  • Paint the Night – This electric nighttime parade has a float inspired by The Incredibles, with high-energy music.

Pixar Fest Better Together parade

Merchandise

Special Pixar merchandise will be available across Disneyland shops and stands during Pixar Fest:

  • Pixar-themed headwear like Woody, WALL-E, and Lightning McQueen ears and alien beanies.
  • Toys and plush characters from Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, and other Pixar films.
  • Apparel including Pixar graphic tees and novelty hats.
  • Collectibles like Luxo Ball ornaments, character figurines, and more.
  • Home accessories from mugs to luggage tags.
  • Edible treats like Remy-shaped candy apples.

Castle lit up and house floating with balloons

Character Meet and Greets

In addition to beloved legacy Pixar characters, guests can expect to see some new faces during Pixar Fest:

  • Red Panda Mei from Turning Red.
  • Ember and Wade from the upcoming Elemental film.
  • 4*Town boy band from Turning Red.

Some of the most popular legacy character meet and greet spots:

  • Pixar Pier in DCA – Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, Edna Mode, Crush, Dory, and Buzz Lightyear.
  • Animation Academy in DCA – Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey.
  • Pixar Play Parade dance party in DCA – Characters from the parade like Mr. and Mrs. Incredible.
  • Tomorrowland in Disneyland – Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Green Army Men.

Exterior

Conclusion

With exciting new entertainment, delicious food and drinks, special merchandise, and character interactions, Pixar Fest is the ultimate celebration of friendship and fun for Pixar fans of all ages. This guide covers the highlights you won’t want to miss during Disneyland’s Pixar-filled spring and summer in 2024.