Pixar® Fest is back at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim and we’ve got all the details! Explore can’t-miss attractions below, plus get helpful tips on how to make your stay even better.

About Pixar® Fest

Pixar® Fest is a spectacular summer event that starts on April 26 and ends on August 4, 2024. The occasion brings exciting Pixar® parades, character meet-and-greets, fireworks displays, and more. Here are a few of the exciting things in store:

Favorite Characters

Visitors can expect to see rare Pixar® characters throughout the park during the festival. Bring your camera and head to Pixar® Pier in the Disney California Adventure® Park to meet up with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Joy, and many more. Children up to age 14 can also wear costumes to match their favorites.

Thrilling Shows

Pixar® Fest features several action-packed shows that you won’t want to miss, like:

  • Together Forever: A Pixar® Nighttime Spectacular – Visit Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, It’s a Small World, Main Street U.S.A., or Rivers of America to see the Pixar® Nighttime Spectacular. This riveting display includes 900 individual fireworks effects and features characters from all 19 Disney-Pixar® films.
  • Better Together: A Pixar® Pals Celebration – Better Together is Pixar® Fest’s parade and usually occurs twice a day at around 3:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm. The parade route for the afternoon showing begins at It’s a Small World and ends at Town Square. The evening parade follows the opposite route, beginning at Town Square and ending at It’s a Small World.

New Foods

Food at Disneyland® is second to none and this year’s Pixar® Fest promises delicious new treats to try. Not only will stationary restaurants like Troubadour Tavern and Portorosso Pasta have new dishes on the menu for the festival, Pixar-themed food carts will also be available throughout the park.

Past dishes included options like:

  • Mexican chocolate pot de crème inspired by “Coco”
  • Chilled Thai basil and tofu salad with color-changing noodles inspired by “Monsters Inc.”
  • Green alien pasta and Macarooooons inspired by “Toy Story”
  • Character caramel apples and rice krispie treats from Finding Nemo, Up, and more

The Pixar® Fest Celebration Cake will also be back this year and you’ll definitely want to try a slice.

Limited-Time Merchandise

Commemorate your visit to Pixar® Fest 2024 with brand-new, limited-time merchandise available at multiple shops throughout Disneyland® Resort. Grab a Pizza Planet truck popcorn bucket that you can refill during your visit or one of these other fun collectibles:

  • Pizza Planet baseball caps
  • Pixar® ball crossbody bag
  • Mike Wazowski sweatshirts
  • Pixar® Fest spirit jerseys
  • Pixar® movie medallions
  • Commemorative cups

Helpful Tips For an Awesome Vacation

Planning is key to having a good time at any Disney® Resort. Here are some tips you can use to help make your vacation great:

  • Get there early. The park itself usually opens at 8:00 am and the gates open a half-hour before. Crowds are thinnest before 11:00 am, so you may want to schedule the most popular attractions during this time.
  • Buy a MagicBand+. If you upgrade to a band, you get exclusive access to a special, Pixar-themed attraction not available to regular park visitors.
  • Check the Disneyland® app for parade times and character meet and greets. These are subject to change from day to day and the app will keep you in the know so you can adjust your schedule accordingly.

Where To Stay

With so much to do at Pixar® Fest, staying close by is a must. Tropicana Inn & Suites is conveniently located just across the street from Disneyland® Resort on South Harbor Blvd, and is just a short walk away from all the fun!

Make reservations online now or call (714) 635-4082.