Colorful Pixar-inspired sculpture adorns flowered roundabout at Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A. From left to right, the gold sculpture features the robot EVE from WALL-E; Dory and Nemo from Finding Nemo; Miriam, Abby, Priya, and Red Panda Mei from Turning Red; the robot WALL-E from WALL-E; Russell and Doug from Up; Wade and Ember from Elemental; and Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. In front of the sculpture, a sign reads “2024 Pixar Fest.” In the background are shops and restaurants, with the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the distance.

Everything You Need to Eat, See, and Do at Pixar Fest 2024

By Cecilia Sarantopoulos

Get ready to dive into the world of Pixar magic with Disneyland Resort’s Pixar Fest—returning bigger and better than ever! From April 26 to August 4, the Resort will be transformed into a playground of Pixar delights. From playful encounters with beloved characters to delectable food delights, here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from this Pixar frenzy:

In the Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration parade, characters Joy and Sadness from Inside Out are in a life-size Rocket Wagon, which stands on Memory Orbs. Crowds of excited spectators line the parade route, capturing the magic with cameras. Further in the background stands the iconic Pixar-Pal-A-Round attraction. Behind that is the Incredicoaster, featuring red enclosed tunnels.

Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration

Disney Live Entertainment unveils its latest daytime parade, Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration—bursting with vibrant floats and beloved characters from Pixar Animation Studios. Join Red Panda Mei and her Turning Red crew as they rock out to the tunes of boy band sensation 4*Town, while Soul’s Joe Gardner and 22 merge their worlds in a celebration of life’s sweetest moments.

Alongside them, Luca, Alberto, and Giulia from the charming coastal town of Portorosso bask in the sun-drenched delight of friendship, celebrating Pixar’s Luca—and that’s just a glimpse of the Pixar magic awaiting in this procession…

During a recent panel presentation about this year’s Pixar Fest, Robin Trowbridge, show director at Disney Live Entertainment, revealed that the parade’s infectious melody was crafted to be “as catchy as possible”!

During the Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular, dazzling fireworks illuminate the sky above Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. On the castle is a purple and blue projection showcasing moments from Soul, featuring Joe Gardner.

Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular

“Lights, camera, action” is truly the anthem of this unforgettable nighttime spectacle. Featuring more than 70 beloved Pixar characters (including the five newest Emotions from Inside Out 2), and enhanced with fireworks on most nights, Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular feels straight out of a movie.

Fun fact: Every Pixar film is included in this show!

The stage comes to life during Pixar Pals Playtime Party. with an ensemble of beloved Pixar characters and Disney Live Entertainment dancers, bathed in the hues of iconic Pixar coloring: blues, yellows, and reds. From left to right, the stage’s lineup includes Sadness, Joy, Woody, Jessie, Bo Peep, Frozone, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, and Edna Mode.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party

The Pixar Pals Playtime Party will delight the young and young-at-heart at the Fantasyland Theater several times a day. And in between performances of this high-energy dance show, a selection of iconic Pixar shorts will be shown on the theater’s big screen. Plus, you’ll have the chance to mingle with beloved Pixar stars like Ian and Barley from Onward, Ember and Wade from Elemental, and Luca and Alberto from Luca.


The Merch is Here!

New merchandise inspired by Pixar films has made its way around Disneyland Resort, from timeless tees to a must-have bucket hats. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to bring a slice of the Pixar magic home with you!

At Disney California Adventure Park, Hollywood Land transforms into Club Pixar for Pixar Fest. Beneath the “Hollywood Studios” arch, a neon sign reads “Club Pixar,” featuring the Pixar logo and the iconic Pixar lamp. Below the sign, a billboard showcases posters from Inside Out 2 and Disneynature's Tiger documentary.

Club Pixar

Every evening throughout Pixar Fest, The Hollywood Backlot in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park will ignite with Pixar magic. Experience an interactive DJ dance party, live performances, Pixar-themes games, photo ops, and a delightful “drive-in” theater featuring favorite Pixar Shorts, such as the Oscar®-winning Bao.

To fuel guests through the night, Club Pixar has themed cuisine, with lots of Pixar-inspired goodies, this event will make you hungry for more!

Pixar or… Food Fest?

Speaking of eats and treats, Pixar Fest is lining up to be a foodie’s paradise—with even more culinary creations launching on May 10 at special marketplaces around Disney California Adventure, each ensuring a Pixar story that’s not just watched but savored.