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Pixar characters have taken over Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest 2024, a summer festival featuring fireworks, a parade, character meet and greets, and more!

Pixar Fest Details

Pixar Fest runs from April 26 through August 4, 2024. There are elements of the festival across Disneyland Resort including at both theme parks.

The newest Disney California Adventure guidemap features Pixar Fest.


Pixar Fest decorations include movie-inspired sculptures, banners, character medallions, and large sculptures in each park and on the esplanade. The Pixar Fest sculpture in Disney California Adventure interacts with MagicBand+.

Imagineers have hidden (and continue to hide) over 50 Pizza Planet trucks throughout Disneyland Resort. Inspired by the famous movie Easter egg, these trucks are retro-fitted to match their surroundings.


Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! Parade

“Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” is a new parade at Disney California Adventure. It travels from Paradise Gardens Park to Hollywood Land at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The parade features dozens of Pixar characters and floats inspired by “Turning Red,” “Soul,” and “Luca.” The choreography incorporates American Sign Language (ASL). The “Better Together” theme song is available on streaming platforms.

‘Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!’ Parade Times Announced for Disney California Adventure

Watch a daytime performance of the parade:

And watch an evening performance:

Disney offers a parade viewing dining package for $69.

“Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular”

The Pixar nighttime spectacular has returned with some updates. Guests can catch the fireworks show on select nights at 9:30 p.m. — or watch our video below.

“Fire of the Rising Moons”

A version of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge nighttime spectacular, “Fire of the Rising Moons,” is synchronized with “Together Forever.” Watch it, with the addition of Bard the droid, below.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party

Fantasyland Theatre has been transformed for the Pixar Pals Playtime Party. There are special photo ops, character meet and greets, crafts, and a dance party. The theater is open 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Watch our Pixar Pals Playtime Party video below.

Club Pixar

Club Pixar at the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., is a nighttime party inspired by the amazing stories from Pixar Animation Studios. Guests can enjoy an interactive DJ dance party, live performances, exciting games, photo opportunities, themed food, specially crafted beverages and more during Pixar Fest from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort) 

Club Pixar is open from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This return-to-form for Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure includes neon decorations, photo ops, the Shorts Stop Drive-In Theater, games, and dancing. Watch our video from Club Pixar below.

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At Pixar Pals Playtime Party, guests can meet Barley and Ian from “Onward” in front of their van, Guinevere; Ember and Wade from “Elemental”; Luca and Alberto from “Luca”; Dug and Russell from “Up”; and Merida from “Brave.” Other Pixar characters appear during the dance party.

Disney California Adventure

Outside Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, guests can meet a talking version of Dug. He meets between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Watch our video of Dug talking below.

Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl alternate appearances in front of an “Incredibles” backdrop in Hollywood Land from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mr. Incredible is in his retro supersuit while Elastigirl wears her suit from “Incredibles 2.”

See a video of Mr. Incredible in our X post:


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Meilin and Ming Lee from “Turning Red” meet together from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. near the Grizzly River Run Water Wheel.

Food & Beverages

There are many new and returning menu items available during Pixar Fest 2024. Read our reviews of every Pixar Fest food and beverage including new Cosmic Chili Pasta, Eye Scream Cone, “Silenzio Bruno!” Sandwich, The Marigold Bridge cupcake, Pineapple Coconut Float inspired by “Lava,” and “There’s a Snake on my Funnel Cake!”

You can also watch our video review below.

Festival Marketplaces

In addition to the above food items, Pixar Fest Marketplaces opened at Disney California Adventure on May 10. The six marketplaces are:

Portorosso Pasta inspired by “Luca”The Spark inspired by “Soul”Gusteau’s To-Go inspired by “Ratatouille”Elemental Table inspired by “Elemental”4*Town Fav*4*ites inspired by “Turning Red”Hanger Management inspired by “Inside Out”

Read our reviews of all the Pixar Fest Marketplaces or watch our video review below.


There are a dozen food souvenirs available at various Disneyland Resort locations during Pixar Fest. Here’s a list of the new souvenirs:

“Coco” Guitar BucketSlinky Dog Sipper“Monsters, Inc.” Stainless Steel TumblerAlien Macaron Straw ClipEdna Mode Bottle TopperPanda Mei Straw ClipPixar Fest Travel TumblerPixar Fest Popcorn BucketMagic Key-exclusive Dug Popcorn Bucket

And these souvenirs are returning:

“Coco” Souvenir SipperPixar Ball SipperPixar Ball and Lamp Straw Clip


Pixar Fest merchandise includes a Spirit Jersey, Lug bag, and Ducky and Bunny Lemon Blue Raspberry Shaved Ice Munchlings plush.

The Magic Key-exclusive Pixar Fest items are a T-shirt and a limited-release pin. Magic Key holders were also able to get a complimentary Panda Mei foam paw in May.

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