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Top 10 Reasons to Experience the Fun at Pixar Fest

Just like the hit song from Pixar's Toy Story says, "You've got a friend in me," we can't help but feel a close connection to some of Pixar's most iconic characters.
In celebration of that "friendship" with Pixar, the Disneyland Resort is currently hosting Pixar Fest, a festival dedicated to everything we know and love about these movies. (Taking place now through August 4th!)

Want to know why this year is a great year to experience this fun? Here's the Top 10 things you can enjoy while visiting The Happiest Place on Earth this summer!

Info Courtesy of Walt Disney Travel Company

#1 Better Together: A Pixar Pal Celebration

Dance along with Pixar pals and feel the excitement of friendship with the Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! See dynamic, colorful floats and more than 2 dozen favorite characters from Pixar Animation Studios films at this new daytime parade from Disney Live Entertainment. Watch for floats celebrating the stories of Up and Inside Out, along with a grand finale featuring The Incredibles, Miguel from Coco, Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc., Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story and MORE.

#2 Together Forever Returns!

‘Together Forever’ returns to illuminate the skies 🎇 during Pixar Fest with cherished stories & characters!

Celebrating the heart of Pixar storytelling, this nighttime spectacular will take you on an emotional journey of friendship as Pixar pals meet for the first time, set out on adventures, overcome adversity, and, in the end, forge everlasting bonds—together.

#3 Club Pixar

Each day during Pixar Fest, The Hollywood Backlot offers photo opportunities and nearby face painting.

During the evening, Club Pixar comes alive with an interactive DJ dance party, live performances, Pixar-themed versions of games like cornhole and tic tac toe, photo opportunities, themed food, specially crafted beverages and even a fun "drive-in" theatre showcasing some of your favorite Pixar Shorts.

All this and more will take the celebration to infinity and beyond!

#4 Pixar Pal Playtime Party

Dance, play, and laugh the Pixar way at the Pixar Pals Playtime Party!

Get into the groove with some favorite Pixar pals in a high-energy show. Stop by a reading and coloring area with a Luca-themed wall to unleash your creativity. Step into the worlds of Monsters Inc., Cars, Onward, Up and A Bug’s Life at backdrops offering picture-worthy moments to share on social media. Jump into interactive games and out-of-this-world activities based on Pixar films and watch a selection of Pixar shorts on a big screen.

The fun is endless at the Pixar Pals Playtime Party, where everyone can dance and play the Pixar way!

#5 Bites, Beverages, and Markets

Calling all foodies! 🍴 Pixar Fest is serving up some seriously tasty Pixar-inspired treats you won’t want to miss!

Explore 6 marketplaces in Disney California Adventure Park with tasty menus inspired by Pixar stories.

#6 Character Debuts and Encounters

Make new friends and reunite with your good pals at Pixar Fest! Get SUPER with the Incredibles, or say hello to Ember and Wade from Elemental in their Disneyland Resort debut!

Prepare for Pixar Pier-filled fun with a few of your animated friends!
Dream of hobnobbing with some of your fave Pixar Pals? Head on over to Disney California Adventure Park for character encounters of the Pixar kind! Many of Pixar’s most famous faces will appear in various locations around Pixar Pier—an amazing land that celebrates the heartfelt tales you love to love.

So, bring your very best smile and don’t forget those cameras. Guests of all ages are invited to swing by and make starry-eyed dreams come true. Say “Cheese!”

#7 Best-of-Fest Keepsakes

Indulge in iconic keepsakes & Pixar novelties during Pixar Fest—look out for the Pizza Planet popcorn bucket and more surprises!

#8 Exclusive Merchandise and Medallions

Get in the Pixar Fest spirit with exclusive merchandise inspired by your favorite films and Pixar friends!

#9 Festive Decor and Facades

Step into a world of wonder with festive Pixar décor, photo ops and magical moments around every corner during Pixar Fest!

#10 More Pixar Fest Fun

Pixar thrills aren’t just in the Parks! 🌟🎢 Downtown Disney is bursting with Pixar-inspired fun for the whole family during Pixar Fest!


Ready to pal around and experience Pixar films and characters like never before? Contact your MMV agent to start planning your next Disneyland Resort vacation. Ready to start planning? Request a quote today!

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