Three Pixar Fest banners on Disneyland Resort esplanade lampposts

New Pixar Fest Banners in Esplanade & Decorations in Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland

Shannen Ace

New Pixar Fest banners now adorn the lampposts of the Disneyland Resort esplanade and Pixar Fest decorations are up at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park.

Pixar Fest Banners

Pixar Fest banners in the Esplanade at Disneyland Resort.

There are several banners inspired by different Pixar films: “Turning Red,” “Coco,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” “Toy Story,” and more. Each banner has a retrofuturism background design with four-pointed stars and colorful panels.

A close-up of the "Turning Red" banner.

The “Turning Red” banner features Meilin Lee in her red panda form. Her three friends Miriam, Priya, and Abby are pictured jamming out.

A look at the "Coco" banner.

Miguel is pictured playing his grandfather’s white guitar on the “Coco” banner. Dante is next to him. Héctor and Imelda are also featured.

A closer look at the "Coco," "The Incredibles," and "Cars" banners.

Each banner has a yellow valance across the top that reads, “2024 Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship & Beyond.”

A close-up of the "Cars" and "The Incredibles" banners.

Frozone, Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, Edna Mode, and Jack-Jack are all on the “Incredibles” banner.

A close-up of the "Cars" banner.

Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, and Sally from the “Cars” films are on a banner.

A close-up of the banner representing "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory."

Representing both “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory,” this banner showcases Nemo, Dory, Squirt, and a seagull.

A close-up of the "Monsters, Inc." banner.

Sulley, Boo, and Mike Wazowski are on the “Monsters, Inc.” banner.

A close-up of the "Inside Out" banner.

The “Inside Out” banner features the first film’s five emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. The upcoming “Inside Out 2” will introduce more emotions like Anxiety.

A close-up of a "Toy Story" banner.

Lastly, a “Toy Story” banner features Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and two aliens. The Pizza Planet truck, which has appeared as an Easter egg in every other Pixar film, is in the top right corner.

Fantasyland Theatre

A look at Pixar Fest decorations at the Fantasyland Theatre.

Fantasyland Theatre will be home to the interactive Pixar Pals Playtime Party during Pixar Fest. Construction walls surround the theater but new Pixar decorations are visible around the stage’s proscenium. Runners covered in multi-colored rectangles hang above and to the sides.

More Pixar Fest decorations at Fantasyland Theatre.

The Fantasyland Theatre most recently featured “Tale of the Lion King,” which closed permanently in January. The “Lion King” paneling remains on the wooden proscenium.

A closer look at panels featuring the Pixar ball.

Panels featuring the yellow Pixar ball with a red star in the center are on the tops of wood columns.

A cherry picker in the Fantasyland Theatre area.

From a Disneyland Railroad train, we saw construction materials in the stage area. A cherry picker was parked in front of the stage for crew members to install decorations above.

Red, yellow, and blue platforms on the Fantasyland Theatre stage.

On the stage are new red, yellow, and blue platforms.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party concept art

So far, the decorations align with the concept art for Pixar Pals Playtime Party, shown above.

A Luxo Jr. medallion will be installed at the top of the proscenium. There will also be photo ops and activities in front of the stage and Pixar shorts will play on the screen.

Pixar Fest runs from April 26 through August 4, 2024.

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