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PHOTOS: More Pixar Fest Decorations Added to Disneyland Resort

Katie Francis

Just before the start of Pixar Fest on April 26, Disneyland Resort has been transformed with a variety of decorations for the event, which will run through August 4.

Pixar Fest Decor in Transportation Plaza

Pixar Fest billboard

The decor begins before you enter the parks, with billboards in Transportation Plaza. This one includes Mamá Imelda and Miguel from “Coco.”

Pixar Fest billboard

Another billboard depicts Meilin Lee in her red panda form with her friends Miriam, Priya, and Abby from “Turning Red,” all dancing in front of the Pixar Pal-A-Round.

In this area and the esplanade, we heard a Pixar Fest loop playing over the speakers.

Walkway to Downtown Disney District

Pixar Fest "Toy Story" banner

On the walk toward Downtown Disney District, there are lamppost banners, with each one themed to a different Pixar movie. This red one is for “Toy Story” and features Jessie, Buzz Lightyear, and Slinky Dog.

Pixar Fest "Turning Red" banner

Like the “Turning Red” billboard, this banner shows red panda Mei with Miriam, Priya, and Abby.

Pixar Fest "Coco" banner

The “Coco” banner has Mamá Imelda, Héctor, and Miguel.

Pixar Fest "The Incredibles" banner

On “The Incredibles” banner, there is Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Frozone.

Downtown Disney District

Pixar Fest "Toy Story" "Cars" photo opportunity

The Buzz Lightyear and Woody props in “Cars” form that were spotted being driven to Disneyland Resort last month have been placed in their location for Pixar Fest. The photo opportunity can be found in Downtown Disney.

Pixar Fest doors

The doors to a Cast Member area have been covered with a Pixar Fest wrap.

Pixar Fest doors close up

It features characters from “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Up,” “Toy Story,” “Brave,” “Wall-E,” “Ratatouille,” and “Elemental.”


Pixar Fest esplanade tassels

At the esplanade, hanging tassels in red, yellow, and blue were attached to the lampposts in the area, in addition to the already-added banners. Since being installed, the tassels have seemingly already been removed.

Pixar Fest esplanade yellow tassels

The tassels blew freely in the wind, adding some kinetic energy to the area.

Pixar Fest esplanade sculpture

The Pixar Fest sculpture in the esplanade has been fully unveiled, matching the structures we’ve seen inside of the parks.

Pixar Fest esplanade sculpture

The structure and its base are covered in familiar Pixar characters, new and old.

Disney California Adventure

Pixar Fest DCA sculpture

Continuing the design element inside Disney California Adventure, guests can find another Pixar Fest sculpture.

Pixar Fest DCA sculpture close up

In this one, you can see Joy, Sadness, and Anger from “Inside Out;” Mamá Imelda, Dante, and Miguel from “Coco;” Mater, Sally, and Lightning McQueen from “Cars;” Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, and Frozone from “The Incredibles;” and Joe and Mr. Mittens from “Soul.”

Pixar Fest "Toy Story" banner

New lamppost banners line the street. This one is themed to the “Toy Story” franchise.

Pixar Fest "Coco" banner

This banner features characters from “Coco.”

Pixar Fest "Finding Nemo" banner

Here, you can see a “Finding Nemo” banner.

Pixar Fest "Cars" banner

This banner highlights “Cars.”

Pixar Fest "Inside Out" banner

The emotions of “Inside Out” take over this banner.

Pixar Fest "The Incredibles" banner

And this banner is all about “The Incredibles.”

Disneyland Park

Fantasyland Theatre 

Pixar Pals Playtime Party sign

Finally, Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park has been given a makeover for Pixar Pals Playtime Party, an interactive Pixar-themed show.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party stage

In addition to the show, the area will be home to games, photo locations, activities, and Pixar Shorts playing on the big screen during Pixar Fest. “Luca,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Cars,” “Onward,” “Up,” and “A Bug’s Life” will all be highlighted. There will also be meet and greets with characters from films including “Elemental” and “Luca.”

Pixar Pals Playtime Party stage

This setup, which will include lager-the-life spools of thread for children to sit on, per the concept art, is themed to “A Bug’s Life.”

Pixar Pals Playtime Party stage decor

Through the railing, you can spot the van, Guinevere. from “Onward.” Beyond that is a Radiator Springs set up from “Cars.”

Pixar Pals Playtime Party stage decor

On the left side of the stage, Boo’s door from “Monsters Inc.” is situated.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party photo opportunity

This photo opportunity area is themed to “Luca.”

Pixar Pals Playtime Party photo opportunity

A large Pixar Ball backdrop will be home to character meet and greets.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party stage

Balloons from Carl’s house in “Up” can be seen behind a wall on the stage.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party photo opportunity

Outside of the theater, there is a massive Pixar wall photo opportunity, complete with the Luxo Jr. lamp.

Guests can also enjoy activities day and night at Club Pixar in the Hollywood Backlot section of Disney California Adventure.

Will you be attending Pixar Fest this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Watch the all-new Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! Parade:

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