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Full Guide to Pixar Fest 2024 at Disneyland Resort

Shannen Ace

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

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

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The newest Disney California Adventure guidemap features Pixar Fest.


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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+.

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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

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“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.

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

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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

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

Club Pixar closed two months early after Disneyland Resort performers unionized. Some activities are still available but no shows.


Disneyland Park

A collage of four images featuring various colorful, costumed characters at an animated-themed event. Characters include blue creatures, a fiery figure, two boys, and a red-haired character with a bow.

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

Dug looking over his shoulder

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.

Two costumed characters dressed as superheroes from "The Incredibles" stand in front of themed backdrops. One wears a blue suit with an "i" emblem and the other wears a gray suit with a red emblem.

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:

Meilin, with red panda ears and tail, smiling next to her stern mother, Ming Lee, in front of a red Lunar New Year set.

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.

Three costumed characters from the animated movie "Inside Out" stand in front of an illuminated archway at Disney California Adventure. The characters depicted are Sadness, Anger, and Joy. Don't miss the chance for an unforgettable Anger Meet and Greet experience!

Beginning on June 14, for the release of “Inside Out 2,” Anger is appearing at the Pixar Pier Band Shell.

Food & Beverages

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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.


Collage of three images: a green alien keychain near a fountain, a white guitar souvenir near the same fountain, and a toy dog with a spring body on a street with buildings in the background.

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

And these souvenirs are returning:


Assorted merchandise from pixar fest, including a blue hat, black spirit jersey, white graphic tee, lug bag, and tote bag.

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

A blue "pixar fest 2024" t-shirt and a "magic key" disney pin set featuring pixar characters, displayed for sale.

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.

Display cart with colorful Pixar Fest graphic t-shirts under a red canopy, set outdoors on a sunny day at Disney California Adventure, with people walking by.

There are two T-shirts inspired by the 4*Town Fav*4*ites and Anger Management Marketplaces.

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