planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland

By: Greg Gately

planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland

planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland. We have already written the definitive guide to Pixar Fest taking place in Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure until August 4th, 2024. From the foodie guide to the magical fireworks show, this is one adventure we wish we can make this summer. Now we have an ‘official guide’ from the planDisney Panel.

Have you heard the news? Pixar Fest is back in full swing at Disneyland Resort from now through August 4, 2024!  

This is a celebration of all things Pixar Animation Studios with new and returning entertainment, character encounters, festival marketplaces and more. The planDisney panelists are sharing tips on all the limited-time offerings you can experience during Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort: 

Experience All the Pixar-Inspired Entertainment  

Get ready to see your favorite Pixar stories come to life at Pixar Fest! Catch the new “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” parade hitting the streets of Disney California Adventure park with over two dozen of your favorite Pixar characters in tow.  

After a day of adventuring, panelist Alejandra H. says to head to the Hollywood Backlot to experience Club Pixar. “This is a space for the entire family to enjoy! There is live entertainment, backyard games, photo opportunities and Pixar-themed food and drinks.” 

Over at Disneyland parkAmanda D. recommends dancing and playing the Pixar way at the Pixar Pals Playtime Party during the day! “The Fantasyland Theatre is full of photo ops, crafts, games and Pixar friends like Edna Mode dancing to the beat. It’s fabulous, darling!”  

End your evening with “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” featuring all-new scenes from the latest Pixar films, plus fireworks on most nights.  

Be on the Lookout for Pixar Character Encounters 

Be on the lookout for many of your favorite Pixar characters celebrating friendship across Disneyland Resort. You might even see some new faces making their Disneyland Resort debut in celebration of Pixar Fest, like Ember and Wade from “Elemental” and Luca and Alberto from “Luca.”  

Courtney B. says, “Don’t forget that unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from the day are included with your Disney Genie+ purchase, so be sure to strike a pose with your favorite Pixar pals!”  

Explore Festival Marketplaces 

Six limited-time marketplaces are now open at Disney California Adventure park, and Michelle R. says these are not to be missed! 

Each marketplace serves whimsical food and beverage offerings themed to a unique Pixar film, like French fare inspired by “Ratatouille” at Gusteau’s To-Go and a whirlwind of flavors (and emotions) at Hanger Management inspired by “Inside Out.” 

Try All the Pixar-inspired snacks  

Camille W. says to always save room for a tasty treat, especially treats that are inspired by your favorite Pixar characters and films! Camille has her eye on the colorful Pixar Fest Cake from Plaza Inn, but you can check out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide for the full lineup of limited-time eats and treats at Disneyland Resort. 

planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland
planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland

Bonus Tip: Some of your favorite dining locations across Disneyland Resort are getting into the Pixar Fest fun! Troubadour Tavern in Disneyland park offers Pixar-themed bites and over at Disney California Adventure park, Paradise Garden Grill serves up a “Coco”-inspired menu. 

Looking for the perfect keepsake to commemorate the celebration? You can find Pixar novelties at various dining locations and popcorn carts across Disneyland Resort while supplies last. Like Melissa H. says, “Is there anything more fun than enjoying your favorite beverage in a Slinky Dog Sipper or fresh popcorn in an Alien Pizza Planet Truck Bucket?”  

Enjoy Year-Round Pixar Experiences at Disneyland Resort 

Don’t forget to check out the year-round Pixar experiences at Disneyland Resort! Attractions like Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! and Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure park will transport you to the worlds of your favorite Pixar films.  

For the ultimate Pixar fan experience, stay immersed in the magic of animation at Pixar Place Hotel – the first fully Pixar-themed hotel in the United States!  

To learn more about Pixar Fest offerings at Disneyland Resort, be sure to swipe through our planDisney Event Guide: 

planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland

You can also download a copy of the Pixar Fest Event Guide here

Ready to plan your Pixar Fest adventure? For more tips and insights, follow @planDisneyPanel on Instagram or visit us at to ask your Disney vacation planning questions. The panelists are here to help!

planDisney Tips and Tricks to Pixar Fest in Disneyland

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