Pixar Fest

April 13 - September 3, 2018



Pixar Fest official begins April 13th, but will continue throughout the summer as the makeover of Paradise Pier to Pixar Pier is complete. The event will feature a new fireworks show, two updated parades and a whole lot more.

Together Forever-A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular

This new fireworks show at Disneyland Park boasts dazzling pyrotechnics, memorable music and the theme of friendship. Guests are invited on an emotional journey that begins when Pixar characters meet each other for the first time. The new spectacular showcases new-found friends setting out on adventures and overcoming obstacles together as they form life-long friendships. The story is brought to life with projections, fireworks, and special flyovers by Buzz Lightyear and Carl Fredricksen's house.



Paint The Night


Paint The Night returns to the Disneyland Resort, but this time the parade travels through Disney California Adventure. Beginning 06/23/18, a new float themed to The Incredibles will join the parade!



Pixar Play Parade


The Pixar Play Parade has crossed the esplanade and travels down Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Park. In addition to a new opening float feauring Luxo the Pixar Lamp and the Pixar Ball, characters from Up and Inside Out have joined the parade.



Pixar Pier

Paradise Pier in California Adventure is getting a makeover and much of it will soon be known as Pixar Pier, combining several neighborhoods themed to different Pixar movies.



The Incredicoaster (California Screamin') will anchor an area themed to The Incredibles.



Another neighborhood themed to Toy Story will include Toy Story Midway Mania and an updated carousel that is expected to be part of this area as well.


Some of the Games of the Boardwalk will get a Pixar reboot and the gondolas on Mickey's Fun Wheel will be themed to Pixar characters.


Ariel's Grotto and the Cove Bar will be transformed as well.


Construction has already begun in some areas of Pixar Pier, with the area set to reopen this summer.


Pixar Shorts


The Sunset Showcase Theater in California Adventure features a film festival that includes several Pixar shorts, including For The Birds and Lava.


Paradise Gardens Entertainment


The Paradise Gardens Stage features a new Pixar-themed musical group (The Pixarmonic Orchestra), Pixar Pals charater meet and greets, crafts, and other activities for younger guests.


Food & Merchandise



During Pixar Fest, Redd Rocket's Pizza Port has become Alien Pizza Planet - "A Better Place". The Toy Story aliens have delivered fresh pizzas from their home planet, including one of their favorites: Cheeseburger Pizza.


Paradise Garden Grill is serving a Mexican menu inspired by Coco, including Mexican Hot Chocolate


Throughout both theme parks, special food items have been added to both quick serve and sit-down restaurants, plus the candy kitchens have added some fun treats.




Special merchandise for Pixar Fest includes shirts, hats, pins, tumblers, magnets, ornaments, and popcorn buckets. There are some that feature the Pixar Fest logo, while others just highlight Pixar films.