Disneyland Pixar Fest Fun and New Things to Do 2024

Disneyland Pixar Fest Fun and New Things to Do 2024

If you’re visiting Disneyland Resort this summer, then get ready for all things Pixar! The Disneyland Pixar Fest returns to Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure, April 26-Aug. 4, 2024 and with it comes loads of new snacks, a parade, a projection show on the castle, special character meet and greets and more. Here’s the lineup of everything you can do at Disneyland Pixar Fest in 2024.

Better Together Parade disneyland
An all-new daytime parade, “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” will debut at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., as highlighted entertainment for Pixar Fest in 2024. Pixar Fest returns to the Disneyland Resort from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024, with colorful décor, themed menu items, commemorative merchandise and more for a limited-time. For additional Disneyland Resort limited-time seasonal event dates, visit DisneyParksBlog.com. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

What is Pixar Fest at Disneyland?

Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort honors all things Pixar, and features a variety of food, decor, experiences, shows, and more across Disneyland Park, Disney’s California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. In fact you can even see a 25-foot-tall sculpture celebrating friendship and highlighting the iconic Pixar Ball between the gates of both parks! Adding the Pixar theme to the parks throughout the summer, you’ll get to see characters, parades, shows and more inspired by Coco, Red Panda, Toy Story, Elemental and all your favorite Pixar films.

When is Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort?

2024 Pixar Fest Dates are April 26-Aug. 4, 2024

Is the Disneyland Pixar Fest FREE?

The Disneyland Pixar Fest is included in the price of your park ticket! There are however Pixar Fest things to do in Downtown Disney as well, which doesn’t require a park ticket.  If you’re visiting for one day, you should plan to add the park hopper to cover both parks. Of course, Merchandise, Snacks and Photo Ops are available across both parks and Downtown Disney. Here are the events taking place in each park.

Disneyland Park

  • Together Forever Fireworks Show
  • Pixar Pals Playtime Party

Disney’s California Adventure Park 

  • Club Pixar at Hollywood Backlot
  • Better Together Parade


Together Forever Pixar Nighttime Spectacular Fireworks Show Disneyland Park

Shown at Disneyland Park, 9:30 PM, the Together Forever Fireworks Show is all about friendship. Featuring the UP! House floating high above the castle. Plus scenes featuring Onward, Soul, Luca, Turning Red, and Elemental. Colorful scenes, music and a laser show all make this a MUST-SEE Fireworks show. Can you even go to a Disney Park without seeing their fireworks show? The Together Forever Fireworks show happens at Disneyland Park with projections on both the castle and on the Main Street buildings. For the best view, we recommend standing in the middle of Main Street, far enough back that you can see the buildings. A lot of people waited hours for a close up seat of the castle, but unfortunately, you then miss out on the excitement happening on the Main Street buildings, which was actually our favorite part. If the close up castle view is what you prefer, again, get there very early. People were always sitting at the castle a few hours prior. The Disneyland Fireworks Show takes place typically at 9:30 PM.

Better Together Parade 2024 Pixar Fest
In the new “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” parade, dynamic and colorful floats will make their way through Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., during Pixar Fest when it returns to Disneyland Resort from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024. The parade will feature high-energy dancing and appearances by more than two dozen Pixar characters, including friends from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” celebrating the sweeter things in life. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Better Together Parade a Pixar Pals Celebration Disney’s California Adventure

This Pixar parade includes so many Disney characters from Luca, Soul, Coco, Incredibles, Toy Story and more. Featuring music from everyone’s favorite boy band, 4*Town, you can see Mei, and Red Panda. Plus Joe Gardner and 22 from Soul, get float time too. Even better,  Luca, Alberto, Giulia, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Miguel, Mike and Sulley and Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear are all part of the show. Each on separate floats beautifully decorated this parade features 2 new floats in 2024.

Club Pixar at the Hollywood Backlot
Club Pixar will take over the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., for a nighttime party each evening inspired by the amazing stories from Pixar Animation Studios with an interactive DJ dance party, live performances, exciting games, photo opportunities, themed food, specially crafted beverages and more during Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Club Pixar Disney’s California Adventure

Found in the Hollywood Backlot of Disney’s California Adventure, you can grab photos against Pixar themed backdrops. And in the evenings, get ready for a dance party, complete with an interactive DJ, live performances, games, themed food and more! Add in opportunities to meet Disney Pixar characters and a party atmosphere, you won’t find this anywhere else.

Pixar Pals Playtime at Disneyland Park
At the Pixar Pals Playtime Party at Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland Park, guests will be able to get into the groove at a high-energy show, enjoy interactive games, photo locations and activities inspired by Pixar feature films, and even watch a selection of iconic shorts on the big screen during Pixar Fest, from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Pixar Pals Playtime Party at Disneyland Park

Offered a few times a day at the Fantasyland Theater, you can see the Pixar Pals in action! This is a high energy show with photo ops, interactive game locations, and a dance party onstage. If you have kids who need to burn off some energy, then be sure to head to Fantasyland Theater to give them Featuring the Incredibles, Inside Out and Toy Story characters, this a fun experience to add to your day.

Pixar Characters at Pixar Fest
During Pixar Fest, from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024, guests will be able to meet many characters from Pixar stories, including friends like Joy and Sadness from Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out,” at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (Disneyland Resort)

Meet New Pixar Characters

Get ready for favorite Pixar characters to pose and snap your best pic! Friends from Inside Out, and The Incredibles are included. Featuring Joy and Sadness, Frozone, and Mr. and Mrs. Incredible. Plus, for the first time ever, you can see Ember and Wade from Elemental! You can also grab all your favorite  Pixar Merchandise at the Disney Store! 


Disneyland Pixar Fest Snacks and Food Marketplaces

As with any special Disney event, there are loads of snacks and foods all themed to Pixar fun. Our favorite? The Pixar Cake featuring layers of red, blue and yellow, all topped with white frosting, and a Pixar ball piece. Of course it’s just one of many Pixar Snacks worth trying. Pixar dining can also be had at Troubadour Tavern with a Pixar inspired menu, and Coco inspired menu items at Parade Garden Grill.

Pixar Fest Marketplaces Open May 10, 2024

Be sure to check out all the New Snacks and Food at Disneyland Resort for the festival. In addition to the 6 Marketplaces for Pixar Fest, you can find across the parks and Downtown Disney. Check out the Pixar Fest Snacks List for all the options. 

  • Portorosso Pasta from Luca
  • Gusteau’s To-Go, themed to Ratatouille 
  • The Elemental Table, inspired by Elemental
  • 4*Town Fav*4*ites inspired by Turning Red
  • The Spark, inspired by Soul
  • Hanger Management from Inside Out
Pixar Fest Merchandise
Inspired by iconic Pixar films and characters, limited-time Pixar Fest merchandise will arrive at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. during Pixar Fest, from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Pixar Fest medallions
During Pixar Fest, from April 26-Aug. 4, 2024, guests will find medallions themed to each of their favorite Pixar films available for a limited time throughout Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. (Vith Tin/Disneyland Resort)

Pizza Planet Food Truck Popcorn Bucket

Disneyland Pixar Fest Merchandise

First, you can grab the classic Popcorn Bucket, specially themed to Pizza Planet. Then perhaps a new crossbody bag, or jersey. Whatever you wish, be sure to take a look at the collectible Medallions for Pixar Fest. Featuring merchandise from Pizza Planet, Monsters Inc, and more, you can grab the merch starting in April. Collectible Medallions include Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Elemental, and more!

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Disneyland Pixar Fest Photo Ops

You can find photo ops everywhere, including Downtown Disney and both parks, there are plenty of ways to share your Pixar Fest experience. Be on the lookout for pop up photo opportunities, backdrops and signs honoring Pixar Fest during your day at Disney!

Planning your Disneyland Pixar Fest Vacation

Hopefully this post has helped you plan your Pixar Fest Day! Nevertheless, there is plenty to see and do, and so many opportunities for the Pixar Fan! What did we miss? What are you looking forward to?

Disneyland Pixar Fest Things to Do

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