Pixar Fest Returns to Disneyland This Spring: Everything You Need to Know

Originally held in Spring of 2021, Pixar Fest is a celebration of some of your favorite Disney collaborative films. Disney announced this week that the much beloved event will return to Disneyland resort taking place in both parks as well as Downtown Disney.

An image showing a vibrant mural at California Adventure's Pixar Pier featuring the Pixar Fest logo and providing a perfect selfie backdrop with bike racks in the foreground.

The party begins April 26th and runs through August 4,th 2024. With the recent opening of the Pixar Place Hotel, the timing of this event just makes sense! There are so many new offerings to get excited about!

What’s New

A breathtaking photo of a nighttime fireworks display over Disneyland's castle, which is awash in a serene blue light, complementing the bright green and gold fireworks bursting in the sky above

Disneyland has gone all out on Entertainment for Pixar Fest with a new float cavalcade, stage show, fireworks show, and dance party!

Festival Marketplaces

In addition to new menu items available around the parks, there will also be SIX new Festival Marketplace booths at California Adventure!

An image of a multi-layered Luxo Jr. inspired cake with red, blue, yellow, and white sponge layers, a dollop of yellow frosting on top, and a Pixar ball decoration, presented on a blue checkered background.

The full menus are not yet available but we do know that each booth will inspired by a different Pixar film including, Luca, Ratatouille, Elemental, Turning Red, Soul, and Inside Out.

An image from an exclusive Pixar Fest character greeting area, with Joy and Sadness from 'Inside Out' meeting guests in front of an elegantly decorated backdrop that reads 'Pixar Promenade'.

You’ll also have a chance to meet exciting new characters from recent films, including Ember and Wade from Elemental.

You Won’t Want To Miss Pixar Fest

Disneyland Resort has been increasing the number of after hours events for the last two years. Allowing guests to experience a new version of the parks, at an additional price.

Pixar Fest, and other festivals, help to breathe new life into parks without an additional ticket cost. And Pixar Fest has some of the most exciting new offerings of any festival (or after hours) that we’ve seen so far!

Concept art of Club Pixar at California Adventure's Hollywoodland, depicting an energetic night scene with guests and vibrant, illuminated signage advertising 'Club Pixar'.

We’re especially excited about the new entertainment options, and Club Pixar coming to DCA’s Hollywood Land. There haven’t been too many details released just yet, but we’re hopeful the experience will be reminiscent of the Mad T Party.

Planning Your Visit

There is a ton to see and do at Pixar Fest this year! It’s always a good idea to make a plan for what you’d like to experience while you’re there. Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Pixar Fest, for full details about everything!

You’ll see higher than average crowds on these days and California Adventure will close early.

Checking park hours on the dates you plan to visit, in advance of reservations, can help you to avoid these parties. A crowd calendar is also a great idea to try and avoid summertime peak.

Stay tuned as we get closer to the festival for more updates, details, and coverage!

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