In an unique venture of its kind, Disney Parks has planned its biggest-ever celebration of all things. California’s Disneyland Resort is set to hold the inaugural Pixar Fest next year. The limited time event will kick off on April 13.
During the event, the beloved stories and characters of Pixar Animation Studios films such as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Up will come to life in new ways at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.
That would include a sparkling new fireworks show, updated parades, decorations, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and exclusive merchandise.
“Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” will light up the sky with a themed fireworks show blending pyrotechnics and memorable music celebrating the theme of friendship in Pixar animation. Visitors can experience the story throughout the park with projections on iconic locations: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, the water screens at Rivers of America, “it’s a small world” and Main Street, U.S.A. The traditional Tinker Bell fly-over will also get a Pixar twist, with Buzz Lightyear buzzing by the Castle.
The Pixar Play Parade will wend through the Disneyland parks for the first time, beginning as all Pixar films do: with an appearance by Luxo Jr. Character from Up and Inside Out are also joining in.
Once the dark sets in, the Paint the Night parade will return to California Adventure, lighting up Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Cars characters with 1.5 million LED lights.
Other highlights of the California Adventure side of Pixar Fest will include a rotating collection of studio shorts featured at the Sunset Showcase Theater and a musical troupe playing Pixar-inspired tunes in Paradise Gardens.