One of the exciting announcements coming out of this year’s D23 Expo was that Disneyland would be getting a new Spring Festival dubbed Pixar Fest. We are very excited to let our readers know that Disney released an official start date for next year’s festival. This celebration of Disney•Pixar will officially kick off on April 13, 2018.
Highlights of this limited time celebration of friendship include the debut of an all-new fireworks spectacular and the return of two much-loved parades as well as more Pixar characters, new decor, specially themed treats and fantastic merchandise.
The one aspect of next year’s festival that already has people talking is “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” which will light up the Disneyland night sky starting on April 13th. This fireworks extravaganza will feature amazing pyrotechnics, memorable music from your favorite Pixar films and an underlying theme of the importance of friendship. The show will take visitors on a journey starting when Pixar characters first meet, the obstacles they overcome together and the everlasting friendships forged along the way. This exclusive event will feature state-of-the-art projections on iconic park locations including Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of Rivers of America, the facade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street U.S.A. and will feature a Buzz Lightyear flyover!
Also on April 13th, the much-loved “Paint the Night” parade will make a comeback at Disney California Adventure Park. The parade features many Pixar characters including friends from “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars” and makes the perfect addition to the Pixar festivities. Disney is also teasing that another Pixar film will make its debut in the parade. We’ll let you know as soon as further details are announced!
Pixar Fest also marks the launch of the all-new “Pixar Play Parade” which will make its way through Disneyland Park. The parade will begin with a special appearance by the iconic Pixar Lamp and will feature characters from many Pixar films including Up and Inside Out.
The Pixar Short Film Festival will also offer a delightful rotating collection of favorite Pixar Shorts including “For the Birds” and “Lava” at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure.
Guests will also be able to take the Pixar fun home with them with a host of new merchandise including an exclusive Pixar Fest charm bracelet featuring a variety of charms including fun friendship messages and favorite Pixar characters. Half the fun will be mixing and matching to come up with your own special combination.
This is just a taste of the exciting Pixar fun coming to Disneyland Resort next Spring. Keep following along with Chip and Co for the latest in Pixar Fest news and updates.
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