This week we’re learning a lot about the future plans for the Disneyland Park with a new Luxury Hotel coming in 2021, and new parking structure in 2019, and now today we learned about the new Pixar Fest Fireworks Show and Parades coming to the Disneyland Resort including Disneyland Park and California Adventure. Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek talked about Pixar Fest at the D23 Expo in July, and now starting April 13, 2018, guests will be able to enjoy an all-new fireworks show and the return of 2 favorite parades based on your favorite Pixar characters. These new fireworks and parades are going to fit in perfectly with the new Pixar Pier which is replacing Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure.
The first is “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” This will begin April 13th, and will have all new pyrotechnics, music and will take you on a journey of how the Pixar characters first met. This will be about friendship, and will show how they set out on adventures and overcome obstacles together, “Together Forever” celebrates the everlasting friendships forged by beloved Pixar pals. The story comes to life through projections on iconic park locations: Sleeping Beauty Castle, the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A. This nighttime spectacular will even feature a special flyover by Buzz Lightyear at Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Also on April 13, get ready for the return of the popular “Paint the Night” parade will return, but not to Disneyland park, this time to Disney California Adventure. Expect to see all your favorite Pixar characters from: “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.” Disney also mentions a mysterious “other” Pixar story that will join “Paint the Night” parade later in the year…Coco perhaps??
Then the “Pixar Play Parade” is coming to Disneyland park for the first time. The parade will begin as most Pixar films have, with an appearance by the iconic and adorable Pixar lamp. Other new parade elements will feature characters from “UP” and “Inside Out.”
There will also be a Pixar Shorts film festival, featuring a rotating group of favorite films such as: “For the Birds” and “Lava” at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure park throughout most of Pixar Fest. The Paradise Gardens area will feature a new Pixar-themed musical troupe along with Pixar character greeting opportunities as well as crafts and activities for our younger guests.
And don’t expect to leave Pixar Fest without a whole bunch of new merchandise, including an exclusive Pixar Fest charm bracelet. With multiple bracelet options and a variety of charms with fun friendship messages and favorite Pixar characters, guests can mix and match for themselves, or friends and family!
This is going to fit in So get ready to experience Pixar Fest in person on April 13, 2018! It sounds like it’s going to be a great addition to the Disneyland Resort, and will be a must do if you are a Pixar fan!
I want to know what you think about the new Pixar Fest Fireworks Show and Parades. Are you happy about the choice to put more Pixar in the parks? Do you like the choice of fireworks and parades? Let us know in the comments section below!
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My name is Ziggy and I love Disney, everything Disney! I grew up on Disney and it has and continues to be a huge part of my life. I started young when my parents took me to Disney World when I was 18 months old. Little did they know that would be the first of an uncountable number of trips we would take. I have so many amazing memories going to Disney with my family and friends and it has been interwoven into my DNA.