Everything You Need to Know about Disneyland’s Pixar Fest! PLUS a Printable Pixar Fest Food Checklist!

It’s almost time for PIXAR FEST!!

If you’re heading to Disneyland Resort anytime from April 13th through September 3rd, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate the friendship and fun of the Disney Pixar films and characters throughout both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure during PIXAR FEST!!!

Pixar Fest Kicks off on FRIDAY!! ©Disney

Pixar Fest Kicks off on FRIDAY!! ©Disney

The celebration will include a new nighttime spectacular, TWO returning parades, Pixar characters, themed food and drinks, and much more! We’re sharing everything you need to know about Pixar Fest… and there’s a LOT to cover, so let’s waste no time!!

Pixar Fest Food Checklist

What’s your favorite Disney Pixar flick? We’ve got the themed foods organized by film below, so you can make sure you find every snack involving your favorite — or favorites! We’ve also got a PRINTABLE PIXAR FEST FOOD CHECKLIST for you to take with you to the park so you don’t miss a thing! WOO!!


TV Dinner ©Disney

Pork Chop TV Dinner ©Disney

Toy Story

Green Pesto Pasta ©Disney

Green Pesto Pasta ©Disney

Alien Macarons ©Disney

Alien Macarons ©Disney

Monsters, Inc

  • Mike Wazowski Sourdough Bread – Pacific Wharf Café, Disney California Adventure
  • Sulley Premium Popcorn Bucket – All Disneyland Resort popcorn carts
  • Mike Wazowski Krispie Treats — Disneyland Resort Candy Kitchens
  • Mike Wazowski Sipper – Disney California Adventure park quick-service restaurants
  • Color-changing noodles — Lucky Fortune Cookery, Disney California Adventure
  • Mint Chip Shake — Schmoozies, Disney California Adventure
  • Whoopie Pie — Schmoozies, Disney California Adventure
  • Marshmallow Doughnut — Schmoozies, Disney California Adventure


  • Cocoa Churro (Chocolate and vanilla bean dust and salted cinnamon sugar served with a spiced Mexican chocolate dipping sauce) – Frontierland, Disneyland park
Cocoa Churro ©Disney

Cocoa Churro ©Disney

The Incredibles

Corn Dog Castle

Corn Dog Castle

Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

Nemo Caramel Apple

Nemo Caramel Apple


  • Pixar-themed menu items such as a classic cheeseburger, turkey club sandwich, cobb salad, fried chicken plate —  Flo’s V-8 Cafe, Disney California Adventure
  • Habanero Meatball ConeCozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
  • “Choose Your Racer” Churros: Yellow-sugared Churros for Cruz Ramirez, Red-sugared Churros for Lightning McQueen, Blue-sugared Churros for Jackson Storm —Cozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
  • Champions Corn Cup — Cozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
  • Road Gravel (cookie crumble) Ice Cream Topping — Cozy Cone Motel, Disney California Adventure
  • Lightning McQueen Apple (available through June 22)Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure
  • Tow Mater Apple (available through June 22)Trolley Treats, Disney California Adventure


Specialty Cheese Flight ©Disney

Specialty Cheese Flight ©Disney

Celebrate Pixar

Pixar Fest Celebration Cake ©Disney

Pixar Fest Celebration Cake ©Disney

More Specialty Items for Pixar Fest

Specialty Dining for Pixar Fest

Sources for the list above: Disney ParksBlogOC Register, and disneylandnews.com

Now, don’t forget to print or pin-for-later your Pixar Fest Food Checklist!! Click on the image below to pull up a printable PDF!

Pixar Fest Food Checklist FINAL Updated 424

Of course, it’s not ONLY food coming to Pixar Fest ;) , so here are the activities, entertainment, and more… by park!

Disneyland Park

Together Forever

Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular will combine pyrotechnics, music, and projections onto iconic locations around the park to celebrate the theme of friendship!

Together Forever ©Disney

Together Forever ©Disney

Projection locations will include the water screens of the Rivers of America, the façade of “it’s a small world,” the buildings of Main Street, U.S.A., and Sleeping Beauty Castle… which will feature a flyover by none other than Buzz Lightyear!!

Pixar Play Parade

Pixar Play Parade will return to Disneyland Resort, but at Disneyland park for this go ‘round! The parade will start in the same way as the Pixar films themselves: with the Pixar Lamp (accompanied by the yellow Pixar Ball).

Pixar Play Parade ©Disney

Pixar Play Parade ©Disney

Characters from Up and Inside Out will join the parade, too!

Pixar Play Parade Dining Packages at Plaza Inn are available for booking to enjoy a picnic-style lunch that comes with a voucher to a reserved viewing area for the parade. 

Alien Pizza Planet

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port is going to make an out-of-this-world transformation into Alien Pizza Planet — “A Better Place”!

Pepperoni, Green Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza  Coming to Alien Pizza Planet ©Disney

Pepperoni, Green Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza Coming to Alien Pizza Planet ©Disney

Click here to find out all about this overlay of the Tomorrowland location, slated to last for the duration of Pixar Fest!

Disney California Adventure Park

Paint the Night Parade

The Paint the Night Parade will also make its return; however, it’s also making a park switcheroo as it makes its Disney California Adventure debut!

Incredibles Float Concept Art ©Disney

Incredibles Float Concept Art ©Disney

Look for the new Incredibles float featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone to join the parade in June.

And remember, Paint the Night Parade Dining Packages as well as the Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Parade Reception are also available options for reserving a viewing area for the parade along with a meal or dessert reception. 

Pixar Shorts Film Festival

Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure will feature the the Pixar Shorts Film Festival! Guests may enjoy rotating short film favorites such as “For the Birds” and “Lava” throughout much of Pixar Fest’s run. 

Paradise Gardens

A new musical troupe will entertain in the Paradise Gardens area!

Paradise Gardens will also be a place to meet and greet with some of your favorite Pixar characters, and children will especially enjoy crafts and activities just for them. 

AP Corner for Annual Passholders

Annual Passholders should also make plans to check out the AP Corner in Paradise Gardens (through June 8th) to check out the current theme for the Corner, as it will change every two weeks! Pixar-themed decals (which also change every two weeks) will be up for grabs, along with exclusive AP merchandise, and access to a themed photo location.

Opening of Pixar Pier

A HUGE highlight taking place during Pixar Fest will be the opening of Pixar Pier on June 23rd!

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

From new attractions like The Incredicoaster

Incredicoaster Concept Art ©Disney

Incredicoaster Concept Art ©Disney

… to new dining experiences and snack kiosks such as Senor Buzz Churros (and the reimagineering of the Cove Bar into the Lamplight Lounge), there will be a LOT to experience in this whole new Land.

Senor Buzz Churros Concept Art ©Disney

Senor Buzz Churros Concept Art ©Disney

Find out all there is to know about Pixar Pier by visiting our Pixar Pier Page!

Pixar Fest Merchandise

Commemorative items will be available for purchase to remember your time at Pixar Fest. Among these will be an exclusive Pixar Fest Charm Bracelet. Guests can mix and match with charms featuring Pixar characters and messages of friendship.

Pixar Fest Cap ©Disney

Pixar Fest Cap ©Disney

Other limited time merchandise will include a Pixar Fest leather tote created by Loungefly, and a limited release pin. Tees, hats, tumblers (look for one with an illumiated Claw reaching towards an alien from Toy Story!) will also make up some of the offerings.

The Sulley Premium Popcorn Bucket will be available to all guests at Popcorn Carts in both parks.

And Annual Passholders can purchase a Pixar Fest Annual Passholder exclusive: the Little Green Alien Popcorn Bucket!

Little Green Alien Popcorn Bucket ©Disney

Little Green Alien Popcorn Bucket ©Disney

Alrighty, friends! Start preparing your list for all there is to see, do, and TASTE at Pixar Fest in Disneyland Resort! And please feel free to tag us on any pics using #disneyfoodblog on Instagram, and follow us there as we share some Pixar food, friends, and fun of our own!

Are you going to Pixar Fest?! Please let us know with a comment!

Everything You Need to Know about Disneyland’s Pixar Fest! PLUS a Printable Pixar Fest Food Checklist!


  1. Essie says

    So many cute things! I love the alien maccarons, the Nemo caramel apples and the Pixar hat!

  2. Tippy says

    Any idea if the berry beignets at Cafe Orleans will be available to purchase separately from the three-course meal?

  3. Alex says

    I’m going to Disneyland for the first time this August (east-coaster), which happens to be during Pixarfest! Yay! So excited to see all the brand-new attractions–and food–on my first time out!

  4. Tasha says

    Heads up! FLO’S at DCA has not debuted a Pixar food menu today- they have a Pixar themed straw (lamp and ball) and an Orange Creme Shake that is awesome! ( I took some pics if you want them to feature)

  5. Haley says

    This is my snack list for my upcoming trip in late September! Is there anything I should add or take off based on the new permanent snacks and food coming this summer?
    – Dole Whip ->Tiki Hut
    – Safari Skewer -> Bengal Barbecue
    – Sour Watermelon Churro ->churro cart
    – Turkey Leg
    – Candied Apple
    New Orleans Square
    – S’mores Churro ->churro cart
    – Monte Cristo sandwich ->Café Orleans
    – Pomme Frites ->Café Orleans
    – Mickey Beignets ->Café Orleans or Mint Julep Bar
    – Mint Julep -> Mint Julep Bar
    Main Street
    – Matterhorn Macaroon -> Jolly Holliday Bakery
    – Fried Pickles ->Carnation Café
    – Mickey Waffle -> Carnation Cafe
    California Adventure
    – Hand Dipped Ice Cream -> Clarabelle’s
    – Bacon Mac & Cheese Cone -> Cozy Cone
    – Corn Dog -> Corn Dog Castle
    – Lobster Nachos -> Cove Bar
    – Fun Wheel Drink -> Cove Bar
    Downtown Disney
    – Oreo Churros ->Churro cart

  6. Trina says

    this is probably a dumb question, and i haven’t done much research, but will Pixar Fest be an annual celebration moving forward?

  7. DFB Sarah says

    Staijah, we haven’t heard anything about Pixar Fest being a recurring event, but it’s so much fun that we would totally celebrate its return!

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