FULL REVIEW: Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea in Disneyland Hotel

When Disneyland Resort introduced a brand new Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea a couple of weeks ago, we were chomping at the bit to learn more — and to get in on that tea and sandwiches action! The Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea is a part of the on-going (and delicious!) Pixar Fest, so guests can reserve tea through September 3, when the festival ends.

We were there on DAY 1 to enjoy it, so let’s head over to Steakhouse 55 and enjoy afternoon tea!

Steakhouse 55 Located Inside the Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55 Located Inside the Disneyland Hotel

The cost of the Pixar Fest Afternoon Tea is $52-$65 per adult and $35 per child, and its location at Steakhouse 55 raised our expectations. We’d already had a great experience at Steakhouse 55 for regular old afternoon tea. Imagine what would happen when they Pixar-fied it!

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PIXAR PIER SUPER SNEAK PREVIEW! Tons of NEW Info on Food, Attractions, and MORE!

Well, well, well… look who’s on hand to give us a little Sneak Peek of Pixar Pier, opening on June 23, 2018 in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort!

Edna Mode

Edna Mode

Edna Mode from The Incredibles — who, by the way, guests will soon be able to meet in both Disneyland Resort (starting June 15th) and Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (beginning Memorial Day Weekend) — started off a day of Pixar-riffic adventure, offering glimpses into all the fun — and FOOD — that is to come on Pixar Pier!

I was so excited to attend a Media Preview for Pixar Pier yesterday, and I can finally share this sneak peek — and even some sneak tastes — with you!

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

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Pixar Fest Eats: Coco-Inspired Menu at Paradise Garden Grill

Counter Service restaurants and snack carts and kiosks ALL OVER Disneyland Resort are serving up Pixar-themed snacks, sweets, and treats for Pixar Fest, running now through September 3rd.

Pixar Fest ©Disney

Pixar Fest ©Disney

But Paradise Garden Grill in Disney California Adventure is serving up an entire menu inspired by a Pixar film… and that flick is Coco!!

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New Menu at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure (And What’s the Blue Plate Special?)

Making a pit stop at Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land?

Flo's V-8 Cafe

Flo’s V-8 Cafe

Then you’ll want to know that you’ll be fueling up with items from a new menu for lunch and dinner!

Pit Stop Classics

Pit Stop Classics include the Ka-Cheeseburger, a 1/3lb angus beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, 1000 Island, and caramelized onions. 

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Check Out the Infinity Gauntlet Souvenir Sipper in Disney California Adventure!

It’s not just Pixar Fest happening in Disneyland Resort… don’t forget that there’s plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy fun going on, as evidenced by the new Infinity Gauntlet Souvenir Sipper!

Infinity Gauntlet @stephrpowers

Infinity Gauntlet @stephrpowers

Instagram user @stephrpowers posted this awesome pic!

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The Disney Food Trend We Can’t Seem To Escape…

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort tend to jump on particular food trends and…never let go. Right now, it’s all about the Push Pop.

The craze started slowly back in 2015 during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival when France introduced the Peach Iced Tea ice pop.

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

Then France served the Ice Pop Pomme (an apple flavored alcoholic ice pop!) at that year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Ice Pop Pomme at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015

Ice Pop Pomme at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015

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DFB Video: Pixar Fest Must-Eats in Disneyland!

It’s the weekend! And we’re celebrating it with another DFB Video today, where we’re sharing the MUST-EAT items at Disneyland’s Pixar Fest!

Little Green Alien Caramel Apple

Little Green Alien Caramel Apple

Pixar Fest is running now through September 3rd, and there is a whole lotta fun and FOOD going on all over Disneyland Resort to celebrate! Now, you may be game to try each and every specialty food item at Pixar Fest (and if so, we’ve got a Pixar Fest Food Checklist to help you do that)!

But let’s say you’ve just got a day or two in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this summer… well, in that case, you may need to narrow your list down to just the must-eat items. So here are some of the best of the best at Pixar Fest (with thanks to our great friend Heather Sievers @diningindisney) in our latest DFB YouTube Video!

And if you love this video, there’s plenty more for you to enjoy over on our DFB YouTube Channel!

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So check out the video and then let us know: What’s on YOUR must-try list for Pixar Fest? 

Sneak Peek at Lamplight Lounge Coming to Pixar Pier!

The newly reopened Blue Sky Cellar in Disney California Adventure is giving us glimpses into the future of Pixar Pier.

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

Pixar Pier Marquee Concept Art ©Disney

The Cellar features concept art, sketches, models, and even videos of the upcoming land, which opens on June 23rd, and includes some new concept art of Lamplight Lounge! As Heather Sievers (@diningindisney) was busy noshing on all the eats at Pixar Fest, she stopped by Blue Sky Cellar and shared photos of the concept art with us.

This new lounge will replace the Cove Bar. The story behind the space is that it’s renovated from an old warehouse factory, with the wooden floor made from refinished wood boards from the factory (you’ll spot them on the ceiling, too).

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Adorable Snowman Now OPEN in Disney California Adventure! YOU HAVE TO SEE!!

If you’ve been wondering if the Abominable Snowman’s snow cones from Monsters, Inc., are really lemon (or not!), wait no longer! Because the now Adorable Snowman has opened his counter service windows on Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure Park! (HUGE thanks to @StephRPowers for these awesome photos!)

Adorable Snowman is OPEN on Pixar Pier!

Adorable Snowman is OPEN on Pixar Pier!

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats is one of the first of many highly anticipated openings to happen on the reimagined pier, and we’re excited to bring you the menu and a peek at one of the most amazing items on it!

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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!!

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