Disney Park to Receive New Pixar Themed Parade

New Pixar Parade
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Parades are a big part of the magic at Disney Parks. They are a fantastic way to see so many beloved Disney characters simultaneously. The floats, songs, and performers combine to create magical daily experiences for guests.

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Disney Parades

At Walt Disney World, guests can enjoy the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park. This parade happens at least once a day and runs from Frontierland to Main Street, U.S.A.

The parade lasts twelve minutes, and during that time, guests experience the music, dance, and magic of Fantasyland. Beloved characters like Peter Pan, Ariel, Mickey, Minnie, and all their pals appear during the parade.

The highlight for many guests viewing the Festival of Fantasy Parade is the fire-breathing Malicifant dragon.

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Over in Disneyland, guests can enjoy the “Magic Happens” Parade while visiting Disneyland Park. This parade is part of the Disney100 Celebration and focuses on the message that we can all shoot for the stars.

Like with Walt Disney World, the parade in Disneyland features high energy- upbeat songs, whimsical costumed performers, and a variety of favorite characters on fantastic floats. From Miguel and Dante to Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, Disney fans will love the magic of this parade.

Parades at the Disney Parks are full of magic for guests. During the holiday season, guests can also enjoy special holiday parades.

At Disney Parks, the holidays bring new parades to help guests celebrate the season. Although these holiday parades are often limited to those adding one of the particular party events, they are often a must-do for attendees because they are extra special.

New Parade Coming

Disneyland Resort announced that Pixar Fest would return from April 26 to August 4, 2024. As part of this celebration, a new daytime parade will debut for guests to enjoy during their visit to Disney’s California Adventure Park. “Better Together” A Pixar Pals Celebration!” will be full of our favorite Pixar friends.

The images released by Disney include two outstanding floats. One features the Pixar lamp icon used before the movies. The other float features Turning Red, which is full of cuteness.

Turning Red

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As part of the Fixar Fest, the parade will be full of color and focus on celebrating friendship. The celebration could bring new characters, such as Ember and Wade from Elemental (2023), Red Panda Mei, and many more.

Pixar Pier

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Pixar Thrives at Disneyland

The Pixar Fest will be celebrated in Disney’s California Adventure Park and the Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, and even the three Disney hotels.

During this limited time, guests can enjoy themed menu items, commemorative merchandise, and a friendly Pixar twist.

Over at Disneyland Park, “Together Forever- A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” is an emotional show that will return with all-new scenes.

We are thrilled that this festival is coming back in 2024! We can’t wait to see what outstanding floats are designed for this Pixar-focused parade.

What Pixar character do you want to see?



About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

One comment

  1. I would like to see barley and lan from onward in the parade