Pixar Fest takes over Disneyland, California Adventure, starting in April

October 26, 2017, 11:02 AM · The Disneyland Resort's Pixar Fest event, which Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced at the D23 Expo last summer, will kick off April 13, 2018, the resort announced today.

The highlights of Pixar Fest will include a new fireworks show at Disneyland, "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular," which will include projection mapping on Main Street USA, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the It's a Small World facade and the Fantasmic! water screens on the Rivers of America. Think of this as a Pixar-themed reboot of the wildly popular Disneyland Forever show from the recent Diamond Celebration at the resort.

Disneyland also will be getting a plussed version of the Pixar Play Parade from Disney California Adventure, which moves across the esplanade and picks up some new units along with way, featuring characters from Up and Inside Out. Luxo Jr. (the Pixar lamp) will kick off the parade.

As previously announced, Paint the Night will head over to Disney California Adventure, to take Pixar Play Parade's place. Disney is promising the addition of another Pixar franchise to that parade, but that will come "later in the year."

The former Muppets theater in DCA's Hollywood Land, which has been hosting Disney theatrical previews, will get its own version of the Pixar Shorts film festival during the event, with a rotating selection of short films including For the Birds and LAVA.

There was no mention in today's announcement of the Pixar-themed overlay for California Adventure's Paradise Pier land, which was part of Chapek's D23 announcement for Pixar Fest. Nor has Disney mentioned a closing date for Pixar Fest, which appears that it will run on an open-ended basis, much as the Star Wars-themed Season of the Force did in Disneyland's Tomorrowland for many months.

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