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Pixar Fest 2024 at Disneyland - Character Meet and Greets

Of all of the Pixar Fest updates, this is the one to bookmark if guests are excited for the chance to see popular Pixar characters at the Disneyland Resort celebration — happening now through Aug. 4, 2024.

Yes, there are more than 20 different Pixar characters (some never seen before at a Disney park) at Pixar Fest, adding to the fun of the celebration’s entertainment offerings, new novelties, themed food and drinks and more.

Just for Pixar Fest, some special characters are joining other Pixar pals guests can see at Disneyland Resort during the year, and here’s a special breakdown - beginning with some rare sightings at the new Pixar Pals Playtime Party.

Characters Guests May See at Pixar Pals Playtime Party

For the first time at Disneyland Resort, guests may encounter Pixar characters Ember and Wade (“Elemental”), as well as Luca and Alberto (“Luca”) at the Pixar Pals Playtime Party at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland park.

Guests may also spot Ian and Barley (“Onward”) near their van Guinevere at this high-energy fun zone for the entire family.

Guests can find some of their other favorite Pixar characters, including Joy and Sadness (“Inside Out”); Russell (“Up”); Merida (“Brave”); and Woody, Jessie and Bo Peep (“Toy Story”).

 Where to See Other Pixar Characters Throughout Disneyland Resort}

There are many more Pixar friends guests may see during Pixar Fest and beyond at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and even at Pixar Place Hotel.

During the day at the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure park, guests may be able to see Mr. Incredible or Elastigirl (“The Incredibles”) appearing in their retro super suits for the first time.

Searching for adventure? At Grizzly Peak near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, guests may also find Dug (“Up”) interacting with Wilderness Explorers of all ages.

In Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park, guests may spot Meilin Lee and her mother Ming Lee (“Turning Red”), returning to Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest. Mei is so excited to join the Pixar Fest fun that she has begun to turn into her red panda form!

Here are some other beloved characters from favorite Pixar stories that guests can find across Disneyland Resort:

Disney California Adventure

  • Mike (“Monsters, Inc.”) at Pixar Pier

  • Sulley (“Monsters, Inc.”) at Pixar Pier

  • Edna Mode (“The Incredibles”) at Pixar Pier

  • Frozone (“The Incredibles”) at Pixar Pier

  • Lightning McQueen (“Cars”) in Cars Land

  • Mater (“Cars”) in Cars Land


  • Miguel (“Coco”) in Frontierland

Pixar Place Hotel

  • Joe Gardner (“Soul”)

  • Bing Bong (“Inside Out”)

Guests can also spy some of their favorite Pixar friends grooving along in the new “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” parade at Disney California Adventure park, including Meilin Lee (“Turning Red”), who appears fully transformed into her giant red panda form for the first time at Disneyland Resort. Plus, 4*TOWN, Meilin’s father and her friends make their first ever appearances at a Disney Park!

We hope guests enjoyed this look at the Pixar characters they may find during Pixar Fest (now through Aug. 4) and beyond!

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