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New Incredibles Float Joins Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure

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The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure park is currently dazzling audiences during the limited-time Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort. This electrifying parade uses more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. A new Incredibles float will be added to the Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018.

Joining “Paint the Night” on June 23 is a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The Parr family and their pal Frozone will make their debut in this spectacular parade with high-tech, pop-art effects.

Here’s how the fun and excitement of The Incredibles float will be brought to life:

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It will come to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits have been installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits will be worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

This “super” float joins “Paint the Night” this summer during Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration happening now through September 3. Pixar Pier will also welcome guests at Disney California Adventure park on June 23.

Be sure to catch “Incredibles 2” in theaters now!

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Lamplight Lounge to Serve Gastro-Pub Cuisine and Cocktails at Pixar Pier

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There’s a hot new spot coming to Disney California Adventure park! Located at the entrance of Pixar PierLamplight Lounge will be a stylish, fun place to hang out with the whole family. The lounge will be serving up playfully presented California casual gastro-pub cuisine and unique signature cocktails.

Disney’s culinary team has been hard at work cooking up a spectacular menu, and they shared a sneak peek at some of the delicious items you can taste when Pixar Pier opens on June 23.

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Starting with “Shorts” to Share – also known as appetizers – the Potato Skins will make for the perfect crunchy snack to start off your meal. Made with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, these skins come with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aïoli, and Manchego cheese.

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If creative sushi is more your style, then the Carne Asada Roll will be right up your alley, with New York grilled strip steak, roasted Fresno chili salsa, escabeche, and crema.

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For the Bigger Bites menu, a vegetarian entrée will take the “lamplight” – the Spinach Salad! This salad consists of curly spinach with warm wild mushrooms, a soft poached egg, charred onion vinaigrette, shiitake “bacon,” and blue cheese toast.

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Another featured entrée will be the Chicken Sandwich. This savory, spicy sandwich comes with crispy chicken with spicy chili glaze, vinegar slaw, and pineapple butter and served on an Amish bun alongside malted fries.

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On the kids menu, “Budding Artists” will love the PB&J Roll! A fun twist on a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this creamy peanut butter and whole wheat “roll” comes drizzled with strawberry jelly. It’s also served with fresh fruit and a flower pot of hummus and veggies.

Lamplight Lounge and Pixar Pier are set to officially open later this summer at Disney California Adventure park. This expansive reimagining will transform the shores of Paradise Bay with your favorite Pixar stories. Other exciting food and beverage locations coming to Pixar Pier include Poultry Palace, Señor Buzz Churros, Angry Dogs, and the recently-opened Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.

Lamplight Lounge opens on June 23, and if these dishes are making you hungry, then you’ll be excited to know that reservations are now open! Reservations can be made on the Disneyland Resort website or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily Pacific Time.

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Pixar Pier to Include Four Neighborhoods Inspired by Pixar Stories

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When Pixar Pier opens later this summer in Disney California Adventure park, guests will find four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories. Here’s a bit more detail on what to expect at Pixar Pier!

Incredibles Park – Inspired by “The Incredibles,” Incredibles Park will be an inviting plaza featuring mid-century modern design aesthetics. Guests will enter through an archway where the iconic Incredibles logo will be seen overhead. Once inside, the new Incredicoaster will take you on a thrilling race alongside the Parr family. A combination of character figures, lighting, music and special effects will bring all the action to life! Upon exiting the attraction, the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums stand will tempt guests with freshly-baked treats.

Toy Story Boardwalk – Adjacent to Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk will be themed to “Toy Story.” Guests will be shrunk down to the size of a toy on the fan-favorite Toy Story Midway Mania! Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel (opening in 2019). At Poultry Palace, big appetites and small fries alike can enjoy a fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry.” There will even be a fun-sized Zurg—perfect for photo ops! You can also stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this classic treat. ¡Delicioso!

Pixar Promenade – This charming seaside promenade inspired by classic turn-of-the-century California boardwalks will celebrate the heartwarming stories and beloved characters from all of Pixar’s films. The focal point of Pixar Promenade will be the Pixar Pal-A-Round. This reimagining of a guest favorite will still include the iconic face of Mickey Mouse on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. But now, each of the 24 gondolas will feature different pairs of Pixar pals!

Pixar Promenade will also feature the Games of the Boardwalk, offering guests a chance to test their skills and win a prize. The four colorful game booths will include Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, Wall-E Space Race, La Luna Star Catcher and Bullseye Stallion Stampede. Also featured along the promenade will be a classic band-shell stage, ideal for musical entertainment acts and encounters with your favorite Pixar characters. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will feature delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. For some savory bites, head over to Angry Dogs, where the dogs heat up as Anger from “Inside Out” burns with rage!

Inside Out Headquarters – Located on the western end of the pier, the lush and colorful area inspired by “Inside Out” will be known as Inside Out Headquarters. This playground for the emotions will feature a whimsical family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

New Menu Debuts at Flo’s V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure Park

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That’s right, racers! Cruise on into this Route 66-inspired diner and fuel up on the amazing new menu. There is a brand-new lunch and dinner menu at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. You’ll definitely want to make a pit stop to try these delicious dishes!

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Starting with the Pit Stop Classics, you’ll be saying “Ka-Chow!” when you try the amazing Ka-Cheeseburger. This 1/3lb angus beef patty comes served on a sesame seed bun with cheddar cheese, 1000 Island, and caramelized onions. If you’re looking to dine in style, then Ramone’s Low & Slow Club is for you with turkey breast, crispy bacon, avocado-bacon mayo, lettuce, and tomato on toasted white bread. And then there’s the Fin-tastic Tuna Sandwich with albacore tuna salad, lettuce, and tomato on toasted wheat bread.

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If comfort food is more your style, then you’ll love the Drive In Dishes. Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken starts off this list and comes with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and seasonal vegetables. Then there’s the Cobb de Ville Salad with mixed lettuce, turkey breast, crispy bacon, blue cheese, hard boiled egg, corn, and tomatoes all topped with house-made ranch dressing. Fillmore has chipped in on the menu, too, with Fillmore’s Pot Pie! It comes in a flaky pie crust with creamy sweet corn, potato, chiles, and cheddar cheese and is served with fresh fruit.

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In addition to the Drive In Dishes and Pit Stop Classics, you’ll love the Checkered Flag Chicken Noodle Soup. And don’t forget to ask about the Blue Plate Specials. These specials aren’t listed on the menu, and you never know what you might find!

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For the Jr. Pit Crew, little racers can enjoy a Micro Burger, Chicken Fenders, Mack’s Mac & Cheese, or the Taillight Turkey Slider. All these dishes are served with fresh fruit, baby carrots, and a choice of a small lowfat milk or a small bottle of water.

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Now what diner would be complete without some tasty milkshakes? Flo’s Classic Shakes are just the thing to satisfy that sweet craving. Try a vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry shake topped with “Road Gravel” cookies and cream crumbles. You can even get it in a fancy souvenir glass to take home! Also on the dessert menu will be a rotational dessert, starting with the delicious Strawberry Pie.

You can also fill up your tank with refreshing fountain beverages, milk, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, or hot cocoa. For guests over the age of 21, specialty draft beer and wine is also available. Drafts include Victory Prima Pilsner and Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, and wines include Kendall-Jackson VR Chardonnay, Coppola Rosso & Bianco, and Red Sangria.

Once you stop by for a meal, you’ll be revving your engines for more – this new menu is now available at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. Drive on over to Radiator Springs and take these new eats for a test drive!

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2018 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort to Run September 7- October 31

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2018 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is returning for even more days of wicked fun! Beginning September 7 through October 31, a spell will be cast at both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, transforming the Disneyland Resort into a frenzy of happy haunts.

This limited-time seasonal celebration will include special attraction overlays, themed décor, seasonal treats and merchandise, plus spooky encounters with favorite characters.

Oogie Boogie will once again take over Disney California Adventure park with stylish Halloween decor along Buena Vista Street and a swarm of bats encircling Carthay Circle Theatre. Cars Land will celebrate Haul-O-Ween as Radiator Springs turns into Radiator Screams! For the occasion, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will transform into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree while Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters changes into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. In Hollywood Land, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will transform nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.

Over at Disneyland park, the Pumpkin Festival will greet guests as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A. Fan-favorite attractions will also return, including the eerily delightful Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

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Additionally, the highly anticipated Mickey’s Halloween Party will host 15 nights of fun. This separate-ticket, after hours event gives you the chance to make your Halloween Time experience even more fun with some exclusive entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween attire and trick-or-treating throughout Disneyland park!

Be sure to purchase your Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets* early and mark your calendars for the dates below. Tickets may be purchased online at Disneyland.com/party (until the day before the event), at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4400.

  • June 5: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members
  • June 12: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party 2018 dates: Sept. 19, Sept. 21, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 28, Oct. 2, Oct. 5, Oct. 9, Oct. 12, Oct. 16, Oct. 19, Oct. 23, Oct. 26, Oct. 29, Oct. 31

For more information about Halloween events at the Disneyland Resort, please visit http://www.Disneyland.com/Halloween. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Are you heading to 2018 Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort? Start planning your spooky fun today!

*Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Ages 2 and under: no ticket required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Jack Skellington and Haunted Mansion Holiday are inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Hidden Details in the Indiana Jones Adventure Queue at Disneyland Park

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One of my favorite things about Disney Parks is the way they immerse guests in a story, often down to the tiniest details. The Disney Parks Blog is helping us take a closer look at details you might have missed in some of your favorite attractions or maybe even details you may have noticed and always wondered about! This time, we get to dig deeper with one of history’s most famous archaeologists at Indiana Jones Adventure queue in Disneyland park.

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From the moment you enter the queue, Indiana Jones Adventure transports you to the past with immersive details and interactive elements. Take a close look into Indy’s office and you’ll find 1930s copy of “Life” magazine featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the cover.

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There are also nods to the famous films. The wall of Indy’s office is made of crates, one of which is labeled, “Deliver to Club Obi Wan.” This is a reference to the opening sequence of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” – which takes place in Club Obi Wan, itself an homage another famous Lucasfilm character. (If you can name this reference – of course you can – leave your guess in the comments!)

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There are also clues to the adventure ahead. Next to his desk, you will find a bulletin board posted with correspondence between Indy and Sallah as well as a large map of the entire temple drawn by Dr. Jones himself. Depicted here are traps, landmarks and even a guide to which gifts can be found behind each of the doorways inside the Chamber of Destiny.

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There are even hidden details to find once on board your troop transport. Past a menacing 45-foot-tall decaying skull of Mara and before a lunging 100-foot long King Cobra, you’ll see a skeleton wearing Mickey ears embroidered with the name “Bones.”

The Temple of the Forbidden Eye is full of many more immersive details. The next time you make your way through the temple passageways, keep an eye out for archaeological tools, traps and even try to decipher some of the Maraglyphics carved into the walls.

What is your favorite detail of Indiana Jones Adventure queue at Disneyland park? Tell us in the comments!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

10 Fun Facts About Paint the Night and Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland Resort

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Now through September 3, you’ll be able to experience the adorable “Pixar Play Parade” and dazzling “Paint the Night” parade at the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest!

“Pixar Play Parade” features fun, new story elements, adding even more playfulness to this daytime parade at Disneyland park. “Paint the Night” makes its way through Disney California Adventure park with more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals.

Here are 10 fun facts about Paint the Night and Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland Resort!

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1. In “Pixar Play Parade,” which is now in Disneyland park, the Pixar Lamp and Ball from Pixar’s original short, “Luxo Jr.” now leads the parade in a larger-than-life fashion. The Lamp is 14 feet tall and the Pixar Ball is nearly four feet wide.

2. You’ll also will want to keep an eye out for Kevin, the friendly bird from “Up” who stands nearly 12 feet tall from her toes to the top of her feathers. The new “Up” story element also features Carl Fredricksen and Dug, while Kevin romps through the parade with pal Russell riding on her back.

3. The new “Inside Out” story element features Riley’s rocket wagon. Nearly 280 memory orbs of all different emotions appear at its base!

4. Baby Jack-Jack sits in one of the claws of the Omnidroid on “The Incredibles” float and, just like in the Pixar film, flames rise from his head when he gets excited.

5. 120-plus performers and crew entertain guests and dance along to the original songs “Countdown to Fun” and “The Party’s On” by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, who wrote many of the songs for the successful “High School Musical” movies.

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6. “Paint the Night” parade requires more than 200 “universes of control” to operate everything from the video presentations on the floats to the lights on individual costumes.

7. Including the video screens, the parade contains more than one million sources of light. The 500 strobes used in the parade are a custom lighting product developed by Disney.

8. Slinky Dog from “Toy Story” is 32 feet long, with his ears measuring at 18 feet tall and 11 feet across! The 10 spinning disks rotate at 120 RPM and are programmed with custom video content.

9. The five animated doors on the “Monsters Inc.” float are more than nine feet tall with 40 individual LED video panels. They were created in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

10. Mack from “Cars” features a 3D display that creates exceptional depth of image. The display contains nearly 27,000 individual orbs. Almost 2,000 feet of LED “neon” helps bring this float to life.

In June, a new float will be added to the “Paint the Night” parade, featuring Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible and Frozone. The fun and excitement of “The Incredibles” will be brought to life with high-tech, pop-art effects!

What are you most excited to see when these two parades return during Pixar Fest?

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotels During Pixar Fest

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Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotels During Pixar Fest

The playful spirit and fun of Disney•Pixar films come to life at the Disneyland Resort, with the first-ever Pixar Fest going on now through September 3, 2018. Not only will guests enjoy limited-time Pixar experiences in the theme parks, but those who stay at one of the three on-property Disneyland Resort Hotels during Pixar Fest can also continue the celebration!

As a guest of one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, here’s how you can celebrate friendship and beyond at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & SpaDisneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel:

  • Pixar-themed Movie Nights: When night falls over the Disneyland Resort, you can watch some of your favorite Disney•Pixar movies under the stars, such as “Toy Story” and “Inside Out.” Before each movie starts, there will be Pixar-themed trivia with special prizes!
  • Pixar Fest Room Packages: Surprise your friends and family with a Pixar-themed in-room amenity gift basket or Pixar-themed room package to make your stay even more memorable. As a bonus, you can take all of the items home as souvenirs!
  • Pixar-themed Summer Pool Parties: Starting Memorial Day weekend, head down to the pools for daily Pixar-themed summer pool parties! You’ll be immersed in the Pixar fun with special games, activities and an all-new energetic playlist featuring upbeat Pixar-inspired music. Adults can enjoy specialty poolside cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages themed to Pixar, including the “Forget Me Not” and “Lucky Fin” inspired by “Finding Nemo.”
  • Pixar Shorts in Kids Areas: For younger guests (and the young at heart), beloved Pixar short films will be featured on the televisions in the kids area of each hotel.
  • Pixar Fest Photo Frames: Gather your family and snap a photo with these larger-than-life, jumbo-sized Pixar-themed photo frames. These colorful photo props can be found at each hotel, so be sure to ask a Front Desk Cast Member for where you can capture your Pixar Fest memories!

Another reason to celebrate is a special spring booking offer! Guests can save up to 20 percent on Premium rooms at Disneyland Hotel, and 10 percent on select rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, on most Sunday through Thursday nights between April 15 and June 14, 2018.* Book now through May 31, 2018.

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights for the applicable dates. Book from 3/14/18 through 5/31/18; travel must be completed by 6/15/18. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Complete Guide to the Pixar Fest Food at Disneyland Resort

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Pixar Fest has finally arrived at Disneyland Resort – a celebration of everyone’s favorite Pixar stories. Throughout the resort, you’ll find Pixar-inspired parades, a new fireworks spectacular, tons of characters, and of course – FOOD! This festival is loaded with goodies that you’ll want to get your hands on. Here’s your exclusive Guide to all of the Pixar Fest food.

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Starting on Main Street, U.S.A., you’ll find some special items inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Up,” including the Frozen Grape Soda Slush at the Main Street Coffee Cart. Also at this location will be specialty doughnuts featuring the iconic balloons and Russell’s badge sash. And at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, you’ll find a Salted Caramel Butter Pecan Sundae with butter pecan and chocolate ice cream topped with salted caramel sauce, whipped cream, and candied pecans.

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café will be serving “Up”-inspired Chocolate-Hazelnut Pastries and Specialty Éclairs with imagery featuring Carl Fredricksen and Russell’s badges, and right next door at Refreshment Corner, you’ll find a new all-beef hot dog! The Pastrami Dog is topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, special sauce, a dill pickle spear, and chives and served on an artisan bun.

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Across the street, Plaza Inn will be dishing out slices of Pixar Lemon-Raspberry Cake. This yummy dessert has layers of lemon, blue vanilla, and red velvet sponge cakes with raspberry purée and cream cheese frosting and is topped with a chocolate half-dome featuring that lovable, fun Pixar Ball! You’ll also find this cake in Disney California Adventure park at Pacific Wharf Café and Paradise Garden Grill.

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Also at Plaza Inn is a special dining package that includes a picnic-style lunch and access to a reserved viewing area for the “Pixar Play Parade.” This picnic lunch includes your choice of either fried chicken, penne pasta with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese, or a bed of greens tossed in house-made ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, beans, pickled onions, and tomatoes. Each entrée is served with white cheddar mac & cheese, lemon-thyme green beans, refreshing watermelon-feta cheese salad, and a chocolate-caramel pudding for dessert. Be sure to make reservations today for this amazing dining package.

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At Carnation Café, you’ll find a couple dishes inspired by Carl Fredricksen from “Up.” The Fried Bologna Sandwich features pan-seared bologna, toasted Pullman bread, aïoli, pickles, lettuce, and tomato. Then there’s the Pork Chop Dinner served on a “TV tray” with a spiced apple pork chop, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, a corn muffin, and a decadent molten lava cake.

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In Frontierland, you’ll find some rootin’ tootin’ sweets inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Toy Story,” including a Berry Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café – a house-made funnel cake topped with blueberries, strawberries, chocolate cookie crumbles, crème anglaise, white chocolate, and gold-dusted whipped cream.

If you can’t get enough funnel cake, there’s also a Strawberry Funnel Cake over in Critter Countryat Hungry Bear Restaurant. This house-made funnel cake is inspired by everyone’s favorite unicorn, Buttercup, and comes with strawberry-cherry topping, strawberry butter, and streusel with a spice syrup drizzle.

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Back in Frontierland at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, you’ll find Al Pastor Huarache. This dish, inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Coco,” features refried beans, al pastor-marinated pork, pineapple slaw, pasilla pepper crema, Mexican crema, and queso fresco, and it’s served with pickled carrots and fried serrano chili. For dessert, you can get the Mexican Chocolate Pot de Crème.

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In New Orleans Square, Café Orleans will be serving up a themed three-course meal inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Ratatouille.” The first course features a specialty cheese flight with three cheeses, dried fruit, and honeycomb. For the main event, it’s Remy’s favorite dish – Shrimp Ratatouille Byaldi layered with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and tomato. The third course will feature Berry-Stuffed Beignets à la Mode served with a sweet brie drizzle and mascarpone. And nearby at the Royal Street Veranda, you’ll find a delicious Potato-Leek Soup.

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We can’t forget Alien Pizza Planet in Tomorrowland! The Aliens from “Toy Story” have sourced the finest ingredients from across the universe to deliver fresh, hot pizzas that are out of this world. These pizzas include a Cheeseburger Pizza with ketchup, yellow mustard, and pizza sauce on a sesame seed crust and topped with American and Cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, diced tomatoes, slider patties, house-made burger sauce, and pickles, as well as Cheese, Pepperoni, and Vegetarian Pizzas.

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A Chicken Caesar Salad will also be offered, along with an Antipasto Salad, Edamame-Noodle Salad, and Pesto Pasta. The Antipasto Salad consists of crisp lettuce topped with pepperoni, tomatoes, mixed olives, pepperoncini, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and roasted red onions tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette. The Edamame-Noodle Salad features grilled chicken breast on top of marinated edamame, sweet green beans, mint, cilantro, red cabbage, shredded carrot, and cold soba noodles with a ginger-lime vinaigrette. The Pesto Pasta is a gemelli pasta tossed in a spinach and miso pesto with smoky bacon, sweet peas, and Parmesan. And of course, you can pair any of these dishes with a side of fresh bread sticks or a side salad.

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On the sweet side of the Alien Pizza Planet menu, we’ve got Strawberry and Sour Apple Slushes, as well as an adorable Macaron and a Blackberry-Lime Parfait.

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Throughout the park there will also be some exciting new churros and snacks! Outdoor carts and kiosks will be serving up Cotton Candy inspired by Nemo from the Disney•Pixar film “Finding Nemo” with orange and white stripes and a fresh orange-vanilla flavor (also found at various carts in Disney California Adventure park). At the Town Square Churro Cart and the Churro Cart in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle will be Lemon Churros with lemon sugar and multi-colored fruity cereal. The Tomorrowland Churro Cart will feature a Strawberry Churro with strawberry sugar, and the Frontierland Churro Cart will feature a Cocoa Churro with chocolate powder, salted cinnamon sugar, and a Mexican chocolate dipping sauce. The Frontierland Pretzel Cart will be offering a Cinnamon Pretzel. And finally, at the New Orleans Square Churro Cart, you’ll find a Carrot Cake Churro rolled in cinnamon sugar with raisin-carrot cream cheese frosting.

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Starting in Hollywood Land there’s some special sweets that you won’t want to miss! Schmoozies is serving up some fun treats inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Monsters Inc.,” including Whoopie Pies, a Mint Chip Shake, and a Marshmallow Doughnut with marshmallow fluff filling. And right down the street at Award Wieners, you’ll find Funnel Cake Fries topped with whipped cream and fruity cereal. If you’re looking for a savory option, Award Wieners is also dishing up a Pulled Pork Dog – an all-beef hot dog topped with pulled pork, spicy teriyaki sauce, and fresh pineapple salsa.

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You’ll find an ‘incredible’ Spicy Corn Dog at Corn Dog Castle with two different sausages (hot link sausage and Cajun chicken sausage) with pepper jack cheese, all put together, dipped in corn dog batter, fried to a golden brown, and served with a sweet and spicy blackberry-serrano chile sauce with choice of chips or apples, inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “The Incredibles.”

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At Fairfax Market and Boudin Bread Cart, the bread shaped like Mike Wazowski from “Monsters Inc.” is sure to be a favorite! On Pacific Wharf, Lucky Fortune Cookery will be serving up another item inspired by this animated favorite – Chilled Noodle Salad. These chilled iridescent noodles come with herbaceous preserved plants, sweet and spicy vinaigrette, crushed and toasted peanuts, mint, Thai basil, shredded daikon, and carrots. And right next door at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, there’s a decadent Tres Leches Parfait with layers of vanilla cake, sweet caramel cream, and rum.

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Drive on over to Cars Land to the Cozy Cone Motel for “Choose Your Racer” Churros! There’s three colored sugars to choose from inspired by the Disney•Pixar film “Cars” – yellow for Cruz, red for Lightning McQueen and blue for Storm. You’ll also find a Champions Corn Cup with fresh corn, flavored mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili-lime spice, and lime; and a Habanero Meatball Cone with turkey meatballs in a habanero derby sauce with a cheese crisp and spiral pasta “smoke stacks.” And for the soft-serve ice cream, you can add Road Gravel Ice Cream Topping to your cold treat. This topping consists of cookie crumbles.

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Nearby at A Bug’s Land is an Iced Specialty Churro at the Churro Cart. This churro is drizzled with doughnut icing and dusted with cocoa cereal. At various outdoor carts and kiosks throughout the park, you’ll be able to find the orange-cream Nemo-inspired Cotton Candy as well as Sour Lemon Cotton Candy.

Paradise Garden Grill has quite the variety of delicious items – all inspired by “Coco” – like the Yucatan-Inspired Vaporcitos – chicken tamales steamed in banana leaves with ranchero salsa, golden rice, and black beans. There’s also Mole Verde con Pollo (herb-braised chicken with golden rice, black beans, and corn tortillas), Tortitas de Papa con Queso (crispy potato cakes with Oaxaca Cheese, ranchero salsa, golden rice, and pickled onion salad), Tacos de Estilo Callejero (trio of sirloin beef tacos with pickled vegetables, golden rice, and black beans), and Ensalada de Frutas (jicama, watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, and mango with chili-lime salt and chamoy).

And for dessert – try the Tres Leches Parfait with rum and vanilla bean Chantilly, drizzled with Dulce de Leche and garnished with a chocolate disc featuring Miguel’s loyal sidekick, Dante. There’s also an Agua de Jamaica Slush, Mexican Hot Chocolate and the Pixar Lemon-Raspberry Cake.

So there you have it! All the delicious Pixar Fest food at Disneyland Resort. This festival runs through September 3. Come celebrate the joy of Pixar!

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Delicious Pixar-Inspired Treats and More in PixarFest Food at Disneyland

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Pixar Fest is coming to the Disneyland Resort, April 13 through September 3, and in addition to the dazzling new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” and the return of “Paint the Night” parade and Pixar Play Parade, this celebration of friendship and beyond will bring limited-time foods, beverages and merchandise throughout the Disneyland Resort. And the Disney Parks Blog shared a sneak peek at the delicious PixarFest food!

See how some of your favorite Pixar pals and stories are inspiring delicious treats in unexpected – not to mention photogenic – ways:

“Up”

  • Fried-ricksen Bologna Sandwich – Carnation Café, Disneyland park
  • Fredrickson TV Diner – Carnation Café, Disneyland park
  • “Up” Merit Badge Éclair – Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Disneyland park
  • “Up”-Tart – Nutella Pop Tart Chocolate Fredrickson House & Balloons – Capuccino Cart, Disneyland park

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“Toy Story”

  • Boot Beer Root Beer Float served in a Souvenir Woody’s Boot – Golden Horseshoe, Disneyland park
  • Jessie’s Berry Jubilee Funnel Cake (House-made funnel cake topped with blueberries, strawberries, chocolate cookie crumbles, crème anglaise, white chocolate, and gold-dusted whipped cream) – Golden Horseshoe, Disneyland park
  • Lots-o’-Straw-“Bear”-y Funnel Cake (Strawberry-cherry topping, strawberry butter and streusel, with spiced syrup drizzle) – Hungry Bear Restaurant, Disneyland park
  • Lots-o’-Straw-“Bear”-y Churro – Tomorrowland, Disneyland park

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“Coco”

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

“Monsters, Inc.”

  • Mike Wazowski Bread – Pacific Wharf Café, Disney California Adventure park
  • Sulley Premium Popcorn Bucket – All Disneyland Resort popcorn carts
  • Mike Wazowski Sipper – Disney California Adventure park quick-service restaurants

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You can take this first-ever celebration of friendship home with you – or share it with a friend – with new, limited-time merchandise. Apparel includes Pixar Fest logo tees for adults and kids as well featuring some of your favorite Pixar pals Woody, Buzz, Mike and Sulley – to name just a few. Loungefly is creating a special Pixar Fest leather tote, and a limited release pin will feature the event logo. Be sure to choose this adorable tumbler featuring an illuminated claw reaching down toward an excited alien from “Toy Story.”

We’ll have more details to share on special Pixar Fest food and merchandise as we get closer to the April 13 launch, so stay tuned!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote.