Pixar Play Parade


UPDATE: 8/2/17 – The Pixar Play Parade will have its last show at California Adventure on August 20, 2017. Sometime in 2018, the parade will make its way to Disneyland for a brand new celebration called “Pixar Fest” (complete with a new Pixar fireworks show)! We will share updates and adjust this page as more details become available.

The Pixar Play Parade is such a fun parade, especially for kiddos who are fans of Pixar movies! The show includes appearances by Monster’s, Inc. characters, The Incredibles, Nemo & Dory, Toy Story characters, A Bug’s Life characters and a couple favorites from Cars.

The parade is 45 minutes long (one of the longest parades at the parks!) and travels from Paradise Pier (across from Silly Symphony Swings), all the way through Hollywood Land and ends next to Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout. It also sometimes travels the opposite direction, starting in Hollywood Land and ending across from Silly Symphony Swings.


Best Viewing Locations:

We like the viewing areas through Hollywood Land or across from Cars Land in front of Wine Country Trattoria if you can snag a bench before others do! Paradise Pier also offers some great viewing locations. It’s typically pretty easy to find a viewing spot, but we recommend trying to scope out a seat about 20-30 minutes before show time.


The beginning of the parade with Monster’s, Inc. characters!

During the warmer months of the year, some of the character floats squirt water! So, just be aware that you might get a little wet! We NEVER mind getting a little spray of water on hot days! During the cooler months of the year, they typically shoot bubbles out instead of water.

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