It’s coming back, and even better than before! Disneyland’s Pixar Play Parade returns April 13, 2018- bringing even more of your favorite Pixar stories to life. 3 new story elements have been added, including scenes from Up and Inside Out.

I got to see the previous version of the Pixar Play Parade in 2016. Here’s a little look back:

Disney's Pixar Play Parade

Disney’s Pixar Play Parade

It’s part of the kick-off festivities for Pixar Fest! Beginning April 13, 2018, this limited-time celebration of friendship and beyond will include an all-new fireworks spectacular,  the return of two favorite parades, and even more beloved Pixar characters, new décor, atmosphere entertainment, themed food and beverage and new merchandise items.

“Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” will feature dazzling pyrotechnics and memorable music, and celebrate the theme of friendship. Keep an eye out for Buzz Lightyear flying by Sleeping Beauty Castle!

Also on April 13, “Paint the Night” parade will return- only this time, to Disney California Adventure Park. This parade has also added a new Pixar story to its lineup of favorite lit-up characters and floats.

Also as part of Pixar Fest, The Pixar Shorts film festival will feature rotating favorites such as “For the Birds” and “Lava” at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure Park. The Paradise Gardens area will feature a new Pixar-themed musical troupe along with NEW Pixar character meet & greets, as well as crafts and activities for younger guests.

Want to join the celebration when Pixar Fest begins April 13, 2018