A Guide to Pixar Fest at Disneyland

Pixar Fest is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort! Check out everything you need to know about this awesome event!

A Guide to Pixar Fest at Disneyland

Pixar Fest is all about Celebrating Friendship and Beyond! Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are participating in fun-filled Pixar inspired foods and wonderful offerings to keep you entertained all day. This post will be mainly focusing on all things Disneyland related for Pixar Fest, so let’s dive right in!

Sugar, Sweets, and Treats Oh My!

What day isn’t complete without food?! There’s A TON of options for you to choose from! If you’re just feeling popcorn with a drink, Sulley from Monsters Inc. popcorn buckets are for you. They even have a matching Mike sipper to go along with it! Whatever you’re feeling that day, I guarantee there’s going to be something that entices you! There’s everything from sweet to salty to everything in between. Personally, I absolutely recommend the little green alien macarons from Pizza Planet (formerly known as Pizza Port) and my all time favorite Salted Caramel Pecan Sundae located on Main Street!

If you’re looking for a table service meal, Disney’s got you covered. At Carnation Cafe on Main Street, you have the opportunity to bring out your inner Carl Fredricksen from UP and enjoy a T.V. dinner inspired dish. If you’re looking for a dining package for the Pixar Play parade, Disneyland also has that too!

The Pixar Day parade dining package at Plaza Inn (right outside of Tomorrowland) offers a picnic-inspired meal that includes a chicken breast and a leg, watermelon salad, and much more. You’ll be provided with an exclusive FastPass that’ll grant you access to a special viewing area! Download the Disneyland app for a list of full menu items.

Pixar Play Parade

The Pixar Play Parade is a must-see! Some of you might remember when it used to run in DCA. There have been some changes, and new float has been added! Make sure you grab your seat early because this is one show you won’t want to miss! Warning: there is water that gets shot into the audience. I wasn’t totally prepared for that, but overall, this parade is so much fun and the music is very catchy!

Annual Passholder Exclusive Items

You heard it here first! Pixar Fest not only has sights and sounds for everyone, but Annual Passholders have exclusive merchandise! Check out Disneyana where you can find all things Annual Passholder related. That includes exclusive Pixar Fest shirts, mugs, and more! Make sure after grabbing all your AP merch that you head over to Disney’s California Adventure for an exclusive AP corner right across from the Silly Symphony Swings! Lastly for AP’s, refillable souvenir popcorn buckets will be coming at the end of April for all you’re popcorn loving times at Disneyland!

Merchandise

Looking for some sweet Pixar Fest merchandise? Disneyland’s Main Street Emporium has you covered! You can find everything there! Although fair warning, the Emporium does get crowded fast. Select stores throughout the park offer Pixar Fest merchandise like the Little Green Men store in Tomorrowland! For all you pin traders, there’s also a limited release Pixar Fest pin, so make sure you get yours right away!

During Pixar Fest, you’ll never get bored! Grab a map and a show guide on your way in or download the Disneyland app to schedule your day or let your conscience be your guide… to food! Food is always the way to go!  If you get the chance to go to Pixar Fest, let us know what you think of everything! For an overview of what is being offered at all things Disney’s California Adventure for Pixar Fest click here!

Many thanks to Ashlee F. for this fun and super informative post! We’d like to invite you to follow along with our contributors, Amanda and Ashlee, in their new blogging venture, The Adventureland Girls! You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram!

Downtown Disney Splitsville Review

Splitsville in Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney has recently opened their doors to the public. Splitsville is not only a luxury bowling alley, but a restaurant as well! Bowl, eat, or do both at the same time! Here is all you need to know about Splitsville in Downtown Disney!

The Atmosphere

The construction of Splitsville was longer than anticipated, but I certainly love everything about this place! The second floor was not open to the public due to construction when Splitsville opened, but less than 2 weeks later the second floor is alive and well and welcoming guests with not only it’s very own bar, but it’s very own bowling lanes! The decor has a high end 50’s diner feel to it. No matter where you choose to dine or bowl, both upstairs and downstairs are aesthetically pleasing. 

Fun fact: The murals in ALL the Splitsville’s across the nation are painted by the same artist BY HAND!

The Food

Splitsville has a wide variety of different foods  sure to please even the pickiest palate. They have items ranging from salads, to steak and mushrooms, even sushi, and many more options. My friends and I decided to try out Splitsville for the first time and surprisingly the food was amazing! In my opinion the food was way overpriced, but for the ambience of the whole restaurant and the unlimited refills are what make it all worthwhile. Annual Passholders also get 10% off on food, which is definitely a nice passholder perk. 

This sushi roll was called the Ninja Crunch roll, and it was priced at $17. If your looking for a little spice to your sushi, this roll is for you!

This entree is the Steak and Mushrooms and it’s priced at $30. My friend thought the mushrooms and sauce was excellent but felt the meat wasn’t the right cut of beef for this type of meal.

This is the Southern Goddess priced at $21. This salad was definitely able to feed more than one person because it’s that big! For the price of this salad, you sure do get a lot. This vote was unanimous that this was the best item we ordered!

The Bowling

Feeling like bowling on an ordinary day in Downtown Disney? Splitsville’s got you covered! Not only does Splitsville have 21 lanes available for bowling, but each lane is accompanied by their very own server for your enjoyment!

Splitsville definitely has such a fun and unique vibe. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the Downtown Disney area! Have you visited Splitsville? Is it on your “to do” list for your next Disneyland vacation? Let’s chat in the comments!

Special thanks to Disneyland contributor, Ashlee, for such a fun post! 

Valentine’s Day at Disneyland

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re a Disney lover just like me, Disneyland is the perfect place to celebrate!

Valentine’s Day at Disneyland Resort

There’s plenty of romantic and fun-filled adventures to share at the Disneyland Resort with your special someone and I’d like to share them with you! Here are 5 things to do if you are spending Valentine’s Day at Disneyland!Valentines Day at Disneyland

A Romantic Boat Ride!

What better way to spend a day with that special someone than taking a ride on The Mark Twain! This unique ride offers the sights and sounds around the Rivers of America! The Mark Twain is a perfect place to just relax and talk to that special someone. If you and your significant other are keen on nostalgia, a ride or two on the Mark Twain is just for you!

See a Show!

Perhaps you and your significant other are more laid back and enjoy the theater. Who needs Broadway when you can see Frozen at the Hyperion Theater in DCA?!? This show immerses you in the town of Arendelle where Princess Anna and Queen Elsa live. This jaw dropping live performance is packed with songs from the actual film, and is a perfect place to sit down and experience the show with your significant other!

Have a Nice Meal!

Feeling hungry during your Valentine’s day at Disneyland? Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure (DCA) offer numerous varieties of food and places to choose from that will please any palate.  If you’re looking to have a table service dinner, I would recommend booking your reservation as soon as the 60-day mark is available! My favorites include Blue Bayou and Café Orleans in Disneyland and Lucky Fortune Cookery located in DCA! Don’t forget the hotels have restaurants too!

Watch the Fireworks!

Your day is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! You and that special someone are looking for something to end the night with, what do you do? Watch the fireworks, of course! Fireworks are a great opportunity to close out your night, and celebrate your spark as a couple! If you aren’t a fan of fireworks, Disneyland offers Fantasmic! on the Rivers of America and DCA offers World of Color at Paradise Pier! (soon to be Pixar Pier!)

Memorialize the Day!

You’ve just spent an amazing day with your significant other at The Happiest Place on Earth! There is no better way to remember the day than by taking a picture in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! This is great way to utilize PhotoPass if you have it as a part of your Annual Pass or MaxPass for the day!

Of course there’s many other things you and your significant other can do together for Valentines Day at the Disneyland Resort. These were just a few suggestions! Let us know how you celebrate your Valentine’s Day at the Disneyland Resort!

Many thanks to our newest Disneyland contributor, Ashlee, for these romantic ideas!