Pizza Planet truck popcorn bucket. Copyright Disney.

Pizza Planet Truck Popcorn Bucket Coming to Pixar Fest

Pixar Fest is returning to the Disneyland Resort, and with it comes the undisputed champion collectible: the Pizza Planet truck popcorn bucket. This Pixar movie icon will sell for big money on eBay within minutes of the festival’s opening. East Coast Disney fans will hope beyond hope that it eventually shows up in Disney World, but it won’t. And I’m fine with that. It gives us an incentive to visit all the Disney parks.

Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!

Luca parade float concept art. Copyright Disney.
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Soul parade float concept art. Copyright Disney.
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In addition to the Pizza Planet truck, Pixar Fest will also feature an all-new parade with your favorite Pixar characters. Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration! will roll through Disney California Adventure twice a day. Floats will carry more than two dozen characters, including:

  • Turning Red’s Red Panda Mei and 4*Town
  • Soul’s Joe Gardner and 22. As a trombonist, I’m hoping they also include Connie. She’s in the concept art.
  • Luca’s Luca, Alberto, and Giulia
  • The Incredibles’ Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl
  • Coco’s Miguel
  • Monsters, Inc.’s Mike and Sulley
  • Toy Story’s Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear

Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular

Together Forever Nighttime Spectacular. Copyright Disney.
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Pixar Fest’s nighttime show returns with all new scenes in 2024.

Celebrating the heart of Pixar storytelling, this nighttime spectacular will take you on an emotional journey of friendship with Pixar pals as they meet for the first time, set out on adventures, overcome adversity and in the end, forge everlasting bonds. In addition to iconic moments from the original production — like Miguel strumming his guitar and Carl and Ellie’s house floating above Sleeping Beauty Castle — you’ll also see new scenes added featuring characters and moments from Pixar’s “Onward,” “Soul,” “Luca,” “Turning Red” and “Elemental” brought to life like never before.

Other Pixar Fest offerings

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Club Pixar at the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure will offer character meet-and-greets and games during the day. At night, the space will transform into a nighttime party where you’ll be able to hear live performances, play games, and eat Pixar-themed food.

Pixar Pals Playtime Party concept art. Copyright Disney.
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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theater will host the Pixar Pals Playtime Party. Families will enjoy hanging out with Pixar characters, playing games, and watching Pixar shorts on the big screen.

You’ll find plenty of Pixar characters in both parks. The festival will also include plenty of unique food and drinks, merchandise, and decor in both parks and in Downtown Disney. Check the Disney Parks Blog for all the details.

Disneyland’s Pixar Fest runs from April 26 through August 4, 2024. I’m not sure the Pizza Planet truck popcorn bucket will last that long.