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  • On Feb 16, 2024
    Lacey from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to visit during Pixar Fest. Is that every day or only on certain days? It seems like the park closes early some days during that time.

    Hi there, Lacey!

    Welcome to planDisney! May is a magical time of year to visit Disneyland Resort! The trees are blooming, the weather is warm, and two exciting events are taking place: Pixar Fest and Season of the Force, a Star Wars celebration. You will have a great time!

    Pixar Fest will take place every day from April 26 through August 4, 2024. This celebration of friendship is full of exciting entertainment each day, although some experiences may only take place on select days, such as the Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular. In my experience, fireworks are often limited to weekend nights (Friday through Sunday). In addition, there are a few Disneyland After Dark events that overlap with Pixar Fest, and Disneyland Park may close early on those nights. I recommend checking the Hours & Events Calendar as it gets closer to your trip to see when different experiences are taking place. Regardless, there will still be plenty of ways to celebrate Pixar Fest during your visit!

    If you are a fan of Pixar, then you may want to stay in the new Pixar Place Hotel! It opened on January 30, 2024, and it is the first hotel in the world to celebrate all the films of Pixar Animation Studios. You never know who you might run into there (like my favorite imaginary friend, Bing Bong)! Guests staying at Pixar Place Hotel also have their own entrance into Disney California Adventure Park! Even if you stay elsewhere, you are welcome to visit the hotel and dine in the new Great Maple Modern American Eatery (reservations are highly recommended). 

    Season of the Force, a Star Wars celebration, is also happening during your visit! Guests will be able to embark on new adventures aboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and Space Mountain will be transformed into Hyperspace Mountain. Specially-themed food and beverages will also be available for a limited time. I suggest keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and the Disneyland social media accounts for more details about these upcoming events!

    Lacey, thank you for contacting us at planDisney! Please reach out to us again if you have other questions!

    May the force be with you!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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