The first ever Pixar Fest offers and delicious foods with a Pixar theme, and this celebration of friendship has arrived at the Disneyland Resort, running now through Sept. 3.
During this new event, guests can try creatively themed food and beverage offerings throughout both parks, inspired by the Pixar stories and characters they love.
The Pixar Fest Celebration Cake is sure to be a fan-favorite. Taking inspiration from the famous yellow, red and blue Pixar Ball, this treat features layers of yellow vanilla cake, blue raspberry cake and red velvet cake with raspberry purée and vanilla frosting, topped with a chocolate Pixar Ball. This Pixar Fest staple can be found at Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park and at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta at Disney California Adventure Park.
Also at Plaza Inn is a special dining package with a picnic-style lunch, along with access to a reserved viewing area for the “Pixar Play Parade.” The picnic lunch includes a choice of either fried chicken, penne pasta with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese, or a bed of greens with house-made ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, pickled onions, beans and tomatoes.
Each entree is served with white cheddar mac and cheese, lemon-thyme green beans, watermelon-feta cheese salad and a chocolate-caramel pudding for dessert.
Another new offering for Pixar Fest, the Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port will transform into Alien Pizza Planet, inspired by the little green Space Aliens from the family restaurant visited by Andy (and his toys) in “Toy Story.”
The Space Aliens are taking over this popular dining location to bring fresh, hot pizzas and other out-of-this-world items, including the new specialty pepperoni pizza and cheeseburger pizza.
All over the Disneyland Resort, guests can find special menu items inspired by the characters and stories in Pixar films, check out some of the creative Pixar Fest food and beverage offerings below:
The pork chop dinner, like Carl’s TV dinners from “UP,” with a spiced apple pork chop, cornbread, peas and carrots, and a chocolate cake dessert at Carnation Café.
The fried bologna sandwich at Carnation Café, and Café Specialty Éclair at Jolly Holliday Bakery Café. A Frozen “Grape Soda” slush can be found at Cappo Cart.
In Frontierland, check out some rootin’ tootin’ treats inspired by “Toy Story,” including a Berry Funnel Cake at Stage Door Café – a house-made funnel cake topped with blueberries, strawberries, chocolate cookie crumbles, white chocolate, crème anglaise, and gold-dusted whipped cream.
“Coco”-inspired menu items can be found at Rancho Del Zocalo, and include Al Pastor Huarache, featuring refried beans, al pastor-marinated pork, pineapple slaw, Mexican crema, pasilla pepper crema and queso fresco, and served with pickled carrots and fried serrano chili. Savor a little sweetness with the Mexican Chocolate Pot de Crème for dessert.
A three-course dinner inspired by the little chef, Remy, is served at Café Orleans. This dinner features a charcuterie plate starter, Ratatouille a Confit Byaldi Shrimp dish entrée and berry and cheese beignets served a la mode.
Also throughout Disneyland will be exciting new churros and snacks. Outdoor kiosks and carts will be serving Cotton Candy inspired by Nemo from the Disney/Pixar film, “Finding Nemo,” with orange and white stripes and an orange and vanilla flavor.
At the Town Square Churro Cart and the Churro Cart in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle will be Lemon Churros with lemon-flavored sugar and multi-colored fruity cereal.
The Frontierland Churro Cart will feature a Cocoa Churro with chocolate powder, salted cinnamon sugar, and a Mexican chocolate dipping sauce, while the Frontierland Pretzel Cart will be offering a Cinnamon Pretzel.
The Tomorrowland Churro Cart will offer a Strawberry Churro with strawberry sugar, and at the New Orleans Square Churro Cart, guests can find a Carrot Cake Churro rolled in cinnamon sugar with raisin-carrot cream cheese frosting.
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For “Monsters, Inc.” fans, find a monsters-inspired Chilled Noodle Salad featuring color-changing noodles with mint, Thai basil, shredded daikon and tofu at Lucky Fortune Cookery (the special sauce activates the new color of the noodles), as well as Mike Wazowski-shaped sourdough bread at Pacific Wharf Café.
Other “Monsters, Inc.”-inspired offerings can be found at Schmoozies, including whoopie pies, a Mint Chip Shake, and a Marshmallow Doughnut with marshmallow fluff filling.
A “Coco”-inspired menu is available at Paradise Garden Grill, in the Pixar Pals area, with tortitas de papa con queso, mole verde con pollo, tacos de estilo callejero, a Jamaica slush and “Coco” tres leches parfait. Also at Paradise Garden Grill is a Mexican cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate served in a souvenir “Coco” jarrita, or little jug.
An “incredible” Spicy Corn Dog cna be found at Corn Dog Castle with two different sausages (Cajun chicken sausage and hot link sausage), pepper jack cheese and served with a sweet-and-spicy blackberry-serrano chile sauce with your choice of apples or chips, inspired by the Disney/Pixar film, “The Incredibles.”
Over at the Cozy Cone Motel, you can try one of three “Choose Your Racer Churros,” with three colored sugars to choose from inspired by the Disney/Pixar film, “Cars 3”: yellow for Cruz, blue for Storm and red for Lightning McQueen.
You’ll also find a Champions Corn Cup with corn, flavored mayonnaise, chili-lime spice, cotija cheese, and lime; and a Habanero Meatball Cone with turkey meatballs in a habanero derby sauce with a cheese crisp and spiral pasta “smoke stacks.”
Guests can look forward to even more Pixar-inspired food and beverage items at both parks and the three resort hotels at the Disneyland Resort with the opening of the new Pixar Pier on June 23, 2018.
Pixar Fest runs now – Sept. 3. For more information on Pixar Fest and other Pixar offerings at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com.