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Disneyland Resort Appetizing Occasions: Pixar Fest Edition

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Pixar Fest is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort, celebrating friendship and beyond with favorite Pixar stories and characters. For a limited time, you can enjoy special parades, fireworks and more throughout the resort. What’s also exciting is the food! I recently put together a Foodie Guide and a Candy Guide to Pixar Fest, detailing the amazing food and candy offerings and where to find them. But in addition to those treats, there are several dining experiences available that can make your Pixar Fest experience one to remember, and I’m here to give you all of the tasty details!

Scones, salads, tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, and sweets at Steakhouse 55, Disneyland Hotel

Pixar Fest Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel
Starting today, sit back and relax as you enjoy a delightful selection of Pixar-themed sandwiches, scones, pastries, and other delicacies during the new Pixar Fest Classic Afternoon Tea at Disneyland Hotel. Held from 12-3 p.m. every Friday-Sunday at Steakhouse 55, you can treat yourself to an unforgettable experience by indulging in scones, salads, tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, and sweet offerings all themed to the celebration of Disney•Pixar movies such as “Up,” “A Bug’s Life” and “Toy Story.” You’ll also enjoy a selection of loose leaf teas, herbal teas, and even hand-crafted tea-infused cocktails! For more information and to make your reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

Cars characters, Paint the Night, Disney California Adventure park

“Paint the Night” Parade Dining Packages
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: a spectacular nighttime pageant of magic and imagination awaits you with special dining packages for the “Paint the Night” parade! That’s right – this legendary parade has arrived at Disney California Adventure park for Pixar Fest. You won’t want to miss out on these “Paint the Night” Parade Dining Packages.

With these packages, you can embark on a culinary adventure highlighted by one of the biggest and brightest parades in Disneyland Resort history. Start your journey with a mouthwatering feast from your choice of two popular Disney California Adventure park restaurants. Step into a Golden-Era movie palace where premier cuisine takes “centerscreen” at Carthay Circle Restaurant or experience Napa Valley’s passion for wine and fresh fare in an idyllic Mediterranean setting at Wine Country Trattoria. And at the end of your meal, you’ll receive vouchers that will give you access to special viewing areas where you can enjoy the spectacular sights of “Paint the Night” parade as it makes its way through the park.

At Carthay Circle Restaurant, dine in style with a four-course meal as you take in the elegance and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age. For the first course, experience a delicious Crab Custard with chilled asparagus, and then move to the second course with a savory Soup of Roasted Parsnip accented with winter pears, dried cranberries and rosemary ham. For the main course – choose between the Sustainable Fish of the Day with Spanish chorizo, bay shrimp, and red bell pepper romesco, or Stone Creek Prime New York Steak with winter root whipped potatoes and Cabernet essence. And finally – for dessert you can enjoy the sweet Painter’s Palette.

Cheese plate,Wine Country Trattoria, Disney California Adventure park

At Wine Country Trattoria, prepare to be transported to the heart of Napa Valley as you savor a three-course culinary experience with flavors of California and the Mediterranean. Start off your meal with Italian Insalata with pepperoncinis, Kalamata olives, Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved Parmesan, and a red wine vinaigrette or the Chef’s Soup Selection – Italian Wedding Soup. Then enjoy the main course with selections such as Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with seasonal vegetables, arugula, tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, Tuscan Salad, Linguine alle Vongole, or Fettuccine Shrimp Alfredo. And finally, top off the meal with a decadent dessert of either Trattoria Tiramisù or Chocolate Panna Cotta.

These dining packages book up quickly, so be sure to make your reservations in advance to get in on all the Pixar fun!

Sonoma Terrace “Paint the Night” Parade Reception
Ignite the night with tasty treats, libations, reserved viewing and a serving of Disney magic with the Sonoma Terrace “Paint the Night” Parade Reception. If you’re looking to end your night on a deliciously dazzling note, then this unforgettable evening is for you! This dining experience welcomes kids of all ages to experience “Paint the Night” parade from reserved seating in the beautiful Sonoma Terrace. At the event, you can help yourself to charcuterie and desserts served with wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll even receive a box of tasty truffles to enjoy later! So be sure to save your place for this amazing reception by making a reservation today.

Picnic-inspired meal, Plaza Inn at Disneyland park

“Pixar Play Parade” Dining Package
In Disneyland park, experience Pixar Fest by dining at Plaza Inn before enjoying “Pixar Play Parade.” Here you can savor a delicious picnic-inspired meal with a chicken breast and leg, white cheddar macaroni and cheese, lemon green beans, watermelon salad, pudding dessert and your choice of beverage. The kid’s meal includes chicken tenders, choice of side, fruit, pudding dessert and your choice of beverage (vegetarian options are available upon request). When you book this dining package, you will also receive access to special reserved viewing areas for “Pixar Play Parade,” where you’ll discover some of your favorite Pixar pals from “Up” and “Inside Out” with brand-new story elements. Click here to book this dining package today!

Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort runs through September 3, and these special dining experiences are ones that you won’t want to miss! Reservations fill up fast, so be sure to save your spot today by visiting the links above or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily Pacific Time.