‘Pixar Play Parade’ at Disney California Adventure Park


Who doesn’t love a parade? It’s time to “countdown to fun” with the “Pixar Play Parade” at Disney California Adventure park! This parade features some of your favorite characters from Disney•Pixar films such as Woody, Sulley and Mater, and is great time for all! I wish WDW still had a parade still similar to this, it looks fun! Below are some tips, from Disney Parks, to keep in mind for optimum viewing for this fantastic parade!

~Finding the perfect parade viewing location – The parade route at Disney California Adventure park traverses most of the park, starting at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and stretching all the way to Silly Symphony Swings! The route provides plenty of fantastic vantage points from which to view the parade. For example, if you want to be at the beginning of the parade, pick a spot in Hollywood Land. But the area near Goofy’s Sky School and Jumpin’ Jellyfish on Paradise Pier sometimes offers a bit more space – just remember it may take about 15 minutes for the parade to reach your viewing location.

~Get set to get wet! – One of the unique things about “Pixar Play Parade” is that all of the floats launch water and mist during the warmer seasons! Keep this in mind when using equipment like cameras and phones during the parade. If the weather is a little cooler, have no fear – almost every float will feature bubbles!

~Looking for shade? – One of the best things about Southern California is the sunshine. However, sometimes all that sun can be a challenge. Shady spots can be found near The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

~Navigating Disney California Adventure park during the parade – If you would prefer to race on over Radiator Springs Racers or enjoy a meal at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge rather than watch the parade, don’t miss this tip! If you need to cross the parade route to get to another destination, just ask one of the cast members carrying an orange baton where to find the nearest crossing, and they will point you in the right direction.

If you’re not going to be at the Disneyland Resort anytime soon, then click the video below to watch clips from the parade!


Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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