Pixar has been part of Walt Disney World since even before the official merger of the two entertainment venues in 2006. There are now more Pixar-themed attractions and entertainment deals at the four WDW theme parks than ever before, including favorite movies like History of toys, Finding Nemo, Up, and more. And we are totally here for that!
So if you think fish are friends, don’t eat, everyone can cook and the adventure is here, here’s a tour of some of the best Pixar experiences WDW has to offer:
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger tour
This fun attraction allows everyone to become a Space Ranger and try to take down Buzz Lightyear’s enemy bow, the Evil Emperor Zurg. As you shoot through various black-lit rooms, your goal is to hit as many targets as you can with the red laser blaster. I’m extremely terrible at this game, but part of the appeal of this attraction is the element of re-rideability … who knows, maybe next time I’ll be better!
Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
Get out of the human world and into the world of monsters for this interactive comedy show. With some favorite characters from Monsters Inc. In addition to several new friends, these monsters are testing their actions to take advantage of human laughter to feed the city of Monstropolis. It’s a great opportunity to sit in a fun theater, get a lot of stuff out and enjoy a few laughs. Try not to be “that guy.”
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
I know it’s not officially open yet, but I’m sure Remy’s will be a fan favorite for years to come. This family walk without 3D routes reduces you and guides you through the kitchen scenes that appear Ratatouille from the perspective of a rat. A few years ago I was lucky enough to put together the original at Disneyland Paris, and it was a very immersive and very fun trip.
Toy Story Land
For a whole land dedicated to the original Pixar feature, look no further than Toy Story Land. Stroll through Andy’s backyard and appreciate every detail – almost everything you see has been designed to look like it was made of toys or other children’s objects. Enjoy three amazing themed attractions: Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania and Alien Swirling Saucers, as well as a delicious children’s meal at Woody’s Lunch Box.
Pixar Pals Motorcade
While you can’t get close to your favorite Pixar characters now in meet & greet, this motorcade is the next best. See friends of the Parr and Edna Mode family of The Incredibles, Sulley de Monsters Inc.., and Woody and Jessie de History of toys stroll (or stroll) through the streets of Hollywood several times throughout the day. Check out the app for a full schedule and get ready to grab your favorites.
You have to explore the desert! And there is no better place to do it than in Animal Kingdom. Visit the official Wilderness Explorers headquarters on Discovery Island to learn and recite the Wilderness Explorer motto, receive your free manual and your first badge. You can then continue to collect more badges throughout the day by completing different activities around the park, all outlined in your handbook. It’s fun, free and perfect for Up fans!
It’s hard to be an insect
Warning: this 4D program celebrates mistakes and their contribution to our land, based on Pixar’s second feature film The life of an insect it is totally terrifying for some people, both children and adults. I recently saw an adult woman jump out of her seat screaming at the end (if you know, you know). But I think after having experienced it once and surpassed the shock value, it’s a pretty fun show with awesome special effects.
Find Nemo the Musical
It was recently announced that this stage show full of music, puppets and bubbles is expected to continue swimming one more year and I was very excited to hear the news. A brief narration of the beloved film Finding Nemo, features lots of favorite characters and fantastic songs written specifically for the show. Another inner place, it is a wonderful opportunity to rest and get lost in history.
Pixar is known for its great stories and characters that have become part of our lives. It’s so much fun to be able to enter their worlds by experiencing these attractions and shows all over Walt Disney World. With a tremendous catalog to keep shooting, including more favorites like Wall-E, Inside out, i Coco, it will be interesting to see what worlds we experience below.
What are your favorite Pixar experiences at WDW? Let us know in the comments.