Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pixar Weekend May 13-15 2011

Just announced in early April, Epcot will be hosting the first ever Pixar Weekend during the Flower and Garden Festival this year!
The topiaries that are scattered throughout the park already have a heavy Pixar theme and Pixar is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year - so all signs certainly point to a great event.

Stitch Kingdom announces Pixar Weekend
Attractions Magazine offers details on Pixar Weekend

It seems as though there will be characters abound throughout the final weekend of Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival this year. Guests coming to the park May 13th - 15th will be greeted by Green Army Men and handed a special event map. The map is said to show where all of the special character meet and greets will be taking place! Here is a rundown of where meet & greets are expected to take place, according to Stitch Kingdom and Attractions Magazine:

  • UP - Carl, Russell and Dug @ Fountain of Nations Stage
  • Monsters, Inc. - Mike Wazowski, Sully, Boo and friends @ Universe of Energy Pavilion
  • Cars 2 - Mater, Lightning McQueen and Rust-eze Girls @ Test Track
  • A Bug's Life - Flik, Atta and friends @ Village Traders in World Showcase
  • Ratatouille - Remy and Emile @ France Pavilion 
  • Toy Story 3 - Buzz, Woody, Lotso and friends @ American Adventure Pavilion
  • The Incredibles - Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl @ Innoventions West
  • Finding Nemo - Living Coral and Stilt Walkers @ The Seas
And... drum roll please... Making his GRAND Walt Disney World debut...


WALL-E Makes his Meet and Greet Debut

Check out this video of WALL-E in Disneyland to get a taste of what his Meet & Greet experience may be like (the audio isn't great, but the video is too cute)

It seems to be that Meet & Greets will be the main focus of the Pixar event, giving guests a chance to meet and get photos with characters that rarely make appearances in the parks. Sounds as though the plans are to have characters on "stage" in 20 minute shifts and swapping out. For instance, at the Monsters, Inc. area - Sully will be available for autographs and photos for 20 minutes, then will go backstage while Mike Wazowski comes out for 20 minutes, and so on. My guess is that this will keep the lines moving faster, instead of each guest meeting with up to 5 characters at the same time.

This Disney Blogger will be at Epcot on Friday, May 13th and will hopefully be able to share some live-reports during the day! 

Which Disney-Pixar character would you be most excited to meet and have a photo with?

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