Walt Disney World is Gearing Up for Pixar Weekend

Mums the word around Walt Disney World about the upcoming Pixar Weekend, scheduled to take place May 13th through the 15th.  Not much pomp and circumstance has been made about the event but the details have been released over on the official “Pixar Weekend” website.

Here’s what’s on-tap:

Special Pixar Meet and Greets

Pixar films come to life! Meet your favorite Pixar characters in exclusive meet-and-greets held throughout Epcot.

Future World

  • Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story at Mission: SPACE
  • Mater from Cars and Cars 2 at Test Track
  • Living Coral Stilt Walkers at The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Crush at Turtle Talk with Crush

World Showcase

  • Woody, Jessie and Bullseye from Toy Story at the American Adventure
  • Flick, Atta, Gypsy Moth and stilt walking Slim from A Bug’s Life at the Art of Living Garden
  • Remy and Emile from Ratatouille at France

Pixar Celebration Headquarters

World Showplace, located between the Canada and United Kingdom pavilion, will serve as the celebration weekend headquarters.

Here, you can meet even more Pixar favorites:

PLUS… Browse a photo gallery that reveals some of the best “Easter Eggs” from Pixar films, and explore the art gallery for a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible creative work that goes in to Pixar films.

Presenting Pixar Speaker Sessions

Get the inside scoop from Oscar-nominated Pixar producer Jonas Rivera, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino and Cars Franchise Guardian Jay Ward at the speaker series held inside World Showplace Saturday and Sunday.  Register NOW to reserve your seats.

Daily Speaker Session Schedule: May 14 – 15, 2011

  • Noon: Jay Ward
  • 2:00 PM: Jonas Rivera
  • 4:00 PM: Michael Giacchino
  • 6:00 PM: Special Presentation by Jay Ward, Jonas Rivera and Michael Giacchino


Fun activities abound, including the Cars 2 Race Around World Showcase. Journey through World Showcase pavilions in search clues that lead to a special reward at the end.

All of these exciting experiences are included with Epcot admission.

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