Fun at the California Adventure Pixar Play Parade

Our family visited Disneyland over the Fourth of July this year and were able to spend almost an entire day in California Adventure.  Normally my daughter is more interested in riding the attractions than stopping to see a parade but when I promised seeing a few characters from the new Monsters University movie, she couldn’t wait to see a parade.  We had so much fun at the California Adventure Pixar Play Parade.

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We sat on the sidewalk directly in front of the parade route and had a great view of all the floats and characters.  The parade begins with Mike, Sully, and their friends.  The baton twirling, music playing, and dancing sets the tone for a fun parade.  

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The Incredibles make an appearance next and kept everyone excited with more dancing. The big floats and bright colors had my daughter’s full attention

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The lifelike turtles from Finding Nemo are impressive and made us feel like the streets had been moved underwater.

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Next we were surrounded by bubbles as the longest float of the parade came by.  The friends from A Bug’s Life were having so much fun on their garden playground! 

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The finale arrives with characters from Toy Story.  Amazing athletes swing and flip as the float goes by.  The performers put on a great show!

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Mater follows behind the parade and is the last character to go by before the fun is over.

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My daughter really enjoyed watching the parade and asked to see it again.  

The parade was full of fun interactive characters and is a must see for guests visiting with children.  With a parade route that runs about the length of the park, there is definitely room for everyone.  We found a great viewing area just minutes before the parade began but I would suggest planning the time and area you would like to see the parade.  A few viewing stations that offer better visibility can be found in Hollywood Land, Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier.

With plenty of bubbles and several floats spraying water, don’t be surprised if you get wet. My family had so much fun at the California Adventure Pixar Play Parade and would love to watch it again soon!

Which float are you most looking forward to seeing when you visit the park?

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