Does the idea of Pixar films and flowers coming together sound dreamy to you? Well then you’ll be happy to lose yourself in the world of Pixar films at Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend coming May 13-15 as part of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World Resort. Celebrate Pixar with exciting activities, special character appearances and a speaker series with Pixar insiders.
Disney has just opened up free seat reservations for the Saturday and Sunday talks featuring experts from Pixar. So if you’re planning on attending, drop what you’re doing now and register over at http://www.pixarweekend.com.
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.
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
Now, go get your seats if you haven’t already.
Thoughts on why this isn’t at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and more details about the weekend below the jump:
With a whole section of the park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios themed to Pixar Studios, one wonders why this event isn’t being held at DHS. Yes, it’s a nice way to end the Flower and Garden Festival, and yes, Epcot has a number of venues that are perfect for events like this. So, let’s see how it goes this year, and hope that it becomes an annual event.
Aside: another event I’d like to see is an ABC/Disney Channels all-star lineup weekend.
More details from the weekend below:
Special Pixar Meet and Greets
Pixar films come to life! Meet your favorite Pixar characters in exclusive meet-and-greets held throughout Epcot.
- 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
- 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:
- Mr. & Mrs. Incredible and FroZone from The Incredibles
- Lotso from Toy Story 3
- Mike, Sully, Boo and Smitty from Monster’s Inc.
- Carl, Russell and Dug from Up
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.
Does this sound like a great event to you? It does me. Can’t wait to go.