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Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland Resort is Fun for the Whole Family!

It's one of the most iconic spots at Disneyland. Main Street. The gateway to everything the park has to offer, and the perfect setting for one of the most popular events at Pixar Fest, the Pixar Play Parade.

"Guests may remember it used to be over at Disney California Adventure Park. Now it's back and better than ever, but right here for the first time at Disneyland, which is really great because it's more of an intimate parade route down Main Street. Guests can get more up close and personal," said Jessica Bernard, Disney Spokesperson.

The parade opens the same way all the Pixar movies do.

"We had to start out Pixar Play Parade with the Pixar lamp. So that's brand new for this parade, as well as the iconic Pixar ball," said Bernard.

Those aren't the only new elements. Joy and Sadness from "Inside Out" ride down the street on Riley's "Rocket" Wagon.

"What I like best is you always see Joy. She's really happy waving at everybody. And the sadness is...she's (not) really into it," said Eduardo Orozco, Disney Spokesperson.

The "Up" float is making its first appearance in the parade as well, and its a crowd favorite. Carl and Dug ride on lush jungle greenery, flanked, of course, by Kevin, the bird.

"Most people don't know (Kevin) is a girl. Russell is riding on her back, and I think Kevin is the star of the parade," said Bernard.

The stars don't stop coming. Favorites from "Monsters, Inc.", "Finding Nemo", "The Incredibles" and "Toy Story" pass by just feet away.

It's an exciting, high energy experience, guaranteed to make you smile. There's dancers, baton twirlers, even acrobats. And if you need to cool down on a hot summer day, a squirt of water from one of the flowers or the baby turtles will do the trick.

The Pixar Play Parade really is an event the whole family will enjoy.

"It was awesome. I mean, I grew up with Toy Story. This parade is awesome for the young, and the young at heart," said Daniel Anderson, who was visiting Disneyland Park with his children.

"I'm almost 40, and I still love it."