Disney/Pixar Weekend at EPCOT to Offer Extremely Rare Treats


#1

Guests entering EPCOT for Disney/Pixar weekend (May 13-15) will be greeted by Green Army Men who will be passing out special park maps commemorating the event. The maps will included marked locations for the exclusive meet & greet photo opportunities being staged around the park as Disney/Pixar pals from the entire Pixar family want to be on hand to help celebrate.

Planned meet & greets for the Disney/Pixar weekend include:

Carl Fredricksen, Russell and Dug from Disney/Pixar’s UP will be at the Fountain of Nations stage along with an inflatable version of Carl’s house; Mike Wazowski, Sulley, Boo, Smitty, Needleman and George Sanderson from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. will be at the Universe of Energy pavilion; Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone from Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles will be at Innoventions West; Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and the Rust-eze girls from Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 will be at Test Track; living coral from Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo at the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion (and Crush at Turtle Talk, of course — no mention of Nemo unfortunately, but always a possibility); Flik, Atta, Gypsy and Slim from Disney/Pixar’s A Bug’s Life at Village Traders (the African Outpost); Remy and Emile from Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille in France; Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye, Lotso and Mr. Potatohead from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story at American Adventure; and, making his Disney Parks debut, Wall-E from Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E at Mission: SPACE.

Each of the photo-ops will also have a special background tying their respective films in with the International Flower and Garden Festival (think Rose Parade) and Disney’s PhotoPass will be on hand to help capture the magic.

The Cars 2 topiaries at the World Showcase plaza will be enhanced with additional banners over the lanes promoting the special event.

Meanwhile, over at the World Showplace (located between the Canada and UK pavilions) will celebrate 25 years of Pixar. There will be an interactive garden featuring stills from Pixar Animation Studios productions. Upon entering the venue, guests will be handed a scorecard to see how many hidden ‘easter eggs’ they can find in the photos. Those who find them all will receive an exclusive Cars 2 prize. There will also be informal talks about the company held inside an 800-seat theater (speakers not yet announced). At the exit, a pop-up Pixar Studio Store offering exclusive merchandise.

Lastly (at Epcot), Spaceship Earth gets in on the fun as it showcases the Cars 2 logo projected on it following the performance of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, along with some music from the Cars films.

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#2

Oh my gosh what I would give to be there on that weekend! The programme of events sounds fantastic-I would love to see Russell and the inflatable house- just hope that maybe an MB’er who happens to be there for this takes lots and lots of photographs- but thanks for the info.


#3

Well, we may have let our APs lapse this year (severe money issues) but we do have some Park Hopper Plus tickets with 3 or 4 days left.
Maybe…
I will say this one thing, the Dug character costume doesn’t get all the way there like the Sully costume does.

And this event is right around the scheduled reopening of Star Tours 2.0 as well.
Soft opening?


#4

Wow, to be lucky enough to be there for that!


#5

I wanna see Wall-E so bad!!! But I’m leaving Disney on the 12th of May. :crying::crying: Dagnabbit!


#6

Woo Hoo!!! That’s the weekend we’ll be there! While I’m super excited to be there for this, there’s a part of me worried about the crowds :slight_smile: We’ll be staying at the BC so I’m happy to not have to wait for a bus!! I’ll take pics!:wub:


#7

I can NOT believe this is happening when I have no passes. It is a dream of mine to meet Wall-E, I can’t believe I will not be able to. I wonder why they chose Epcot over DHS. I hope anyone who goes will take LOTS of pics to share with the rest of us. Thanks so much for the info.


#8

Has anyone seen or heard of anything more on this? I don’t see it on any other websites. Hope it’s not just a rumor :crying:


#9

Here are some updates listed in the article:

UPDATE #1: 4/11/11 – Another source has provided additional information on how the meet & greets may work and possible changes. It appears that the characters can be considered in sets of threes and will appear individually, trading off every 20 minutes or so. This means that some previously announced meet & greets may be cut out. Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. was mentioned specifically and may end up consisting of just Mike Wazowski, Sulley and Boo.

The primary exception to this rule is Wall-E whose sets are likely to be about 30 minutes. As we expected, although Wall-E will undoubtedly come out on-stage and exit on his own, he will be stationary for meet & greets, quite similar to how they went at the 2009 Disney D23 Expo.

Our source also informs us that the Cars characters at Test Track may also be joined by the Crash Test Dummies that used to appear by the attraction.

Lastly, our source reports that appearances by Nemo do not seem likely at this point. Evidently Nemo cannot be on stage for extended periods of time.


#10

I would love to be there for this but we’ll miss it by a couple of weeks.


#11

More room?


#12

Word from the Disney Parks Blog!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Honors Pixar May 13-15 Disney Parks Blog


#13

Can’t wait…


#14

[QUOTE=PrincessJill;1073917]Word from the Disney Parks Blog!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Honors Pixar May 13-15 Disney Parks Blog[/QUOTE]

I got that in my e-mail too. There is no mention of Wall-E though.


#15

That makes sense.


#16

this sounds way cool. I wish I was there to see it all


#17

Disney just launched this website for the upcoming Epcot Pixar Weekend.

Pixar Weekend