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Pixar Play Parade

The Pixar Play Parade will return to Disney California Adventure after a 16-month break on June 15, 2012, it has been confirmed.

The parade, which stars an array of characters from Pixar's animated movies, has been out-of-action since January 4, 2011, due to the extensive construction work taking place at Disney California Adventure. June 15 will mark the completion of much of that work, and is also the opening date for the Cars Land expansion and Buena Vista Street entrance area.

A number of changes will be made to the Pixar Play Parade ahead of its return, including the addition of Violet to the Omnidroid float, which is themed around The Incredibles. It will also travel along a longer route, starting at the Twilight Zone Tower of Tower in the newly-renamed Hollywood Land, and ending at Silly Symphony Swings in Paradise Pier.

Two minor shows that were temporarily installed in place of the parade, Pixar Pals! Monster Mayhem and Pixar Pals! The Incredibles: Heroes in Training will both be performed for the last time on April 29.

The extensive renovations to Disney California Adventure have already seen a major overhaul of the Paradise Pier area and the debut of the World of Color nighttime spectacular. In 2011, dark ride The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure opened, with the renovations being capped by the completion of the 12-acre Cars Land expansion in 2012.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

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