Oh how time flies. Can you believe that it was way back in 2006 when Disney purchased Pixar? Do you remember the price tag? It was a cool $7.4 billion.
Of course, Walt Disney had a distribution deal with Pixar from the very start to handle Toy Story, but after the acquisition it seems that Disney synergy moved into high gear.
You might be surprised how many Pixar characters are now around the Walt Disney World Resort. I’ve tried to put together as comprehensive a list as possible, and I omitted passing references to characters (like how many Pixar characters make a brief appearance in the Magic KingdomCinderella Castle projection show, Celebrate The Magic).
Let’s take a look at where you can find Pixar characters, park by park:
(16) Pavilion: The Seas With Nemo and Friends (AKA The Seas), including Turtle Talk With Crush (Finding Nemo)
Breaking down these in-park placements by Pixar movie it looks like this:
Toy Story – Six placements
Monsters Inc. – Two placements
Finding Nemo – Two placements
Up – Two placements
It’s Tough To Be A Bug – Two placements
Brave – One placement
Since Disney and Pixar have created three different Toy Story movies, and since that was the first movie that really launched Pixar as a global sensation, I guess it’s not too surprising that there are so many more Toy Story placements around the parks.
Do you like seeing Pixar characters around Disney World?