The summer at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios has Pixar front and center.
The show titled “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” begins May 26 and will feature a full orchestra performing a 40-minute homage to Pixar films, along with accompanying video and character appearances on stage and clips of some of the famous folk who helped create the memorable songs. The live stage show takes over for “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage” in the evenings. Current showtimes are 5 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:15 pm through August 19th. For August 20th through August 27th, the showtimes are 5 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:15 pm.
I was excited to see the show, and I was not let down.
The “Music of Pixar Live!” show will showcase highlights from some of Pixar’s greatest scores, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” and many other films. There will also be appearances by Woody, Jessie, Mike and Sulley, the Incredibles and more. When you first arrive in the outdoor theater, you’re already amped up and ready for the show. There’s music from Wall-E and Cars playing while the Green Army Men from Toy Story march around talking to guests. You may even be pulled out to perform light drill-sergeant activities like push-ups and jumping jacks! The crowd is also invited to participate in a live vote via text in a series of Pixar-related “would you rather” questions like, “Which character from ‘Up’ would you most like to hang out with?” Results are posted on two huge screens overhead.
The orchestra is introduced and transitions from select scores from one Pixar movie to the next with the help of costumed characters I mentioned previously. Even Dory makes an appearance. Guess you’ll just have to catch the show to see how that’s possible. Every moment of the show is meant for guests to sing along and have a good time so don’t be shy.
Find out more about this one of a kind show here. Show times along with more details can be found on the Music of Pixar Live web page. Don’t forget to book your Disney Hollywood Studios tickets while you’re there.