Pixar and Disney go hand in hand, and bringing Pixar to Disney Cruise Line makes perfect sense. While Pixar Day at Sea is a one-day event where guests can experience exclusive themed activities, entertainment, dining, and more, some offerings are available all week long for guests to enjoy. We’ll tackle Pixar Day at Sea in two separate articles because so much is offered. In this article, we’ll focus on offerings that fall outside of the actual Pixar Day at Sea and are either offered all week or on a day separate from Pixar Day at Sea. Learn more below.
1 – Your Favorite Pixar Movies and Characters
Pixar has produced some of the most beloved characters that Disney fans love. During the Pixar Day at Sea Cruise, some of the most popular movies are brought to life, and guests can interact with their favorite characters. You’ll see characters from beloved Pixar tales of “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out,” “Ratatouille,” “Up,” and “Coco.”
From the moment you step onto the ship, you’ll see a Pixar Day at Sea photo backdrop where you’ll want to take a photo! It will be up all week, so you’ll have time when it’s convenient.
2 – Exclusive Merchandise and Novelty Items
If you’re a Disney novelty item collector, you’ll love the items available during the Pixar Day at Sea cruise. During our cruise, we saw Woody’s boot, a Pixar ball sipper, a Green Alien sipper, a Mater popcorn bucket, a Coco sipper, and a few straws. The items are available throughout the entire cruise. Check them out in our Instagram post below:
The Pixar Day at Sea merchandise is also available all week, and we purchased our items on the first night of the cruise. Some sizes may be limited, so we recommend purchasing your items on the first evening so you get the size you want. Items include a Disney Pin, an ornament, a long-sleeve shirt for adults, a t-shirt for children, and a car magnet.
3 – Pixar Treats at Sweet on You
During the cruise, you’ll want to stop by Sweet on You, the sweet shop on the Disney Fantasy. Here you’ll find Pixar treats such as the Joyful Lemon Cupcake, Toy Story Letter Blocks (chocolate blocks filled with mixed candy), and the Sherriff Rice Krispy Treats Badge. You’ll also be able to enjoy Jack Jack Num Num Cookies, Lightning McQueen Cupcakes, Edna Marshmallows, Anger cakes, and Andy’s Strawberry. All of these items are available for purchase and are not included with your cruise fare, but we felt the prices were very reasonable. Take a look at some of the items below (click any photo to enlarge).
My sisters and I all got the Num Num Cookies with vanilla ice cream on top. They heated the cookies, which are thick and brownie-like, and they were delicious. The treats at Sweet on You are available throughout the cruise, not just on Pixar Day at Sea.
4 – Pixar Magic in Your Room
Another offering that happens before the actual Pixar Day is some pixie dust in your stateroom. All guests will be given a Pixar Day at Sea cling on their verandah door or porthole the night before. Not only is this a great keepsake, but it’s a fun addition to bring the Pixar fun into your stateroom.
If you want to really bring the Pixar magic into your stateroom, consider purchasing the Pixar Room Décor Package ahead of your cruise. Our friends at Disney Cruise Line surprised us with the décor package the night before Pixar Day at Sea, and it was awesome to have the Pixar celebration in our room. The package includes a ceiling banner, a door magnet, two hanging garlands, an oversized beach towel, and two pillowcases. These keepsakes will be fun to have at home after the cruise.
If you order the Pixar Room Décor package, it will be in your stateroom on the first day of your cruise!
5 – Hey Howdy Breakfast with Woody and Friends
A new, interactive character dining experience is offered as part of Pixar Day at Sea and is hosted by Sheriff Woody, Jesse, and Bullseye and includes sing-a-longs, cowboy serenades, and all the country breakfast fixins. As we noted in our Day 2 Travel Log, the Hey Howdy Breakfast with Woody and Friends will take place on two different days than Pixar Day at Sea. This allows guests to jump right into the day’s activities without missing out because of the breakfast. We loved this, and it was great to experience the breakfast on another day. Click here to read our review of the breakfast and why we loved it!
In Part 2, we’ll cover the offerings on the Pixar Day at Sea, day three of our cruise.
How to Book Pixar Day at Sea
Pixar Day at Sea is included on nine select Disney Fantasy cruises from January through March 2023. (We hope to see them return in early 2024, but no announcement has been made). Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida, the Disney Fantasy will sail to several guest-favorite destinations in the eastern and western Caribbean. Eastern Caribbean itineraries feature stops in ports such as Tortola, St. Thomas, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, while western Caribbean sailings visit Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman; and Falmouth, Jamaica. Every cruise includes a visit to Disney’s private island oasis, Castaway Cay. For more details and help booking your vacation, call our travel partners, Magical Vacation Planners, at (407) 442-0227. You can also get a no-obligation, FREE vacation quote by clicking here. Their services are free to you, and they can answer any questions you may have.
Learn more about Pixar Day at Sea on the Disney Fantasy
Read about our voyage to hear more about the experience, learn tips and tricks for cruising, and read our reviews of all the unique offerings.
Articles with Cruising Tips and Tricks
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Instagram Story with Photos and Video of our Cruise
Day 5 – Instagram Story Highlight – San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Editor’s Note: Disney Cruise Line provided a complimentary Pixar Day at Sea Cruise with special media-specific events and tours during the cruise. However, as always, the thoughts and opinions about Disney Cruise Line in this article are entirely our own.