How can I visit Pixar Studios? It’s a Disney dream come true! Here’s what it’s like Visiting Pixar Animation Studios Photo Tour & Fun Facts. This post is sponsored by Disney. All magical opinions are my own. #Incredibles2Event
Visiting Pixar Animation Studios Photo Tour & Fun Facts
I love lists, especially when it comes to travel bucket lists. I write down all of my “dream” places to visit in my lifetime, in the hopes that one day, I get there. What do I love more than having a travel bucket list? Crossing dream places off of my list. April 3, 2018 – I got to cross Visiting Pixar Animation Studios off of my list.
Visiting Pixar Animation Studios is a HUGE deal for any Disney lover. This is the place where some of the most beloved Disney Pixar films, some of the most iconic movies of all time have come to life. You can’t just schedule a tour. You can’t just waltz up to the gate. In order to visit this Disney hot spot, you have to know someone who works there.
But does visiting Pixar Animation Studios live up to the dream? Words can barely express. Wearing my best Pixar “Up” Disneybounding style, I walked into one of the most amazing travel adventures of my life. Get your full photo tour and fun facts of this magical place, including some of the most amazing murals, statues, design and décor themed for Incredibles 2.
Bucket list – check.
The Iconic Pixar Lamp and Luxo Ball
*Cue angels singing* This is the picture I had in my mind whenever I thought of Pixar Animation Studios. The replica Lamp and Luxo Ball – two of the most iconic symbols of Pixar stands right outside the doors of this campus.
The Steve Jobs Building – First Floor
The first floor of this Pixar Animation Studios building is based on community. Here you’ll find the Luxo Café, dining area, coffee bar, couches, theater, store and oh yeah, lots of Disney Pixar inspiration.
Huge murals inspired by Incredibles 2 hung on brick walls. Statues of favorite Pixar characters from past and present greet onlookers. Display cases filled with Oscars, awards and all of the bragging rights.
The Steve Jobs Building – Second Floor
Thought that area was magical? Wait until you go upstairs. We got a special tour of the second floor of The Steve Jobs Building, and you know it’s a big deal when the cameras are banned. Half of the upstairs is dedicated to the last film finished.
During this visit, Coco framed art, sculptures and video were proudly displayed throughout this floor – like a beautiful encore. Walking through pieces of timeless Pixar history, you could feel the hard love that went into the making of this film. How I wish I could have a taken photo or two of my own to share with you!
The other half of the second floor is dedicated to artwork of the current project. And you bet, Incredibles 2 could be found everywhere.
The Brooklyn Building
We only had a few magical hours in this building for our Bao reception. But visiting this Pixar Animation Studios building left a big impact. Beautiful, functional and a soft glow during the nighttime hours, I loved my brief walk-around here. More familiar faces could be found, and a huge Brave mural hung on the wall. And remember that loveable “For the Birds” short? There’s a little bird love hanging on the walls there too.
The Pixar Animation Studios Grounds
Need to relax, rejuvenate, and burn some calories? Pixar Animation Studios has you covered. Pool, basketball court, volleyball court and a sweet grilling area are all located on the grounds of the campus.
One of my favorite behind-the-scenes places while visiting Pixar Animation Studios was our tour of the Pixar Archives. Too much just for this post, check out my Pixar Archives post HERE for all of the photos, information and tour of this incredible Disney secret spot. Want to see artwork of a rejected Edna Mode prototype and more? You have to read this post.
The Outdoor Theater
If you’ve been following any previous Pixar blogger trips, this photo may look somewhat familiar. This outdoor space is beautiful and a perfect place to showcase some Pixar inspiration. And when you get 25 bloggers together, you’d better believe that a little “super hero” inspiration would come out with Incredibles 2 around the corner.
Visiting Pixar Animation Studios was above and beyond my expectations. Just being in the middle of the Pixar vibe – you leave feeling inspired. The art, the passion, the drive, the love of what these people do everyday, it’s palpable. But that’s not all. We got to sit in on some of the most amazing sessions – from costuming to action sequences to super hero concept art to all of the Jack-Jack you can handle, stay tuned in the coming months for more from our Incredibles 2 sessions at Pixar Animation Studios.
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Have you been following my #Incredibles2Event journey? Catch up here:
- Inside the Pixar Archives
- My Pixar “Up” Disneybounding Style
- Pixar Concept Art for Incredibles 2 + Incredibles 2 Kids Craft Idea
- Walt Disney Family Museum Tips for Families
- 15 Best Pixar Fest Eats & Where to Find Them
Incredibles 2 opens in theaters everywhere on June 15, 2018.
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this looks like a fun vacation you guys had. thanks for sharing
Sara Zielinski says
This sounded like an amazing tour.
Awesome dude .
Could you please elaborate on how you managed This tour
Sure. I was invited by Pixar for the coverage of Incredibles 2. Unfortunately, there are no public tours. To get a tour you need to know someone who works at Pixar.
Oh okay. That sucks. I was planning a trip to the states, I would be going just as a crazy Pixar fan. I do know one of the and one of the animators over there.
Will other animation studio’s like Disney idream work s have similar policies
Trenton Moore says
This looks like fun! Although I wonder how busy it is when you’re not on a private tour. I suppose it’d still be pretty fun even with swarms of screaming kids 🙂
My son wants to visit or public tour inside the Pixar. How to make arrangements? I live by castro valley..
Please.. i do really appreciate.
You cannot get a public tour as of today. The only way in is by knowing someone who works at Pixar.
Lisa O'Neill says
Hello:). I just came across your page! It looked like an amazing tour! I was wondering how you schedule the tour? We would like to take our students to Pixar Studios for a field trip. If you could let me know how I go about scheduling that, I would be so appreciative! Thank you so very much!
Hi Lisa, the ONLY way to schedule is to know someone who works at Pixar to set up a tour. There’s unfortunately no other way.