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Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival at Epcot

The Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival is located adjacent to the large triangular Imagination Pavilion in Epcot. In the picture below, you can see that the entrance to the film festival is only a few steps away from the exit of the pavilion.

This review will cover the need to know information about the Disney and Pixar Short Film festival. We will also discuss when and whether or not it’s worth your time to experience this attraction.

Below is a quick reference chart for experiencing the featured short film cartoons.

Disney and Pixar Short FilmEpcot Attractions


Imagination Pavilion

Height Requirement at Disney World:


Epcot FastPass:

Yes, Not needed

Ride Type:

Theater Show

Seats Per Vehicle:



18 minutes

Extra Magic Hours:


Good For:

Taking a break.

Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:


Perfect For:

All Ages

Special Mention:

Great area to be in during a shower.

Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

The Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival is a combination of three different shorts (cartoons) from Disney or Pixar. There are a few unique effects that occur during the festival. For example, you will experience a bit of movement in areas while watching. The shorts are also in 3D, so you will need to pick up a pair of glasses before entering the theater.

As far as FastPass goes, the only wait you should expect for this experience is for the next show to begin. Therefore, if you are in the area and refreshing FastPass+ and this comes up, don’t select it. If crowds are high and you need a break, the Short Film Festival is a decent place to visit. I would recommend getting in line and waiting for the next show to begin. You can refresh the My Disney Experience app for a better FastPass while waiting.

While the Short Film Festival is cute, it’s basically only a few watchable cartoons in a variety of different places online. You aren’t going to miss anything if you skip it, and those on a tight schedule will want to prioritize their time.

Now, if you end up touring Epcot on a rainy day, this is one of the areas I highly recommend touring. The Imagination Pavilion offers a variety of things to do in one covered area. The Shorts Film Festival is only a few feet away, making it another easy thing to do while waiting on the rain to clear off.

Remember to keep this area in your pocket for when you need a break from the heat or escape from the rain.

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Hopefully, you’ll have enough time to check out the Disney and Pixar Film Festival. Do you have a favorite Disney short? Let me know below in the comments.

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