Starting March 5th, you’ll be able to meet the mythological duo as part of the Disneyland After Dark: Pixar Nite — a specially-ticketed event! And starting March 6th, (the same day Onward is released!) the brothers will be greeting with their adoring public daily down at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure!
The word is that the Lightfoot Bros will also be making the long journey to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort! Talk about an epic quest!
Set in a suburban fantasy world, “Onward” introduces us to Ian Lightfoot, a 16-year-old elf who yearns for the father he lost before he was born. Ian is sweet and determined with the best of intentions, but his lack of confidence and nervous energy trips him up more often than not. Ian is convinced that if only he had his father’s guidance, his life wouldn’t be so complicated and messy.
Ian’s older brother Barley Lightfoot is a big, boisterous 19-year-old elf who loves magic and immerses himself in fantasy role-playing games. He’s a free spirit who may be slightly more passionate about the past than the present. When their late father inadvertently sends Barley and Ian on an epic quest together – one highlighted by mystery and magic – Barley fires up his beloved and mostly dependable van Guinevere and never looks back.
There’s no word yet on whether or not Barley and Ian will be coming to Disney World, but we’ll be on the lookout for any news they’re heading that way! There is plenty of merch however that will be hitting Walt Disney World and Disney Parks around the world! Check out this new magic band you can find at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom!
In case you missed it, if you’re visiting Disney Parks over the next month, you can get an early glimpse of scenes from “Onward.” Sneak peeks of the film are being shown in the Tomorrowland Theater at Disneyland park and as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests aboard Disney Cruise Line can also catch this special look at a part of the film, during select sailings through early March.
Are you looking forward to seeing “Onward” opening weekend on March 6? I know I am!