Easter is just a week away (April 20) and Walt Disney World is gearing up for the holiday with some great events the whole family can enjoy. Many different facets across the resort are getting in on the fun.
In The Theme Parks
- From April 13-20, guests will be able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny on Main Street, U.S.A., in Town Square, between City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.
- A special pre-parade will take place on April 19 and 20, featuring Mr. Easter Bunny, springtime characters, dancers, and the Azalea Trail Maids.
- Speaking of parades, the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be shown twice from April 13-20. Showtimes are at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Guests can take part in the Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt where guests search for Disney-themed eggs around World Showcase. The experience costs $4.95, but guests will receive a prize for finding all the eggs.
- In the United Kingdom Pavilion, guests can participate in an Easter egg hunt or relay on April 20. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny are hosting the events. They will be on hand to meet guests from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Easter egg hunt, for ages 3-9, will occur every 10 minutes from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Easter egg relay, for ages 8-12, will take place every 40 minutes, starting at 11:40 a.m., with the last relay ccuring at 3:40 p.m. There will also be a smaller egg hunt for those under the age of 3. To participate, guests will need to sign up before each event. There will also be an Easter basket toss that will take place in the United Kingdom gardens.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- A special Easter-inspired cupcake is available until April 20. The cupcake is yellow cake, with buttercream, raspberry filling, coconut shavings, and white chocolate ears. This treat can be purchased at Starring Rolls, ABC Commissary, Fairfax Fare, Pizza Planet, Studio Catering Co., Backlot Express, and Rosie’s All American Café.
At the Resorts
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has the 3rd Annual Easter Egg display, made artfully out of chocolate and other edible goodies. Many eggs depict Disney stories, like Tangled and Frozen. The eggs will be on display until April 22.
- At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, guests can experience the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Parade. The Contemporary’s Bakery team has created beautiful eggs that will be on display in the Grand Canyon Concourse (on the 4th floor), until April 21.
- Each of the Disney Resorts on property will be offering special fun activities for the whole family, including character meet and greets, games, crafts, dance parties, movies, and more! Make sure to check at the hotel to see which activities are taking place when.
- The Swan and Dolphin Resorts will have a unique offering this year. Guests are invited to take a PEEP…I mean peak at the fun of the famous PEEPS marshmallows. From April 16-23, guests are invited to celebrate a PEEPtastic week with PEEPS decor, meet and greet opportunities with the Easter Bunny, PEEPS-inspired desserts, PEEPS s’mores, Easter egg races, diving for eggs and a bunny hop relay. Plus, one night’s dive-in movie night will feature the movie, Hop.
Many different restaurants across Walt Disney World property will be offering Easter menus. Here’s a look at where you can get a delicious Easter meal:
- Magic Kingdom – The Diamond Horseshoe will offer lunch options until April 28. Items will include sandwiches and snacks. Also, the restaurant will serve a family-style turkey dinner from April 13 – 19.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Boma will offer brunch
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort – Cape May Cafe will have Easter breakfast and dinner
- Disney’s BoardWalk Resort – Kouzzina will offer a special Easter menu
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort – The Wave and Chef Mickey’s will both offer brunch
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Olivia’s Cafe will offer a special Easter dinner
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – Captain’s Grille will offer brunch
Disney’s Contemporary Resort will hold religious services in the Fantasia Ballroom for those who wish to attend. Do keep in mind that parking at the Contemporary will be restricted to only resort guests, so those who wish to attend one of the services should take Disney transportation. The service times are:
- Catholic Mass – 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
- Protestant Service – 9 a.m.
More Easter activities will be added to this posting, should they come available.
If you are celebrating Easter at Walt Disney World, remember that the parks will be extremely busy, so be courteous. Smart advice says to get to the parks early and use a Touring Plan.