Disneyland Resort Announces Details of Egg-stravaganza as Fun Scavenger Hunt Returns in April

Springtime is just around the corner, which means the return of the beloved Egg-stravaganza to Disneyland Resort. This fun, egg-themed scavenger hunt will take place from April 1-16, 2017, at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park, and Downtown Disney District. I recently “hopped” over to special event merchandiser Linda Votaw to discover what makes this activity popular with guests.

Egg-stravaganza Details Hatched as Fun Scavenger Hunt Returns to Disneyland Resort in April

“This is the fifth year we’ve offered the Egg-stravaganza at the Disneyland Resort,” explained Linda. “I believe our guests love it as spring is a wonderful season to visit. This activity is easy to do, and it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Even if you have been to Disneyland Resort many times, this scavenger hunt gives guests an opportunity to explore the theme parks and Downtown Disney District in a new way.”

To participate, pick up a map and stickers for $5.99 (plus tax) at select merchandise locations throughout Disneyland Resort. Search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney and Pixar characters. Record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.

Egg-stravaganza Details Hatched as Fun Scavenger Hunt Returns to Disneyland Resort in April

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location for a surprise. Redemption locations include the following merchandise shops: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District.

For guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, don’t forget the Egg-stravaganza is currently taking place at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival through May 29, 2017.

Purchasing limits will apply, while supplies last. Please note that no discounts apply and separate admission is required to enter Disney theme parks. The experience is subject to restrictions and may change without notice.

Disney Announces Easter Entertainment Line-Up for the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom will be adding additional entertainment over the next few weeks as part of the busy Spring Break and Easter periods.

  • Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny will be appearing in the Town Square Courtyard from March 14 to March 27 2016, 9am to 6pm.
  • The Tomorrowland DJ Dance Party will extended operating hours from March 20 to April 2 – midday to 11pm.
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will perform twice daily at 12pm and 3pm.
  • The Azalea Trail Maids will take part in an Easter pre-parade before Festival of Fantasy Parade on March 26 and 27, and will meet and greet around Town Square on March 27 2016.
  • As second Main Street Electrical Parade has been added from March 28 to March 31 at midnight.

The Egg-stravaganza Continues in 2016 at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort

Egg-citing news, Disney fans! Those of you who have enjoyed the Egg-stravaganza each spring at Disney Parks will be glad to know that it will be returning to the Disneyland Resort, at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as the Downtown Disney District. This egg-ceptional event will, of course, also take place in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Eggstravaganza Maps

Here’s what you can egg-spect!

From March 2–27, 2016 (or while supplies last), search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location. Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.95, plus tax at the following parks and locations. Remember, no discounts apply.

Disneyland Resort

  • Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co., Humphrey’s Service & Supplies, Off the Page, Oswald’s, Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Treasures in Paradise
  • Disneyland park – Disneyana, Disney Showcase, “it’s a small world” Toy Shop, Little Green Men Store Command, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile and Stromboli’s.
  • Downtown Disney District – Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, D Street, Disney Pin Traders, WonderGround Gallery and World of Disney Store
  • Hotels of the Disneyland Resort – Acorns Gifts & Goods, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; Mickey in Paradise, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel; and Fantasia Shop, Disneyland Hotel

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Epcot – Pin Central, Port of Entry (Showcase Plaza), Heritage Manor (The American Adventure) and World Traveler (International Gateway)

How to redeem!

Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a redemption location: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort; or Port of Entry in Epcot before April 2 to pick up your surprise.

United Kingdom Pavilion to Host Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Relays on Easter Sunday

United Kingdom

Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be hosting Easter Egg Relays and Hunts on Easter Sunday April 5th at Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion.

The Easter Egg hunt is open to children ages 3 – 9, and the Easter Egg Relay for children ages 8 – 12. A smaller Easter Egg Hunt will also be available for younger children, 3 and under.

The Egg Hunts will take place every 10 minutes from 11 AM to 3:30 PM, and the Relay will take place every 40 minutes, starting at 11:40 AM, and the final relay starting at 3:40 PM.

Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny will also be on hand for meet and greet photos from 11:30 AM to 4 PM.

As always, space for the relays is limited, so check in early to get a place.

Easter Services Schedule Announced for Walt Disney World

Contemporary Resort

For Easter, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will host religious services on Sunday, April 5th, in the Fantasia Ballroom.

Since the Contemporary parking lot is likely to be very busy, guests staying at the monorail resorts are being advised to get to the Contemporary via the resort monorail.  All other guests should go to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to a shuttle bus to Disney’s Contemporary Resort or walk from the Magic Kingdom.

Service Schedule

  • Catholic Mass – 8:00am and 10:15am.
  • Protestant Service – 9:00am.

Contemporary Resort & Grand Floridian Resort Offers Special Easter Brunch

grand-floridian-resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are both offering a special Easter Brunch on Sunday April 5th.

Available only to guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resor hotel, both will feature a buffet, floral displays and character meet and greets. At the Contemporary, the brunch will be located in the Ballroom of the Americas, where guests will be able to meet Thumper and Miss Bunny. Seating times are 10:00am-11:30am, 12:00pm-1:30pm, and 2:00pm-3:30pm.

Over at the Grand Floridian, guests can meet Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny hosted at the Grand Floridian Ballroom, with seating times of 10:30am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-2:00pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm.

At both hotels, the cost is $49.00 (ages 10+) and $27.00 (ages 3-9). Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Brunch buffet includes unlimited regular and decaffeinated coffee, hot tea and iced tea. Mimosas and Bloody Marys may be purchased separately. No discounts are available, and it is not on the Disney Dining Plan. The brunch can be booked at the resort concierge desk.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Easter Brunch menu

Florida Farm to Table Vegetable Display

Grilled Bell Peppers
Charred Asparagus
Marinated Immokalee Tomatoes with Balsamic and Virgin Olive Oil

Florida Seasonal and Tropical Fruit Display

“Plant City” Strawberries
Melons
“Central Florida” Watermelon
“Indian River” Ruby Red Grapefruit

From our Florida Garden

“East Coast Florida” Red Watercress, Arugula and Baby Spinach Salad-Tupelo Honey and Balsamic Vinaigrette
“Mt. Dora” Triple Sweet Corn Salad with “Winter Haven” Teardrop Tomatoes

“Minnie” Buffet

Tossed Green Salad, French Dressing & Lite Italian Vinaigrette
Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dip
Chicken Fingers with Honey- Mustard, BBQ Sauces
Potato Barrels with Ketchup
“Minnie” Jelly Bean Cup Cakes

Action Stations

Egg Omelets to order with Choice of Toppings
Hand-carved and Slow Roasted Honey-Glazed Ham

Hot Food

Gluten-free & Vegetarian Quiche with Leek, Caramelized & Gruyere Cheese
Sausage and Smoked Bacon,
Chicken and Dumplings
“Port Canaveral” Shrimp Cheesy Grits
Scrambled Eggs
Candied Baby Carrots
“Delray Beach” Organic Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Oven Roasted Marble Potatoes

Dessert

Macaroons
Mini Easter Egg Cheesecake
Plant City Strawberry Tartlets
Citrus and Chocolate Mousse

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Easter Brunch menu

 

Easter Salad

Chopped Romaine & Petite Greens, Purple Orchid Petals, Carrot Ribbons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Macerated Cucumbers, Roast Garlic Croutons
Served With Wild Berry Vinaigrette Or Creamy Watercress Ranch

Soups

Chilled Strawberry Soup Shooters

Entrees

Potato Hash Topped

Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and chives

Roasted bacon, blueberry chicken sausage

Royal Herb Grilled Chicken Breast
With Sautéed Prosciutto, Leeks, and a Gruyere Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Filet Of Salmon, With A Citrus Beurre Blanc, Pickled Radish Salad and Lime

Mustard & Molasses Glazed Ham
Served With Mustard, Cranberry Sauce, And A Peppered Maple
Mayonnaise

For the Kids

Mac and cheese
Pasta with tomato sauce
Crispy chicken nuggets
Steamed broccoli
Diced fresh fruit

Croissant: Plain & Whole Grain?
Citrus muffins
Hot cross buns
Bunny cupcakes?
Mickey shaped chocolate tarts

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on the Way with Fun Foodie Ideas at Walt Disney World

WDW Easter Cupcakes

Big or small, there’s a way to celebrate Easter at Walt Disney World Resort. From specialty cupcakes in Magic Kingdom Park to an Easter egg parade at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and a garden party brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, there’s something for everyone.

From March 29-April 11, Magic Kingdom Park guests can nibble a cupcake that’s almost too pretty to eat – carrot cake with cream cheese icing and a carrot piped on top, or a vanilla cupcake with a chocolate nest of malted milk eggs. And don’t forget the delicious white chocolate rabbit cupcake from Cheshire Café!

At Epcot, guests can pick up an adorable chocolate cupcake with marshmallow filling, marshmallow-buttercream frosting at Fountain View from March 29-April 11, and Sunshine Seasons April 4-5.

A noon on March 31, join in the 3rd annual Disney’s Contemporary Resort Easter Egg Parade at Chef Mickey’s – the procession of pastry chefs starts in the restaurant, then their chocolate bunnies and beautifully decorated eggs are displayed through Easter on the fourth floor near the restaurant. There will also be a special cupcake April 3-5, featuring carrot cake with pineapple-coconut filling, white chocolate buttercream frosting, toasted coconut, jelly beans and a bunny macaron garnish.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, fans of Boma — Flavors of Africa will be happy to hear that hours are extended on Easter Sunday, April 5, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. And ‘tis the season for sweets, with a table laden with goodies – chocolate peanut butter eggs, jelly beans, kisses, chocolate miniatures so that breakfast guests can make a little take-home box.

Over at Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Palace Library at Kidani Village is being converted to “Library Lounge” during this bustling season, open from 4 p.m.–midnight and offering Sanaa appetizers and cocktails (not on the Disney Dining Plan). It’s the perfect place to beat the heat with a pretty savannah view.

Guests of the resort can enjoy the Maji Pool Bar Cookout from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (weather permitting) March 28-April 12: burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, bratwurst and a chicken burger by the pool (on the Disney Dining Plan). Look for some fun entertainment too.

At Disney’s BoardWalk, try the Easter cupcake from BoardWalk Bakery. Vanilla cake with raspberry panna cotta filling, topped with a cute coconut “nest” with jelly beans.

Three seasonal brunches are open for booking. The 1900 Park Fare Brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be from 1-3 p.m. daily March 29-April 5. No Disney characters, just an enjoyable mid-day spread of delicious goodies.

 

Join Disney’s Digital Easter Egg Hunt

Disney Digital Easter Egg Hunt

Are you a fan of the Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort on Facebook? If so, you can join in on a digital Easter egg hunt across a variety of Disney Parks Facebook pages this Sunday, April 20. Simply visit different pages to collect different Disney Parks-themed Easter graphics. Each “found” Easter egg will also offer you a hint as to where you can find another one.

The “hunt” starts will begin on the Disneyland Facebook page. Happy hunting!

Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny to Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Easter Sunday

Disney Easter Bunnies

Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny will be visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Easter Sunday, April 20th.

The meet and greet opportunity will be taking place on Discovery Island 9 AM to 2 PM.

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny at the Magic Kingdom

Disney Easter Bunnies

Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny will begin their Meet & Greet at the Magic Kingdom this Sunday, April 13.

Guests will be able to find them in the Town Square Courtyard on Main Street USA April 13-19 from 9 AM until 5 PM.