Easter is coming and Walt Disney World Resort is beginning the celebrations!
In the last few days, the Easter Eggs have been displayed in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and are looking fabulous, to say the least!
Easter eggs are a Disney World tradition that has run for some years now and takes place across several Walt Disney World Resorts. Disney chefs prepare giant chocolate Eater Eggs to display in the lobbies of Deluxe Resorts, and they really are a work of art.
This year’s Grand Floridian display showcases 25 eggs, which can be found around the Disney Deluxe Resort lobby. The Easter eggs are themed around favorite Disney movies, Pixar Shorts, and Disney Park attractions. Make sure to check in the lobby area in front of Grand Floridian Cafe too!
The movies and characters featured in the 2022 Easter Eggs include Luca (2021); Ratatouille (2007); The Mandolorian (Baby Yoda); Encanto (2021); Raya and the Last Dragon (2021); and Alice in Wonderland (1951). The Pixar Short, Sandpiper, is also featured, and is pretty cute too!
Attractions-wise, check out the Spaceship Earth egg that features Figment and the Cinderella Castle egg that is double-sided, making a nod to the Walt Disney World Casting Agency on the other side.
A new addition to this year’s eggs is the giant Cinderella Coach-inspired egg featuring a license plate that honors the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, reading “Cindy 50”. You won’t want to miss this masterpiece, which is placed to the right of The Grand Cottage and close to Curious Clothier’s shop.
The New Addition This Year
The Grand Cottage is new to the Grand Floridian lobby this year for Easter!
It is located in the center of the lobby, in front of the Garden View Tea Room where the 2021 Gingerbread House was positioned for Christmas. The Grand Cottage is open daily, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through to April 18.
It serves up Easter treats, ranging in price from $3.50 to $50.00, and so offers something for every budget. If you enjoy a Hot Cross bun, you’ll definitely want to stop by The Grand Cottage and treat yourself to one; they are freshly baked and served warm!
This is just the start of the Easter celebrations at Walt Disney Resort. If you’re planning on taking a trip between now and Easter Sunday, here are our top tips to help you plan the best Easter yet!
Visit Other Resorts
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa isn’t the only Disney Resort hotel that features Easter eggs at Walt Disney World! Although they are yet to arrive at other Resorts, previously they have been featured in the following Disney Resorts:
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort – located on the ground floor, in the lobby
- Polynesian Village Resort – a smaller collection, located at Kona Island
- Disney’s Yacht Club – in the lobby, Ale & Compass and The Market at Ale & Compass
- Disney’s Beach Club – in the lobby, featuring a stall to buy Easter treats from
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn – also in the lobby
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs – in the Carriage house
Although it has yet to be confirmed which Disney Resort hotels will feature Easter eggs this year, keep checking back here at Disney Tips. We’ll let you know which Resorts should be added to your list to visit on your Disney vacation at Easter time.
When visiting the Resort Easter eggs, a morning visit is a good idea, when crowds are a little lower. Tie in breakfast at a quick-service or full-service restaurant at one of the Resorts. If you’re looking to avoid the weekend crowds in the Disney Parks, weekends will also make for a great time to Easter egg hunt your way around Walt Disney World. Be sure to look out for Hidden Mickey’s on the Disney Easter Eggs too!
Easter Egg Hunt in EPCOT
Soon, Disney Easter eggs will be showing up around EPCOT Center. This makes for an exciting time to visit EPCOT, as you’ll also get to experience the International Flower and Garden Festival. The Easter eggs are available for all Guests to see, but why not get rewarded for seeing them all?
Known as the Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt, Guests can pick up a map and stickers for $7.99 (plus tax), at locations including Pin Central and Disney Traders. If you plan to enter EPCOT via International Gateway, stop by World Traveler as this is also a location where the map and stickers are available to purchase.
Once you have your pack, the hunt begins. The map will advise you of the locations you need to look for the Easter eggs. As you find an egg, place the sticker that matches the egg on your map. When you have placed all of your stickers and found all of the eggs, return to one of the stores mentioned earlier, to collect your very own Easter egg to take home.
Guests can take part in the Egg-travaganza Scavenger Hunt as many times as they like, especially if you want to complete the collection of the reward Easter eggs! This is a great activity to complete during weekdays, and on a morning when crowds are lower.
Enjoy all of the Easter snacks
Stop by quick-service locations around Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy unique Easter-themed snacks. Weekends would be a great time to hunt Easter snacks, whilst other Guests are enjoying the Disney theme parks. It’s also a great thing to do if you need a break from the sun. Locations that have been known to feature Easter treats include:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, Restaurantosaurus, Tiffins Restaurant
- EPCOT – Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Disney Springs – Amorette’s Patisserie, The Ganachery, Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
- Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
See your Favorite Characters
Anytime is the best time to stop by your favorite character. Easter, however, is made extra special, as it’s a time when the characters don their best Easter outfits!
On Easter Sunday, stop by the Walt Disney Resort hotels. Mickey Mouse may be dressed just like Bert in Jolly Holiday. Minnie Mouse can be seen in her formal lemon dress – a perfect color for Spring. Even Donald Duck dresses up in his tails! Check by Concierge in the hotel lobbies to find out more information, during Easter week.
Make sure to visit Magic Kingdom Park in the lead-up to Easter Sunday too. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny stop by, to greet Guests. They have been known to stop on the lawns near Cinderella Castle, and also in Bunny Lane Garden adjacent to City Hall.
Another reason to visit Magic Kingdom is to see the special Easter pre-parade! This is another chance to see Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny. The Azalea Trail Maids also make an appearance, in their beautiful dresses.
Be sure to get your place for Festival of Fantasy a little earlier than normal, so you also get to enjoy the pre-parade.
There are lots of fun activities that take place at the Walt Disney World Resorts on Easter Sunday. In the morning, kids can take part in candy scrambles and egg hunts. During the afternoon, Easter-themed activities take place around the pool.
Easter Sunday Church Services
You don’t need to miss out on an Easter Service just because you are taking a Disney vacation. Typically, Easter Sunday Services are offered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There is usually at least one Catholic Mass and one Protestant Service. Check by Concierge for times when you arrive at Walt Disney World.
Make time for each of these wonderful additions to Walt Disney World during your Easter vacation! You’re sure to celebrate this wonderful time of year in a truly special way!