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Easter activities at Walt Disney World

Disney World Easter character meet and greets Activities and egg hunts

Easter provides Walt Disney World guests the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun activities, egg hunting and meet and greets.

Meet Mr. and Mrs Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunnies meet at the Magic Kingdom next to City Hall daily through Easter Sunday, April 5.  They meet together for photo ops and they do offer Photopass, but they do not sign autographs.  Instead they offer a special pre-signed, egg-shaped collector card.  Read this post for more information.

Meet the Southern Belles

On Easter Sunday a large number of junior Southern Belles will be available in the morning at the Magic Kingdom’s Town Square for photo ops.

Easter Pre-parade

Easter Sunday offers a special Easter themed pre-parade at the Magic Kingdom.  A few minutes before each Festival of Fantasy parade a variety of bunnies and other Easter themed characters will march down the parade route for the enjoyment of park guests.

Giant chocolate eggs at the Grand Floridian

Each Easter season presents new delacately designed oversized chocolate egg creations at the Grand Floridian lobby.  They are usually between 16 and 20 inches tall and are hand painted by Disney World chefs with amazing Disney movie designs.

Epcot’s Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt

From March 27 through April 5, Epcot will offer it’s annual Egg-stravaganza.   Guests are allowed to purchase a map and sticker set for $4.95 at the Heritage Manor in the American Adventure pavilion, Pin Central on the bridge from Future World to World Showcase, Port of Entry gift shops and the International Gateway gift shop.  After hunting for the special eggs in each World Showcase Country, guests place the corresponding sticker on their map.  After completing their egg hunt, they return the map, (complete or incomplete) for a special surprise gift for each map purchased.

Easter resort characters and Easter egg hunts

On Easter Sunday morning, a variety of Disney World resorts offer special character meet and greets.  In 2014, we met visited the monorail resorts and met Mickey & Minnie, White Rabbit, Chip n Dale and the Easter Bunnies (separately at different resorts).  The Grand Floridian offered free pastries and drinks in their grand courtyard in addition to the meet and greet.  Each resort offered children the opportunity to gather candy-filled eggs for free.  The children are separated by age group and gather eggs at the same time.  We found that the Polynesian resort was the best as there were few guests.

Here’s the best list I could compose for recent years resort characters:

  • All Star Movies – Goofy
  • All Star Music – Pluto
  • All Star Sports – Minnie
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge – Mickey
  • Boardwalk – Donald and Daisy, Goofy
  • Caribbean Beach – Goofy & Donald
  • Contemporary – Chip n Dale, Mr. Easter Bunny
  • Coronado – Mickey & Minnie
  • Grand Floridian – Mickey & Minnie, White Rabbit
  • Old Key West – Mickey & Minnie
  • Polynesian – Chip n Dale, Mrs. Easter Bunny
  • Pop Century – Minnie
  • Port Orleans – Mickey, Goofy & Donald
  • Yacht and Beach Club – Mickey & Pluto

I’m sure there were more, but those were the ones that my friends or I met in recent years.

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  1. Kenny do you know the time of the Easter egg hunt at the Polynesian? Staying at AOA so we would hop over to Polynesian for the hunt. I’m assuming we can go do that hunt even if we are not staying there?

  2. Hi Kenny~ IF WL doesn’t offer Easter morning events :( which resort would you suggest we go to for the best character interactions and fun kid activities? Keeping in mind crowds and that we are staying at WL and heading to Epcot later in day. Thanks for your tips!!

  3. I think I would like to go to the Contemporary Easter morning to try to meet the Easter Bunny, mostly because it’s something I haven’t done before. But can you tell me about how crowded you think it will be? I’m really not into waiting in a long line with a 2 and 6 year old to meet Characters. We are planning to go to the Animal Kingdom in the afternoon, I have fast passes starting around 1pm.

  4. Any inside info on Easter activities for 2016? Any chance to meet Thumper at a meet and greet or character meal? Thanks for all the great info – wouldn’t trust anyone else!

    • thumper never appears at character meals. Easter info won’t be available until later. We’ve seen thumper in front of Animal Kingdom last two weekends in afternoon

  5. So the egg hunt at Epcot, that will be nothing like the insane egg hunts that places do where the kids act like animals getting every egg and not leaving any for other little ones? Just want to be clear before I BEG hubster into letting us all go to do that instead. lol. I mean, sure I could try to find hiding spots in our yard, but we dont have many places to hide anything. lol

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