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 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.