March 27, 2016
Every Easter, the Easter Bunny and his wife, Mrs. Bunny, visit the Walt Disney World Resort for some rest and relaxation in the days leading up to Easter’s annual holiday basket delivery. The Bunnies, who have spent most of the year painting eggs and stocking up on jelly beans, will spend their Disney Parks vacation meeting and greeting families at the Magic Kingdom Park. You won’t want to miss meeting them and other special activities that take place in the parks, restaurants and resorts of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Additional 2016 information will be added as it becomes available
Theme Park Easter Activities
Easter Bunny Meet & Greet – Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Bunny Lane Garden (at the Town Square Courtyard between City Hall and Chamber of Commerce on the left side of Main Street when entering the park) to meet & greet with guests. PhotoPass photographers will be on hand to take pictures.
Easter Procession – Look for Mr. Bunny to make a special pre-parade appearance at 2:45p.m. on March 26 and 27 along with other springtime characters and dancers, and the Azalea Trail Maids. Typically, Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny are joined by butterflies, flowers and dancing hippos for this procession down Main Street, U.S.A.. Of course, the Bunnies will be unavailable for meet & greets during their pre-parade appearances.
Spring Trolley Show – The citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom park are bursting with excitement now that spring is in the air. Dressed to the nines in bright pastels and with a few new songs in their hearts, they arrive in town on a horse-drawn trolley adorned with colorful bouquets of flowers and ribbons.
DJ Dance Party – The Tomorrowland Dance Party at Rockettower Plaza Stage will be extended and last from noon-11 p.m. from March 20- April 2. (The DJ will be solo from noon – 3 p.m., with characters joining from 3 – 11 p.m.)
The MouseForLess Tip:
When making your Easter vacation plans, plan on arriving at the Magic Kingdom early, especially days the week prior to Easter as the park often closes due to reaching capacity.
Easter Egg Hunt March 2 – April 3 – Easter Egg Hunt Maps can be purchased at Heritage Manor at the American Adventure Pavilion, Disney Traders, the International Gateway, Pin Central, or Port of Entry for $5.95. Once guests have their maps, they will be able to record hidden eggs, themed after Disney characters, by placing the right character sticker in the matching location on the special map. Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to Disney Traders in Epcot and participate in an ‘egg-scramble’ to pick up your surprise.
Easter Day Meals and Buffets
A number of special meals are held at select resort locations on Easter Day. Details for Easter meals are usually announced several weeks prior to the holiday. Holiday meals can be reserved up to 180 days in advance by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463).
During the busy Easter season, many of the Walt Disney World dining locations experience an increase in guest demand. As a result, Disney has implemented seasonal pricing for many of the fixed-price dining locations (buffets and character meals). For more information on seasonal dining prices, visit our Seasonal Dining page.
Restaurants offering Easter dining include:
1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
A Grand Brunch at 1900 Park Fare 12:45 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Cost: $23.99 for adults and $12.99 for children (ages 3-9).
Brunch Menu: custom-made omeletes, carved meat stations, classic brunch dishes, and Mickey-shaped waffle, and more.
The Wave – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Easter Brunch 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cooked-to-Order Eggs and Omelets: Choice of Onions, Mushrooms, Peppers, Spinach, Swiss, Cheddar, and Feta Cheese
Buffet Offerings: Mini Crab Cakes with spicy Rémoulade; Steamed Mussels with Lemon Grass and Ginger; Thompson Farms Pork Loin with Port Wine and Sund-dried Cranberry Reduction, and Braised Red Cabbage; Tillamook Cheddar and Smoked Bacon Grits; Thick-cut Bacon, Pork Sausage, or Chicken Sausage; Whole-grain Mickey-shaped Waffles; Sweet Potato Pancakes
Assortment of Pastries: A 25-foot assortment of Breakfast Pastries with Chocolate Showpieces
Fresh Local Fruit and Salads: Assortment of Cold Meat, Strawberries, Melons, Organic Citrus, Blackberries, Raspberries, Watermelon, and Honeydew
Cheese Course: with Buffalo Mozzarella, Organic Basil Oil, Toasted Pine Nut Brittle, and a Balsamic Fig Emulsion
Cape May Cafe – Disney’s Beach Club
Easter Buffet Breakfast 7:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Cold Offerings: Fresh-cut Fruit, Selection of Cheeses, Yogurt Bar
Hot Offerings: Scrambled Eggs, Frittatas, Pork Sausage Links, Breakfast Potatoes, Smoked Bacon, Mickey Waffles with Accompaniments, Seasonal Vegetables with Hollandaise Sauce, Creamy Cheddar Grits Biscuits with Home-style Sausage Gravy, Hot Oatmeal with Toppings, Hot Apple-Quinoa Cereal
In addition to the normal buffet menu, Cape May Cafe will feature a carving station of Candied Bacon (subject to change)
Bakery Offerings: Assorted Fresh Baked Pastries
Easter Dinner Buffet 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Soups: Cape May Seafood Chowder, Soup of the Day
Carving Station: Roasted Leg of Lamb with Onion Jam, Hand-carved Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream
Cold Offerings: Fresh Fruit Salad in an Orange-Basil Dressing, Selection of Cheeses Hot Offerings: Steamed Mussels, with a side of Tomato Sambuca Broth, Snow Crab Legs, Steamed Clams, Market Fish, Batter-fried Shrimp, Pasta of the Day, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Steamed Red Potatoes, Steamed Corn on the Cob
Seafood Offerings: Steamed Snow Crab Legs, Steamed Clams, Steamed Mussels with a side of Tomato Sambuca Broth, Herb-marinated Salmon
Sides: Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Red Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Bread Selections: Assorted fresh Baked Breads from the Yacht & Beach Bakery
Kids Offerings: Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Drumsticks, Fried Cod Nuggets, Cheese Pizza
Captain’s Grille – Disney’s Yacht Club
Carving Station: Roasted Strip Loin and Baked Ham with assorted Sauces
Omelet Station: Omelets made to order
Buffet Breakfast Selections: French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Potatoes, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sausage and Bacon, Oatmeal and Grits, Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad, Chef’s Selection of Cheeses, Mickey Waffles, Bread Pudding, Seasonal Frittata, Assorted Cold Cereals
Brunch Selections: New England Clam Chowder, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Baked Alaskan Cod with Herb Butter, Crab Cakes with House-made Tartar Sauce, Grilled Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan, Tomato-Mozzarella Salad, Roasted Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Field Greens and Candied Walnuts, Sautéed Haricot Verts with Garlic and Walnut Butter, Home-style Mashed Potatoes
Assorted Bakery Selections: House-made Hot Cross Buns, Assorted Pastries, Fresh Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Brownies
Trail’s End Restaurant – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
Easter Dinner Menu: Soup of the Day; Chili; Salad Bar; Peel-n-Eat Shrimp; Seasonal Vegetables; Smoked Pork Ribs; Fried Chicken; Assorted Pasta & Sauces; Cheese Pizza; Hand Carved Roasted Meats; Fresh Catch of the Day; House-made Fruit Cobbler; Sundae Bar with toppings; mac and cheese; mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, tomato mozzarella salad, marinated cucumbers, mixed vegetables, corn, honey-glazed carrots, green beans, maple salmon, baked chicken, sausage, baked ham, brisket, pulled pork, corn bread, soft serve ice cream, fruit, cookies, and bread pudding.
Boatwrights – Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
Easter Sunday Brunch 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $27 for adults and $15 for children.
Brunch Menu: Voodoo Chicken & Waffles Eggs Benedict; Eggs-any-Style; Omelet Station; Biscuits & Gravy; Shrimp & Grits; Red Velvet Waffles with Bourbon-Vanilla Cream; Strawberry Pain Perdu; Smoky Ham & Sweet Potato Hash; Pork Chop with Cornbread Pudding; Boatwright’s Jambalaya; Breakfast Potatoes; Cornbread; Cheesy Grits; Mickey Waffles; Pancakes; Bacon; Sausage; Specialty Drink
Boma – Flavors of Africa – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Easter Sunday Brunch 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Easter Menu: One mimosa per paying adult plus Zebra Domes; Mini Cheesecakes; Peel and Eat Shrimp; Mixed Green Salad; Watermelon Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese; Soup Du Jour; Butternut Squash Soup; Hand Carved Lamb Shoulder; traditional breakfast fare.
Garden Grove – Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Disney Characters entertain from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Characters (subject to change): Chip and Dale, Goofy, Pluto
Price: Adult: $42.99, Child: $19.99; 18% gratuity will be added to all checks
Easter Dinner Buffet Menu: Artichoke & Fennel Soup; Clam Chowder; Assortment of Chef’s Favorite Composed Salads; Prime Rib; Smoked Canadian Bacon; Grouper; Herb Roasted Chicken; Shrimp and Grits; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes; Forest Mushroom Ravioli; Spring Succotash; Variety of Homemade Cakes and Pastries
Kids Buffet: Chicken Fingers; Sweet Potato Tots; Chicken & Penne Alfredo; Daily Vegetables
For more information on visiting during Easter week, visit our Spring Break page.
Several Disney Springs restaurants will offer custom Easter menus on Sunday, March 27. Guests can enjoy Easter offerings or prix-fixe menus at the following restaurants:
- Wolfgang Puck Dining Room
- Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
- Fulton’s Crab House
- Bongos Cuban Café
- House of Blues
In addition, Guests visiting The Ganachery can enjoy the shop’s newest seasonal offering – a coconut-flavored lollipop.
Additional Easter meal information will be added as it becomes available.
Easter Activities at the Resorts
Most Disney resorts, Moderate and above, will hold some sort of Candy Scramble Easter morning at 9:00 am. and other organized Easter activities. Easter activities at Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts and at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground will be more extensive. A character meet & greet with Disney characters in their Easter finest is held at ALL resorts. Activities listed below are subject to change. Consult the front desk of your resort for a list of activities that will be held on Easter weekend.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
For a donation of $25, Guests will be able to paint an ostrich egg on Sunday, March 27, in two locations:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House, Simba’s Cubhouse from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, Community Hall from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
All proceeds from this Guest activity will go to Disney Conservation Fund.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Parade at Chef Mickey’s will take place on Wednesday, March 23. The parade will proceed to the fourth floor concourse, where the chocolate eggs will be set up in front of the famous Mary Blair mural until April 4. While you’re checking out the eggs at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, be sure to pick up an adorable Bunny Macaron Cupcake from Contempo Café.
In addition, Guests can join under the Skyway Bridge starting at 9:00 a.m. for an egg hunt, followed by Easter crafts, treats and activities for all ages. Then starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Contemporary Feature Pool deck and Bay Cove pool deck, Guests can experience Easter-themed poolside activities and prizes. Guests are then invited to hop on down to the campfire pit at 6:00 p.m. to roast marshmallows and make s’mores by the warm glow of the campfire. The evening’s activities will conclude with the evening’s Movie Under the Stars, “Toy Story,” at 8:00 p.m. in the Contemporary Movie Courtyard.
Port Orleans Resort – Riverside and French Quarter
Located at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—Riverside on the green near Building 90
8:30 a.m.: Character Greetings
9 a.m.: Candy Scramble
9:30 a.m.: Mickey Tie-Dye (requires a fee) and Lawn Games
Located at the Ol’ Man Island Pool and Doubloon Lagoon
1:30 p.m.: Disney Trivia
2:30 p.m.: Disney Junior Pool Party!
3 p.m.: Egg-citing Relay Games
3:30 p.m.: Bunny Hoppin’ Pool Party
4:30 p.m.: Bunny Bingo
4:30 p.m.: Mickey Tie-Dye (requires a fee) at Doubloon Lagoon only
Located at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort—French Quarter on the green between Buildings 5 & 6
6 p.m.: Campfire and Character Greetings
7 p.m.: The Great Golden Egg Hunt
8 p.m.: Movie Under the Stars: “The Good Dinosaur”—Rated PG
Additional Walt Disney World Easter resort activities information will be added as it becomes available.
Easter Religious Services
For those who wish to attend a religious service Easter morning at Walt Disney World Resort, two denomination are held on Easter Sunday, in the Fantasia Ballroom of the Disney’s Contemporary Resort. A Catholic Mass is held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Protestant Service is held at 9:15 a.m.
Parking at the Contemporary Resort is restricted to guests with hotel reservations only; all others must take Disney transportation to reach the Contemporary Resort. Typically parking at the Polynesian and Grand Floridian lots will be restricted for parking during service hours as well. Guest staying a monorail resorts are advised to use resort transportation via the resort monorail or Contemporary boat dock. All other Walt Disney World Guests must use Resort transportation to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to a shuttle bus to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The shuttle will begin running at 7:00 a.m.
For worship outside of Disney property, consult our Houses of Worship Near Walt Disney World Guide.
Grand Floridian Resort Easter Egg Display
Hop on over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort for a delectable Easter egg display from March 16-April 4. The Disney pastry chefs there are known for their fabulous sugar shacks at Christmastime, but the Grand Floridian bakery team also spends weeks crafting yummy chocolate egg masterpieces. Each over-sized, 9- to 12-pound hollow chocolate egg stands 16-20 inches tall and is completely edible – hand decorated with modeling chocolate, fondant, sugar, royal icing, colored cocoa butter and themed sculpted sugar pieces. The chocolate bunnies are all hand-painted with a rainbow of cocoa butters and adorned with whimsical designs. The display have featured themes from “Frozen,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Inside Out” and “Lady and the Tramp,” among others. The decorative display is presented in the resort lobby.
Easter Baskets and Gifts
Easter Baskets are offered for sale at each of the Disney-owned Walt Disney World resorts. Each resort will have some pre-made baskets containing a variety of merchandise items. The retail for the pre-made baskets varies based on the items included (typically between $40-$65). There will also be cast members available to make customized baskets based on guests’ requests. The customized baskets usually started at $7.00 plus tax for an empty white basket, grass, bow and shrink wrap. Anything added to a custom basket is extra – just purchase the items that you would like to include at the store.
The following resorts will have special Easter offerings:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- From March 20-27, Guests can pick up one of two different Easter options at Zawadi Marketplace – a white basket, complete with Easter grass, shrink wrap and bow for $7.00 or a Storybook Reusable Tote, complete with Easter grass, shrink wrap and bow for $8.95. Cast members will even provide delivery option on Sunday, March 27 from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. or from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Guests must be in their rooms for delivery to be made.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Pre-made Themed Easter Baskets and Create-Your-Own Easter Baskets will be available
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Easter Baskets will be on sale Sunday, March 20 through Sunday, March 27. Guests can purchase these pre-made or customized. There will be a table outside of Bayview Gifts from Wednesday through Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Guests will have the option to pick up their baskets or—if they are a Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower Guests – have them delivered to their room.
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
- Guests can create their own Easter baksets March 24–26 at Fulton’s General Store and Jackson Square Gifts and Desires. Guests can add the perfect finishing touch to their selected merchandise with these two Easter add-ons – An Easter basket complete with Easter grass and wrapping for $7 or a tote bag for price of purchase plus $4 to add Easter grass and wrapping.
Guests of Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center for United States military members and their families located on Disney property, can have an Easter basket delivered to their resort room anytime between March 24 through March 26 from 6 p.m. and 9 p.m for $12.99. You can also choose to pick up the baskets yourself at Java Cafe from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. March 24 through March 27. Baskets will include toys, novelties, eggs, and candy. To order, call 407-824-2515 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last day to order a basket is March 25. Limited supplies available.
As the holiday draws closer, a variety of Easter Baskets, Surprises and Gifts are also available for delivery to Disney-owned resort rooms through Disney Floral & Gifts. Mickey’s (or Minnie’s) Easter Surprise is available for $95.99. Each of these predesigned offerings comes with activities, and snacks to share. Or, channel your inner “Imagineer” by creating an original Easter basket for your loved one laced with the power of storytelling and (of course) the one of a kind magic only Disney can give! Simply visit the Custom Gift Builder tab, choose an Easter basket, tote, or cinch bag from the selection of containers and fill with your favorite Easter or Disney treats. Become the captain of your very own crew with chocolate coins, an eye patch and all things pirate! Or dream up a happily ever after, adding a crown and a wand to complete your very own fairy tale. For more information on Disney gifting experiences, call a Dream Maker at 407-WDW-GIFT, or visit Disney Floral & Gifts to browser their Easter selections.
Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the Easter season will have the opportunity to purchase a special limited-edition Easter 2016 MagicBand. This MagicBand will feature a special sequence at any Main Entrance touch point at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Quest and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. When touched, the special Easter MagicBand will display a rainbow lighting sequence with corresponding chirping sound.
Over at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, The Ganachery will offer select items will be available for purchase on March 26-27 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m
If you would like to capture your family’s Easter memories at the parks, you can book a session with Disney Fine Art Photography and Video, even if you’re not staying at the Walt Disney World Resort. For more information on capturing the memory of your Easter visit or to book a Disney Fine Art Photography session call 407-934-4004, or visit Disney Fine Art Photography.