April 1, 2018
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. 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.
Theme Park Easter Activities
Easter Bunny Meet & Greet – Mr Easter Bunny will be available 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 – Guests can look for Mr. Bunny to make a special pre-parade appearance 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, Daisy, Duck, Thumper & Ms. Bunny, White Rabbit, Rabbit, Clara Cluck, Ostriches, Dancing Chicks for this procession down Main Street, U.S.A.
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.
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 – Easter Egg Hunt Maps can be purchased at Disney Traders, Pin Central, or Port of Entry for $5.99. 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. This year, the fun lasts will take place from March 16 through April 1. (while supplies last).
If you visit from March 24-25, little ones can take part in an Easter bonnet-themed kids’ activity taking place March 24 and 25 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Disney Springs Marketplace, near the Pearl Factory kiosk. Everything will be supplied to transform a paper plate into a fashionably fun bonnet. Plus, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the Easter-themed “Bunny Drum Corps,” who will be playing March 22 through Easter weekend.
Have your family get dolled up and visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio at the Marketplace. There will be fun props including a larger-than-life Easter Basket and virtual backgrounds that depict picturesque spring scenes.
Looking for sweets? The Ganachery and Sprinkles have you covered. With Spring Ganache Pops, chocolate bunnies, and a “piñata egg” that comes complete with a wooden hammer so you can crack it open to reveal chocolate-covered marshmallows inside, you’re sure to find something for the chocolate aficionados in your midst at The Ganachery. At Sprinkles try a mini-sampler pack with Vanilla, Red Velvet and Dark Chocolate flavors available in-store for $8.00.
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.
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will offer an Easter Brunch Buffet at Intermission Food Court from 9:00 a.m. -.2:00 p.m. on April 1. The buffet will feature an array of delicious items such as red velvet pancakes, fresh fruit and pastries, spinach salad with bacon vinaigrette, sweet potato casserole, cooked-to-order omelets, brown sugar-glazed ham with orange blossom honey mustard sauce and much more! No reservations required.
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
Over at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside at Boatwright’s Dining Hall, Guests will be able to enjoy an Easter brunch on April 1, available from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. This brunch will feature southern cuisine such as eggs benedict with crab, southern shrimp and grits, and Nashville hot chicken on a honey biscuit, as well as special Bloody Marys and Mimosas. No reservations required.
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
There will also be an Easter brunch at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at Ale & Compass Restaurant from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This brunch will include All-You-Care-To-Enjoy items such as assorted flatbreads, seasonal salads, and house-baked pastries and spreads as well as a choice of entrée with a specialty mimosa or non-alcoholic beverage. No reservations required.
- Paddlefish will feature a Lamb Loin special alongside their regular brunch offerings like a Crab and Asparagus Benedict.
- STK Orlando – brunch offering
- Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant – brunch offering
- Maria & Enzo’s – brunch offering
- House of Blues – brunch offering
Additional Dining Options
Ravello – Four Seasons Orlando
Price: Adult: $105, Child: $45 (ages 5-12)
The Resort’s modern Italian restaurant Ravello will present a lavish Easter buffet. The menu includes a wide array of offerings, ranging from a raw bar/seafood station to an antipasti and salad bar, a carving station with brown sugar glazed ham and “derby style” roasted lamb, a hot entrée station with chicken puttanesca, roasted pork tenderloin and much more. Classic brunch favourites will be offered as well, such as buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, eggs and crepes made to order and croissant breakfast sandwiches. Guests with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the dessert station that includes raspberry crème brulee, peanut butter chocolate pie, cherry mascarpone tiramisu, assorted macarons and more. A special children’s buffet will be offered including items such as pigs in a blanket, tater tots, chicken fingers, cheese and pepperoni flatbreads, Easter-egg Rice Krispie treats, miniature cupcakes and Easter Bunny brownies. The Ravello Easter brunch will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Plancha – Four Seasons Orlando
Price: Adult: $68, Child: $20 (ages 5-12)
For a brunch menu with a Cuban twist, celebrate Easter Sunday at Plancha, the Resort’s Cuban American restaurant. Located at the Tranquilo Golf Club clubhouse, the lakeside restaurant offers a three-course brunch including bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. The appetizer buffet includes artisanal meats and cheeses, assorted salads with fresh herbs, fresh fruits, smoked salmon and bagels, snow crab, breakfast pastries and much more. Entrée choices include traditional brunch items such as chicken and white cheddar waffles, an omelet station, and double chocolate pancakes in addition to Cuban favourites such as El Cubano sandwich, the Plancha Burger with a chorizo and beef patty, churrasco with yucca fries, and Cuban French toast topped with guava maple syrup and fresh strawberries. The children’s buffet offers kids’ favourites such as pancakes, chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, mini burgers, grilled salmon, cookies and fruit. Plancha brunch is offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Garden Grove – Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Price: Adult: $42.99, Child: $19.99; 18% gratuity will be added to all checks
Easter Dinner Buffet Menu: Broccoli Leak Soup; Clam Chowder; Assortment of Chef’s Favorite Salads; Charcuterie Board; Smoked Salmon; Prime Rib; Smoked Pork Loin; Seared Seabass; Osso Buco; Wild Mushroom Ravioli; Rotisserie Chicken Chicken; Spring Succotash; Twice Baked Red Potato; Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Green Bean Almandine; Assortment of Petite Pastries and Desserts.
Kids Buffet: Chicken Fingers; Tater Tots; Penne Marinara; Daily Vegetables
Several other Disney Springs restaurants will offer custom Easter menus.
Additional Easter meal information will be added as it becomes available.
For more information on visiting during Easter week, visit our Spring Break page.
At Epcot, you’ll find Easter cupcakes at Fountain View and Sunshine Seasons. Fountain View’s cupcake will be available on March 30–April 2 and will be a chocolate cupcake with a marshmallow filling and is topped with buttercream icing. Sunshine Seasons’ cupcake features an adorable fondant bunny with buttercream, cookies and cream crumble, and jelly beans all on top of a vanilla cupcake, and will only be available on April 1.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll find a bunny-themed vanilla cupcake through April 2 which comes with raspberry filling and is topped with buttercream frosting and white chocolate bunny ears. It will be served at The Trolley Car Café, Rosie’s All-American Café, Fairfax Fare, and ABC Commissary.
Creature Comforts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be serving up an Easter Cupcake on April 1. It will be a vanilla cupcake is filled with key lime curd and topped with coconut buttercream and cute little fondant eggs.
Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort will feature a Marshmallow Chick Cupcake through April 8. This yellow cupcake is filled with marshmallow ganache and topped with marshmallow grass and a marshmallow chick.
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 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.
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.
Easter Egg Displays
Hop on over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort for a delectable Easter egg display from March 24 through April 10. 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. During Easter weekend, Guests are invited to vote for their favorite egg on display.
Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will be featuring their chocolate Easter egg display March 30–April 1. This display includes eggs inspired by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge as well as eggs inspired by Up, Moana, Peter Pan, and more!
In the 1st floor lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, for the 6th year, you’ll find a magical array of Easter eggs inspired by some of Disney’s most popular animated classics. Egg will include the following themes: Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book, Lilo & Stitch, and more. These chocolate eggs will be on display through April 4.
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, there will be a chocolate Easter egg display located in the resort lobby through April 3. And for the first time ever, you can purchase custom Mickey and Minnie chocolate eggs to take home with you. These special eggs will be available for purchase through April 1.
Take a look at our article on The Mouse For Less Blog all about what the Easter Egg displays look like at the various resorts.
Easter Baskets and Additional 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.
At Disney Springs, you can choose from an Easter basket that’s fully assembled or you can build your own with products from stores including L’Occitane, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Basin and Sephora, to name a few. Guests can also choose to pick up themed sweet treats from Goofy’s Candy Co., specialty apples from Candy Cauldron.
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.
If you would like to capture your family’s 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.