Easter at the Walt Disney World Resort

April 12, 2020

Easter

 

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.

The following is information for 2019. 2020 information will be posted when released. 

 

2019 Easter Information

Theme Park Easter Activities Easter Day Dining Activities at the Resorts Easter Religious Services Easter Egg Displays Easter Baskets and Gifts

Theme Park Easter Activities

Magic Kingdom

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.

Epcot

Epcot Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt – Easter Egg Hunt Maps can be purchased at Disney Traders, Pin Central, or Port of Entry for $6.99. 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 April 5-21, 2019.  (while supplies last).

Disney Springs

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.

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.

Easter Brunches

Epcot

  • Le Cellier Steakhouse: Prime Rib Special (available April 21 only) – prime rib with herb brioche bread pudding, sautéed asparagus, horseradish cream, and au jus
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room: Sunday Roast Lamb (available April 21 only) – roast lamb with mint sauce, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, and garden peas
  • Sunshine Seasons: Easter Bunny Cake (available April 21 only) – carrot cake topped with cream cheese buttercream
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe: Springtime Lemon Cheesecake (available through April 21) – lemon cheesecake topped with buttercream and chocolate eggs
  • Fountain View: Easter Basket Tart (available April 21 only) – lemon tart with lemon curd and marshmallow mousse with a phyllo dough basket with malted chocolate eggs

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Creature Comforts: Easter Egg Cupcake (available through April 27) – yellow cupcake filled with Key lime curd topped with fondant eggs, coconut buttercream, and coconut shavings

Disney Springs

  • Amorette’s Patisserie: Bumblebee Macaron (available through April 17) – macaron lollipop filled with honey dulce ganache
  • Amorette’s Patisserie: Bumblebee Dome Cake (available while supplies last) – white chocolate mousse, lemon chiffon cake, strawberry pâte de fruit, and strawberry crispy pearls
  • Amorette’s Patisserie: Bunny Macaron (available April 18-24) – macaron lollipop filled with chocolate strawberry ganache
  • Amorette’s Patisserie: Bunny Petit Cake (available April 18-24) – carrot cake with pineapple pâte de fruit and cream cheese mousse
  • The Ganachery: Minnie Bunny Piñata (available through April 21) – milk chocolate sphere filled with assorted chocolate Easter eggs and strawberry and white chocolate crispy pearls
  • The Ganachery: Chocolate Piñata Egg (available through April 21) – dark chocolate egg filled with house-made chocolate-covered vanilla bean marshmallows and assorted chocolate eggs
  • The Ganachery: Chocolate Bunny (available through April 21) – creamy milk chocolate bunny with assorted chocolate eggs
  • The Ganachery: Chocolate Easter Eggs (available through April 21) – assorted chocolate Easter eggs including dark chocolate, caramel chocolate, and hazelnut chocolate eggs
  • The Ganachery: Spring Ganache Pop (available through April 21) – Key lime ganache covered in dark chocolate and hand-painted

Disney Resorts

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Gasparilla Island Grill: Spring Cupcake (available through May 31) – mimosa-flavored vanilla cupcake topped with buttercream spring flowers and filled with orange-scented custard, Champagne-flavored extract, and a splash of orange liqueur
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Contempo Café: Bunny Macaron Cupcake (available April 19-21) – carrot cake with cream cheese filling topped with white chocolate buttercream icing, jelly beans, white chocolate shavings, and a bunny macaron
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Capt. Cook’s and Kona Cafe: Easter Bunny Cupcake (available April 19-21) – vanilla cupcake with lemon cream filling
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Roaring Fork: Easter Cupcake (available April 18-21) – carrot cupcake with orange cream center topped with buttercream icing, buttercream, jelly beans, and a chocolate egg and bunny
  • Disney’s BoardWalk, BoardWalk Bakery: Spring Meadow Cupcake (available through April 21) – yellow cupcake with lemon curd, Swiss meringue, a chocolate basket handle, and buttercream frosting, flowers, and grass
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort, The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace: Easter Dessert (available through April 22) – vanilla confetti cupcake with lemon filling topped with vanilla buttercream icing and fondant decorations
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, The Mara: Spring Garden Cake (available through April 21) – coconut cake with lemon mousse, chocolate glaçage, and coconut buttercream
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court: Easter Egg Cupcake (available through April 22) – vanilla cupcake filled with chocolate salted caramel mousse and topped with vanilla buttercream and sugar eggs
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Centertown Market: Easter Egg Cupcake (available through April 22) – vanilla cupcake filled with chocolate salted caramel mousse and topped with vanilla buttercream and sugar eggs
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Everything POP, Shopping and Dining: Easter Dinner Plate (available April 21 only) – roasted hand-carved sliced striploin of beef topped with red wine demi and served with horseradish cream, fresh vegetables, and a classic baked potato
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Everything POP, Shopping and Dining:Easter Cupcake (available through April 22) – yellow cupcake with lemon curd filling topped with raspberry buttercream, sugared eggs, spring sprinkles, and rainbow glitter
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Landscape of Flavors: Easter Cupcake (available through April 22) – yellow cupcake with lemon curd filling topped with raspberry buttercream, sugared eggs, spring sprinkles, and rainbow glitter
  • Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court, and World Premiere Food Court: Easter Bunny Cupcake (available through April 22) – chocolate cupcake with marshmallow filling and sprinkles topped with green marshmallow buttercream, peach buttercream, and sugar bunny feet and tail
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, The Artist’s Palette: Easter Dessert (available April 18-21) – carrot cake filled with whipped cream cheese icing and garnished with a house-made white chocolate egg
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Good’s Food To Go: Easter Dessert (available April 18-21) – carrot cake filled with whipped cream cheese icing and garnished with a house-made white chocolate egg

Additional Dining Options

Ravello – Four Seasons Orlando

Price: Adult: $115, 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, including seafood and carving stations, extravagant desserts, breakfast favorites, a children’s buffet and more. The Ravello Easter brunch will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Plancha – Four Seasons Orlando

Price: Adult: $65, Child: $45 (ages 2-12)
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 a choice of entree, decadent buffet, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Plancha brunch is offered from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Garden Grove – Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

Price: Adult: $43.99, Child: $19.99
Easter Dinner Buffet Menu: Roasted Tomato Soup; Clam Chowder; Assortment of Chef’s Favorite Salads; Charcuterie Board; Smoked Salmon; New York Strip Roast; Brined Roasted Turkey Breast; Seared Salmon; Rotisserie Chicken; Spring Succotash; Twice Baked Red Potato; Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Green Beans; 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.

 

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

Edible Easter Display

Hop on over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort for a delectable Easter egg display which will be available through April 27, 2019. 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. Enjoy a variety of Disney-themed and traditional Easter eggs displayed in the main lobby of the resort as well as a display in the dining room of the Grand Floridian Cafe.

The display this year features themes from Toy Story, Dumbo, The Fox and the Hound, Beauty and the Beast, Minnie Mouse, Stitch, and more.

In addition, you can visit the pop-up store near the front entrance of the lobby from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily to purchase Easter baskets and an array of snacks including:

  • Bunny Marshmallow Pop
  • White Chocolate Easter Bunny Pop
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Gluten-friendly Sugar Cookie
  • Carrot Blondies
  • Cross Buns
  • Pastel Mickey Whoopie Pies
  • ½ lb. Bag of Chocolate Easter Eggs
  • Grand Egg filled with Jelly Beans

In the 1st floor lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, for the 8th year, you’ll find a magical array of Easter eggs inspired by some of Disney’s most popular animated classics. Guests will find 35 beautiful Easter eggs made with white and dark chocolate, including a centerpiece egg signed by a few familiar Disney friends!

At Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort there will be a chocolate Easter egg display located in the lobbies. These will be hand-sculpted and hand-painted Disney-inspired chocolate eggs. Eggs are themed after Disney snacks, Dumbo, Bambi, unicorns, and more. Through April 20th, you can also purchase 7-inch Mickey and Minnie Chocolate Eggs while supplies last. The display will be on site until April 27.

At Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, you can find another display of Disney-themed chocolate eggs through April 21.

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

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, Goofy’s Candy Co. is bringing back their popular Disney baskets compete with delicious goodies. Guests can also choose to pick up themed sweet treats from Goofy’s Candy Co. and 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 $79.95. New this year, delight the princess in your life with A Princess Easter Basket! 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.