Spring is a fun and exciting time to visit the Walt Disney World Resorts. Not only is the weather nice, the parks are filled with fresh, blooming flowers. Especially if you visit Epcot for this year International Flower and Garden Festival. With all the spring colors and flowers filling the theme parks and resorts, this is the perfect backdrop for celebrating Easter.
Though the Walt Disney World Resorts do not officially celebrate Easter, there are some activities and special events that are themed around the Spring holiday.
No visit to the Magic Kingdom will be complete on Easter without a visit from the Easter Bunny. Kids, and adults too, can meet the Easter Bunny at the Tour Guide Gardens daily during the week before Easter from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Theme park admission is required.) A PhotoPass Photographer will be available to capture the memories. The Azalea Trail Maids will be making an appearance with the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny during a pre-parade on Easter Sunday starting at 2:45 p.m.
Guests can purchase a specialty pineapple-coconut Easter cupcake for $4.99 from April 4-17, 2012. These specialty cupcakes are only available at Starring Rolls, Backlot Express, Pizza Planet, ABC Commissary and Studio Catering Co. all at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Guests staying at select Disney Resorts will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including candy scrambles, Easter-themed crafts, games and movies. Resorts where Easter activities are being offered are the All-Star Resorts, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, Port Orleans, Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Polynesian Resort, Wilderness Resort, Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.
Check with the front desk, guest services or concierge desk of your Disney Resort for a complete listing of Easter activities.
Some restaurants offer special meals on Easter Sunday, including an Easter brunch and dinner buffet. Here is a list of restaurants offering special holiday dinning on April 8, 2012.
- Cape May Café – Dinner: Adults $24.95 Children $20.12 – will include a carving station, cold salads, pork ribs, potatoes, beef tips, corn on the cob, crab legs, vegetable pasta and cape May’s Signature Oreo Bon Bons.
- Captain’s Grille – Brunch – will include traditional breakfast items, peel-and-eat shrimp, clam chowder, green beans and salads.
- Chef Mickey’s – Brunch – will include carving stations, cereals, omelets, breakfast lasagna, breakfast pizza and pastries.
- Garden Grove at Walt Disney World Swan from 5-9:30 p.m. – Dinner Buffet: Adults $41.49 Children $19.12 – will incude soups, salads, seafood pasta, chicken and desserts. Disney characters will be there to entertain everyone! Call 407.934.1603 for more information or to make your reservations.
- The Wave…of American Flavors – Brunch – will include eggs, grits, sausage, pastries, omelet station, marinated chicken with pineapple rice.
To make any Easter dining reservations (excluding the Swan Resort) call 407.WDW.DINE. However, it is a little late, so do not be disappointed if you are not able to get the dinning location or time that you want.
Religious services will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There will be a Catholic Mass at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. and a Protestant service at 9 a.m. No parking is allowed at the resort for the religious services, so guests will have to travel to the Contemporary via monorail. Monorail service is available from the Magic Kingdom and other nearby resorts.
For more information about Easter festivities at the Walt Disney World Resorts call 407.W.Disney. All activities are subject change and availability. Check with your Disney Resort before finalizing any of your Easter weekend plans.