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Disneyland celebrates Easter for a few weeks around the actual holiday, which falls on Sunday, April 12th 2020 this year, and there are usually plenty of themed treats and entertainment! If you’re visiting Disneyland this time of year it’s also Spring Break season at the Disneyland Resort so it’s a great time to refresh on what to expect in the Spring season in our guide!
Our Disneyland Easter guide for 2020 is here to help you plan for everything you should know from Easter fun to Spring Break crowds!
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The main activity for kids for spending Easter at Disneyland is the Disney Egg-stravaganza which allows guests to scavenge around the Disneyland Resort area looking for Disney themed Easter eggs.
The Disneyland Easter egg hunt begins about two weeks prior to Easter Day at Disneyland and has quickly become a beloved event at the resort.
Guests can purchase a map and sticker set from designated locations around the Disneyland Resort and then they will go on a scavenger hunt around the park to find the corresponding eggs on the map. When the egg is located, guests place the sticker on the map for each egg, and then return the map to where it was purchased to receive a collectible egg prize.
The cost of the maps are $6.99 (no annual passholder discounts apply). The three maps are different based on the corresponding location where they are purchased but the prize remains the same. Since the event is also offered in Downtown Disney there’s no need for park admission to participate.
Disneyland brings out all the Easter themed characters this time of year so if there’s any favorite Disney bunnies on your meet and greet list then better get out your autograph book!
This is a great time to find rare characters at the resort so you can expect many of these meet and greets to be extremely popular. I recommend downloading the Disneyland App and checking meet/greet times throughout the day. Even with the most popular character you can avoid large lines if you show up ten minutes before their scheduled arrival.
You can typically find rare characters like Brer Rabbit, White Rabbit, Thumper, Rabbit (Winnie-the-Pooh), Roger Rabbit, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. You can also meet Mickey and Minnie in their Easter finest along with the Easter Bunny!
Like with most holidays, you can expect to see a variety of Easter themed desserts in many of the bakeries and candy shops around the Disneyland Resort. You can find Easter cake pops, cookies, caramel apples, and more!
To find the best treats try stopping by these locations:
One of the favorite treats from many guests this time of year are the peanut butter filled eggs and the carrot cake at Jolly Holiday Cafe!
It’s typical each year to see some buffet brunch options at the different Disneyland Resort hotels. While some of these experiences are expected each year, it’s best to check with the hotel prior to your visit to make reservations and confirm.
You could also consider enjoying character dining at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa’s Storyteller’s Café to have a special Easter meal with Disney characters.
Although not a buffet, Disneyland Hotel’s Steakhouse 55 alters their afternoon tea specialty with an Easter theme. Enjoy specialty sandwiches and desserts with a spring flair alongside your favorite iced or steamed tea. This specialized presentation is offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting a few weeks prior to Easter weekend.
Easter falls right in the midst of Spring Break season at the Disneyland Resort so you can expect to see larger numbers of people visiting. The good news is that Disney pulls out all the stops during peak times of the year with longer operating hours, more entertainment shows, and plenty of cast members on hand to make sure everything is operating smoothly.
Here are some tips to help you plan ahead and enjoy your visit regardless of how busy the parks can be!
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