By Jennifer Stuart
Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort and Easter offerings are underway. If you are going to be in the parks for Easter here is what you can look for.
Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt
The egg-stravaganza egg hunt for 2017 is running from April 1-16. This is a shorter run than in past years for this popular activity. Buy a map and look for character themed eggs hidden throughout the park. Match the stickers with the egg locations and then redeem your map for a character-themed plastic egg. There are 3 maps available this year: Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disneyland (so you can play even without a park ticket). Maps are $5.99 USD -- from a variety of shops in the parks or at World of Disney in Downtown Disney (AP discount offered). Note: you can only buy the map for the park you are in. (ie. Disneyland maps are only available in Disneyland) The busiest locations seemed to be those closest to the park entrances.
A special Egg-stravaganza pin is available for purchase (with ID) for Annual Passholders only.
Keep an eye out for Easter and bunny themed merchandise. For example we spotted these spring Thumper balloons mixed in with the usual Mickey balloons.
Many windows on Main Street receive subtle Easter overlays.
The famous handcrafted chocolate fudge easter eggs are available in Candy Palace on Main Street. The eggs are offered in five flavors—Chocolate Cream, Chocolate-Nut, Vanilla-Nut, Black Walnut and Peanut Butter.
A variety of egg shaped character cake pops are available at most treat locations such as Candy Palace on Main Street, Pooh's Corner in Critter Country and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure.
Spring Caramel Apples available at Candy Kitchen, Pooh's Corner, Trolley Treats and Marceline's Confectionery in Downtown Disneyland.
Easter Dining Options
There are a few special easter dining options listed on the Disneyland website. These are character buffets at Storytellers Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel and the PCH Grill at the Paradise Pier Hotel. Which characters are available at these locations are not listed, but typically Storytellers Cafe has a number of "forest friends" such as Chip and Dale or Mekko. PCH Grill has a more varied list of characters which sometimes includes Stitch. Below is a sample of the information available.
Storytellers Cafe Easter Sunday Buffets – April 16, 2017
Link to Storytellers Cafe menu
Easter Breakfast Buffet Sunday, April 16
Disney’s PCH Grill Easter Dinner with Mickey and Friends Sunday, April 16.
Characters are listed as Mickey and other friends
Link to PCH Grill menu
Easter Classic Tea at Steakhouse 55 in the Disneyland Hotel
March 31-April 2, April 7-9 and 14-16.
Advertised as a traditional afternoon tea with easter specialities.
Link to Afternoon Tea Menu
Advance Reservations Recommended for these dining experiences
For reservations, check availability and book online, or call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days prior to your visit. Reservations can also be made in person on a limited basis, subject to availability. We have found that it pays to make reservations as far in advance as possible during busy times or for special offerings.
Photos by Jennifer Stuart and Kim Stuart
Questions? Comments? We would love to hear form you. Have you done the egg-stravaganza egg hunts?
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