Disneyland is great at ever-changing their experiences for attendees with the passing of the seasons and the years. In the past few weeks, I explored the amazing selection of activities available to celebrate Easter and springtime at Disneyland. Besides the fact that I have a bias towards springtime, I was overwhelmed with everything Disneyland had to offer for this time of year.
Our Easter day started off with a very special character brunch at Storytellers Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel (which you can read all about here). This was my first time eating at Storytellers Cafe, so it's hard to say what was different for Easter, but it was delightful nonetheless and a great way to start our day.
We then moved on to conquer the Disney Egg-stravaganza 2015 scavenger hunt. Disneyland created two egg hunts for each park in California (one at Epcot in Florida). Maps were sold beginning the end of March and ended on Easter day. I completed both egg hunts on two separate days. The hunts involve visiting every corner of the parks, so I definitely recommend doing one hunt per day! Of course Disney being the nice people they are, let you redeem your prize whether or not you finish or get the answers right.
The prizes are a randomly chosen Easter egg decorated to resemble a Disney character (adorable!). I redeemed the second prize before completing the map due to the recommendation of a cast member. Supplies are limited (they had run out of maps by Easter day), so purchase your map as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in this adventurous activity.
Another wonderful addition for the season is the Big Thunder Ranch Springtime Roundup located behind the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The ranch is transformed with floral decorations, springtime activities (ear decorating of course) and special Disney characters. It was amazing to see all the Disney bunnies out for meet-and-greets (with very small lines!). My personal favorites are Thumper (Bambi), Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh), and Briar Rabbit (Splash Mountain/ Song of the South). They rotate with other characters including Roger Rabbit, The White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland), Pluto in bunny ears and Mickey & Minnie in their springtime best. You can join them on the dance floor every hour to do the bunny hop!
A personal favorite part of the Springtime Roundup is the Egg Decorators. It was such a pleasure to talk with some of the creative minds that work for Disney, including Ray Brown (a sculptor of many talents!) and Lacey who created many of the amazing 3D eggs. I shared some pictures of their creations on Easter (that you can find here), but here are more of their beautiful eggs from the last day of the season!
Click to view the incredible details!
Although the Egg Decorators are gone for the season (so sad...), you can still catch most of the Springtime Roundup festivities through June on weekends only. And if you find yourself planning a trip to Disneyland in the springtime, make sure to watch for these special activities!