Spending Easter at Walt Disney World is all about spring. There is so much to do, see and eat! From fun Easter Snacks at Disney to Brunch and Easter Egg displays. There’s nothing like taking the time to take it all in. However, as it is the busiest time of year at Walt Disney World, if you’re visiting Disney World for Easter, be prepared for crowds. Here’s everything you can do for Easter at Walt Disney World, and how to make the most of it! Springtime at Walt Disney World brings flowers, Easter displays, and the Flower and Garden Festival. But, you can also find Easter-specific things to do, if you’re visiting for the holiday. Easter is April 9, 2023, and these events are for a limited time only.
- 1 Easter Bunny Meet and Greet
- 2 Easter Procession Parade
- 3 Spring Trolley Show
- 4 Easter Church Service at Disney World
- 5 Easter Egg Displays at Walt Disney World Resorts
- 6 Build Your Own Easter Basket
- 7 The Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT
- 8 Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt at EPCOT
- 9 Easter Brunch at Walt Disney World
- 10 Easter Snacks at Walt Disney World
- 11 Disney Easter Merchandise
- 12 Handling Spring and Easter Crowds at Walt Disney World
- 13 Tips for Easter at Walt Disney World
Easter Bunny Meet and Greet
If you’re ready to meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, you can find them on Main Street in Magic Kingdom Park. Often stationed between the Chamber of Commerce and City Hall buildings. This pair dresses up in their Sunday best and is ready for pictures. A Disney PhotoPass photographer is available, but you can also request a photo be taken with your phone as well.
Easter Procession Parade
Special for Easter day, the Easter Procession happens on Main Street in Magic Kingdom in the afternoon before the Festival of Fantasy Parade. With appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, Daisy Duck, Thumper, Bambi, White Rabbit, Clara Cluck, and other springtime friends, this is a must-see parade. It includes the songs Easter Parade, and Spring, Spring, Spring.
Spring Trolley Show
Just like in the fall, the Main Street Trolley gets dressed up for the season! And all the dancers and citizens of Main Street put on their Sunday best. With spring colors in fashion, you can find extra fun and spring-themed songs during the holiday.
Easter Church Service at Disney World
Offered on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter, you can find Church Services at Walt Disney World for Easter. Previously in 2021, a religious service was offered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, in the Fantasia Ballroom, typically 8 am and 10:30 am for Catholic Mass, and 9:15 am for Protestant Service. In 2022, however, the on-site church service was replaced by the option for live stream church services from two local churches, or guests could travel to the nearby churches for in-person service. Stay tuned for the 2023 church service at Disney World info.
Easter Egg Displays at Walt Disney World Resorts
Every year Walt Disney World chooses select resorts to decorate with amazing larger-than-life Eggs! Disney’s talented pastry chefs have created eggs-travagantly detailed pieces of sweet edible art that will be on display at select resorts. (Available March 20 through April 9)
- Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Lobby
- The Culinary Team has created an impressive display of hand-made chocolate eggs to accompany The Grand Cottage. The inspiration behind this year’s new eggs includes Orange Bird, The Country Bear Jamboree, Main Street Electrical Parade, and even a life-sized Kevin from “UP!”
- Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Beach Club Resort Lobby
- This year, Pastry Chef Michael Craig and his team were inspired by the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival and Pixar’s Finding Nemo when creating their beautiful egg display.
- Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes and his team are egg-cited to offer a curated collection of new and returning hand-crafted chocolate Easter eggs to the resort this year. Some standouts include inspiration from Tron, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and even a Mickey Mouse Popcorn Bucket!
The Grand Cottage in the Grand Floridian Resort Lobby
This pop-up booth features a variety of Easter Egg decorations, a Cinderella Carriage Easter Egg Display, and Easter Snacks to try! Everything from chocolate bunnies to cookies and treats. Be sure to try all the new Disney Easter Snacks during your springtime vacation to Walt Disney World. Typically open 11:00 am- 7:00 pm.
Build Your Own Easter Basket
Offered at select Disney Resort gift shops, if you’re visiting Walt Disney World for Easter, you can find a Build Your Own Easter Basket station. Cast Members gather up a basket, grass, cellophane wrap, gift tag, and bow. Typically priced at $7 ( 2022 price) these baskets can be filled with anything of your choosing, or you can simply get the basket to fill with your own goodies. If you use this service, some resorts will even have the basket delivered to your resort room on Easter Day.
The Egg-Stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT
Every year as part of the Flower and Garden Festival in EPCOT Park, kids and grown-ups alike can hunt for eggs across the EPCOT World Showcase. “Collect” all the eggs on the hunt and go back to one of the Port Gift Shops to collect your prize! Grab your Map at the Port of Entry giftshops. The cost is $9.99 plus tax. This game is available in early April, or while supplies last. Begins March 13, 2023
Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Scavenger Hunt at EPCOT
While not Easter-specific springtime at EPCOT sees the return of Spike the Bee’s Pollination Exploration Game. As part of the Flower and Garden Festival, this game includes a hunt for Spike the Bee in each World Showcase country. Just add the sticker of the appropriate flower, to the appropriate country and turn in your map for a prize. This is a wonderful game to help teach kids the importance of pollinator plants and bees!
Easter Brunch at Walt Disney World
Heading to Walt Disney World for the Easter Holiday? Check out all our favorite Brunch Spots at Walt Disney World for places that are offering brunch across the parks.
Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Celebrating Easter (April 9, 2023) and Mother’s Day (May 14, 2023), Steakhouse 71 offers up a specialty brunch for the spring season. Highlights from this special menu include:
- Brunch: Gather family and friends to enjoy delicious dishes from this special menu including:
- Floridian Eggs Benedict: Two poached eggs and a crab cake with hollandaise atop toasted English muffins served with breakfast potatoes
- Bacon & Eggs: Maple-lacquered pork belly, smoked cheese grits, and a perfect egg
- Hummingbird Bread Pudding featuring pineapple, banana, and coconut bread pudding with candied pecans, salted caramel, and cream cheese ice cream. Exclusive to Brunch
Easter Snacks at Walt Disney World
Springtime snacks are just around the corner, with Easter snacks springing up all over the parks and resorts. If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this spring, and before Easter, April 9th, then be on the lookout for all the new treats featuring flowers, bunnies, eggs, carrots, and more! Many of these are available for Easter at Walt Disney World in the Grand Floridian Resort, featuring a slew of handcrafted chocolate Easter Eggs, well worth the look.
Thumper Carrot Cake | Disney Value Resorts
Thumper Carrot Cake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing (New) (Available April 1 through 30; mobile order available)
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Tart | Animal Kingdom Lodge The Mara
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Tart: Carrot cake, pineapple, and vanilla cheesecake (New)
Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake | Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts
Coconut Sugar Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake with pineapple filling topped with cream cheese buttercream and coconut sugar
Carrot Garden Fudge | Beach Club Marketplace
Carrot Garden Fudge: Chocolate fudge with a vanilla carrot decorated cookie (New) (Available March 20 through April 9; mobile order available)
Orange-Vanilla Bunny Tart | Beach Club Marketplace
Orange-Vanilla Bunny Tart: Orange vanilla mousse with a chocolate-filled vanilla tart and orange marmalade (New) (Available March 20 through April 9; mobile order available)
Easter Chocolate Donald Egg and Easter Chocolate Daisy Egg | Beach Club Marketplace
Easter Chocolate Donald Egg and Easter Chocolate Daisy Egg: Chocolate Easter eggs decorated to look like Donald Duck and Daisy Duck (New) (Available March 20 through April 9; mobile order available)
Carrot Cake Milkshake | Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Carrot Cake Milkshake: Vanilla milkshake with toasted marshmallow, pineapple, and shortcake topped with a specialty carrot cake (New) (Available April 1 through 30)
Easter Treats | BoardWalk Deli and Carousel Coffee
(Available April 1 through 9; mobile order available at BoardWalk Deli only)
- Coconut Macaroon Nest: Coconut macaroon and chocolate eggs
- Chocolate-covered Strawberry ‘Carrots’
- Italian Easter Sweet Bread: Citrus-scented dough, almond cream, and filled chocolate egg (New)
Spring Treat Box | Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Spring Treat Box: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing, mini brownie, lemon shortbread cookies, and a chocolate-dipped strawberry (New) (Available April 1 through 30; mobile order available)
Spring Bunny Tart | Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe
Spring Bunny Tart: Honey pastry cream topped with lemon curd and strawberry Chantilly cream (New)
Spring Coconut Macaroons | Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe
Spring Coconut Macaroons: Coconut macaroon, dulce de leche macaroon, and chocolate macaroon decorated to look like a bunny tail (New)
Peanut Butter Eggs | Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe
Peanut Butter Eggs: Peanut butter milk chocolate crunch egg coated in chocolate (New)
Hummingbird Cake | Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe
Hummingbird Cake: Cake with pineapple, banana, and pecans drizzled with caramel icing (New)
Five-legged Goat Cookie| Disney’s Contemporary Resort Contempo Cafe
Five-legged Goat Cookie: Citrus-scented gluten free sugar cookie with an edible image of the Five-legged Goat (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly)
Bunny Ear Cupcake | Barcelona Lounge
Bunny Ear Cupcake: Yellow cupcake flavored with pineapple juice and a pineapple filling topped with buttercream (New) (Available April 1 through 9)
Bird of Paradise Refresher | Barcelona Lounge
Bird of Paradise Refresher: Strawberry, lemonade, passion fruit juice, and passion fruit boba (Available April 1 through May 31)
Botanical Blossom Sangria | Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Botanical Blossom Sangria: Macabeo Wine, Ketel One Botanicals Grapefruit & Rose Vodka, Combier Crème Pamplemousse Rose, Lush Grenadine, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade (New)
Back for the second year, The Grand Cottage features over 15 treats hand-crafted by the talented Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Bakery, led by Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer. Be sure to try returning favorites like the Hot-cross Buns, Carrot Blondie Pop, and the Grand Egg as well as exciting new offerings like the Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pie, Confetti Cake Pop, and the plant-based Bunny burrow Dirt Cup.
Bunny Cupcake | The Grand Floridian Resort
This little cupcake includes green buttercream frosting, sugar flowers, and a chocolate bunny piece. Found in the Grand Cottage in the Lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort.
Carrot Blondie Pop | The Grand Floridian Resort
This blondie is covered in orange-white chocolate and is the perfect grab-and-go snack from the resort. Found in the Grand Cottage in the Lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort.
Confetti Cake Lamb Cake Pop | The Grand Floridian Resort
This cake pop is quite large! A confetti cake pop covered in mini dehydrated marshmallows and with a lamb chocolate face piece. Found in the Grand Cottage in the Lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort.
Cream Cheese Carrot Coffee Cake | Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Gasparilla Grill
Cream Cheese Carrot Coffee Cake: Carrot coffee cake filled with cream cheese topped with fondant and orange sugar. (Available through April 9; mobile order available)
Vanilla Bean Cupcake Sampler | Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Gasparilla Grill
Vanilla Bean Cupcake Sampler: Four vanilla bean cupcakes decorated with Easter décor (New) (Available through April 9; mobile order available)
Carrot Cake | Disney’s Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resorts
Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing. (Available April 1 through 30; mobile order available at The Artist’s Palette only)
Easter Soft-serve | Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Pineapple Lanai
Easter Soft-serve: Pink, vanilla soft-serve with toasted marshmallow flavors topped with Easter sprinkles. (Available April 7 through 9)
Carrot Patch Cupcake | Disney’s Port Orlean’s Resorts
Carrot Patch Cupcake: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing (New) (Available April 1 through 30; mobile order available)
Golden Egg | Disney’s Riviera Resort La Petit Cafe
Golden Egg: Raspberry mousse, milk chocolate mousse, and pistachio financier (New)
Chocolate Bunny | Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork Cafe
Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate bunny with Easter quins and jellybeans
Bunny Cupcake | Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork Cafe
Bunny Cupcake: Carrot cake, orange curd filling, and maple buttercream with a cheesecake bunny on top
Carrot Garden Fudge | Disney’s Yacht Club Market at Ale and Compass
Carrot Garden Fudge: Chocolate fudge with a vanilla carrot decorated cookie (New)
Orange-Vanilla Bunny Tart | Disney’s Yacht Club Market at Ale and Compass
Orange-Vanilla Bunny Tart: Orange vanilla mousse with a chocolate-filled vanilla tart and orange marmalade (New)
Easter Chocolate Donald Egg and Easter Chocolate Daisy Egg | Disney’s Yacht Club Market at Ale and Compass
Easter Chocolate Donald Egg and Easter Chocolate Daisy Egg: Chocolate Easter eggs decorated to look like Donald Duck and Daisy Duck (New)
Spring Fling Cupcake ( Plant-Based ) | Select Resorts
Spring (Plant-based) Fling: Chocolate cupcake with vanilla “buttercream” and bouquet of sprinkles (New) (Plant-based) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly); Available at the following:
- World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
- Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Easter Petit Cake | Amorettes Patisserie
Easter Petit Cake: Vanilla chiffon, berry compote, berry mousse, and cream cheese mousse (New) Available April 1-9
Easter Chocolate Treats | The Ganachery
- Bunny Minnie Chocolate Piñata: Milk chocolate piñata filled with Easter treats
- Easter Ganache Pop: Strawberry ganache pop enrobed in dark chocolate
- Milk Chocolate Marshmallows: Vanilla marshmallows enrobed in milk chocolate
- Chocolate Surprise Bunny: Milk chocolate bunny filled with marshmallow treats. Available April 1-9
Easter Basket Nachos | Swirls on the Water
Easter Basket Nachos: DOLE Whip raspberry, cotton candy soft-serve, jellybeans, raspberry sauce, strawberry boba, whip cream, and waffle chips (New) (Available April 1 through 30)
Cotton Candy Cone | Swirls on the Water
Cotton Candy Cone: DOLE Whip raspberry, cotton candy soft-serve, celebration cone, and sprinkles (New) (Available April 1 through 30)
Disney Easter Merchandise
It comes as no surprise that Disney honors yet another holiday with themed merchandise, including mugs, apparel, accessories, toys, and more. Check out the shopDisney.com Easter Collection for fun items to add to your Disney Home or Wardrobe!
Handling Spring and Easter Crowds at Walt Disney World
We talk a lot about the ways you can Avoid the Crowds at Walt Disney World. And as April is one of the most expensive and most crowded months to travel to Disney if you’re visiting, here are some things to know! Check the Walt Disney World Calendar of Events for details.
- April, All Month: Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
- April 1-6: Heavy Crowds, Disney After Hours at Hollywood Studios Select Nights
- April 7-17: Very Heavy Crowds due to Spring Breakers, Easter on April 9, 2023, and the runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend on April 13-16, 2023.
- April 18- 30: Heavy Crowds
- April 17-23, 2023: Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- April 20-22, 2023: ICU Cheerleading World Championship
- April 22, 2023: Earth Day, Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary
- April 22-24, 2023 US All-Star Federation Cheerleading and Dance Worlds
- April 29-30, 2023: Dapper Day at Walt Disney World
- April 27-30, 2023: The Summit-Varsity All-Stars Cheerleading and Dance Championship
Tips for Easter at Walt Disney World
Plan your days before you go. Nothing beats a good plan. from deciding where to eat, to which rides you want to try. Knowing this ahead of time can help you prioritize the important stuff, so you don’t find yourself waiting in lines all day. Grab our Walt Disney World Checklists and Printable to get a handle on what each day of your Disney Vacation looks like.
Have a Ride Strategy
If you’re visiting Walt Disney World during the busiest time of year and hoping to ride a few favorite rides, have a Disney Ride Strategy! Head to popular rides during the 12-2 pm lunch hour when most people are eating or hoping to their next park. If you have a must-do ride and can’t sacrifice a long wait in line, purchase the Disney Genie+ service for the day or Individual LightLane Pass for that ride.
Take Advantage of Early Theme Park Entry
If you’re staying at a Disney Resort you get access to the parks 30 minutes before everyone else with Early Theme Park Entry. To take true advantage of this we recommend being at the gates 30 or 45 minutes before early theme park entry begins, that way you can be at the FRONT of the line. This can help you race to your favorite ride and get the best place in line.
Book Easter Brunch at Walt Disney World
If you’re visiting on Easter Day, the parks are BUSY, which means the best dining reservations would have already been booked 60 days prior by other guests. And because it’s one of the busiest times of the year, lines at quick-service restaurants will be extra long. Why not book Brunch at Walt Disney World to help you get out of the crowds and relax? Many of our favorite Disney Restaurants for Brunch are located at Resorts. And Disney does offer a special brunch for Easter at a few select locations, shared above in this post.
Celebrating Easter at Walt Disney World
If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this Easter season there are tons of fun things to do, see and eat. Make sure to pick your favorites and add them to your itinerary!
2 thoughts on “Easter at Walt Disney World 2023”
Do you happen to know if all of the resorts offer Easter activities and if so when? Is it all week before and after or only Easter Day, etc?
Hi there! Typically Disney Easter events happen Easter weekend only. And it’s generally only at certain resorts. Some resort restaurants will serve special meals, or have a craft available, but it’s definitely not at all the resorts. You may want to call the resort at which you’re considering staying to see if they have an established lineup of activities. Hope that helps.
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