Those visiting Disney Parks near Easter are in for a real treat….the Disney Parks Egg-stravaganza!
What is the Disney Egg-stravaganza you ask?
It’s an epic Easter Egg Hunt for large eggs (all Disney characters), though these aren’t the kind you fill a basket with since they are rather large. So it’s more like a scavenger hunt, complete with prizes!
The Disney Parks Egg-stravaganza has been going on for years, but this year is extra special for a couple of reasons.
- The event is much longer this year — 26 days instead of the usual 10 days.
- The event is open for the 1st time OUTSIDE of Disney Parks. (Read on for more details)
Easter at Disney Parks is an extra special occasion, like most holidays. You might just find Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in their Sunday best like we did a couple years ago.
It’s all the extra special touches that my family loves best and the Egg-stravaganza was not to be missed when we visited.
Locations can vary but it’s a much bigger deal in California than in Florida, with more options and more maps.
2016 Disney Parks’ Egg-stravaganza Locations:
CALIFORNIA (Disneyland Resort)
- Disneyland park (admission to park required)
- Disney California Adventure park (admission to park required)
- Downtown Disney District – this is OUTSIDE the parks, so for the first time allowing non-park goers to join the fun!
FLORIDA (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Epcot (admission to park required)
That means there are 3 different maps in California! Extra fun!
The event is taking place March 2–27, 2016 (or while supplies last).
Maps and stickers can be purchased for $5.95, plus tax (scroll down for locations on where to purchase). As you can see, it’s gone up $1 since we last “hunted” in 2014.
The Goal – search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters and record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.
There are hints. If you look at the map, each place for a sticker tells you a general location, but it isn’t always easy to find.
Let me show you some examples from 2014’s Disneyland hunt (no spoilers here as it changes each year):
Look high. Look low. Look inside. Look outside. You just never know.
We found this Tinker Bell egg in the landscape pretty much out in the open, but they aren’t always so easy.
Windows on Main Street can be crowded with Disney items, but look closely as you might find a special friend!
This photo shows you just how big the eggs are.
This one was a bit tricky in the Mad Hatter Tea Party area.
Up in a tree, among the lanterns! This might be incredibly hard to spot at night.
The hardest one to find that year was INSIDE a store.
Up high, tucked away near the ceiling, was dear Minnie.
Where to Purchase the Maps?
- Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co., Humphrey’s Service & Supplies, Off the Page, Oswald’s, Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Treasures in Paradise
- Disneyland park – Disneyana, Disney Showcase, “it’s a small world” Toy Shop, Little Green Men Store Command, Pieces of Eight, Pioneer Mercantile and Stromboli’s.
- Downtown Disney District – Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, D Street, Disney Pin Traders, WonderGround Gallery and World of Disney Store
- Hotels of the Disneyland Resort – Acorns Gifts & Goods, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; Mickey in Paradise, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel; and Fantasia Shop, Disneyland Hotel
Walt Disney World Resort
- Epcot – Pin Central, Port of Entry (Showcase Plaza), Heritage Manor (The American Adventure) and World Traveler (International Gateway)
Ah….yes, the prizes!
Complete the hunt, placing the stickers on the corresponding eggs as you find them. Then head back to a redemption area!
NOTE: You can redeem without finding them all! You essentially paid for the map and a prize! Just pick up before April 2nd! Our prizes……adorable Disney character eggs we could take home, but you’ll have to complete the hunt this year to find out what 2016 holds!
Redemption Areas: Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; Disney Showcase in Disneyland park; World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort; or Port of Entry in Epcot.
We used our Park Hopper passes to spend one entire day searching for eggs between Disneyland and California Adventure. This remains one of the most fun and extra-ordinary things we have done at Disney Parks. I highly recommend it!
Have you visited Disney Parks around a holiday?
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