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 2018 does bring some changes.
- The event is shorter this year – March 16th – April 1st
- The event is open again OUTSIDE of Disney Parks, at least in California. (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.
2018 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, allowing non-park goers to join the fun!
FLORIDA (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Epcot (taking place during Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival) (admission to park required)
That means there are 3 different maps in California! Extra fun!
The event is taking place from March 16th–April 1st, 2018 (or while supplies last), according to the Disney Parks Blog.
Maps and stickers can be purchased still at last year’s price for $5.99, plus tax, increasing just 4 cents from 2016 (and up $1.04 since 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.
Disneyland Resort (These were previous years locations)
- 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 (waiting for 2018 info)
- Epcot – New locations: Pin Central (Future World), Disney Traders at the entrance to World Showcase, or World Traveler at 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 2018 holds!
- Disneyland: (2018) 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
- Walt Disney World: Disney Traders
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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