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!
Disney Parks’ Egg-stravaganza
The Disney Parks Egg-stravaganza has been going on for years, but 2019 does bring some changes.
- The event is going on from April 5-21, 2019
- 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.
Disney Park 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!
That means there are 3 different maps in California! Extra fun!
FLORIDA (Walt Disney World Resort)
- Epcot (taking place during Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival) (admission to park required)
The event is taking place from April 5-21, 2019 (or while supplies last), according to the Disney Parks Blog.
Maps and stickers have increased a dollar this year and cost $6.99, plus tax, up $2.04 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 a previous Disneyland hunt we enjoyed (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 and Redeem for Prize?
Disneyland Resort – the number of locations selling the maps will vary, but I recommend going to the these locations below, where you will also redeem your map for a prize, according to the Disney Parks Blog.
- Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co.
- Disneyland park – Disney Showcase
- Downtown Disney District – World of Disney Store
Walt Disney World Resort
- 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!
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!
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Sara Phillips says
We did this a couple of years ago – it was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again!
I have never heard of the Disney Easter egg hunt in ALL of the guide books and blog posts that I have read…maybe I just skipped over it because we usually go in the fall or winter. Sounds really fun though!
“Pick up by April 2nd” – what is this referring to? We’re going to Disney for the first time ever over Easter and would love to do this with my daughter. Thanks for posting!
When you complete the activity, you take the completed map back to a designated spot and redeem your prize! You can see the prizes we got in years past (Easter Egg Disney Characters)
Any news on 2017 dates for Disneyland/Calif Adv?
I haven’t seen anything posted yet Kel.
What? I did not know this existed! Two of my favorite things! Easter Eggs and Disney!