As with any holiday, Orlando theme parks are making sure guests get the most out of their Easter celebration with plenty of Easter-themed festivities, worship services and good eats. To ensure your Easter in Orlando is “egg-cellent” here’s a quick guide to the best Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny meet-and-greets and all-things Easter at Orlando theme parks:
Magic Kingdom ® - In Walt Disney World, Easter attendees will get a visit from the Easter Bunny and the Mrs. starting in April from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Tour Guide Gardens, next to City Hall. Guests will be able to pose with and take picture of the famous couple. Then, on Easter, be on the lookout for special performances announced soon.
Epcot ® - You can’t celebrate Easter without hunting down some Easter eggs that’s why Epcot ® is sending its youngest guests around the world in search for the brightly colored eggs. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5:20 pm at Heritage Garden at the American Adventure Pavilion. If you missed Mr. and Mrs. Bunny at Tour Guide Gardens in the Magic Kingdom ® make sure you take a break from your egg hunt and snap a photo with the adorable couple at the Heritage Garden as well. Plus, there’s no better place to spend a day to celebrate Spring than at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival on now.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® - Meet your favorite fury friends Thumper and Miss Bunny from the popular Disney ® movie Bambi, at a special meet and greet opportunity.
Service at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Guests who wish to participate in religious services on Easter can do so at Disney’s ® Contemporary Resort in the Fantasia Ballroom with a Catholic Mass held from 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m and a Protestant service at 9 a.m.
SeaWorld Orlando – Celebrate the holiday with SeaWorld Orlando Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bayside Stadium hosted by Z88.3. Past year services have included guest speakers like Angie Smith and music by artist Selah.
The free service, including parking, begins at 6:30 am with gates opening at 5:30 am.
Universal Orlando – If you’re staying at one of Universal Orlando’s many resorts for Easter weekend make sure you book an Easter brunch. Taste “la dolce vita” – the sweet life at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, and listen to the sounds of a strolling musician as you enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch. Children will even meet Universal characters and enjoy a face painter, balloon artist and special children’s activity table. At the Hard Rock Hotel, experience Easter with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll in The Kitchen restaurant. While you enjoy a delicious meal, the kids can meet the Easter bunny and visit the restaurant’s “kids only” pancake and cupcake decorating station. Don’t forget to check out the character of Easter film Hop only at Universal Orlando.
For a memorable Orlando Easter getaway weekend look for discounted tickets to any of the above-mentioned theme parks right here on Best of Orlando.