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. daily through Easter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Square Courtyard. Guests will be able to pose with and take pictures of the famous couple. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will run twice a day at noon and 3 p.m. through April 20. A DJ Dance Party will take over Rocket Tower Plaza Stage every evening also through April 20. Then during Easter weekend, there will be a special Easter pre-parade before the Festival of Fantasy.
Epcot ® - You can’t celebrate Easter without hunting down some Easter eggs that’s why Epcot ® is sending its youngest guests ages 3-9 to the United Kingdom for an Easter Egg hunt, which starts every 10 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. There’s also an Easter Egg Relay for ages 8-12 every 40 minutes beginning at 11:40 a.m. Plus, you can also participate in an Easter Basket Toss, located in the United Kingdom gardens, continuously throughout the day. If you missed Mr. and Mrs. Bunny at Magic Kingdom ® make sure you take a break from your egg hunt and snap a photo with the adorable couple at the UK pavilion as well. There’s no better place to spend a day to celebrate Spring than at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival on now. The festival is offerings its own egg scavenger hunt, where guests can search for special hidden Disney character-themed “eggs.”
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 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and a Protestant service at 9:15 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” cookie decorating station.
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.