Are you planning on a Disney Vacation over Easter? If so, I bet the kids are in absolute heaven counting down the days! Do you know of all the wonderful Easter activities that take place at the Happiest Place on Earth over Easter?
Take a peek at this great article from AllEars.net that will keep you in the loop for all of the exciting adventures that you have in store for you!
“This year, my family visited Epcot on Easter Sunday for the first time. Of course, we couldn’t wait to check out the special holiday events, most of which were held outside the United Kingdom pavilion.
The setting was beautiful with the traditional green English gardens and mazes formed by hedges that were dotted with the colors from the variety of Easter eggs and spring flowers. In this area, kids could participate in three events — egg hunts, egg relay races and meeting Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit.
1. Easter Egg Hunts
Our group started with the Easter egg hunt for children younger than 3. Our friends were welcomed into a small area with a low wrought-iron fence and invited to choose five eggs to place in the Easter-themed bags they were given. In addition, they could pose with some Easter eggs that were almost as big as the kids. Very cute photos! No reservation was needed for this area.
Next, we lined up with our time slips for the egg hunt for ages 3 to 9. This search was located in the Maze Garden every 10 minutes. Cast members were efficiently hiding eggs on one side while kids were participating on the other. Eggs were placed in bushes and on walkways, and guests were again instructed to find five for their bags, and a cast member checked each bag at the exit. Of course, as most of the kids spilled out of the mazes, they eagerly opened the plastic eggs, which contained trinkets, stickers and candy.
2. Egg Relay Races
The Easter egg relay races for ages 8 to 12 were offered once each hour. Kids were first divided into two teams of 6 or 7 by two nature-themed characters from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. I see this couple working together each year during the festival, and though their stage names change, their shtick doesn’t. It’s catchy and the kids can relate to their banter. The pair emceed the race, which involved each child balancing an egg on a large metal spoon while they speed-walked — or ran — a lap on the brick path that borders the gardens.
At the end, all the relay participants received goody bags with treat-filled plastic eggs. This, time, however, each bag had one special egg that contained a great prize, such as a Disney trading pin or a FASTpass for one of the big rides that was good during any time Sunday — or the rest of the week.
3. Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit
Finally, we stood in the long line to meet Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit. It took us about 30 minutes to approach the popular couple, who were dressed in their Easter finery. Both appeared refreshed, despite all their early-morning deliveries.
The Easter events at the U.K. pavilion began at 11 a.m., and it was somewhat busy. By the time we had finished all the activities, though, the crowds had dwindled and there still were hours left to go for guests who wanted to join the fun.
Epcot also hosted a second Easter egg hunt location for ages 3 to 9 at the Innoventions “East-er” Garden (between Innoventions and Universe of Energy). The advantage there was that it opened earlier at 10 a.m., but it did seem more crowded than the U.K. location.
For my family, the walk back to the World Showcase was certainly worth it — beautiful photos and so many activities in one place. We certainly would recommend it to any families looking for a little seasonal fun during their visits to Epcot.”
Original article and image credit: Easter Activities at Disney World – A Sweet Treat for Kid