Disneyland Easter 2023: How to Find the Easter Fun, Treats, and More!

Disneyland celebrates Easter for a few weeks around the actual holiday, which falls on Sunday, April 9th 2023, and there are usually plenty of themed treats and entertainment! If you're visiting Disneyland this time of year it's also Spring Break season at the Disneyland Resort so it's a great time to refresh on what to expect in the Spring season in our guide!

Looking for information on Easter at Disney World? Read our guide here!

Our Disneyland Easter guide for 2022 is here to help you plan for everything you should know from Easter fun to Spring Break crowds!

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Disneyland Easter ActivitiesDisneyland Easter eggs

The main activity for kids for spending Easter at Disneyland is the Disney Egg-stravaganza which allows guests to scavenge around the Disneyland Resort area looking for Disney themed Easter eggs.

Disneyland Easter Egg-Stravaganza

The Disneyland Easter egg hunt begins about two weeks prior to Easter Day at Disneyland and has quickly become a beloved event at the resort. There are three different game boards, depending on where you decide to play: one each at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and at Downtown Disney District. This year's egg hunt takes place March 31 to April 17, 2022.

Guests can purchase a map and sticker set from designated locations around the Disneyland Resort and then they will go on a scavenger hunt around the park to find the corresponding eggs on the map. When the egg is located, guests place the sticker on the map for each egg, and then return the map to where it was purchased to receive one of six collectible eggs.

 

Easter Egg-stravaganza maps can be purchased for $9.99 per map at these locations:

Disneyland

California Adventure

Downtown Disney

Redemption locations include Plaza Point at Disneyland park, Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park, and Disney’s Pin Traders and World of Disney at Downtown Disney District, while supplies last. Once you redeem your map you'll receive one of six collectible Disney eggs! You don't even need to fill out the egg hunt if you don't want to, you can also just purchase the map and receive your egg.

Limit of 6 game boards per person. One surprise per game board. Game board redemption is valid through April 30, 2022.

Easter at Disneyland Character Meet and GreetsEaster Bunny at Disneyland

Disneyland brings out all the Easter themed characters this time of year so if there's any favorite Disney bunnies on your meet and greet list then better get out your autograph book!

This is a great time to find rare characters at the resort so you can expect many of these meet and greets to be extremely popular. I recommend downloading the Disneyland App and checking meet/greet times throughout the day. Even with the most popular character you can avoid large lines if you show up ten minutes before their scheduled arrival.

You can typically find rare characters like White Rabbit, Thumper, Rabbit (Winnie-the-Pooh), Roger Rabbit, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. You can also meet Mickey and Minnie in their Easter finest along with the Easter Bunny!

Disneyland Easter TreatsChocolate dessert for Disneyland Easter

Like with most holidays, you can expect to see a variety of Easter themed desserts in many of the bakeries and candy shops around the Disneyland Resort. You can find Easter cake pops, cookies, caramel apples, and more!

To find the best treats try stopping by these locations:

One of the favorite treats from many guests this time of year are the peanut butter filled eggs and the carrot cake at Jolly Holiday Cafe!

Disneyland Foodie Guide 2022

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Craftsman Grill (available through April 17)

  • Easter Donut: Vanilla cake donut dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with Easter carrot décor (New)
  • Easter Cupcake: Coconut cupcake with pineapple buttercream (New)

GCH Holiday Cart (available through April 17)

  • Mickey-shaped Bunny Cereal Treat: Crisped rice dipped in white chocolate with coconut tail (New)
  • Easter Carrot Cake Loaf: Carrot cake with cream cheese icing (New)
  • Mickey-shaped Easter Basket Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and decorated with royal icing and jellybeans (New)
  • Easter Treat Box: Includes sugar cookies with Easter sprinkles, dulce Easter cookies, and Easter chocolate bark (New)
  • Easter Egg Mickey Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookie dipped in white chocolate layered with apricot jam (New)
  • Minnie Bunny Ears Cookie: Vanilla sugar cookie dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with chocolate and rolled fondant (New)
  • Easter Yogurt Mini Pretzel Bag (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Bunny (New)
  • Easter Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot (available with milk or liqueur) (New)
  • Easter Double Chocolate Cookie Shot (available with milk or liqueur) (New)

Storytellers Cafe (available April 17)

  • Easter Buffet: Enjoy a delicious buffet with the whole family and even some special character appearances.

Disneyland Hotel

Goofy’s Kitchen (available April 17)

  • Easter Buffet: Indulge in delicious dishes at this fun-filled feast with characters.

Downtown Disney District

Sprinkles (available April 11 through 17)

  • Easter Fancy Sprinkle: Birthday cake topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles
  • Chocolate Bunny: Dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache core, chocolate cream cheese frosting topped with a ladle of chocolate ganache (New)

Catal Restaurant (available April 16 through 17)

  • Easter Special Two-course Brunch: Choose from items like smoked salmon, chilaquiles, or Monte Cristo to name a few!

Easter Celebrations at Disney Resort HotelsEaster at Disneyland

It's typical each year to see some buffet  brunch options at the different Disneyland Resort hotels. While some of these experiences are expected each year, it's best to check with the hotel prior to your visit to make reservations and confirm.

Storytellers Cafe at Grand Californian(available April 17)

  • Easter Buffet: Enjoy a delicious buffet with the whole family and even some special character appearances.

Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland Hotel (available April 17)

  • Easter Buffet: Indulge in delicious dishes at this fun-filled feast with characters.

Easter Brunch at Disneyland

There are some great locations around the Disneyland resort to enjoy a wonderful Easter brunch. This is an extremely popular day to get a dining reservation at Disneyland so I highly recommend reading our guide to securing hard to get dining reservations. Reservations release right at the 60 day mark at 6AM PT time so be ready to book your dining reservation online (the quickest option!) right on time.

  • Breakfast With Minnie and Friends at the Plaza Inn– The Plaza Inn in Disneyland is known for its lovely ambiance as it was decorated by Walt Disney's wife Lillian adding a nice touch of history and elegance for your Easter brunch. This character dining experience features a large breakfast buffet including Mickey waffles, pancakes, omelette stations, breakfast potatoes, hashbrowns, sausage/bacon, and more. This is also a character dining experience where you see the most variety of characters including Minnie Mouse, Eeyore, Captain Hook, Rafiki, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Chip n Dale, and Fairy Godmother.
  • Lamplight Lounge- Enjoy a Pixar themed brunch in California Adventure with wonderful views of the Mickey ferris wheel on Pixar Pier! You can eat indoors in the Pixar themed lounge or outdoors on the breezy patio. Lamplight Lounge offers a fantastic brunch on weekends making it a great pick for Easter.
  • Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures– This three course breakfast option is an upscale character dining experience at Napa Rose in the Grand Californian featuring favorite Disney princesses like Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine and others! If you're looking for an upscale Disney brunch with a bit of Disney magic, this is a great choice.
  • La Brea Bakery Cafe-  This laidback bakery in Downtown Disney serves a simple breakfast menu until 2Pm and is a great place to enjoy a quick Easter brunch at Disneyland. You can people watch on their patio while enjoying their freshly baked breads and pastries.

Spring Break Crowds Tips and Tricks

Easter falls right in the midst of Spring Break season at the Disneyland Resort so you can expect to see larger numbers of people visiting. The good news is that Disney pulls out all the stops during peak times of the year with longer operating hours, more entertainment shows, and plenty of cast members on hand to make sure everything is operating smoothly.

Here are some tips to help you plan ahead and enjoy your visit regardless of how busy the parks can be!

  • Book a dining package for anticipated nighttime shows
  • Purchase Genie+ so you make ride reservations from the Disneyland app and utilize the tips board.
  • Arrive early to the parks every day. Even on an extremely crowded day, being there 30 minutes before the park officially opens allows you to experience the park with smaller crowds. Those two or three hours before 11AM are the best- don't miss out.
  • Read our full guide on handling crowds!
  • Visiting on Easter day? Make your lunch/dinner reservations the instant they become available 60 days prior to the date- this is a popular date for dining. To book a meal reservation at the Disneyland Resort, head to the official Disneyland website or call the reservation hotline at (714) 781-3463.

Read more about planning trips around other holidays at Disneyland in our when to visit Disneyland guide, Disneyland Christmas Guide, and Halloween at Disneyland guide.

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