This week, the Disney theme parks in Anaheim and Orlando unleashed a fury of fun! An egg hunt of huge proportions began on March 2nd at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. For only $5.95 (plus tax, no discounts) each person gets a nice map with general locations on it and stickers to place in the empty egg slots. As a prize, you can pick from one of six different eggs – Stitch, Cheshire Cat, Woody, Jesse, and of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The nice part is that you don’t have to find all of the eggs as a condition of receiving your prize! In fact, if you go to one of the redemption centers you can get your egg right away.
Event: Disney Eggstravaganza 2016
Cost: $5.95 plus tax (no discounts)
Location: Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney Anaheim, and Epcot
Dates: March 2-27
Goodies/Incentives: Cute little Easter eggs of the different characters
Favorite Part of the Event: The egg prizes – although it was totally fun to look for them
Now don’t get your hopes up, the eggs are empty inside. But they are very nice quality eggs that fit together well and don’t come apart too easily (as Easter eggs are wont to do sometimes). They aren’t huge, but they certainly would make for a great Easter basket surprise. And they’re super cute. My favorites are Mickey and Minnie, however many cast members commented that Stitch was likely to be the crowd favorite. Since this year everyone gets to pick their own eggs and supplies are limited, popular characters will likely run out first (and potentially fast). Although the Eggs-travaganza is slated to run until March 27th, it is only while supplies are available.
At Walt Disney World, the only egg hunt is at Epcot, but at Disneyland resort you can find three different maps – one for each theme park AND for Downtown Disney. All six eggs are available at each location so there’s no need to go from place to place unless you just want to collect the maps like I did. On the Disney Parks Blog, they mentioned that there would be a purchase limit, but they didn’t indicate how many you could buy. Besides, the park wants to give as many people as possible a chance to get an egg for themselves.
Although I was able to purchase a map from each location at the Disneyland resort, I actually hunted for the eggs in Disney California Adventure. Some were easy to find and some were pretty difficult. In fact, I couldn’t even find one of them but through process of elimination guessed which egg I was missing. Sometimes, the eggs are spot on exactly where you would think they would be and other times I had to ask a nice cast member for help. There are small clues to the location of the eggs printed on the map. If you’ve ever played car bingo, this is sort of like that. It’s something fun to do while walking around the park, but isn’t as involved as something like Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (in the park of the same name) or Midship Detective Agency on board the Disney Dream and Fantasy. Those are more like active scavenger hunts where you must go to each location to advance the game. Instead, the Eggstravaganza is casual fun for the whole family and at only $5.95 each makes for a great souvenir!