Spring is a great time to visit Disneyland®. With flowers in full bloom and cooler daytime temperatures than in the summer, it’s a family favorite for a reason. It’s also when the park hosts their annual Easter celebrations. Check out things to do at Disneyland® during Easter below, plus tips on how to avoid crowds and have a great trip.

What Is There to Do At Disneyland® During Easter?

There are lots of egg-citing things going on at Disneyland® for the Easter holiday, like:

Easter Egg-stravaganza

The Easter Egg-stravaganza is an interactive scavenger hunt where guests can look around the park for Disney®-themed Easter eggs to collect. The game includes a map and sticker set for three different locations – Downtown Disney®, Disneyland® Park, and California Adventure Park.

Guests can place a sticker on the map at each location they find an egg and return the map for one of six collectible character Easter eggs. If you don’t finish the map, don’t worry – anyone who turns a map in gets the gift. Eggs are typically tucked into bushes and trees or perched on windowsills, but some of them are well-hidden and tough to find!Map redemption locations include World of Disney® and Disney® Pin Traders in Downtown Disney®, Plaza Point in Disneyland® Park, and Elias & Co. at California Adventure Park. You can choose a different egg for each map you purchase, so if you want to collect them all, get 6 maps and return them to one of the above locations.

Character Meet and Greets

Disneyland® showcases rare Easter and spring-themed characters in the parade and throughout the park during this time, like Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, Daisy Duck, Hyacinth Hippo, Miss Bunny, Clara Cluck, Thumper, Alice’s White Rabbit, Roger Rabbit, and Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh. Mickey and Minnie are also dressed in their Easter finest for memorable springtime photo ops.

It’s a good idea to download the Disneyland® app to check character meet and greet times throughout the day, so you can plan ahead for your favorites.

Easter Brunch

If you’re planning a special Easter at Disneyland®, consider one of the in-park brunches at Lamplight Lounge or La Brea Bakery Café. The Lamplight Lounge features a Pixar-themed sit-down brunch on the weekends, while La Brea offers more laid-back breakfast items and pastries until 2 pm.

Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney® also offers weekend brunch and provides a more elegant dining experience. Last year, the restaurant offered a special two-course Easter brunch with menu items like Monte Cristo sandwiches, chilaquiles, and smoked salmon.

Special Easter Treats

The food at Disneyland® is second-to-none and Easter is a great time to experience some of the best treats the park has to offer all year. While the menu for 2024 has yet to be announced, a look at last year’s options can give us an idea of what might be in store:

  • Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
  • Coconut Easter cupcakes with pineapple buttercream
  • Mickey Easter basket cookies decorated with royal icing, white chocolate, and jelly beans
  • Homemade peanut-butter stuffed chocolate eggs
  • Bunny and baby chick cake pops
  • Specialty candy apples

Novelty Easter Gifts

Disneyland® always offers guests that visit the park for a holiday the opportunity to purchase an exclusive themed novelty not available elsewhere. This year, guests can choose from the Chip & Dale Spring Basket Popcorn Bucket or the Donald Duck Spring Egg Sipper to commemorate their visit.

The sipper features Donald wearing a bright turquoise, pastel polka-dotted egg costume and bunny ears while holding a carrot and a brown Easter basket with colorful eggs. The popcorn bucket features a buttery yellow woven basket design with Chip and Dale inside the basket with colorful Easter eggs. The top flips open to reveal the bucket’s contents and both come with a matching lanyard for easy carrying.

Guests also receive a regular size popcorn or soda with their purchase and can refill it throughout the park at snack and drink stations for an additional charge.

Is Easter Busy at Disneyland®?

Easter at Disneyland® usually takes place for a couple of weeks before and after Easter weekend. This year, Easter falls on March 31. Park regulars estimate that the most crowded time will be between April 1-8, or the week right after Easter Sunday.

Tips to Avoid Crowds During Easter At Disneyland®

Here are some helpful tips to avoid crowds and maximize your time in the parks:

  • Get to the parks as early as possible each day. Crowds are thinner the earlier in the morning you go. Check out the times that your favorite attractions open and plan to be there right at rope drop. Lines will be shorter, and you’ll get a lot more done before lunch crowds start to filter in.
  • Make brunch or dinner reservations ahead of time. If you’ll be dining at one of the on-site restaurants for brunch or dinner, especially on Easter Sunday, you’ll want to make your reservations well ahead of time – as early as 60 days prior to the date you want to go. 
  • Get Genie+ to reserve rides from the app. Genie+ lets you reserve rides and attractions in-app, so you’re already checked in and ready to go by the time you arrive in line. This saves a lot of time and frustration.

Book Your Hotel Now for Your Disneyland® Easter Vacation

With so many fun activities to take part in, you’ll need somewhere comfortable and close by to rest. Camelot Inn & Suites is located just across from the Disneyland® entrance on South Harbor Blvd. This makes it easy for you to get to and from the park, especially if you like to take a break from the action during the day and return for nighttime attractions.

Book online or call today to reserve your stay at (714) 635-7275. We look forward to seeing you!