Easter Sunday is a few weeks away, but you can take part in select festivities starting now. From interactive activities to special dining experiences and sunrise Easter services, there are so many ways to enjoy the holiday in Central Florida.
- Now through April 1, guests can meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny at Magic Kingdom‘s Town Square Courtyard. There will also be a special spring-themed Main Street Trolley show running during this time. During Easter weekend (March 30 – April 1) you can see an Easter pre-parade prior to the daily Festival of Fantasy parade, featuring the Azalea Trail Maids, Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny, Daisy, Thumper, Clara Cluck, hippos, ostriches, and man other surprise characters.
- At Disney Springs‘ Marketplace, kids can participate in an Easter bonnet themed activity on March 24 and 25, from 12 – 5 PM each day. They will be provided with craft supplies to create their own unique Easter bonnets. Other festive fun includes daily performances from the Bunny Drum Corps starting March 22 and special Easter PhotoPass backdrops and props.
- Escapology on International Drive is celebrating the Easter season by bringing back their annual Easter Egg Hunt from March 30 – April 1. A variety of eggs are hidden in all 7 game rooms, including special golden eggs that feature special prizes from local attractions like The Coca Cola Orlando Eye, Wild Florida, Medieval Times, Wonderworks, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, Dave & Buster’s and more. The Easter Egg Hunt mission is available from 11 AM – 11 PM all weekend long and costs $29.99 per person to play.
- Seaworld Orlando is hosting their annual Easter Sunrise Service at Bayside Stadium on April 1. Doors open at 5:30 AM, and the service starts at 6:30 AM. Parking and admission to the service are free to the public.
- Bok Tower Gardens is also hosting an Easter Sunrise Service. Gates open at 6 AM and the service starts at 7 AM. Admission to the gardens is free until 8 AM. The service features a full choir, live carillion performances, and a sermon delivered by a local clergy member. For an added cost, you can enjoy a post-service breakfast at the Blue Palmetto Cafe.
- At Epcot‘s United Kingdom pavilion, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will be hosting Easter egg hunts and relay races throughout the day on Sunday, April 1. The egg hunt is open to kids ages 3 to 9, and relay participants must be between 8 and 12 years old. Egg hunts will start every 10 minutes from 11 AM – 3:30 PM and the relays will begin at 11:40 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:40 PM, 2:40 PM and 3:40 PM. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will also be available for meet and greets from 11:30 AM – 4 PM.
Easter Dining Experiences
- Hard Rock Cafe Orlando‘s Breakfast with the Bunny starts at 8:30 AM on Sunday, April 1. In addition to a delicious breakfast for the whole family, you can get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny for an additional $10. Get more info and reserve your table here.
- Trattoria Del Porto at Universal Orlando Resort’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has a character-filled Easter Ciao! brunch starting at 10 AM on Sunday, April 1. The buffet starts at $65 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-9. You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to make reservations for the Easter brunch. In addition to breakfast, guets can enjoy live music, face painting, ballon art, and a kids’ activity table.
- At the neighboring Loews Royal Pacific Hotel, the Eggs-otic Easter Brunch at Islands Dining Room begins at 11 AM on Sunday. The brunch, whose buffet menu os a mix of Pan-Asian cuisine and Easter favorites, includes special appearances from familiar Universal characters, face painting, and a balloon artist as well. Like at Loews Portofino Bay, you do not have to be a hotel guest to make reservations.
- I Drive 360’s Tapa Toro Bar & Paella Pit is having an Easter Pig Roast from 5 PM – 11 PM on Sunday, April 1. The prix fixe dinner features three courses: a deviled eggs appetizer followed by a roasted pig dinner served with panzanella salad, tomato rice, and potato rollsentree, completed with a tres leches dessert. When you purchase four or more 3-course dinners, you’ll receive a free glass of house wine. The meal costs $25 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.
- Pointe Orlando’s Taverna Opa is hosting “Easter at Opa” from 12 PM – 11 PM on Sunday, April 1. In addition to dancing, music, and lot of other entertainment diners can enjoy a free glass of wine with every lamb entree purchase. Make reservations online or by calling (407) 351 – 8660.