Checking Out the Easter Festivities at the DVC Resorts

While enjoying spring break at Walt Disney World, Timothy and I found it was the perfect time to get away from the crowds and resort hop.  Along the way, we got to enjoy some of the Easter festivities, including decorations, special treats, and activities.


Decorations

As you explore the resorts, you’ll see some of the pretty holiday displays.  The Beach Club had a beautiful display of chocolate eggs in the main lobby.  Each one was intricately themed to feature a different Disney film.  You could even purchase your own Mickey and Minnie chocolate Easter eggs at the Beach Club Marketplace. 

  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World

Before checking out of the BoardWalk, we spotted the Easter decorations that had sprung up overnight!  The lobby had an adorable display filled with bunnies, eggs, jelly beans, and hidden Mickeys.  There were ten hidden Mickeys to spot.

  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World

The talented team at the Grand Floridian Bakery hand-crafted a large chocolate egg sculpture that was themed to Alice in Wonderland.  It was elegant and fitting for the grand lobby. Since we visited the week before Easter, I’m not sure if more eggs were to be added to the lobby later.

Easter at Disney World
Alice in Wonderland chocolate Easter egg in the Grand Floridian lobby

Treats

I made it to the Beach Club and Grand Floridian to sample some of the treats. At the Beach Club Marketplace, there was a nice variety of goodies to choose from, including Easter Cookies ‘n Cream Bonbons (these look like pastel versions of the popular Cape May Cafe dessert), Robin’s Egg Blueberry Macaroons, Easter Bunny Strawberry Cheesecake, Easter Carrot Cupcake, and Lemon Crinkle Cookies.  I tried both the Easter Carrot Cupcake and Lemon Crinkle Cookies. The carrot cupcake was lightly spiced and topped with a cream cheese icing carrot that continued into the cupcake filling.  It was perfect for people who don’t love a ton of frosting since there was a decent cake to frosting ratio, unlike some other Disney cupcakes.

The Lemon Crinkle Cookies reminded me of the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that the Beach Club offered between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I was hopeful that they would be just as good.  They did not disappoint.  These pretty pastel cookies had the same melt-in-your-mouth texture and were topped with powdered sugar.  Despite the different colors of each cookie in the package, all had the same bright lemon zest flavor.  They were lightly citrusy and not at all sour.  I really enjoyed them, and the leftovers even survived the trip home.

  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World

At the Grand Floridian, Gasparilla Island Grill had several Easter treats.  There was the Bunny Box that had a dark chocolate bunny and chocolate eggs, the Grand Egg that was white chocolate and filled with jelly beans, Carrot Blondie Pop, Pastel Mickey Whoopie Pie, Marshmallow Bunny Tail Pops, and an Easter Egg Hunt Cupcake.  I chose the Miniature Bunny Cake, which was a mini confetti cake with vanilla buttercream.  This was so adorable, and I could not resist confetti cake!  While the cake was mostly buttercream and fondant, the confetti cake itself was perfectly moist and delicious.  This is definitely a treat for someone who enjoys sweet desserts.

  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World

Activities

While staying at Copper Creek at Wilderness Lodge, I found a few different Easter activities available.  There was an egg hunt, interactive puzzle hunt (on Saturday, April 3 from 3 pm to 7:30 pm), Easter crafts at Reunion Station, and a Bunny Hoppin’ Candy Course with games, crafts, and goodies (on Sunday, April 4 from 9 am to 1:30 pm).  Since we were there the week before Easter, we decided to try the Wonderland Egg Hunt.  To get started, we went to the front desk to pick up a clue guide.  Our goal was to find all 10 Alice in Wonderland themed Easter eggs that were hidden around Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek.  As we found the eggs, we wrote the location of the egg as well as the name of the featured character on the egg and brought the completed clue guide back to the front desk for a small prize.  The activity took maybe 30 minutes to complete, but some eggs were certainly easier to spot than others!

  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World
  • Easter at Disney World

For all of you who celebrate, hope you have a happy Easter!

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