Disney Easter Eggs and the Return of the Grand Cottage

There still may be some snow on the ground in some parts of the country (as I look out my window I can see the last few snowdrifts are still hanging on!). But Spring is definitely in the air…and that means lots of colorful excitement is on the way at Walt Disney World! The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off this Wednesday, and we’ll have lots of features, photos, and updates in the upcoming weeks. But Spring is also the time of year when we break out our Easter baskets and decorate (and collect!) all those Easter eggs. The culinary team at Walt Disney World celebrates by whipping up a host of special treats, just in time for the holidays. Let’s take a tour and see how some of our favorite resorts will be transformed with dazzling Easter egg displays and delicious treats! Let’s head on over to the Magic Kingdom resorts for our first stop on the Disney Easter Bunny tour…


The Grand Cottage at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The pastry team at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been hard at work creating some breathtaking Easter egg displays. This year’s lineup will feature the characters and stories from Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Beauty and the Beast, and a tribute to some of your favorite Disney snacks. The team at Disney’s official blog shared some images of Easter eggs from years past to get us all in the mood. Here are some past creations that featured Luca, Ratatouille, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and even Walt Disney himself! Every egg showcases the artistry and skill of the talented cast members who create them, and each has a unique theme and story.


But the Easter egg displays are just part of the story at the Grand Floridian. This year marks the third annual appearance of the Grand Cottage, bringing you a plethora of festive (and adorable) treats that will tantalize your tastebuds. The Grand Cottage opens its doors this Sunday, March 3, and will continue to offer up Springtime treats through April 1. Here are some of the scrumptious snacks that you can enjoy:

Bunny Pop Flower Pot: Chocolate flower pot filled with jelly beans and three chocolate bunny pops (New this year!)
Fruity Cereal Mickey Pop: Mickey-shaped fruity cereal crisped treat
The Easter Treat Box: Dark chocolate filled bunny, carrot blondie pop, marshmallow pop, carrot cake chocolate bark, confetti pop, and meringue nests
Easter Marshmallow Pop: Three large marshmallows dipped in a yellow chocolate coating topped with Easter quins
Bunny Burrow Dirt Cup: Layers of chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, and cookies ‘n cream pieces with springtime décor (Plant-based)
The Grand Egg: White chocolate egg filled with jelly beans sprayed in spring colors


(If you’re wandering about the resort, you can also pick up the Bunny Burrow Dirt Cup and Fruity Cereal Pop at Gasparilla Island Grill!)


Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Let’s hop on the monorail and head on over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort for some more Springtime festivities. This year’s lineup is inspired by the characters from Elemental and Hercules. Eggs from years past (shown here, again courtesy of our friends at Disney’s official blog) were themed after “it’s a small world” and the whimsical artwork of Mary Blair, Lilo & Stitch, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This year’s display will also open on March 3. 



Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts

Finally, we’ll head over to EPCOT for our last stop on the Disney Easter Egg Trail. At Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club, the pastry teams have been hard at work creating their own detailed eggs to dazzle you this spring.

Taking a cue from the new Journey of Water exhibit in EPCOT (a must-visit if you haven’t been yet!), the display at Disney’s Yacht Club is inspired by Moana. This continues the water-themed displays that we saw last year when the resort’s culinary artists crafted a “Finding Nemo”-inspired display that made quite a splash!

As in year’s past, the display over at Disney’s Beach Club takes its inspiration from the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. The team has meticulously crafted miniature versions of some of the iconic topiaries available at the festival, bringing a floral touch to the lobby of this nautical resort. Will Figment be on hand to spread some Easter magic? You’ll just have to head on over for yourself to find out. As you can see, there is plenty to see (and taste) this spring at Walt Disney World Resort, and the fun begins this weekend with the opening of the Flower & Garden Festival and the arrival of the Disney Easter Egg Displays. Happy Springs!

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