With a crazy 3-week break from school planned for Easter 2016, what better way to keep the kids occupied and happy than with a trip to Florida? If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to visit, Easter boasts beautiful weather without the tropical heat of summer and the parks are often less crowded than in the summer holidays. Best of all, there’s plenty of seasonal events to enjoy absolutely free with your normal park admission.
Walt Disney World Resort
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Epcot bursts into life in spring time with the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The festival takes place between March 2nd and May 15th in 2016, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the spectacular flower arrangements and gardens. The highlight of the festival for us is the incredible character topiaries which spring up overnight and dominate the Epcot landscape for the entire spring.
Egg-Stravaganza @ Epcot
Photo credit: Disney blog
Still to be confirmed for 2016 but a popular event in the last 2 years, we’ve got our fingers crossed for another exciting egg hunt at Epcot! Guests can purchase a map and stickers to take part in all the fun to find some Disney character themed eggs.
Easter Bunny Meet and Greet @ Magic Kingdom
Again the full details have yet to be confirmed but a special meet and greet with the Easter bunny has been a long standing tradition at the Magic Kingdom. We love the opportunity to meet as many characters as possible!
Universal Orlando Resort
Mardi Gras @ Universal Studios Florida
Although dates are yet to be confirmed, Mardi Gras is definitely returning to select nights in spring next year at Universal Studios Florida! Mardi Gras has an incredible carnival atmosphere as music blares out and beads are thrown from colourful floats riding past in the Mardi Gras parade. If you only attend one seasonal event this year, I’d highly recommend Mardi Gras!
Outside the Parks
Egg Hunt in Winter Park
Children up to the age of 10 have the opportunity to take part in this incredible egg hunt in Winter Park, where 10,000 eggs have been dotted around the park waiting to be found! This event happens every year, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements on the dates!
How to make the most of a 3-week Disney holiday
If you’re a huge Disney fan and you know you won’t want to miss a drop of fun at the Disney parks in your 3 weeks, a 21-day Disney ticket is the best value way to see all the parks and water parks, working out at less than €23/day per person!
Alternatively, if you want to explore all the parks Orlando has to offer (and you will have time to see a lot in 3 weeks!), you could buy a 7 day Disney ticket alongside a 14 day combo ticket and activate them at different times. For example, a 5 Park Orlando Combo Ticket will give you 14 days access to explore SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Aquatica Waterpark Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. That’s 12 amazing parks over 3 weeks to keep you busy!
Remember, you can reserve your 2016 Orlando tickets now for as little as €15 per person and pay the remaining balance as late as 4 weeks before travel. Have an egg-cellent Easter break guys!