Disney’s Easter is Tokyo Disneyland’s 3-month celebration of Easter. That’s right, 3 months. This post features some of my photos and thoughts, along with tips on making the most of spending Easter at Disneyland!
Tokyo Disneyland goes all out with a parade, tons of decorations, special menus, and more. Why? Well, all in the name of kawaii. Bunnies, flowers, spring colours, and all that are undeniably cute, and the Japanese audience responds incredibly well to the Easter festivities. Like Christmas, Easter is in no way a religious holiday in Japan–it’s all about the kawaii.
Here’s why spending Easter at Disneyland is an incredible experience!
It’s no secret that Easter is in full force when you arrive at Tokyo Disneyland in March, April, May, or June. Here’s the front entrance before you even get to World Bazaar.
These decorations continue inside the park, where the Central Plaza has several displays featuring bunnies, eggs, and Disney characters.
From what I could ascertain, this is Mickey and Minnie’s “secret garden” (brilliant work hiding your garden in the middle of the busiest theme park on earth) and the bunnies are digging up the harvest. These little criminals aren’t so kawaii anymore, are they?!
The bulk of the decorations are in the Central Plaza, but cute eggs representing other attractions and lands can be found throughout the park.
Of course, the best of these are the Country Bear eggs in Westernland.
Before the parade starts, Cast Members lead guests in the bunny hop to get hyped. Once this gets rolling, literally everyone in the crowd participates, from infants to the elderly. It is really something!
The parade itself is exceptional. Characters are definitely the highlight for most guests, but the costumed performers are great.
Since there are show stops, some spots are better for viewing the Hippity-Hoppity Springtime Parade.
The absolute best spot is directly opposite Cinderella Castle, as Mickey’s float will stop in front of you (I was a bit to the right), making for excellent photos. However, Tokyo Disneyland regulars know this, making that prime spot exceptionally popular and scooped up well in advance of the parade. Or you just do like me and stand in the back over all the small children sitting down!
Even if you’re not a parade person (I certainly am not), I highly recommend watching the Hippity-Hoppity Springtime Parade. It’s one of Disney’s best parades, it’s incredibly photogenic, and it’s so colourful it’ll make you want to go out and buy a whole brand new wardrobe of eccentric colours (which is totally acceptable and easy to obtain, because, well, you’re in Japan!).
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If you’ve been to Disneyland or Disneyworld around Easter, drop a comment below and let me know all about your experience!