Guide to Disney’s Easter at Tokyo Disney Resort
Disney’s Easter is an event that takes place both at Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea and is the longest-running event at Tokyo Disney Resort. Starting in April, it runs until mid-June. Easter is not a holiday celebrated in Japan, but the resort embraces the pastel colours, eggs, and adorable bunnies to create a memorable spring event for guests.
Our yearly guide provides the most up-to-date tips, advice, and recommendations for your time at Tokyo Disney Resort if you’re visiting in the spring. Now, let’s get hoppin’!
Disney’s Easter runs from April 4, 2017, until June 14, 2017.
New for 2017 is the introduction of egg characters called “Usatama,” which is a play on words in Japanese. The word “usa” is short for “usagi,” which is Japanese for “rabbit.” While “tama” is short for “tamago,” which is Japanese for “egg.”
In the Easter event, the Usatama have escaped and are running around Tokyo Disneyland. This is depicted through the various Usatama decorations in the park and in the daytime parade “Usatama on the Run!” — where Mickey and friends are doing their best to catch them.
The daytime parade “Usatama on the Run!” is a brand new parade which features Mickey and Friends, along with the debut of Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia. In this zany and over-the-top parade, everyone is doing their best to capture all the escaped Usatama, all while wearing colourful costumes complete with bunny ears, headsets, and accessories to help them capture these egg-bunny hybrids.
The parade runs 2-3 times daily and has a rainy day version. The alternative rain version condenses the parade to just the floats (limited performers) and has the characters wearing clear rain suits over their costumes.
Other entertainment includes the Tokyo Disneyland Band and an atmosphere show. Refer to the in-park entertainment guide in English for times. You can grab this when you enter the park.
For more tips and advice, read our Tokyo Disneyland entertainment guide.
Various Disney Characters shaped as eggs are hidden throughout the park. Grab yourself a park map during the event and it comes with a separate map showing you where they all are (including an Easter Egg hunt). The entrance to the park boasts a large display over the flower bed, along with decorations at the entrance to the World Bazaar.
Featured in the hub area are three different Easter displays with all your favourite characters running around trying to capture the Usatama!
As mentioned above, grab yourself a park map, which comes with a separate map for an Easter Egg hunt. Follow the map as you are taken throughout the park, trying to find out which Usatama has the key that let them all escape! There is an easy and hard version on the same map. Once you figure it out, you inform the nearest Cast Member and they give you a “Usatama Catcher” sticker! It’s a fantastic way to see the park that forces you to look at the details.
Food & Snacks
A seasonal event is not complete without snacks and food. A variety of options includes sweet snacks, sundaes, and hearty meals. You’ll find something to satisfy your cravings.
Our detailed post highlights all the food options and where to find them. Grab yourself a Japanese language “Today Guide” at the park turnstiles (along with your English Guide Map) as it contains images of the latest food and seasonal snacks in the park not found in the English maps. Watch our video that explains it all for you.
Tokyo Disney Resort is known for its ever-changing merchandise and Easter is no exception. Tokyo Disneyland offers merchandise themed to Usatama and the other Disney characters, along with generic Easter-themed & Fluffy Bunnies merchandise available at both parks (including Bon Voyage outside of the parks near Maihama Station).
Watch our full video below showing the merchandise available at Tokyo Disneyland for Disney’s Easter. Also, check out our updated list of current and past merchandise at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Making a return for 2017 is “Fashionable Easter” at Tokyo DisneySea. It made its debut in 2015 and did not return in 2016 in order to celebrate the “Year of Wishes” 15th Anniversary. A group of fashion designers from various ports at Tokyo DisneySea show off their latest designs throughout the park and in the daytime harbor show.
Fashionable Easter is a harbour show which features Mickey and Friends (including Duffy, ShellieMay, and Gelatoni) showcasing their new spring fashions by the fashion designers from the American Waterfront, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, and the Lost River Delta. The show is presented twice daily and also has a rainy day version (where the characters come out on their barges in clear raincoats).
Over in the American Waterfront Park is the Tokyo DisneySea Maritime Band playing some of your favourite Disney music. Also, there are live performers elsewhere in the American Waterfront and the Lost River Delta.
For more tips and advice, read our Tokyo DisneySea entertainment guide.
The entrance to the park has two huge eggs with Mickey and Minnie on them, along with beautiful floral arrangements throughout the Mediterranean Harbor. There are two photo locations in the Mediterranean Harbor near Mama Biscotti’s Bakery. Make sure not to miss these!
Over in the American Waterfront are large and beautifully themed easter eggs that depict each port of call at Tokyo DisneySea. Make sure to take the time to admire the craftsmanship!
Food & Snacks
Tokyo DisneySea gets in on the Easter action too with their own offerings of seasonal snacks and cocktails. The most notable is the seasonal Chandu Tail, which has creamed chicken with cheese and curry! Read our post for all the delicious snack and food options. Also, just like Tokyo Disneyland, grab a Japanese Today Guide for pictures of all the food — also watch our video showcasing the food and merchandise.
Get your favourite characters in their Fashionable Easter costumes, along with various other items. There’s so much to see that we have a video showing you everything you can buy! We also have a detailed post highlighting these items.
All the Disney Hotels celebrate Easter with seasonal cocktails, snacks, Tea Time, and other menu items. The best place is either the Dreamer’s Lounge at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel for Tea Time or the Hyperion Lounge in the Disney Ambassador Hotel for a delicious and adorable dessert.
Best Time to Visit
When is the best time to visit Tokyo Disney Resort and experience Disney’s Easter? You’ve come to the right place, fellow Explorer! This event happens during the best time of the year to visit overall. Mid-May is the best time to visit in terms of weather and crowd levels. This is just after one of the busiest times at the resort, Golden Week, at the end of April into the first week of May.
June is another good time to visit, but you’re at the mercy of the rainy season in Japan. If you are able to deal with the rain (which keeps the crowds away) then you’re good. Just keep in mind the outdoor shows run their rain versions if it’s raining (and they may cancel them, too, depending on the wind).
As mentioned above, make sure to avoid Golden Week, as this is the worst time to visit Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea. Not only that, but most people are on vacation and makes it busy almost anywhere you go in Japan.
Our best tips and advice to make the most out of your time:
- Visit in mid-May for the best weather and lower crowd levels
- Enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland and collect your sticker
- Grab a Japanese Today Guide at the turnstiles to see the latest photos of food and merchandise (and watch our videos on YouTube for English explanations)
- Most Easter merchandise is found at Bon Voyage near Maihama station (outside the parks)
- Both parks have specific event merchandise, along with generic merchandise found at both parks
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see the latest merchandise and food
- Sign up for our newsletter, which is essential to your trip planning to Tokyo Disney Resort
- Buy your park tickets ahead of time through Klook
- If you buy a monorail pass, choose one of two of the special Disney’s Easter-themed ones
Check out the previous years for Easter at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
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